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Faculty earns international honor for promise in special ed
March 16, 2015

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Brenda-Barrio-80PULLMAN, Wash. – An assistant professor of special education at the College of Education has been awarded an international honor for a student who shows great potential for future contribution to the field.

Did port slowdowns bust state’s hay export boom?
March 16, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

JimBaird-80SEATTLE – Washington grows and exports some of the best hay in the world, but the market has taken a significant hit from the recent dockworker slowdown that crippled West Coast ports. 

Student newspaper wins international Gold Crown Award
March 16, 2015

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

evergreen-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, won a Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the international student press group’s highest honor awarded to a student publication.

Roving cameras see the big picture for wheat breeding
March 16, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Tractor-drives-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Wheat breeders at Washington State University are sizing up experimental crops from a new perspective: cameras that see far better than the human eye.

Three hours work time approved for Showcase celebrations
March 16, 2015

showcase-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Three hours of work time for employees to attend Showcase events March 26 and 27 have been approved by Dan Bernardo, provost and executive vice president of Washington State University. He welcomes faculty to encourage classes to attend the Academic Showcase poster session, as well.

Tiny parasite, big disease: 22 years since fatal outbreak
March 16, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

crypto-from-CDC-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. At first, a highly contagious intestinal virus was blamed. But as symptoms struck tens of thousands of people – closing schools and businesses and nearly bringing the city to a standstill – health officials discovered the culprit: a tiny, pink-colored parasite.

WSU releases 100th wheat variety
March 16, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

spillmanPULLMAN, Wash. – The release of a new winter wheat variety named “Jasper” honors the legacy of the wheat breeding program at WSU started by William Jasper Spillman in 1894. The first variety developed by the university was released in 1905. Jasper marks the 100th.

Tablets increase neck strain 3-5 times, says ergonomics study
March 13, 2015

VasavadaPULLMAN, Wash. – Strain on neck muscles increases 3-5 times when using tablet computers compared to sitting with the head in a neutral position, according to recent research by Anita Vasavada at Washington State University. The lowest demand on the neck was when the tablet was in a high propped position.

Students win catalysis society awards
March 13, 2015

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

three-awardsPULLMAN, Wash. – Fanglin Che, Yan Li and Rebecca Baylon, graduate students in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, have received the North American Catalysis Society’s Richard J. Kokes Award.

March 30-April 2: Eco-writers to put natural world into words
March 13, 2015

By Sabrina Zearott, College of Arts & Sciences

Pyle-and-CobbPULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental writers Robert Michael Pyle and Allison Cobb will be featured in three nature-themed events – all free to the public – March 30-April 2 to conclude the 2014-15 Washington State University Visiting Writer Series.