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Health & Medicine
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WSU pharmacy students in Pullman assisting with arrival testing
January 19, 2021

More than a dozen pharmacy students helped Pullman students who live off campus with their COVID-19 nasal swab tests, providing instruction on how to administer the test and ensuring samples are handled and stored properly.

Coug Life
Student Recreation Center turns 20
January 19, 2021

When the Student Recreation Center opened its doors 20 years ago today, it quickly became one of the busiest places on the Pullman campus and one of the most admired recreation centers in the nation.

Campus and Community

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Get involved with Science Talk ‘21
January 20, 2021

The annual science communication conference is taking place virtually March 24–26. Register at early-bird rates until Jan. 31.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his I Have a Dream Speech
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.

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McCarter Lecture Series Seminar – Dr. Niko Geldner – Jan. 21
January 20, 2021

Dr. Niko Geldner, Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, will be presenting the seminar entitled “The last step is the hardest – lignin and suberin formation in the cell wall” on Thursday, January 21, at 9–9:55 a.m.

Molecular Plant Sciences seminar (MPS 515)
January 20, 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

A robot used for testing eye tracking technology.
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

Two people carrying a carton of COVID-19 vaccine down a hallway
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

Closeup of Danh Pham
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

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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.

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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