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A segment of fiber cord that has been wrapped with turkey feathers, along with a single downy feather.
Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers
November 25, 2020

New WSU research sheds light on the production of an 800-year-old turkey feather blanket and explores the economic and cultural aspects of raising turkeys to supply feathers in the ancient Southwest.

Food & Agriculture
Students plant wine grape plants
Wine and fungi: The perfect pairing
November 30, 2020

A team at WSU Tri‑Cities is researching the impact a type of fungus could have on vineyard growth and associated nutrient uptake, which could lead to less watering and less fertilizer.

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Campus and Community

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WSU leaders receive crimson coats
December 1, 2020

Six individuals hired for or promoted to university leadership positions during the past two years were formally congratulated Nov. 19 by President and First Lady Kirk and Noel Schulz during the Crimson Coat ceremony.

Two WSU faculty named AAAS Fellows
November 24, 2020

Legume geneticist Clarice Coyne and virologist Anthony Nicola have been elected by their peers as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Molecular Plant Sciences seminar (MPS 515)
December 1, 2020

Maiporn Maipoka, MPS PhD Candidate, Institute of Biological Chemistry, presents “The role of the RNA binding protein OsTudor-SN during rice grain development as viewed by transcriptome analysis.”

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Science & Technology

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Food & Agriculture

Sprinklers irrigating an agricultural field.
WSU launches water management survey
November 24, 2020

Insights from irrigators in Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and the Yakima basins will help researchers develop innovations to foster water use efficiency in the Pacific Northwest.

The exterior of WSU Pullman's new Plant Sciences Building.
A new home for collaborative agricultural research
November 16, 2020

The new Plant Sciences Building brings together scientists from four WSU departments to conduct collaborative research that will support Washington’s $51 billion food and agriculture industry.

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Health & Medicine

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Be safe this holiday season
November 19, 2020

With the winter holidays just around the corner, the WSU community is asked to be extra vigilant to help mitigate the spread of COVID‑19.

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Arts & Culture

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Nov. 19: Virtual lecture with artist Lien Truong
November 16, 2020

The lecture will be held on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Truong will talk about her art practice which examines the social and cultural influences that shape belief systems and heritage.

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New video database available at WSU Libraries
October 28, 2020

WSU Libraries’ patrons now have access to a new video database, ProQuest’s Academic Video Online (AVON), offering 71,000 titles spanning a wide range of subjects.

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Politics & Society

America has voted: What happened?
November 9, 2020

Join some of America’s top political scientists and scholars as they analyze the results of the 2020 presidential election at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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Reports & Updates

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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Serving the state through a stronger WSU system
September 30, 2020

President Kirk Schulz thanked faculty and staff for their flexibility and outlined ongoing efforts to build the WSU system into a more interconnected and interdependent set of campuses.

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