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Arts & Culture
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WSU experts explain the origins of the Leap Year
February 19, 2020

Early calendars were on the right track when it came to charting Earth’s orbit around the sun, but when Rome resolved to create a more reliable version, it was the famed mathematicians and astronomers of Greece who delivered the ancient fix.

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Campus and Community

The 2019 Edible Book Festival’s Punniest Award went to “20,000 Leeks Under the Sea,” submitted by Sarah Bertapelle.
Registration now open for WSU Libraries’ Edible Book Festival
February 21, 2020

Entries will be accepted through March 29. Visit the library guide website to register and for more information. Participants can register individually or as a group. Entry rules are simple: Submissions must be made from edible materials and somehow relate to a book.

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Poet to read at WSU’s Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
February 20, 2020

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will visit Pullman on Feb. 27 as a guest of the WSU Visiting Writer Series. Brown is an associate professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

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Food & Agriculture

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Health & Medicine

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Changing the face of health care
February 21, 2020

The Empire Health Foundation is supporting WSU Health Sciences in its ongoing efforts to increase the number of Natives in health education and health care practice.

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Hospital websites lack usability for non-English speakers
February 3, 2020

A patient who needs language services has to navigate through one to four web pages in English to find information on such services at most hospitals in Washington, according to a new study by WSU College of Nursing researchers.

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Announcements

McCarter Lecture Series Seminar – Dr. Ray Dixon – Monday, Feb. 24
February 21, 2020

Dr. Ray Dixon, Professor, Fellow of the Royal Society, Co-Director, JIC-CAS Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, will be presenting the seminar entitled “Hierarchical regulation of nitrogen fixation in bacteria that associate with plants” on Monday, February 24, Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Rent-a-Rower March 7 & 8
February 21, 2020

Do you need help with yard work, heavy lifting or moving? Rent-a-Rower is back this spring! The rowers will be available on March 7 and 8. This is a great opportunity to get a jump on spring cleaning!

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