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WSU collaborates on grant to ease Spokane dropout rate
June 26, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

LeBeau-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In a Jenny LeBeau utopia, there’d be no such thing as a student dropping out of school. With the help of a $400,000 grant, LeBeau and a research team from Gonzaga University are setting about to make this a reality, starting with Spokane Public Schools.

Kids camp visit is part of libraries K-12 outreach
June 26, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – How many books can a Washington State University student check out at a time? What magazine is at call number 901 B772i? And how many copies of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” does the WSU Libraries own?

Researchers await launch of NASA carbon observatory
June 25, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

nasa-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have been heavily involved in the design, development and testing of a NASA observatory set to launch at 2:56 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

James E. Frasure
June 24, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – James E. Frasure, dining services, died June 23, 2014. He worked at WSU since 2008.

Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher
June 24, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

moon-bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A veterinary cardiologist from Washington State University has just returned from an overseas research trip to help determine whether the highly controversial process of “bile milking” Asiatic black bears is damaging their hearts.

Rock Doc column: Seize the day and visit a park
June 24, 2014

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

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – This is the time of year to get outdoors and observe Mother Nature in all her glory. With a simple field guide to trees or birds and a Sunday afternoon trip to a local park, you can play amateur scientist and immerse yourself in forces larger than those we humans create.

Pappu to be a Fulbright specialist in Uzbekistan
June 20, 2014

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

pappu-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University plant pathology professor Hanu Pappu has been selected as a Fulbright specialist. He will organize laboratory workshops and provide training for faculty, staff and graduate students at Urgench State University in Uzbekistan this fall.

Grant funds high school equivalency program at WSU
June 20, 2014

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

HEP-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Washington State University a five-year $2.3-million grant to establish a high school equivalency program (HEP).