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Photos: Freshman wins hurdles at Pac-12 Championships
May 19, 2014

WSU Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University freshman CJ Allen was the upset winner in the men’s intermediate hurdles Sunday in the final day of the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships at Mooberry Track on the Pullman campus.

WSU’s grizzly bears love pastries, delight visitors
May 19, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Wide-eyed children and adults are turning out in high numbers to view the grizzlies at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on the east edge of campus. The giant predators take dips in the steel pool, roll on the grass and smack their massive paws at each other within the two-acre enclosure.

Professor encourages disruption, ‘unlearning’
May 16, 2014

david_leonard-80By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Disruption, dissatisfaction, complication … bad words in some classrooms are good words in David Leonard’s view.

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.