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Announcements

A Virtual Celebration of Jazz at Washington State University
April 16, 2021

A Celebration of Jazz at Washington State University, 7:30 p.m., April 20.

The School of Music at Washington State University will present a special virtual event: “A Virtual Celebration of Jazz at WSU” featuring virtual videos of the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, combos, the faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest and the new WSU Faculty Big Band.

Sales tax changes
April 16, 2021

Effective April 1, 2021, sales tax rates for several areas are changing. This may affect many departments of the University who sell items across the State.

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Science & Technology

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Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamonds
March 31, 2021

For the first time, researchers at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry.

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Three Minute Thesis crowns 2021 winner
March 25, 2021

The format was different, but the excitement was the same. In the end, Grant Ely from the College of Nursing won Washington State University’s Three Minute Thesis, which took place on March 24.

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Student idea would use trash to create electricity
March 25, 2021

A team of engineering students has developed an idea for a small-scale gasification device that would allow Nigerians and people from other countries with a limited electric power grid to convert their trash to electricity.

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Food & Agriculture

Two salmon jumping upstream.
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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University students create new wine for auction
April 9, 2021

An exclusive wine created by seniors of the WSU wine science program will be available for purchase at this month’s Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction for wine traders, April 19 and 20.

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Award will help study and fight soil compaction
April 6, 2021

With a $450,000 New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, WSU researcher Haly Neely will lead a team to study how soil compaction impacts crop productivity and yield as well as develop management practices to reduce the problem.

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Health & Medicine

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Mending Butch’s broken legs
April 9, 2021

Whatever bad luck befell Butch, a roughly 1‑year‑old stray dog, his future is looking much more promising after he found his way to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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Arts & Culture

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.

“Zeitgeist” fashion show.
Virtual WSU Fashion Show explores moods, challenges of 2021
April 6, 2021

Titled “Zeitgeist,” the show features collections inspired by current society’s changes and challenges, including the experience of immigrants, the struggle for democracy, barriers that women face, and the loss of friends to gun violence.

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Politics & Society

Two salmon jumping upstream.
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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