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Discovery enables adult skin to regenerate like a newborn’s
September 29, 2020

A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn babe. The discovery has implications for wound treatment and preventing some of the aging process in skin.

Coug Life
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New campaign encourages #PalouseUnity during pandemic
September 25, 2020

“Two cities, two universities—one community,” is an effort showing that WSU and the University of Idaho as well as the cities of Pullman and Moscow are all in the fight against COVID‑19 together.

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Hands-on learning at a distance
September 14, 2020

To date, the Office of the Provost has distributed thousands of dollars in grants to support faculty purchasing new technology to make laboratory exercises more engaging for students.

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Food & Agriculture

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USDA grant expands WSU farmer suicide prevention program
September 28, 2020

The $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will expand the farmer suicide prevention work done by WSU Extension to 13 western states and four U.S. territories.

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Grant helps grape growers manage nutrients
September 25, 2020

The $4.75 million research effort will use remote sensors on drones or airplanes and other technologies to help farmers better identify nutrient surpluses or deficiencies in a timely manner.

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Health & Medicine

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Sneeze art displayed on hospital walls
September 23, 2020

Young children are getting hands‑on health education while Pullman Regional Hospital is getting awesome artwork to hang on its walls.

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Flu season is here: Time to get vaccinated
September 23, 2020

Flu Shot Fridays return to WSU Pullman starting Sept. 25. The ongoing event is part of a systemwide effort to get as many Cougs vaccinated this flu season as possible.

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Arts & Culture

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Sneeze art displayed on hospital walls
September 23, 2020

Young children are getting hands‑on health education while Pullman Regional Hospital is getting awesome artwork to hang on its walls.

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Reports & Updates

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WSU statement regarding ProctorU service
September 28, 2020

Members of the WSU administration address questions about security, privacy and other concerns regarding the use of ProctorU to monitor tests taken remotely by students.

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Workday Training is here
September 22, 2020

All WSU employees will use Workday in some capacity from managing their personal information to tracking their time worked/off.

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WSU launches cutting‑edge virtual conferencing
September 10, 2020

WSU’s capabilities include concurrent “breakout” sessions, a virtual registration desk and a virtual, interactive vendor exhibit hall in addition to livestreaming keynote speakers.

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