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WSU researchers link DDT and obesity across generations
October 22, 2013

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against malaria.

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Former House Speaker Thomas Foley leaves profound public service legacy
October 18, 2013

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By Nella Letizia

PULLMAN, Wash. – After three decades of distinguished public service, former Washington State Congressman and 57th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas S. Foley leaves a powerful legacy in public policy and education throughout Washington and nationwide. Widely admired for his quiet commitment to respectful leadership, Foley died this morning at age 84 at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

‘Mushroom queen’ hunts fungus among us
October 17, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – October marks the peak of wild mushroom picking in the Northwest, and a Washington State University plant pathologist nicknamed the “mushroom queen” is just the person you’d want in tow. She can keep you from getting lost in the woods and from eating a mushroom that tastes bad – or worse, one that will make you sick.

NWPR to establish bilingual news team in Yakima Valley
October 17, 2013

NWPRLogo-106pYAKIMA, Wash. – In a project that began with the rural journalism initiative at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to help expand Northwest Public Radio’s (NWPR) news coverage in central Washington.

Museum of Art/WSU receives six original prints from the Andy Warhol foundation
October 16, 2013

 

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Six original Andy Warhol prints recently were given to the Washington State University Museum of Art from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. They are the largest Warhol prints in the museum’s permanent collection (up to 40 x 40 inches) and depict both mundane and recognizable pop culture references.

Oct. 22: State poet laureate to read, discuss work
October 15, 2013

Flenniken-2013PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken’s life and work have taken twists and turns since she earned her degree in civil engineering at Washington State University in 1983.

Eventful September weather ends with historic storm
October 15, 2013

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

AgWeatherNet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – Although the calendar said September, the stormy weather at the end of last month looked more like November or December.