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WSU Surplus Stores sale
November 15, 2017

WSU Surplus Stores is having a sale for WSU departments. Save 50 percent on all vertical file cabinets and all LCD monitors for the month of November.

The Siberian research vessel on Lake Baikal used by the Kozhov family, whose members have gathered lake samples for more than six decades.
The serendipitous side of science and Siberia
November 14, 2017

One day Stephanie Hampton, the data-crunching limnologist at WSU widely recognized for her work on Lake Washington, was perusing books on eBay when she came across the seminal work on Lake Baikal by Mikhail Kozhov, the patriarch of a family of Russian scientists she’d met while collaborating on research in Siberia. When it arrived, she discovered it was inscribed to famous American limnologist John Brooks and Kozhov’s family members later verified the signature and handwriting as authentic.

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Nov. 13-16: Your feedback needed on WSU’s new software
November 13, 2017

The Modernization Initiative, led by WSU Human Resources, Information Technologies, and Financial Services departments, has narrowed the choices to two vendors that are demonstrating their software to faculty, staff and others across the university system.

The calculus of grace
November 13, 2017

For Valerie Cheathon, it all adds up. She plans to earn a master’s degree in applied math so she can make movies. Sitting in the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University one morning, she clearly sees the world as a weave of numbers—and stories.

Students fashion reusable bags for community food pantry
November 9, 2017

Working with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, students in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles created the bags this fall as a dual class project. Teams of students, mostly freshmen and sophomores, learned to track down quality used textiles and assemble a real product, at the same time gaining lessons in community service.

Snow removal accessibility requests
November 8, 2017

As winter arrives, the Facilities Operations Grounds Department is preparing it snow removal plans and priorities and wants to hear from people who have specific snow-removal needs because of disabilities.

Exhibit features portable homeless shelter designs
November 8, 2017

Last year, third-year architecture students designed portable homeless shelters and the exhibit includes a full-scale version of one of them. As part of the project, the students were asked to design an affordable, portable, flexible, compact and efficient shelter for homeless people, using computational design and emergent technologies.

WSU Work on Tasmanian Devils Gets $2.3 Million from NIH
November 8, 2017

Using advanced genomic techniques, biologist Andrew Storfer will look for key mutations that appear to be helping some of the animals evolve in response to devil facial tumor disease, and develop gene editing techniques to help identify potential targets for drug-related therapies.

Learn about CDHPs and Health Savings Accounts
November 7, 2017

If the lower premium of a CDHP is attractive to you, but you are concerned about the higher deductible, attending one of the two remaining informational sessions by Human Resource Services will help you understand how a Health Savings Account, which is partially funded by WSU, may help you address that concern.

Researchers benefit from undergrad practicality
November 7, 2017

Getting ready for school on a snowy day can be quite a challenge for young children. In addition to eating breakfast, getting dressed and packing up workbooks, they have to remember extra things like boots, gloves, a hat, and a coat. Undergraduate researcher Jenna (Eva) Caneva helped turn this real-life scenario into a simple cognition exercise to test the ability of 6-to-10-year-olds to follow instructions.