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Phased reopening process at WSU
May 11, 2021

Though some employees already have begun transitioning back to WSU work locations, all WSU campuses, areas, and units will be expected to start the phased reopening process no later than July 12.

Health & Medicine
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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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Campus and Community

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CAHNRS announces faculty/staff award winners
May 10, 2021

Eleven individuals, and one team of 14 earned recognition last week as the 2021 Faculty and Staff Award Winners in WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.

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Announcements

Art & Healing: Cello Performance 1 by Ruth Boden
May 11, 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

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New director for key WSU weather service
April 29, 2021

Professor Lav Khot was named interim director of WSU’s AgWeatherNet with the goal of maintaining the momentum of the system’s growth and increasing public-private partnerships. Khot takes over as director for Dave Brown.

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Health & Medicine

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Touch as a form of care
April 26, 2021

Nurses can transform touch into a useful therapeutic tool to improve the wellbeing of patients and themselves.

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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

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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

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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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Signs of hope surround us
January 19, 2021

In such a gloomy environment, it’s easy to lose sight of reasons for hope. Yet, as we begin a new semester, hopeful signs surround us.

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