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Top WSU research coverage of 2022

Many of the WSU studies that grabbed headlines last year had to do with human health, topped by the discovery of a potentially dangerous virus in Russian bats, a relative of the one that causes COVID-19.

Campus & Community

University Affairs

New WSU PIT Stops offers faculty support

January 31, 2023
WSU is launching a new series that supports faculty members by providing twice-monthly opportunities to discuss, reflect, and share insights to solve pedagogical challenges.

Matt Skinner named interim VP for finance and administration

January 30, 2023
Beginning Feb. 4, Matt Skinner will serve as interim vice president for finance and administration at Washington State University. Skinner will lead the department until the arrival of Leslie Brunelli on May 1. Brunelli was announced as the next executive vice president for finance and administration earlier this month, taking over for Stacy Pearson, whose […]

Mourning the loss of Tyre Nichols

January 27, 2023
Washington State University System President Kirk Schulz released the following letter to the WSU community on Friday, Jan. 27 addressing the tragic death of Tyre Nichols earlier this month.

WSU-related Podcasts

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Food safety, WSU stories, science answers for kids, and more—listen to podcasts from Washington State University.

About WSU:

A selection of programs about Washington State, produced by alumni and friends.

WSU Podcasts

Benefits & Training

Steps to create a strong password

January 13, 2023
Modern computers can guess millions of passwords per second, which makes simple words spelled with lowercase letters and other common character sequences flimsy protection against hackers.

Awards & Achievements

Science & Technology

Food & Agriculture

SoilCon 2023 to be held Feb. 14–15

January 17, 2023
The free virtual conference will bring research, extension, and production together to move soil health principles into practice. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to noon each day.

Health & Medicine

Study indicates likely cause of common birth defect

January 18, 2023
The WSU-led research could lead to earlier detection and better clinical management of hypospadias, a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is located on the underside of the penis instead of the tip.

Veterinary Medicine

WSU helps dog recover from lung condition

January 27, 2023
It is still a mystery as to what caused abscesses to engulf the lungs of Ashley Hayes’ dog, Blaze, but he is now back in good health thanks to the care he received at WSU.

Friend’s gift pays for ferret’s cancer care

January 20, 2023
Dealing with a cancer of his own, William Long’s decision to cover a four-figure veterinary bill for radiation treatment for his friend’s ferret, Burkle, wasn’t much of a decision at all.

Arts & Culture

‘Nightmare on the Scottie’ makes bestsellers list

January 30, 2023
The harrowing true story of two friends surviving a fishing vessel’s near capsizing en route to Seattle is WSU imprint Basalt Books’ first novel to make the Northwest Booksellers Association’s bestsellers list.

Business & Economics

Politics & Society

Reports & Updates

Update on police incident off campus

December 15, 2022
Because of the close proximity to the Pullman campus, a WSU Alert was issued out of an abundance of caution advising of the nearby public safety threat and urging people to avoid the area.

Enrollment efforts across the system

November 29, 2022
WSU is seeing early indications of a return to pre‑COVID application levels thanks to the coordinated efforts of faculty and staff across the university system.

WSU releases strategic plan annual report

November 7, 2022
The university introduces four system-level priorities and metrics geared to help reach its strategic plan goals. The report on these efforts shares progress and next steps.