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Jan. 25: Steampunk tour of ‘The Fantasticks’ at WSU
December 19, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Veteran theatrical touring company Nebraska Theatre Caravan will bring its steampunk-inspired adaptation of the legendary musical, “The Fantasticks,” to Washington State University’s Jones Theatre at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Researchers uncover secrets of destructive plant virus
December 19, 2013

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Pappu,-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University professor and a colleague from Australia have deciphered the inner workings of one of the world’s most destructive crop viruses.

Insects studied to understand changing Elwha ecosystem
December 18, 2013

insect-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As the largest dam removal in U.S. history brought Pacific salmon back to Washington’s Elwha River for the first time in nearly a century, scientists were considering the changing ecosystem’s impact on those foundational Elwha Valley dwellers: insects.

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Jan. 20-22: Oilseed, direct seed cropping systems conference
December 17, 2013

conference-logo-170KENNEWICK, Wash. – Early registration ends Dec. 31 for the only regional conference offering an extensive program on oilseed and direct seed production systems. It will be Jan. 20-22 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Video: Light up your holidays with microbial fuel cell
December 17, 2013

microbe-tree-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Under a tiny Christmas tree in an engineering building on the Washington State University campus sits a questionable “gift” – a muddy bucket of water with a “Happy Holidays” greeting.

WSU students gain from autism learning center partnership
December 16, 2013

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

Domino-project-120SPOKANE, Wash. – In a bustling classroom, college student Kellie Carns shows Daniel Fast, age 4, a small yellow car and encourages him to point to a matching picture and name the object: “Kuh…” she prompts. “Car,” he responds – to her satisfaction.

WSU antibiotic resistance expert cautious about FDA proposal
December 16, 2013

Call-D-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The three-year phase-out of food animal antibiotic uses and over-the-counter antibiotic sales proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raises questions from an expert at Washington State University.

Pharmacy managers join WSU faculty
December 13, 2013

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – A pharmacy manager at a Yakima hospital and a manager at an Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy in Spokane recently joined the faculty at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane.

CougarCopies integrates smartphones with mobile printing
December 13, 2013

cougprints-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Mobile printing from smartphones and tablets is available at eight locations around the WSU Pullman campus. The new service was developed and is offered by CougarCopies as an enhancement to the Coug Prints remote, on-the-go printing service.

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.

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.