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Researchers inspect pears at Prosser farm.
WSU secures more than $1.5 million for specialty crop research
October 25, 2017

To support Washington’s $3 billion apple and pear industry, its $734 million potato industry, and other important crops like fresh strawberries, cut peonies and cider apples, WSU crop scientists, engineers, plant pathologists, economists and other specialists are joining forces.

Portrait of RMU President Christopher Howard
Howard shares leadership philosophy
October 24, 2017

Christopher Howard, the president of Robert Morris University, recently discussed his approach to leadership. Howard will deliver the first address in WSU’s new Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in the CUB Senior Ballroom.

Panel eyes opportunities for women in business
October 24, 2017

Opportunities for women in the business-related disciplines of finance, entrepreneurship and management information systems will be the focus of a professional panel discussion, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Spark 227 on the WSU Pullman campus. A reception will follow in the Spark atrium.

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WSU and Amazon collaborate in effort to foster greater innovation
October 24, 2017

Amazon will provide up to $300,000 to launch the initiative, providing funding and mentorship to support the expansion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the WSU system. Grants will be available to students, staff and faculty across all of WSU’s campuses, colleges, research stations and extension offices located throughout the state and can be awarded in any field, including the humanities, engineering, physical and life sciences, and the arts.

WSU Spokane receives grant for victim services
October 23, 2017

A $300,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will enable Washington State University Spokane to enhance what it has to offer victims of domestic or dating violence or stalking.

Addicted to your cell phone?
October 20, 2017

Learn the warning signs, along with healthy ways of using technology for connection, self-expression, and recreation during a presentation by Dr. Loren Brown at 5 p.m. Monday at CUE 203.

Disruptions to WSU network connectivity possibly linked to malicious attacks
October 19, 2017

Interruptions to WSU system connectivity on Tuesday and Wednesday are believed to have been caused by malicious attacks on WSU’s network and information protection systems. Information Technology Services is working to determine the appropriate course of action to neutralize future attacks.

WSU Vancouver establishes first endowed chair
October 19, 2017

The Tod and Maxine McClaskey Foundation has invested $2 million to establish an endowed chair in hospitality business management in the Carson College of Business at WSU Vancouver.

Feedback encouraged after successful test of WSU Alert
October 19, 2017

The test reached ­20,451 students, faculty and staff within five minutes via text, phone call and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up notification messages were also tested.

Nominate outstanding staff for President’s Employee Excellence Awards
October 18, 2017

Five awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by WSU administrative professional and classified employees. Staff at all WSU locations are eligible to be nominated for these awards, which include $2,500 and a commemorative plaque from the WSU Foundation.

Exercise your demons with Halloween fitness classes
October 18, 2017

From hip-hop dance moves to black-light spin classes, check out the latest Halloween-themed fitness opportunities. University Recreation is even giving traditional pumpkin carving a bit of a new twist, with help from the Student Entertainment Board.

Brain diseases focus of first WSU Translational Medicine Symposium
October 16, 2017

The Oct. 27 symposium brings together scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients and families to work toward novel solutions for clinical problems. The focus for this year’s symposium will be on neurodegenerative diseases — such as ALS and Alzheimer’s disease — as well as oncology with a focus on recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors.

Australia’s bad flu season could signal rough winter ahead for U.S.
October 16, 2017

If the high number of cases reported in Australia is any indication, the U.S. could be in for a rough flu season in the months ahead. Patterns in the southern hemisphere help lay the groundwork for predicting what could happen when the virus establishes itself in North America, and health experts recommend getting your flu shot as soon as possible.

Johnson will serve as interim athletic director
October 16, 2017

John Johnson, WSU’s senior associate director of athletics, will serve as interim director of intercollegiate athletics as a national search gets underway for a full-time replacement. A new website launched by the search committee is seeking public feedback.

College of Nursing expands online offerings
October 13, 2017

Nurses in Washington need 45 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their licenses, but that’s not easy to achieve for nurses working in rural or remote locations. That’s why the Washington State University College of Nursing is working with WSU’s Academic Outreach & Innovation group and WSU Extension to make continuing education more accessible to nurses everywhere.