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Big weather warmup could cause hazards this week

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – While the 45-50 degree weather predicted mid-week in parts of the Pacific Northwest will bring long-awaited relief from frigid temperatures, snow and freezing rain, the warmup could trigger creek and river overflow and landslides, said meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet.

“The good news is that it will be the warmest weather we’ve had since November. The bad news is that it could get messy. The reversal will be significant and quick, not gradual,” he said.

Across much of Washington state, temperatures are expected to reach the mid-40s, including in Pullman, Spokane, Yakima and Wenatchee. … » More …

Jan. 18: Learn about, join business startup teams

PULLMAN, Wash. – Resources for creating a startup company and competing for funding in Washington State University business competitions will be presented at Partnering & Pizza 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Frank Innovation Zone in the basement of Dana Hall. » More …

President to give State of the University address Jan. 18

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kirk H. Schulz, president of Washington State University, will deliver his first State of the University Address to faculty, staff, students and community members at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the CUB ballroom. A public reception will follow. » More …

Heo named to professorship in microelectronics

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor Deukhyoun Heo has been named the Frank Brands Distinguished Professor in Analog Electronics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The professorship supports faculty and programs enhancement in microelectronics at WSU. » More …

Need for a better microscope prompts launch of a startup

By WIll Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicist Matthew McCluskey wasn’t trying to invent the next generation of material characterization microscopes, but when he couldn’t get the results he wanted from the best on the market, he improvised. » More …

WSU music professor plays to crowds, clouds

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Hiking up mountain trails with a full-size cello on her back and playing music to the sky has given Ruth Boden, associate professor of music at Washington State University, some unique perspectives on the nature of music and life. » More …