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Health & Medicine,
Research
Devendra Shah and Rachel Soltys examine disease samples
Drug-resistant germ packs a punch for U.S. travelers
August 2, 2021

A certain type of salmonella bacteria is more likely to cause disease and fend off antibiotics when acquired in Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa rather than in the United States.

University Affairs
'Washington State University' sign at entrance to the Pullman campus.
Aug. 18: Welcome back town hall
August 3, 2021

At the event, WSU leaders will cover details concerning the return of in‑person instruction and answer questions from members of the University community.

Campus and Community

Closeup of Sarvenaz Bagheri
Neurology resident’s special bond with animals
July 30, 2021

Sarvenaz Bagheri developed a special connection with animals after immigrating to the United States as a child with her Iranian parents. Now, she is a neurology resident at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Student Recreation Center closed Aug. 1–7
July 30, 2021

The Student Recreation Center on the WSU Pullman campus will be closed for a deep cleaning the first week of August. The SRC backyard, tennis courts, and Valley Roads Playfields will remain open while the center is closed.

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Announcements

WSU employee worker service dates
August 3, 2021

Please take caution when viewing the “Anniversaries” application and/or notifications related to worker service dates within Workday.

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Science & Technology

Researchers collect soil samples in a forest
Bacterial film used to strengthen soils
June 30, 2021

WSU researchers have used granules made from potato waste bacteria to strengthen soil, offering a new alternative to cement additives that are currently used to shore up soils for building and erosion control.

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Food & Agriculture

Six people standing in an orchard and inspecting a drone.
WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture
July 29, 2021

With a $20 million federal grant, WSU will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence solutions to tackle agricultural challenges related to labor, water, weather and climate change.

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Health & Medicine

Mona McGraw, Jeff Stuncard, and their dog, Keylo.
Finding a cure for Cushing’s disease at WSU
July 26, 2021

Pennsylvania residents Mona McGraw and Jeff Stuncard knew time was running out for their 9‑year‑old Maltese mix, Keylo, who was suffering from a rare condition that occurs from exposure to high cortisol levels.

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Arts & Culture

Closeups of Louis Armstrong and an issue of the Daily Evergreen promoting his upcoming performance for the Junior Prom.
Imagine Louis Armstrong playing your prom
July 27, 2021

In the spring of 1951, legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong took the stage at Bohler Gymnasium to play for Junior Prom. Tickets cost $3.25 per couple, and the theme was “Bayou Blues.”

Closeup of Roland Hayes and portion of a Daily Evergreen article covering his upcoming concert.
Acclaimed tenor Roland Hayes frequented Pullman
June 24, 2021

Nearly a century before Billie Eilish or Drake, the WSU Pullman campus was a regular stop for Roland Hayes, the man world-renowned for his mellow tenor voice and wide-ranging musical selections.

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Politics & Society

Reporting the protests
May 25, 2021

Murrow College graduates were on the front lines of the protests and demonstrations that swept the nation following George Floyd’s murder a year ago today.

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Reports & Updates

Entrance to Washington State University's Pullman campus.
We’re back, Cougs!
June 30, 2021

We are thrilled that we can now officially announce that Cougs at all our campuses across the state will be back in‑person in full capacity this fall.

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