WSU News

Sandia physicist accepts first joint appointment with WSU

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Marcus-Knudson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Sandia National Laboratories physicist Marcus Knudson is the first joint faculty appointee to serve both Sandia and Washington State University. Using Sandia’s unique Z machine, he will enhance fundamental research into the compression of materials under extreme conditions.Continue reading

WSU Cougar football season kickoff set for Saturday

falkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will kick off the Labor Day weekend and open the 2015 football season at home this Saturday (Sept. 4), when the Cougars play host to the Vikings of Portland State University at 11 a.m. in Martin Stadium. At mid-week, more than 5,000 tickets remained available for the opening football game. Tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-GOCOUGS.Continue reading

The hottest place in Washington state was …

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

agweathernet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – As Washington state emerges from its most blistering summer on record, the state’s hottest place was, ironically, an area known for giant irrigation sprinklers and well-tended orchards and vineyards. With the mercury hovering above 100 degrees for 22 days, including a scorching 113 in June, the Tri-Cities area earned the gold star.Continue reading

WSU lab provides critical air quality forecasting tool

AIRPACT-forecast-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – As wildfire smoke covers the Northwest this summer, residents have turned to local, state and federal agencies for up-to-date air quality information. A sophisticated tool developed by Washington State University is a key piece in providing critical air quality forecasts.Continue reading

Market sale set, donations taken after fires halt county fair

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

REPUBLIC, Wash. – In her two decades as a 4-H leader in Ferry County, Kari Neal has never seen a fire season like this. Even in 1988, with the White Mountain fire raging on nearby Sherman Pass, the Ferry County Fair went on as usual.Continue reading

A statement from President Bernardo regarding syllabi

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University deeply values the tenets of freedom of expression for every member of our community, including all students, faculty and staff. Those First Amendment rights are reinforced in our policies, procedures and practices. Open dialogue, vigorous debate and the free exchange of ideas, as well as the language used to convey these ideas, are at the core of who we are as a higher education institution.Continue reading

WECO donates optical wine grape sorter for research

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

wine-sorting-graphic-80WOODLAND, Calif. – WECO Sorting and Automation Solutions has donated a state-of-the-art optical wine grape sorter worth $71,500 to the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Wash.Continue reading