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It’s an owl! It’s a hawk! Rare visit one for record books

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Dec14-owl-300PULLMAN, Wash. – Owls, like most creatures, “sometimes just hit the road and go,” said raptor expert Erik Stauber, a retired wildlife veterinary professor from Washington State University. So when he spotted an odd looking bird perched on a bare tree near a Moscow, Idaho, shopping mall, he suspected it was a rare visitor from a faraway land. » More …

WSU recommends flu vaccinations as students return

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

vaccination-arm-90pPULLMAN, Wash. – With spring semester classes resuming this week amid reports of increasing influenza activity across the country, health officials at Washington State University are urging returning students to practice good health habits and get a seasonal flu vaccination.

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Jan. 23-24: Free will explored in philosophy forum

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Mele-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent discoveries in neuroscience are challenging long-held beliefs about conscious decision making or “free will.” Alfred Mele, an expert in action theory, will examine this critical intersection of science and philosophy in two free public events Jan. 23-24, at Washington State University Pullman. » More …

Unique online power engineering program gets under way

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Citing the need for trained engineers in the power industry, Washington State University in fall 2014 will debut the first online professional master’s degree program in electrical power engineering. » More …