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WSU Dedicates, Names New Visitor Center

WSUVisitorCenterPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s new visitor center is now open, creating a new front door to the University. WSU leaders, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and members of the surrounding community gathered this morning to formally dedicate the new 4,224-square-foot building. WSU President Elson S. Floyd heralded the new facility as a great partnership between the City of Pullman and the WSU campus.

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President Glenn Terrell Celebration of Life

Terrell MemorialPULLMAN, Wash. — A Celebration of Life Ceremony honoring the life and legacy of former Washington State University President Glenn Terrell was held Thursday in the Terrell Library Atrium on the WSU Pullman campus. Dr. Terrell, who served as president from 1967 to 1985, died Friday, Aug. 30, at the age of 93.

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Powering cultural preservation: New grants expand archiving of indigenous treasures

photo-totem-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Just thinking about the box of fragile cassette tapes gives Kim Christen chills. Recorded on the thin ribbons was the last-known speaker of the Kiksht language, yet another vanishing treasure of Native American culture. » More …

Home crimson home: Alumni express interest in Pullman housing

alumni-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As Washington State University’s executive director of real estate and local relations, Mel Taylor had been fielding calls from Cougar alumni interested in Pullman housing for a year or more. So he asked associate professor of marketing Jeff Joireman to help with a study gauging alumni interest in Palouse dwellings. » More …

Investors, industry welcome WSU research innovations, commercialization partnerships

wsui3-logo-200By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural,
Human and Natural Resource Sciences

SEATTLE – “Lightning in a bottle” is how venture capitalist Joe Piper describes much of the innovation originating at Washington State University. It is elusive, powerful, brilliant – and captured to be shared with the world. » More …

WSU’s research story comes out of the woodwork at new visitor center

visitor-center-80By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – As you walk through the new WSU visitor center, slow down and notice the wood around you. Natural blue staining on a bench shows how a Northwest pine tree lost its battle with troublesome beetles. Criss-crossed wood flakes span a wall-length wine display, making better use of timber resources. » More …

Rural land use restrictions curb wildfires – up to a point

PaveglioT-2013--80PULLMAN, Wash. – Using Montana’s fast-growing Flathead County as a template, a Washington State University researcher has found that moderately restrictive land-use policies can significantly curb the potential damage of rural wildfires. However, highly restrictive planning laws will not do much more. » More …