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Lightning, thunder and tumbling snowflakes all at the same time are so rare meteorologists call it thundersnow. (Photo from Wikipedia)
Rare ‘thundersnow’ makes surprise, rumbling visit across the Palouse
November 20, 2017

Lightning and thunderclaps accompanied tumbling snowflakes last Thursday night over the Palouse in what meteorologists call a thundersnow. The Nov. 16 event moved through areas including Moscow and Pullman within a 10-minute time period. Though brief, it presented an enthralling, seldom-seen show.

Alaska Airlines showing its Crimson Spirit
Alaska Air expanding Pullman service during key winter travel dates
November 17, 2017

The additional service, announced Thursday afternoon by Alaska Air, is scheduled to begin in early January to coincide with the beginning of spring semester and will resume again on select days in March to help accommodate spring break travel. The idea of additional Pullman service on key winter travel weekends was discussed in a recent meeting between President Kirk Schulz and Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden.

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Survey suggests most shoppers are skipping Black Friday, say it’s just another day
November 17, 2017

According to a new survey from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business, nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents are planning to skip Black Friday this year. Researchers want to better understand how e-commerce and other technologies, such as evolving payment methods, are impacting people’s shopping habits during the holiday season and beyond.

Search for new CAHNRS dean narrowed to four finalists
November 15, 2017

Four finalists for the position of dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences have been identified and will visit Washington State University during the weeks of Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

Researchers chart rising wealth inequality across millennia
November 15, 2017

The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, have profound implications for contemporary society, as inequality repeatedly leads to social disruption, even collapse, and the United States currently has one of the highest levels of inequality in the history of the world.

Researchers study behavior to improve energy efficiency in buildings
November 13, 2017

In collaboration with William O’Brien from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, assistant professor Julia Day recently published a paper in Energy Research and Social Science, that explores occupant behavior in high efficiency buildings. Their research could lead to better designed and more efficient buildings—that work for their occupants.

History project examining key role of Washington’s 161st Infantry Regiment finds rare WWII footage
November 9, 2017

The success of the 161st, a unit that can trace its roots to Washington’s pre-statehood days as a territorial militia, sent a global message about the combat readiness of America’s citizen volunteers. Now, a pair of WSU graduate students have completed a new historical examination that represents the most comprehensive look at the unit’s service in the Pacific Theater ever compiled.

Snow removal accessibility requests
November 8, 2017

As winter arrives, the Facilities Operations Grounds Department is preparing it snow removal plans and priorities and wants to hear from people who have specific snow-removal needs because of disabilities.

Distinguished sociology professor brings expertise in health inequality
November 8, 2017

When Justin Denney was still an aspiring, young sociologist, he strove to understand the dynamic forces that shape and perpetuate social inequality. Then, in graduate school, he came across the signal texts of renowned sociologist and Washington State University alumnus William Julius Wilson.

Researchers benefit from undergrad practicality
November 7, 2017

Getting ready for school on a snowy day can be quite a challenge for young children. In addition to eating breakfast, getting dressed and packing up workbooks, they have to remember extra things like boots, gloves, a hat, and a coat. Undergraduate researcher Jenna (Eva) Caneva helped turn this real-life scenario into a simple cognition exercise to test the ability of 6-to-10-year-olds to follow instructions.