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WSU’s largest endowed scholarship benefits future teachers

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of its largest endowed scholarship fund, made possible through a $16.5 million estate gift from San Francisco Bay area developer, philanthropist and alumnus Roscoe “Rock” Logan and his wife, Jane.Continue reading

Purple needle eater threatens noble fir holiday boughs, trees

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

chastagnerPUYALLUP, Wash. – Noble fir, the iconic tree of holiday greenery, is under attack by a disease known as purple needle eater. The mysterious disease attacks new growth, causing needles to turn purple and die. Continue reading

Discovery advances biowaste-to-jet fuel research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel.Continue reading

WSU, Zurich university launch double master’s degree

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland have launched an international, double master’s degree program designed to graduate globally educated professionals to assume leadership positions in technology-driven, multinational corporations.Continue reading

 Dec. 1:  ‘Just Mercy’ author to give common reading lecture

b.Stevenson-iconPULLMAN, Wash. — Executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” Bryan Stevenson will deliver the ninth annual Common Reading Invited Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, at Beasley Coliseum on the Washington State University campus. The public event will be followed by a book signing.Continue reading