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Closeup of a scoop of Huckleberry Ripple ice cream in a cone.
WSU wins ice cream competition
July 26, 2021

The Big Scoop is coming back to WSU. For the fourth time, WSU’s Department of Animal Sciences claimed the top prize at the American Society of Animal Sciences Ice Cream Competition.

Health & Medicine
Mona McGraw, Jeff Stuncard, and their dog, Keylo.
Finding a cure for Cushing’s disease at WSU
July 26, 2021

Pennsylvania residents Mona McGraw and Jeff Stuncard knew time was running out for their 9‑year‑old Maltese mix, Keylo, who was suffering from a rare condition that occurs from exposure to high cortisol levels.

Campus and Community

August 3 | Access Center Services
July 27, 2021

Hear from the Access Center regarding the process students go through to establish services, common services requested, separating facts from myths, and how academic advisors can support students and the Access Center.

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WSU Libraries’ SciFinder subscription upgrade available
July 28, 2021

WSU Libraries’ SciFinder subscription ( has been upgraded to include SciFinder-n, a new product that offers substantial enhancements and new features for chemical research. SciFinder is the premier database for chemistry literature, chemical structures, and patents. To access full-text articles from a SciFinder article record, make sure you are logged into Search It and click on the “other sources” icon underneath the article title.

If you have used SciFinder Scholar or SciFinder Classic in the past, your credentials will work for SciFinder-n as well.

Please contact WSU head of collection development Joel Cummings ( for assistance with this resource.

English Department Research Awards
July 28, 2021

Several faculty members were recipients of research awards this summer. Three Career Track faculty won summer research awards, and three Tenure Track faculty were awarded Buchanan professorships.

Waste Management confidential/data destruction requests
July 28, 2021

WSU Confidential Data Destruction Collection Guidelines

1.       Paper products only

2.       No disks or thumb drives

3.       No hanging files with the metal hangers

4.       No Black Metal clips

5.       Staples and regular paper clips are fine

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Science & Technology

Researchers collect soil samples in a forest
Bacterial film used to strengthen soils
June 30, 2021

WSU researchers have used granules made from potato waste bacteria to strengthen soil, offering a new alternative to cement additives that are currently used to shore up soils for building and erosion control.

A small bird, black with a red T down its back, perched on someone's hand.
Wildfire changes songbird plumage and testosterone
June 30, 2021

Following habitat-destroying wildfires, researchers found that many male red-backed fairywrens failed to molt into their ornamental plumage, making them less attractive to potential mates.

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Food & Agriculture

Apples on a tree with damage from hot sun and drought
Helping save apples from sunburn
July 7, 2021

A WSU team is developing a system that senses fruit surface temperature and fine-tunes delivery of cool water for evaporative cooling, saving the apples while conserving water and energy.

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Health & Medicine

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Arts & Culture

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Acclaimed tenor Roland Hayes frequented Pullman
June 24, 2021

Nearly a century before Billie Eilish or Drake, the WSU Pullman campus was a regular stop for Roland Hayes, the man world-renowned for his mellow tenor voice and wide-ranging musical selections.

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Politics & Society

Reporting the protests
May 25, 2021

Murrow College graduates were on the front lines of the protests and demonstrations that swept the nation following George Floyd’s murder a year ago today.

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Reports & Updates

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We’re back, Cougs!
June 30, 2021

We are thrilled that we can now officially announce that Cougs at all our campuses across the state will be back in‑person in full capacity this fall.

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