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Recyclemania contest highlights year-round efforts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recyclables at Washington State University are collected in 1,600 recycling bins, moved and processed every day. » More …

New dean at Voiland College of Engineering, Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Mary Rezac, the Tim Taylor Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Major Grant Initiatives within the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been selected dean of Washington State University’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. » More …

Regents OK medical college plan, Murrow reorganization

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today approved a faculty practice plan creating a non-profit entity to employ health care practitioners who hold adjunct faculty appointments in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine as well as a motion to create three new departments within the Murrow College of Communication. » More …

Community Colleges of Spokane moves to Pullman campus

PULLMAN, Wash. – Community Colleges of Spokane in Pullman will conduct classes on the Washington State University campus beginning April 3, the first day of spring quarter. » More …

New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. » More …

Research addresses health impacts of contaminated water

WSU Vancouver graduate student Stephanie Gardiner, second from right, and an RN from the Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Mbarara, right, visit with patients in a field clinic in Kakoma, Uganda.

From Northwest Crimson & Gray, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Helping get a hospital built in Uganda was an important step for Anita Hunter. But it was just the first step. » More …

Washington a model for suicide prevention training

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than half the states mandate suicide-prevention training for public school teachers, but only seven states have policies requiring healthcare professionals to get similar training. That’s one of the findings of a research study conducted by Washington State University College of Nursing student Sara Van Natta. » More …

State of emergency flooding – a perfect storm

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – As a warm sun hung over the Inland Northwest one day last week, it felt as though a giant lid had been yanked off the region. After a seemingly constant onslaught of rainy or drizzly days, the sky was blue, the temperature climbed to 60 degrees and we truly had a reason to enjoy being outside. » More …

Non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosing, monitoring

Ph.D. student Parissa Ziaei prepares silica nanosprings for a prostate cancer detection device in Su Ha’s lab at the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at WSU.

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Technology being developed at Washington State University provides a non-invasive approach for diagnosing prostate cancer and tracking the disease’s progression. » More …