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Prehistoric turkey DNA used to track ancient Pueblo migration

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Pueblo sitePULLMAN, Wash. – In the mid-to-late 1200s, some 30,000 ancestral pueblo farmers left their homes in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa Verde region and never returned. » More …

Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation pledges $1M to WSU Wine Science Program

By Marta Coursey, CAHNRS Communication

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RICHLAND, Wash. – The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation will donate $1 million to the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Program, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. » More …

Inslee names Alyssa Norris as WSU student regent

norris alyssa student regent wsu 2017By John Sutherland, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. –  Alyssa Norris, a WSU Honors College senior majoring in civil engineering, has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee as the student member of the Washington State University Board of Regents for the 2017-18 academic year. » More …

Carter Skaggs joins Cougar Basketball team

carter skaggs wsu basketball recruit PULLMAN, Wash. – Carter Skaggs, a Junior college transfer and talented 3-point shooter, has signed a Financial Aid Agreement to join the WSU men’s basketball program beginning fall 2017, WSU Coach Ernie Kent announced Thursday. » More …

Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

puget sound partnership logo kayakIt is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities. » More …

Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Ji Shuiwang
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PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry. » More …

Paul Lauzier Foundation gives clinical equipment to College of Medicine

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

lauzier foundation logo SPOKANE, Wash. – First-year medical students at WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will get to learn and test their patient examination skills in a hands-on environment thanks to the Paul Lauzier Foundation’s gift of equipment for eight clinical exam rooms on the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

WSU researchers receive $2.3M to improve U.S. power grid design

By Eric Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Chen Ching Liu WSU Electrical Engineering
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $2.3 million Department of Energy grant to more efficiently distribute power and better manage outages for the U.S. electric power grid. » More …