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Rock Doc: Passive smoke affects kids’ long-term health

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Years ago I was a light smoker. Back in the day I thought nicotine did good things for my ability to think and learn. I was a serious student at the time, studying intensively seven days a week, so a powerful complement to black coffee was welcome in my life. » More …

Sept. 25-26: Conference explores teaching with technology

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Lamb-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Education will hold its first conference specifically related to technology in the higher-education classroom on Sept. 25-26 at Washington State University. Find registration and other information at http://education.wsu.edu/TECHed.html. » More …

Antibiotic resistant infection? Yes, you

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Antibiotic-resistance-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re in a locker room after completing a workout. You grab a towel on the bench before realizing it belongs to someone else. Unknown to you, the person who just used the towel left behind some lingering Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as “staph.” The organism was spread to that person’s hands after rubbing an infected hair follicle on his inner thigh. » More …

WSU awards more than 2,600 diplomas

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Family members and friends Saturday packed into Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum, where more than 2,600 graduating students crossed the stage in three ceremonies to receive diplomas during spring commencement.

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New orientation visit designed for Spanish-speaking parents

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

La-Bienvenida-dad-daughter-80PULLMAN, Wash. – About 200 parents and students are registered to participate in Washington State University’s La Bienvenida program on the Pullman campus May 17-18. » More …

Students win international prize with hydrogen fueling plan

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

fueling-station-rendering-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A group of Washington State University students has designed a plan for an innovative and economical fueling station that could help make environmentally friendly, hydrogen-powered cars a viable option for future transportation. » More …

May 15: Fry to receive award from WSU Libraries

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Bryan-Fry-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Students of Bryan Fry’s “Honors Writing and Research” (English 298) class earn every bit of their research chops over the course of the semester. The bibliography for their final paper counts for 50 percent of the class grade. » More …