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Oct. 24: Visiting college president to deliver Excellence in Leadership Lecture

By John Sutherland, University Communications

Christopher Howard
Howard

PULLMAN, Wash. – A university president whose resume includes a Rhodes scholarship, Bronze Star and the Campbell Trophy, the nation’s highest academic award presented to a college football player, will visit the Washington State University Pullman campus Tuesday, Oct. 24, to share his insights about cultivating leadership skills. » More …

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heath professor named to National Academy of Medicine

By John Sutherland, University Communications

Njenga Kariuki, WSU global animal science, National Academy of Medicine
Njenga

PULLMAN, Wash. – M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. » More …

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

usda looPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture. » More …

Weathercatch: Troughs — dashed lines on weather maps and so much more 

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist and Linda Weiford, WSU News

Weathercatch Photo Logo

A blast of cool, wet weather engulfed the region during the first few days of October. Not only did it dig in over the Inland Northwest, but most of the western United States. » More …

Gases from ancient Inland Northwest volcanic eruptions blocked out sun, cooling planet

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

Palouse FallsPULLMAN, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth’s largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet, Washington State University researchers have determined.
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Scott Carson awarded WSU Foundation’s top honor

By Cindy Hollenbeck, University Advancement

Scott Carson_WSU alumni
Carson

PULLMAN, Wash – WSU Foundation presented its highest honor — the Weldon B. “Hoot” Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award — to retired Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Scott Carson during the 38th Annual Recognition Gala in Pullman, Sept. 28. » More …

WSU, PNNL convert biofuel waste into commodity, now targeting sewage sludge

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Fernandez Sebastian in lab
Sebastian

RICHLAND, Wash. – A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. » More …

Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

slash map of northwestPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue — the leftovers from trees after logging — that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use. » More …

Venture capital firm co-founder named to Board of Regents

Redman Heather
Redman

PULLMAN, Wash. – Heather Redman, co-founder and managing partner of the Seattle-based Flying Fish Partners venture capital firm, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents. » More …

Calvert named WSU vp for advancement, foundation CEO

Lisa Calvert
Calvert

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lisa Calvert, a development and fundraising expert with more than 30 years of experience, has been named vice president for advancement at Washington State University and CEO of the WSU Foundation. She will start at WSU on Oct. 25.

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