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April 1 deadline for argument-based inquiry conference

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Conference-Chair-Andy-CavagnettoSPOKANE, Wash. – Papers may be submitted through April 1 for the second International Argument-based Inquiry Conference to be held Aug. 5-7 in Spokane. The gathering will be hosted by the College of Education at Washington State University.Continue reading

National survey polls students to evaluate, improve WSU

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

nsse-logo-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is hopeful that freshmen and seniors can use their smartphones this spring to tell the institution how it is doing.Continue reading

Students advocate in state, nation for pharmacy practice

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

NottinghamSPOKANE, Wash. – More than 70 student pharmacists from Washington State University spoke to state legislators in Olympia this month about expanding use of pharmacy services. And a student pharmacist will represent WSU on March 25-26 when 300 advocates from across the nation take a similar message to Washington, D.C.Continue reading

Small-town entrepreneur talks business with U.S. lawmaker

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

DePaulaWASHINGTON – Andrew DePaula, founder and president of intelliPaper, a technology company in Edwall, Wash., that has developed a type of “smart paper,” met with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Monday (March 16) to talk about innovation, entrepreneurship and small business.Continue reading

Researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

MeierSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs.Continue reading