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May 15: Fry to receive award from WSU Libraries
May 8, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Bryan-Fry-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Students of Bryan Fry’s “Honors Writing and Research” (English 298) class earn every bit of their research chops over the course of the semester. The bibliography for their final paper counts for 50 percent of the class grade.

‘Exploding head syndrome’ a real, overlooked sleep disorder
May 6, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Sharpless-80PULLMAN, Wash.—It sounds like a phrase from Urban Dictionary or the title of an animated gif, but a Washington State University researcher says “exploding head syndrome” is an authentic and largely overlooked phenomenon that warrants a deeper look.

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.

Alumna, grad student to study abroad on Fulbrights
May 2, 2014

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Dexter-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Fulbright U.S. Student Program will fund graduate study in Europe for an alumna and a graduate student from Washington State University. Eric Dexter, who will complete his M.S. degree in environmental science at WSU Vancouver in June, will spend his Fulbright year in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Drug-interaction research a challenge with herbal products
May 2, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

Paine-80SPOKANE, Wash. – The cover story of the news magazine published in April by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists came from Mary Paine’s research lab at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.

Science finds wines’ fruity flavors really do fade first
May 1, 2014

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

white-wine-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Testing conventional wisdom with science, recently published research from Washington State University reveals how different flavors “finish,” or linger, on the palate following a sip of wine.

NSF awards support grad students in pharmacy research
May 1, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

NSF-pharmacy-studentsSPOKANE, Wash. – The National Science Foundation has awarded three years of research support to two doctoral students in the College of Pharmacy at the Washington State University health sciences campus in Spokane.

Students take top prizes at world power, energy conference
April 30, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

Biswas-80PULLMAN, Wash. – At the world’s largest power and energy exposition and conference recently, students from Washington State University won three of the top six poster awards.

‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth
April 24, 2014

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

horse-stress-Pendry-130PULLMAN, Wash. – New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva.