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Anthropologist discovers clues to first Americans
May 15, 2014

Kemp-150PULLMAN, Wash. – For more than a decade, Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp has teased out the ancient DNA of goose and salmon bones from Alaska, human remains from North and South America and human coprolites—ancient poop—from Oregon and the American Southwest.

Flyin’ high: WSU flag launched into stratosphere
May 15, 2014

By Sabrina Zearott and Joanna Steward, College of Arts & Sciences

Coug-flag-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University flag has flown in many places around the world – from ESPN Game Day to the Great Wall of China – and now more than 18 miles into the stratosphere.

Video: Organic ag trailblazer receives national green award
May 15, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

John-Reganold-in-a-WSU-hoop-house-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and internationally renowned soil scientist John Reganold received the 2014 Growing Green Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Berkeley Food Institute in a ceremony Wednesday in Berkeley, Calif.

Grants will expand services for first-generation students
May 14, 2014

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

first-scholars-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – The First Scholars program has helped Washington State University surpass the national percentage of first-generation students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment. Yet the program only has capacity to accept 20 new students each fall.

Women’s basketball achieves perfect academic score
May 14, 2014

women's-bbal-seniors-130INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released its 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures, and nine Washington State University intercollegiate athletic programs posted perfect single-year scores, it was announced Wednesday.

Video: A new future for fungi from the past
May 14, 2014

Fungi CollectionPULLMAN, Wash. – As Jack Rogers and Dean Glawe gently flip through volumes of fragile books filled with fungi collected more than 150 years ago, they say it’s like peering back to the beginning of modern biology.

Rock Doc: Passive smoke affects kids’ long-term health
May 13, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Years ago I was a light smoker. Back in the day I thought nicotine did good things for my ability to think and learn. I was a serious student at the time, studying intensively seven days a week, so a powerful complement to black coffee was welcome in my life.

Antibiotic resistant infection? Yes, you
May 13, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Antibiotic-resistance-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Let’s say you’re in a locker room after completing a workout. You grab a towel on the bench before realizing it belongs to someone else. Unknown to you, the person who just used the towel left behind some lingering Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as “staph.” The organism was spread to that person’s hands after rubbing an infected hair follicle on his inner thigh.

New Residence Inn opens on WSU’s Pullman campus
May 13, 2014

hotel-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – A four-story Residence Inn by Marriott has opened on the Washington State University campus, bringing an additional 131 rooms to a market where finding available lodging, particularly for major university events, is often challenging.