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Business & Economics
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WSU student chosen as Forbes Under 30 Scholar
September 20, 2019

Business and marketing major Nam Nguyen is currently interning at NASA in aeronautics research and analysis. He is the first and only WSU student to study abroad on all seven continents.

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Campus and Community

Cashup Davis sits inside the lobby of the hotel he built on top of Steppe Toe Butte.
WSU’s first endowed deanship commemorates a northwest pioneer
September 19, 2019

The Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean honors the spirit of James S. “Cashup” Davis, an enterprising English immigrant who homesteaded on the Palouse, building a now-vanished three-story hotel atop 3,612-foot Steptoe Butte in 1888.

Farm ground at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center with Mt. Rainier in the distance.
WSU, Puyallup teaming up for Appreciation Week
September 19, 2019

Puyallup mayor and Coug alum John Palmer said the city wanted to show how much it appreciates the connection between WSU and Puyallup residents during Higher Education Appreciation Week, Sept. 23-28.

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Science & Technology

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Rock star
September 17, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher Travis Olds has discovered and named 18 new minerals, including ewingite, the most structurally complex mineral known on earth.

A sage-grouse flying over a field.
Saving sage-grouse by relocation
August 26, 2019

Moving can be tough, but eventually most of us acclimate to new surroundings. That’s true for humans, and research from WSU shows it’s the same for sage-grouse too.

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Food & Agriculture

Charles Edwards standing behind a row of large metal containers.
Turning up the heat on ‘Brett’
September 16, 2019

WSU’s Charles Edwards has devised a new treatment for Brettanomyces bruxellensis (“Brett” for short)—a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint wine, often imparting undesirable aromas and flavors.

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Health & Medicine

A family nurse practitioner works with a DNP student.
Nurse practitioner project expanding
September 6, 2019

A $2.8 million grant will provide financial support for up to 40 full‑time nurse practitioner students who are interested in working in rural areas or with underserved populations.

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Announcements

MPS 515 Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 25
September 23, 2019

Alexander Alleman, Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Student, Institute of Biological Chemistry, presents “Bioenergetics of nitrogen fixation: Remodeling energy metabolism for diazotrophic growth”.

Stay Present in Challenging Times, Sept. 28
September 23, 2019

Please join us for the 4th Annual Mindfulness Symposium on Saturday, September 28.  This year’s theme is “Staying Present in Challenging Times.”

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