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Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry

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. » More …

Venture capital firm co-founder named to Board of Regents

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Heather Redman, co-founder and managing partner of the Seattle-based Flying Fish Partners venture capital firm, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents. » More …

Oct. 6: Special meeting of Global Animal Health – Tanzania Board of Directors

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Directors of Global Animal Health – Tanzania (GAH-T), a nonprofit corporation affiliated with Washington State University, will hold a special meeting beginning 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6., in the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health Building, Room 201 in Pullman. » More …

Whistleblower Act encourages reporting, protects employees

whistlePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington state’s “Whistleblower Act,” RCW 42.40, was enacted to encourage state employees to report improper governmental actions. A whistleblower is entitled to protection from reprisal or retaliatory action. » More …

Oct. 25: State’s top security officer to speak at Cyber-Security Awareness Summit

eye closeupBy Jacqueline Southwick, WSU Information Technology Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Agnes Kirk, Washington state’s chief information security officer, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s WSU Cyber Security Awareness Summit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. » More …

Global research team fills language gap in plant science

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. » More …

Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

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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. » More …