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Fear of death may curb youthful texting and driving
February 26, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

texting-driving-160PULLMAN, Wash. – While drivers tend to believe it is dangerous to text and drive, many say they can still do it safely. Now Washington State University researchers say drivers can be discouraged from the practice with public service announcements that evoke their fear of death in graphic terms.

March 7: Latino parents learn about admissions, sciences
February 25, 2014

latino-parents-60PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 40 Latino parents from south central Washington will visit Washington State University to learn about majors in math, science and engineering as well as residence life, financial planning and the admissions process.

March 5: Aphids and moths and blights, oh my!
February 25, 2014

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By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – From aphids, apple maggots and codling moths to anthracnose, scab and powdery mildew, there are plenty of challenges to growing healthy fruit trees in western Washington. Cool, moist weather is an ideal incubator for many of the insects and diseases that strike orchards large and small.

WSU regents extend President Floyd’s contract to 2021
February 24, 2014

Floyd-E 2009 80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today voted to extend the contract of WSU President Elson S. Floyd until June 30, 2021. Floyd requested that his compensation remain unchanged at this time.

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March 6: Singers perform new, Renaissance works
February 24, 2014

Cottam-singing-110PULLMAN, Wash. – The Madrigal Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will perform music from contemporary and Renaissance eras in a free, public concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University. Both groups are under the direction of Lori Wiest, professor.

March 7: Senior sings of spring, love in free recital
February 24, 2014

Kochanski-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Student Sara Kochanski will present a free senior voice recital – “Songs of Spring, Fury and Love” – at 4:10 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Bryan Hall at Washington State University.

Feb. 28: Deadline to apply for summer internships
February 24, 2014

WRPS_logo-220RICHLAND, Wash. – Applications are due Friday, Feb. 28, for an internship program that matches Washington State University Tri-Cities students with small businesses and nonprofit agencies.

WSU Board of Regents to hold special meeting
February 21, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, February 24, beginning at 2:00 pm, via teleconference. The meeting will be held in French Administration 422B on the WSU Pullman Campus.

March 5: Clean tech lab groundbreaking
February 20, 2014

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Groundbreaking on a clean technology laboratory at Washington State University will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at 2001 E. Grimes Way, the intersection of Grimes and Quad Services Road (the southern part of Lincoln Drive on campus and Google maps). Completion is scheduled for October 2015.

WSU to offer pharmacy degree program at PNWU in Yakima
February 20, 2014

320px-PNWU_Logo-80YAKIMA, Wash. – Applications will be accepted starting mid-summer for a Washington State University doctor of pharmacy degree program in Yakima offered by WSU and the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences beginning in August 2015.

Plague rises from the dead, studied in fleas at WSU
February 19, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

WSU-fleas-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A study’s recent finding about a plague that struck 1,500 years ago might seem arbitrary – except that it involves a resurrected pathogen whose secrets, pulled from ancient teeth, can help us understand our world’s emerging diseases.

March 18-20: Health reform in rural communities
February 19, 2014

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northwest’s largest gathering on rural health will take place in two conferences March 18-20, drawing health professionals from Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

March 6, 13: Workshop helps families keep lands intact
February 18, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

family-land-workshop-230EVERETT, Wash. – Many landowners want to preserve their family lands and associated businesses but don’t know how to engage the next generation(s) in the process. A two-part succession planning workshop, including dinners, will be 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 6 and 13, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Professor, food engineering innovator named ASABE fellow
February 18, 2014

Juming-Tang-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Juming Tang, a food engineer and professor at Washington State University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, an award granted to just 2 percent of members worldwide.

Feb. 27: Learn about handheld devices at ‘Gadget Menagerie’
February 18, 2014

gadgets-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Libraries will hold free, public training 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Terrell 20E about e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices – how they work, what they have in common and basic tips.

WSU researcher creates cooking-oil based ‘bioasphalt’
February 17, 2014

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Wen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Over the past century, asphalt has played an integral role in the American economy, keeping us all connected through a sprawling, easily accessible web of national roadways.  But now, thanks to a researcher at Washington State University, the familiar fossil-fueled-based product is going green.