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Campaign 2014 report: A surge in ‘dark money’
September 16, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Ridout-80PULLMAN, Wash. – With the midterm election seven weeks away, outside interest groups are pumping a record amount of anonymous “dark money” into television political ads, according to a Washington State University researcher who tracks national campaign advertising.

Poor outdoor air quality calls for precautions
September 16, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Smoke has made the air unhealthy for sensitive groups – including infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, people who have had a stroke and those with heart or lung disease, asthma or diabetes.

Oct. 3: Symposium explores a redesign of body image
September 16, 2014

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

women's-symposium-logo-220PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2014 Women’s Leadership Symposium, “Redefining Body Image,” will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Ensminger Pavilion at Washington State University.

Enrollment hits record high, increases in size, diversity
September 15, 2014

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University enrollment hit an all-time high this semester and has grown in diversity as well as size, according to figures released Monday.

Golden, diamond grads recall Holland during library tour
September 15, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries
PULLMAN, Wash. – Roughly 80 members of the Washington State University classes of 1964 and 1954 (and one from the class of 1944) listened to piano performances in the Terrell Library atrium and toured Holland Library last week during an annual celebration honoring longtime alumni.

Jan. 30: German poem anchors songs of love and loss
September 15, 2014

Ross-Hauck-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Seattle tenor Ross Hauck will perform in a free, public guest recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University with local pianist Elena Panchenko.

Annual financial report earns highest award
September 15, 2014

GFOA-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has earned the highest award – the “Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting” – for its fiscal year 2013 financial report from the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) comprised of 18,000 members.

Video: Music school director featured on new jazz CD
September 15, 2014

CD-coverPULLMAN, Wash. – Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director of the Washington State University School of Music, is featured on “Round the Korner,” a new CD recording by the Delbert Bump-Greg Yasinitsky Quintet.

Sept. 23: Faculty vocal concert explores love, trust
September 15, 2014

fac-art-series-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Ukrainian songs about fidelity – in relationships and also to one’s country – will strike a timely note in “Love: A Matter of Trust,” a Faculty Artist Series performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University.

Wheat gene discovery clears way for non-GMO breeding
September 15, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Gill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.