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WSU complying with extended Stay Home, Stay Healthy order
April 3, 2020

The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order now extends through May 4. The university will remain open on a limited basis while hosting classes virtually and encouraging many employees to continue working remotely.

Campus and Community

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IREO to host online course on working with industry
April 3, 2020

The four-session course called, “Working with Industry 101: Tools and tips for getting private sector funding,” will take place on Zoom from 3-5 p.m. on May 13, 15, 19, and 21. Faculty are asked to bring a senior graduate student or postdoc for joint participation.

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Cougs Help Cougs
April 2, 2020

Philanthropic relief funding is available for Washington State University students attending classes on any WSU campus who are experiencing financial emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Science & Technology

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Changes to drylands with future climate change
April 3, 2020

A WSU-led study published in Nature Communications found that drylands around the world will expand because of future climate change, but their average productivity will likely be reduced.

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Food & Agriculture

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WSU program helps tri-county farmers grow their operations
March 10, 2020

Researchers from WSU Extension’s Community and Economic Development Unit established the Regional Small Farms Program to help small farm owners in the tri-county area come up with personalized solutions to tough questions.

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New technology helps reduce salt, keep flavor
March 3, 2020

A new processing technology out of WSU called microwave assisted thermal sterilization could make it possible to reduce sodium while maintaining safety and tastiness.

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Health & Medicine

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COVID‑19 crisis shows need for long‑term changes
March 30, 2020

WSU infectious disease epidemiologist Eric Lofgren said that while extreme social distancing measures may prove unsustainable, some intermediate steps may need to be put in place to weather the outbreak.

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Announcements

SURCA 2020 Abstract book now available online
April 3, 2020

In anticipation of the March 30 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA), around 250 students submitted nearly 200 abstracts summarizing their work and results from mentored research, scholarship, and creative pursuits.

Online event promotion through WSU Alumni Association
April 2, 2020

If your department is offering online events which alumni, parents, and friends of WSU may access, the WSU Alumni Association can provide promotion through CougNews, the WSUAA online alumni newsletter, and our website.

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