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Arts & Culture
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War songs and lullabies behind origins of music
October 26, 2020

Love is not the main reason we sing and create symphonies. A new evolutionary theory argues music arose out of the need for groups to impress allies and foes, and for parents to signal their attention to infants.

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Livestreamed Art History Talk by Namita Gupta Wiggers
October 28, 2020

Teaching Through Talking: How Betty Feves’ Ceramics Reveal Historic Shifts in Art Education

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 5-6 p.m. there will be a livestreamed Art History Talk by Namita Gupta Wiggers.

SBS Graduate School Information Session
October 28, 2020

The School of Biological Science’s (SBS) Diversity Committee invites our undergraduates to a Graduate School Information Session on Tuesday, Nov. 10th, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Native American Heritage Month Event
October 28, 2020

Warren Queton (Kiowas, Cherokee, Seminole)
Tribal Liaison Officer & Program Director, University of Oklahoma

“Thinking Beyond Heritage: Rebuilding Native Nations through Identity & Sovereignty Maintenance”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit Nov. 5
October 28, 2020

Join us for the Fall 2020 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit: Equity in Higher Education during the Time of COVID-19. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1-3 p.m.

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Science & Technology

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Food & Agriculture

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Pilot project turns corn waste into jet fuel
October 22, 2020

WSU researchers are part of a national effort to find a higher-value use for corn stover, a plentiful source of lignin and a structural molecule used to make advanced jet fuels.

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Politics & Society

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Pandemic brings increased attention to Open Access Week
October 19, 2020

The circumstances brought by COVID‑19 demonstrated why it is essential for universities to support online access to scholarly materials without the barriers often posed by cost and inadequate web accessibility.

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Reports & Updates

A technology year in review 
October 19, 2020

WSU’s central Information Technology Services is pleased to share its 2020 annual report, reflecting on some of the biggest technology projects supporting WSU’s goals this past fiscal year. 

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Serving the state through a stronger WSU system
September 30, 2020

President Kirk Schulz thanked faculty and staff for their flexibility and outlined ongoing efforts to build the WSU system into a more interconnected and interdependent set of campuses.

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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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