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Announcements

Ethics Guide: Outside business activities
August 4, 2020

WAC 292-110-010 strictly prohibits any use of state resources for the purpose of conducting an outside business or private employment, or supporting, promoting the interests of, or soliciting for an outside organization or group, unless provided for by law or authorized by an agency head or designee.

GIESO recruiting new members
August 4, 2020

The President’s Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO) is enthusiastically accepting applications and nominations for new members from all WSU campuses.

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Science & Technology

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Glacial stream insect may tolerate warmer waters
July 27, 2020

The mountain stonefly, an endangered aquatic insect that lives in icy streams fed by glaciers, can tolerate warmer water temperatures at least temporarily, according to a study co-led by Scott Hotaling.

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Measuring the unknown
July 23, 2020

A WSU professor has received a $673,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to determine how the amount of groundwater has been changing in the Columbia Basin and why.

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No honor among cyber thieves
July 22, 2020

Data analysis of illegal sites that specialize in stolen credit card information reveals criminals want free tools and defraud each other.

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Bat research critical to preventing next pandemic
July 13, 2020

In a recent Nature Reviews Microbiology article, WSU’s Michael Letko and colleagues call for more research into bat molecular biology and ecology, to help predict, and hopefully prevent, the next pandemic.

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Food & Agriculture

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WSU-inspired national gene-editing task force begins work
July 17, 2020

One of the outcomes of WSU’s investment in the Functional Genomics Initiative is a national task force on gene-editing in livestock, an idea first proposed by Jon Oatley, director of WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology.

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Health & Medicine

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Bracing for the next pandemic
July 30, 2020

Inside his laboratory at Washington State University, Michael Letko is determined to give the world a leg up on the next pandemic.

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Politics & Society

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To dream the impossible dream
July 21, 2020

The clamor for affordable housing has risen to the breaking point across the state. A WSU effort is exploring solutions that could involve a reshaping of our vision of housing.

A moment of celebration at Spokane Pride and Rainbow Festival 2019
Let this work heal
June 23, 2020

Esteban Herevia, an inclusion coordinator for the WSU College of Medicine, uses pride and faith to help communities, families and individuals recognize their power to create a culture of justice and diversity.

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