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New WSU weather stations provide wheat data
November 13, 2013

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

Garfield-stationPROSSER, Wash. – Four new weather stations will provide wheat farmers and breeders with insights into the influence of weather patterns on wheat production and yields in eastern Washington.

Pleasant October weather blown away on the 28th
November 13, 2013

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

AgWeatherNet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – A familiar adage says that all good things must come to an end. Apparently, the weather is no exception.

Compost: Closing the loop on urban garbage and local farms
November 12, 2013

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Compost produced from urban food and yard waste could be “black gold” to farmers wanting to increase their yields and profits while improving soil and water quality. Washington State University Extension in Snohomish County is exploring how urbanization, long considered a threat to local agriculture, might actually help farmers keep up with demand for local food while recovering a valuable resource from the urban waste stream.

WSU alumna interviews as Marshall Scholarship finalist
November 12, 2013

Roxanne-Reese-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumna Roxanne Reese has made it to the final round of the Marshall Scholarship selection process and will travel Nov. 13 for a personal interview at the British Consulate-General in San Francisco. She is a Seattle native and resident.

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Energy workforce gaps addressed in post-recession study
November 12, 2013

CENTRALIA, Wash. – Electric utility employment in the Pacific Northwest exceeds 40,000 highly skilled workers and generates nearly $2.8 billion in annual payrolls, according to a new labor market study. On average, the region’s utility wages are 82 percent higher than the average for jobs across all industries.

Nov. 13: Business leaders hear about online MBA
November 12, 2013

By Sue McMurray, College of Business

PHOENIX – Washington State University’s College of Business will hold a free, public networking event focusing on the online master of business administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Scottsdale Marriott Old Town Hotel, 7325 E. 3rd Ave.

Researcher finds potential new use for old drugs
November 12, 2013

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy


PULLMAN, Wash. – A class of drugs used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria may also be useful in treating cancers and immune-related diseases, a new WSU-led study has found.

Bread lab helps artisan bakers analyze, perfect recipes
November 12, 2013


By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Artisan bakers from King Arthur Flour will be the first of many from across the United States to add a pinch of technology to their recipes at the new bread laboratory at Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center.

Nov. 18: New composition illustrates faculty music lecture
November 12, 2013

By Bev Makhani, Honors College

Yasinitsky-G-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Creating music will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Honors Hall lounge in a free, public presentation by a Washington State University professor – and he’ll premiere a composition as a demonstration.

Science Coalition honors Murray with champion award
November 12, 2013

murrayWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Science Coalition today presented Sen. Patty Murray with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Washington at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented in Washington, D.C., by Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.

Nov. 14: Lab tour, open house for new libraries conservator
November 8, 2013


By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – In November 1966, the flooding Arno River fouled some 3 to 4 million books and manuscripts and 14,000 movable works of art in the libraries and museums of Florence, Italy.

Nov. 25: College of Business fundraiser open to public
November 8, 2013


By Sue McMurray, College of Business

SEATTLE – Eric Spangenberg, dean of Washington State University’s College of Business, will host the college’s Fifth Annual Dean’s Leadership Celebration on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Seattle Fairmont Olympic Hotel. WSU alumni, Pacific Northwest business leaders and the public are invited.

WSU’s Casavant appointed to state economic board
November 8, 2013

Casavant-K-2008-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced the appointment of Ken Casavant, professor of economics at Washington State University, to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB).

War posters comprise new WSU Libraries digital collection
November 8, 2013

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries 

Do_With_Less_So_Theyll_Have_Enough-110PULLMAN, Wash. – A new digital collection at Washington State University Libraries shows how propaganda posters – or “weapons on the wall” – helped governments influence citizens’ public and private behavior and decisions during World Wars I and II.

WSU marks passing of former Vice President Warren Bishop
November 8, 2013

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LACEY, Wash. – Warren A. Bishop, who served as vice president under two former presidents of Washington State University and was actively engaged in governmental affairs at both the state and local level throughout his life, died Oct. 27 at the age of 92.

Nov. 8: Engineering students test, race go-karts
November 7, 2013

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineering students from Washington State University Tri-Cities will test go-karts they designed and built at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Tri-City Raceway track in West Richland. Set-up will start at noon. Admission is free to the public.

Good vibrations for WSU’s first deaf veterinary student
November 7, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kimi Ross, the first deaf student to attend Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, doesn’t have to hear whines, snarls and hisses to know when an animal is distressed.

WSU research tucked inside traveling Capitol Christmas Tree
November 6, 2013


By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Tucked within the massive Capitol Christmas Tree headed for Washington, D.C. are three tiny sensors most people will never see. They will collect information on how well the tree holds moisture during its 25-day journey from Washington state.