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Campus and Community

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Four finalists for provost chosen
April 6, 2020

Four candidates from an outstanding pool of nationwide applicants have been chosen as finalists for the position of provost and executive vice president.

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Ways to prevent ‘Zoombombing’
April 6, 2020

To prevent intrusions of Zoom meetings, also known as “Zoombombings,” WSU experts have put together a guide for securing virtual meetings.

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WSU Insider moves to three times a week distribution
April 6, 2020

The WSU Insider push emails will now be distributed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The email, typically sent each weekday, was reduced to Monday and Thursday distributions following WSU’s aggressive response to the COVID‑19 public health emergency.

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Science & Technology

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Changes to drylands with future climate change
April 3, 2020

A WSU-led study published in Nature Communications found that drylands around the world will expand because of future climate change, but their average productivity will likely be reduced.

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Food & Agriculture

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WSU program helps tri-county farmers grow their operations
March 10, 2020

Researchers from WSU Extension’s Community and Economic Development Unit established the Regional Small Farms Program to help small farm owners in the tri-county area come up with personalized solutions to tough questions.

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New technology helps reduce salt, keep flavor
March 3, 2020

A new processing technology out of WSU called microwave assisted thermal sterilization could make it possible to reduce sodium while maintaining safety and tastiness.

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Health & Medicine

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COVID‑19 crisis shows need for long‑term changes
March 30, 2020

WSU infectious disease epidemiologist Eric Lofgren said that while extreme social distancing measures may prove unsustainable, some intermediate steps may need to be put in place to weather the outbreak.

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Announcements

New Laboratory Signage Program available
April 7, 2020

WSU Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and Facilities Operations have worked together to improve worker protection, emergency response, security, and International Fire Code compliance for laboratories using a laboratory notification and warning sign.

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