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Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry
October 5, 2017

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

slash map of northwestPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue — the leftovers from trees after logging — that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use.

Global research team fills language gap in plant science
October 3, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Smertenko Photo by Hubner 10-2-17PULLMAN, Wash. – To keep pace with the fast-evolving study of cellular plant science, an international team of researchers has created terminology and definitions likely to become everyday language in laboratories and university classrooms worldwide.

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Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017
October 2, 2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017.

WSU rabies vaccination teams reach one million dogs in East Africa
September 27, 2017

By Laura Lockard, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Felix Lankester giving vaccination to dogPULLMAN, Wash. – Working with African governments and building on international and local partnerships, Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is developing the next strategies for the elimination of rabies as a human health threat.

WSU physicist receives DOE early career award
September 26, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Brian Collins, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received one of 59 national Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy for 2017.

Schweitzer, SEL gifts energize WSU’s power program
September 25, 2017

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

WSU Regents approve airport land acquisition offer
September 22, 2017

By Phil Weiler, WSU Marketing and Communication

moscow pullman airportPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today unanimously approved the sale of university-owned land to the Pullman Moscow Regional Airport for $14,772,750. The sale of this property will allow the airport to continue the re-alignment of the airport runway.

Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel
September 19, 2017

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants.

Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU
September 11, 2017

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.

Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study
September 7, 2017

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take.

Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America
September 7, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
August 30, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.