WSU News WSU Spokane News

Oct. 20: Policy makers, economist to debate carbon tax

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

speakersPULLMAN and SPOKANE, Wash. – Panelists representing divergent views of the proposed Washington Carbon Tax referendum I-732 will make brief presentations and engage in a discussion 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

Grant to study cognitive health in elderly American Indians

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane recently were awarded a $3.655 million four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study cognitive health among elderly American Indians. » More …

Lenticular clouds – the truth is out there

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – A cloud type that spawns tall tales almost as much as Sasquatch is known to linger over peaks in the Cascade Range. Sometimes called “UFO clouds,” these saucer-shaped formations are likely to become more prominent as we enter autumn and winter. » More …

Governor appoints WSU Spokane STEM leader to ed alliance

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

janet-frost-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Janet Frost to the Washington STEM Education Innovation Alliance, which advises the governor about development and implementation of policies to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education. » More …

College of Medicine appoints Roll as vice dean for research

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

John-Roll-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has named John Roll vice dean for research. He has for several months served as interim in that position. » More …

WSU Cougar football season kickoff set for Saturday

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will kick off the Labor Day weekend and open the 2016 football season at home this Saturday (Sept. 3), when the Cougars play host to the Eagles of Eastern Washington University at 5 p.m. in Martin Stadium. By mid-week, fewer than 1,000 tickets remained available for the season-opening football game. Tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-GOCOUGS. » More …

$10 million grant to study disease in native populations

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure. » More …

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). » More …