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Closeup of Sarvenaz Bagheri
Neurology resident’s special bond with animals
July 30, 2021

Sarvenaz Bagheri developed a special connection with animals after immigrating to the United States as a child with her Iranian parents. Now, she is a neurology resident at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Closeup of Susan Noh in the lab.
Committed to a deadly parasite
July 22, 2021

WSU’s Susan Noh strives to help farmers and ranchers optimize animal health through her research into tick-borne diseases, in particular bovine anaplasmosis, an infectious blood disease in cattle.

A hot sun fills the orange sky.
Why do humans get sunburns?
July 6, 2021

This scorching hot summer brought to mind a 13‑year‑old’s question to Dr. Universe about sunburns.

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Natural ways to avoid the heat
June 29, 2021

WSU architect Omar Al‑Hassawi, an expert at reducing indoor temperatures without the use of electricity, offers some suggestions for beating the heat.

Coming out for Cougs like him
June 23, 2021

Struggling to approach his sexuality growing up, Rocky Lucas, a licensed clinical social worker at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, knows first‑hand the benefits of his profession.

Crème de la crème
June 4, 2021

It’s no wonder Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe at the Washington State University Creamery enjoys a cult-like following. Sweet or savory, its offerings are rich and creamy, decadent and dreamy.

Working to improve life for people with disabilities
May 14, 2021

Abby Griffith, a 2021 WSU graduate, is helping state lawmakers understand the benefits of improving public transportation and infrastructure, like sidewalks, for her and others living with a disability.