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WSU in the Media – April 23, 2014

Red Orbit – Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve.

The Spokesman-Review – Washington State University Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown told the panel that a second publicly funded medical school is coming in the next 10 to 20 years, and “I believe it should be in Spokane.”

Lake Stevens Journal – Whether a dog is a Labrador, beagle or poodle, the scent-detection ability of its nose outdoes any artificial detectors, said Washington State University veterinarian Leticia Fanucchi, who researches the dog’s olfactory system as it relates to canine behavior.Continue reading

WSU in the Media – April 21, 2014

Spokesman-Review – Spokane County and city officials will hire a Washington State University assistant professor with expertise in criminal justice to lead the initial implementation of criminal justice reforms recommended by a blue-ribbon panel last winter.

The Inlander – “All this research is confirming that outside temperature has an effect on our belief in global warming,” says Jeff Joireman, a Washington State University professor who researches consumer choices and authored one of the global warming studies.

WSU in the Media – April 17, 2014

Spokesman-Review – In a laboratory at Washington State University, Grant Norton and a team of researchers are working on a surprisingly difficult task: building a better battery for smartphones.

Reuters – SEATTLE – On Wednesday, April 23rd, Senator Patty Murray will join key representatives of the Washington life sciences community at the release event for a study jointly authored by Washington State University and University of Washington.Continue reading

WSU in the Media – April 16, 2014

The Atlantic – A meticulous 2003 study by the Cornell psychologist David Dunning and the Washington State University psychologist Joyce Ehrlinger homed in on the relationship between female confidence and competence.

KREM-TV – PULLMAN, Wash. – Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to more positive feelings across several cultures, but people also report more upbeat behavior when they feel free to be themselves.Continue reading

WSU in the Media – April 14, 2014

The Seattle Times – SPOKANE — Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

Daily Evergreen – On Friday, four WSU students protested outside the CUB in recognition of the Day of Silence, an annual nationwide demonstration against the harassment and bullying of students who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

WSU in the Media – April 11, 2014

The Seattle Times – Wildfire season starts on April 15, the same day Bob Drewel begins a one-year term as interim chancellor of the coming Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett.

Huffington PostThe experiment shows that arid ecosystems “are a major sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide,” Washington State University professor R. Dave Evans, the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “As CO2 levels go up, they’ll increase their uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere. They’ll help take up some of that excess CO2 going into the atmosphere. They can’t take it all up, but they’ll help.

Spokane Journal of BusinessWSU President Elson Floyd and a contingent from the Pullman and Spokane campuses visited the Journal’s editorial board earlier this month, and the case they make for more aggressive expansion of physician education is compelling.

WSU in the Media – April 8, 2014

New York Times – Computer scientists at Washington State University have created robots that can teach other robots — in this case, to play the 1980s video-game sensation Pac-Man — and ultimately to outperform their teachers.

Spokesman-Review - More than half of the people in a University of Washington task force that will look at the access, quality and cost of medical education in Washington are from Spokane or have ties here. That’s significant as tensions between UW and Washington State University mount over the future of medical education in the state.Continue reading

WSU in the Media – April 7, 2014

The Columbian - A new apple under development at Washington State University could compete for the hearts and palates of fruit lovers in a few years.

Fivethirtyeightscience – One of the first models describing evolutionary rescue’s basic principles came from Richard Gomulkiewicz, a professor at Washington State University’s School of Biological Sciences, and the theoretical ecologist Robert Holt.Continue reading