WSU News Press Releases

WSU Tri-Cities to break ground on student union building

RICHLAND, Wash. – Officials from Washington State University Tri-Cities will break ground on the new student union building during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, south of the Consolidated Information Center building. » More …

After landslide, communities rewarded for resilience efforts

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

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Two years after the deadly landslide that devastated the Oso, Wash., area, the towns of Darrington and Arlington were announced April 27 as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, which is designed to inspire innovative solutions for community revitalization. » More …

Through May 27: ‘Nuclear Hanford’ exhibit at Terrell Library

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

The-Villager-front-pagePULLMAN, Wash. – A brief history of the Hanford nuclear site – from pre-Manhattan Project to the present – is the subject of an exhibit in the atrium case at Washington State University’s Terrell Library through May 27. » More …

Bourbon or rye? You can’t tell the difference, says study

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
and Lauren Ingeno, Drexel University

spirits-judgingRICHLAND, Wash. – Whiskey aficionados may claim that Manhattans must be made with fiery, grassy rye while an Old Fashioned requires the sweetness of bourbon. » More …

New mental health tool expedites patient evaluation

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new assessment tool to gauge the risk that someone with a mental illness will commit a crime. It could also speed up long-delayed competency evaluations for people awaiting trial. » More …

WSU program ensures bodies for medical study

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medicine

David-Conley-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is procuring the resources it will need once it receives permission to admit students. » More …

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University. » More …

Reducing waste while improving snack nutrition

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

snack-puffsPULLMAN, Wash. – Your favorite puffed snack food may soon contain more fiber and nutrition, thanks to research from Washington State University food scientists. » More …

WSU student innovation on display April 29

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students from across the state will show off their knowledge, skills and innovation at the Engineering Capstone Expo on Friday, April 29. » More …