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Health & Medicine
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Dodger no longer living on borrowed time
April 20, 2021

A Puerto Rican rescue dog has a second chance at life after WSU veterinarians perform an extremely rare surgery to fix its liver.

Food & Agriculture
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Can‑do attitude
April 19, 2021

WSU Extension food preservation expert Anna Kestrell answered about 50 questions a day during the peak of the pandemic canning frenzy.

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Campus and Community

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Continuing the fight for justice
April 20, 2021

Today’s verdict is a critical moment in a long overdue addressing of the systemic racism and historical injustices that continue to persist in our country.

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Announcements

Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Michael Czech
April 21, 2021

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience invites you to a seminar presented by Dr. Michael Czech, Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts. This Seminar is titled: “CRISPR-enhanced adipocyte function for cell therapies.”

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Science & Technology

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Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamonds
March 31, 2021

For the first time, researchers at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry.

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Three Minute Thesis crowns 2021 winner
March 25, 2021

The format was different, but the excitement was the same. In the end, Grant Ely from the College of Nursing won Washington State University’s Three Minute Thesis, which took place on March 24.

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Food & Agriculture

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Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits
April 12, 2021

In a new paper, anthropologists document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people likely employed to avoid “salmon starvation,” a toxic and potentially fatal condition brought on by eating too much lean protein.

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University students create new wine for auction
April 9, 2021

An exclusive wine created by seniors of the WSU wine science program will be available for purchase at this month’s Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction for wine traders, April 19 and 20.

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Award will help study and fight soil compaction
April 6, 2021

With a $450,000 New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, WSU researcher Haly Neely will lead a team to study how soil compaction impacts crop productivity and yield as well as develop management practices to reduce the problem.

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Health & Medicine

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Arts & Culture

Fine arts professor’s research wins NEH grant
April 19, 2021

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced $24 million in grants for 225 humanities projects across the country, including work by Hallie Meredith, an assistant professor of fine arts at WSU.

April 20: ‘A Virtual Celebration of Jazz’
April 13, 2021

The WSU School of Music event starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and features videos of the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, combos, Big Band II, Faculty Big Band and faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest.

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Politics & Society

Two salmon jumping upstream.
Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits
April 12, 2021

In a new paper, anthropologists document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people likely employed to avoid “salmon starvation,” a toxic and potentially fatal condition brought on by eating too much lean protein.

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Reports & Updates

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OneWSU system FAQs
February 25, 2021

A new website is being established to serve as a repository for initiative resources such as background information, guiding principles, frequently asked questions, and the anticipated timeline.

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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.

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