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University Affairs
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Spring commencements postponed; two options planned
March 25, 2020

Traditional May commencement ceremonies will be postponed until at least August at all WSU campuses, President Kirk Schulz announced in an email sent to students today.

University Affairs
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COVID-19 online town hall March 27
March 23, 2020

University leadership will share WSU’s latest plans in response to COVID-19 during a system-wide online town hall at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27.

Campus and Community

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New HIPAA‑compliant Zoom option available
March 25, 2020

In response to the high volume of WSU students, faculty and staff who work with healthcare and other sensitive information, Information Technology Services now offers a better teleconferencing experience. 

Join WSU student presentations on safe communities March 25
March 24, 2020

The top ten of 34 original teams of Washington State University first-year and other students will deliver online presentations March 25 from 6-8 p.m. describing their plans for safe communities as part of a Adobe Creative Jam.

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Science & Technology

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Speeding up machine learning
March 16, 2020

New WSU research could help improve the speed and accuracy of computers and robotic systems that instantly analyze images, reason and solve problems. Their work could be used in technology for self-driving cars in addition to many other applications such as robotic surgery.

PhD student and first author Mehnaz Shams and Professor Chowdhury.
Invisible plastics in water
March 13, 2020

WSU researchers have found nanoscale plastic particles tend to move through the water supply, especially in fresh water, or settle out in wastewater treatment plants.

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Wazzu Racing gives students hands-on learning opportunity
March 10, 2020

Each year, Wazzu Racing competes in Formula SAE, a student design competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Teams of students are tasked with designing, building and testing small open-wheel style race cars.

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Food & Agriculture

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WSU program helps tri-county farmers grow their operations
March 10, 2020

Researchers from WSU Extension’s Community and Economic Development Unit established the Regional Small Farms Program to help small farm owners in the tri-county area come up with personalized solutions to tough questions.

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New technology helps reduce salt, keep flavor
March 3, 2020

A new processing technology out of WSU called microwave assisted thermal sterilization could make it possible to reduce sodium while maintaining safety and tastiness.

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Health & Medicine

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Applications due by month’s end for WSU’s Law and Smith awards
March 27, 2020

Washington State University announces that applications and nominations for the Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching will be accepted through Mon., March 30, and for the Smith Teaching and Learning Grant through Wed., April 1.

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