WSU News

WSU lab confirms bluetongue virus killing deer, livestock

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory located in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed bluetongue virus (BTV) in 42 animals submitted from Washington and Idaho this fall.Continue reading

Supermoon Sunday: A double wow

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Clear skies over the Pacific Northwest Sunday night offered primetime viewing for a rare, celestial double-feature show. In a combined supermoon and full lunar eclipse, not only did the moon appear slightly larger than usual, but it had a red hue to boot.Continue reading

President’s column: The transformation $1 billion can buy

Perspectives-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – We celebrated one of Washington State University’s crowning achievements earlier this month: the successful completion of the $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas. With the official party behind us, though, it is important to understand just how lasting the transformation sparked by this campaign will be.Continue reading

Study links U.S. polarization to TV news deregulation

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Hmielowski,-left,-and-HutchensPULLMAN, Wash. – Increasing American political polarization is linked to television news deregulation following the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, according to a Washington State University study.Continue reading

Cooperation in nature harbors surprisingly few cheaters

fish-cooperate-smallVANCOUVER, Wash. – There are very few cheaters among species that cooperate, according to a recently published paper co-authored by researchers at Washington State University. But information on this type of cheating is scarce, they found, and science would benefit from more thorough studies.Continue reading

Autumn off to warm start; more dryness expected

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

pumpkin-shades-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As a record-breaking hot summer in the Pacific Northwest gives way to the first days of the autumnal equinox, it’s still T-shirt and sunglasses weather over much of the region. Stores may be festooned with Halloween decorations, but temperatures in Yakima, Pullman, Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities are expected to hit the low 80s Thursday.Continue reading

WSU Tri-Cities’ programs receive independent accreditations

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Iannelli-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Two computer science and two engineering degree programs at Washington State University Tri-Cities are independently accredited respectively by the Computing Accreditation Commission and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.Continue reading