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Politics & Society,
A traffic jam on an exit ramp
Congestion pricing could shrink car size
May 13, 2021

A study suggests that policies that charge tolls for driving during peak hours could not only cure traffic jams but also convince motorists it is safe to buy smaller, more efficient cars.

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Campus and Community

Pre-Retirement Seminar- May 2021
May 13, 2021

Are you thinking about retiring? Human Resource Services (HRS) will be conducting pre-retirement seminars to assist you with retirement planning.

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Art & Healing: Exhibition tour 2
May 14, 2021

On May 14, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. join us for an Art & Healing Tour, led by museum staff and students from the Spring 2021 Museum Procedures class, invite participants to reflect on the relationship of art, health, and healing: How do the visual arts promote physical, mental and emotional well-being?

Art & Healing: Cello Performance 1 by Ruth Boden
May 14, 2021

From 440 to 432: Taking the Tension Out

Join us May 14, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for a cello performance by Ruth Boden in conversation with Trimpin’s sound sculpture Ambiente432.

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Science & Technology

New Monarch butterfly breeding pattern inspires hope
May 5, 2021

A count of the Western Monarch butterfly population last winter saw a staggering drop in numbers, but there are hopeful signs the beautiful pollinators are adapting to a changing climate and ecology.

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Food & Agriculture

Closeup of a honeybee hive
Scientists follow the bees to learn about colony survival
May 11, 2021

This spring, scientists at Washington State University are following the journey of honeybees across the United States and inspecting hives to get a clearer picture of colony health across the annual cycle of pollination.

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Health & Medicine

Margie, a newborn foal.
Helping Margie beat the odds
May 11, 2021

WSU veterinarians helped Margie, a newborn horse, survive a complication during birth that only 32% of foals survive past 320 days. When Margie recently left the hospital, she was running with a positive prognosis.

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Arts & Culture

Fine arts professor’s research wins NEH grant
April 19, 2021

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced $24 million in grants for 225 humanities projects across the country, including work by Hallie Meredith, an assistant professor of fine arts at WSU.

April 20: ‘A Virtual Celebration of Jazz’
April 13, 2021

The WSU School of Music event starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and features videos of the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, combos, Big Band II, Faculty Big Band and faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest.

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Politics & Society

Two salmon jumping upstream.
Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits
April 12, 2021

In a new paper, anthropologists document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people likely employed to avoid “salmon starvation,” a toxic and potentially fatal condition brought on by eating too much lean protein.

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Reports & Updates

The Cougar Pride statue at the WSU Pullman campus.
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you
May 12, 2021

WSU President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Chilton express their gratitude for the determined efforts of faculty and staff.

WSU sign at entrance to Pullman campus covered in snow.
OneWSU system FAQs
February 25, 2021

A new website is being established to serve as a repository for initiative resources such as background information, guiding principles, frequently asked questions, and the anticipated timeline.

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