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Food & Agriculture
Anirban Roy in the laboratory
Disabling viruses with CRISPR scissors
January 23, 2020

In a scientific first, WSU researchers delivered a one-two punch to knock out viruses that affect many food, feed, and fiber crops, using precise, targeted editing of viral genes.

Science & Technology
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Clock is ticking on tackling threat to power grid
January 22, 2020

WSU scientists modeled the threat posed by “smart devices” and “smart homes” to the nation’s power grid. They presented their work recently at the 2019 Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium.

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Campus and Community

Closeup of Patrick Coleman.
Writer to conduct literary readings, lead public workshop
January 23, 2020

Award-winning novelist and poet Patrick Coleman will visit Pullman from Feb. 4–6 as a guest of the WSU Visiting Writer series. Coleman also is an artist and curator who serves as assistant director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego.

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Science & Technology

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IQ test for artificial intelligence systems
December 12, 2019

WSU researchers are creating the first-ever “IQ test” for artificial intelligence systems that would score how well they learn and adapt to new, unknown environments.

A pile of leaves, apples and other agricultural waste.
Sustaining roads with grape and agricultural waste
December 2, 2019

A team of WSU engineers developed a deicer containing grape extract and other agricultural waste products that outperforms other commonly used deicers, including road salt and what is thought to be a more environmentally friendly blend of salt brine and beet juice.

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Food & Agriculture

rice field
A funding boost to develop rice for the future
January 7, 2020

WSU is part of an international effort to revolutionize the production of rice, a project that recently earned a five‑year, $15 million grant renewal from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Announcements

W-2s available online
January 23, 2020

The 2019 Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements will be mailed by the end of the month to employees’ local mailing addresses.

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