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Fall takes last fling, offers spectacular color
PULLMAN – Winter tempertatures and darker days are creeping in, but nature has allowed fall a last spectacular fling, as trees and bushes across the WSU Pullman campus display a brilliant palette of colors.
Scientifically, the shorter daytime hours and cooler temperatures create a complex chemical reaction in leaves and plants, causing the quiet green colors of summer foliage to transformed into reds, oranges, golds and browns before the leaves fall off the trees.
Here is a Soundslides file providing a few glimpses of fall colors on the WSU Pullman campus over the past two weeks, courtesy of WSU Photo Services.
Photos by Shelly Hanks and Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services
Music: “Autumn Day,” by Peter White, from his alumn “Perfect Moment”
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee got a behind-the-scenes tour of the WSU Bear Center as well as the new Family Medicine Residency program at Pullman Regional Hospital as part of his visit to the Palouse Thursday.
Recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist award for a three-week visit to Slovakia, WSU’s Cornell Clayton held a series of lectures for graduate and undergraduate students focusing on contemporary American politics.
Eric Johnson, an English language learners professor, will begin his two-year term on Aug. 16 and will focus heavily on faculty and staff professional development aimed at fostering an inclusive and equitable educational environment within the college.
As part of the $1.7 billion Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory will play a key role preventing the spread of disease-causing pathogens, including new COVID-19 variants.