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Rock Doc: Training microbes to make biofuel

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

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When you fill your tank, you likely see a little sticker on the pump saying part of the fuel is ethanol. Ethanol is a biofuel, which means it comes from plants like corn rather than from fossil fuel – ancient carbon that’s been buried within the Earth for millions of years. » More …

Wine science, ag students complete studies at WSU

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WSU-viticulture-and-enology-student-80PULLMAN, Wash. – There’s a growing demand for graduates in agriculture, and students who invest two years at Walla Walla Community College or Yakima Valley Community College can transfer to several ag degree programs at Washington State University. » More …

WSU helps state assess legal needs of low income residents

survey-130PULLMAN, Wash. – The legal needs of low income state residents will be assessed by Washington State University researchers in an update to a 2003 study. The goal is to provide strategic direction for legal aid delivery to these individuals and families. » More …

Online grad business programs for veterans rank third

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Business has been named one of the best business schools in the nation for its online business graduate programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. According to the report, the college ranked third in the Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans category.

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WSU announces the name for its stellar new apple

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

Cosmic-crisp-200PULLMAN, Wash.— The newest Washington State University apple, designated WA 38, is one step closer to hitting supermarkets with announcement of its brand name, Cosmic Crisp. » More …