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Small towns have highest risk of intimate partner violence
August 6, 2020

Despite common perceptions that big cities have more violence, women living in small towns are most at risk of violence from current or former spouses and partners, according to new WSU research.

Campus and Community

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WSU Libraries remain closed for fall semester
August 7, 2020

During the closure, the libraries will still provide a large suite of remote services. The most up-to-date information on access options and available services can be found on the libraries’ remote resources and guidance website.

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Gardens of refuge
August 5, 2020

For Master Gardeners Lindy Sheehan and Michelle Murphy at WSU Yakima County Extension, therapeutic gardening is part of a life-long passion for horticulture.

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WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm Stand Friday
August 7, 2020

The Friday Farm Stand continues this at the Eggert Organic Farm located on Animal Science Rd., directly behind the Grizzly Bear Research Center.  The stand will be open from 3 – 6 p.m.

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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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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.

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