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Book untangles complexity of social media law
December 12, 2013

Houser-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Be careful little hands what you type. If you didn’t know you could be found liable for posting links on your or your company’s website, making negative comments about someone in another state or blogging about a new product before it’s released, now is the time to obtain a copy of Kimberly Houser’s new book “The Legal Guide to Social Media Marketing.”

WSU joins open access effort for high-energy physics research
December 12, 2013

Open-access-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Starting Jan. 1, Washington State University Libraries will join an international publishing initiative of more than 1,000 libraries, library consortia and research organizations to provide open access to articles published in high-energy physics research.

WSU Libraries’ Search It launches on Dec. 18
December 12, 2013

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Search-It-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students and faculty leaving campus after finals this week will see a change when they return in a month for spring semester: a new shared library management service called Search It.

Burglary-ring-like mechanism found in lethal Nipah virus
December 12, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

HectorAguilar-Carreno-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists from Washington State University has discovered how one of the planet’s most deadly known viruses employs burglary-ring-like teamwork to infiltrate the human cell.

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WSU website, online services affected by water pipe flooding
December 11, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. today, flooding resulting from a burst water pipe in the IT building on the main Washington State University campus in Pullman disrupted the operations of a significant number of computer servers housed in the lower level of that building. The flooding occurred because recent freezing temperatures in the region damaged the building’s water pipes, which then released a torrent of water as temperatures moderated.

Companies honored for improved energy efficiency
December 10, 2013

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Five companies were honored today for leadership in improved energy performance at the second annual Washington Industrial Energy Leaders awards ceremony at the Capitol.

Researchers see added nutritional benefits in organic milk
December 9, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by a Washington State University researcher has found that organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared to milk from cows on conventionally managed dairy farms. While all types of milk fat can help improve an individual’s fatty acid profile, the team concludes that organic whole milk does so even better.

WSU awards nearly 800 diplomas at fall commencement
December 7, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Family members and friends Saturday packed into Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum, where nearly 800 graduating students crossed the stage to receive diplomas during the university’s annual fall commencement ceremony.

Small business helps clients tell their stories
December 5, 2013

Abe-and-Susan-Martinez-250LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – You get what you negotiate, not what you deserve, and Abe Martinez was not a good negotiator. After Workforce Development of Snohomish County heard what he planned to charge for doing a short video to highlight one of their programs, they withdrew the offer.

Dec. 9: Get a smart start for your small business at workshop
December 5, 2013

start-smart-tri-cities-business-workshops-120KENNEWICK, Wash. – Get solid advice on how to launch a small business at the Start Smart workshop at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. The easy-to-understand session will cover the basics from initial financing to getting the right licenses.

Donation supports pharmacy auditorium, curricula
December 5, 2013

Pharm-building-200SPOKANE, Wash. – A $500,000 donation from Walgreens will provide funding for an interprofessional auditorium and learning environment in the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy, WSU Dean Gary M. Pollack announced Wednesday.

Nursing graduates to be recognized in candlelight ceremony
December 4, 2013

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Tri-Cities graduates of the Washington State University College of Nursing will be recognized at convocation, a special pinning and candlelight ceremony, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Richland Baptist Church, 1632 George Washington Way, Richland.

Pets, livestock require special care in cold weather
December 4, 2013

pet-health-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Unseasonably cold weather is forecast for eastern Washington into next week, with highs below freezing and lows in the single digits. Keep pets and outdoor animals safe with these tips from the veterinary college at Washington State University:

Promising approach to ancient mystery gains global acclaim
December 4, 2013

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Kohler-by-Roger-Cozien-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Whatever caused tens of thousands of Pueblo farmers to suddenly leave their ancient homeland in southwestern Colorado in the late AD 1200s is one of the great mysteries in archaeology. Discoveries could aid understanding of contemporary societies.

WSU researchers revise Darwin’s logic on invasive species
December 3, 2013

Charles Darwin logic doesn't pan out

Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – For more than a century and a half, researchers interested in invasive species have looked to Charles Darwin and what has come to be called his “naturalization conundrum.”

NACADA salutes four WSU student advisors
December 2, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash.—Four student advisors at Washington State University have received the highest awards possible from the local chapter of the National Academic Advising Association. Recipient student advisors are Ruth Ryan, Patrick Carter, Shanna Pumphrey and Alicia Petersen.