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University Affairs
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MLK’s call for action more urgent than ever
January 15, 2021

University leaders urge all to be willing to engage and join in the efforts to create a just and equitable community at WSU as well as in the larger communities of which we are a part.

Events,
University Affairs
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WSU kicks off 2021 with town hall for caregivers
January 14, 2021

The hour-long event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 and is being broadcast on YouTube. Questions can be submitted ahead of time using an online form.

Campus and Community

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Three Cougs selected in the 2021 NWSL draft
January 14, 2021

For the second-straight season Washington State soccer had one of their players selected with the second overall pick as Trinity Rodman went No. 2 to Washington in the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League draft Wednesday.

Standing by for a surge
January 13, 2021

Three 2020 Coug graduates are prepared to help meet the demand if COVID‑19 testing on the Palouse reaches surge capacity.

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Announcements

Molecular Plant Sciences seminar (MPS 515)
January 18, 2021

Dr. Ron Mittler, The Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and the Department of Surgery, University of Missouri – Columbia, presents “Plasmodesmata, reactive oxygen species and a trio of calcium channels orchestrate rapid systemic signaling in plants.”

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Science & Technology

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Students develop eye-track testing rig
January 13, 2021

A team of WSU students developed a testing robot as part of their senior design project to help match eye‑tracking technology with people in need.

Student engineers designing low‑cost ventilator
January 8, 2021

The WSU Tri‑Cities team is designing the ventilator as part of their senior capstone project under the guidance and mentorship of engineering professors Mohamed Osman and Barbara Philipp.

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Food & Agriculture

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Health & Medicine

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WSU receives shipment of COVID-19 vaccine
December 17, 2020

The university was enlisted by Gov. Jay Inslee to assist in storing the state’s vaccine supplies because of the availability of the needed ultra-cold freezer equipment.

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Arts & Culture

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Maestro of many voices
January 8, 2021

Associate Music Professor Dan Pham is known for musical selections that embrace not only classical titles but also those by contemporary composers and musicians who were marginalized or undiscovered during their lifetimes.

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Politics & Society

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Football-loving states slow to enact youth concussion laws
December 1, 2020

States with high rates of high school football participation and strong college conferences, in particular the Southeastern Conference, were among the last to take up regulations on youth concussions, according to a recent study.

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Reports & Updates

A technology year in review 
October 19, 2020

WSU’s central Information Technology Services is pleased to share its 2020 annual report, reflecting on some of the biggest technology projects supporting WSU’s goals this past fiscal year. 

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Serving the state through a stronger WSU system
September 30, 2020

President Kirk Schulz thanked faculty and staff for their flexibility and outlined ongoing efforts to build the WSU system into a more interconnected and interdependent set of campuses.

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