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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we need stars?
April 4, 2017

Dr. UniversePULLMAN, Wash. – If you are anything like me, you like watching the night sky. The stars we see are a lot like our nearest star, the sun. They are just much farther away. That makes stars look like small twinkly things instead of a big, furious thing like our sun.

Ask Dr. Universe: Do animals help our minds?
March 21, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains are pretty busy. They are constantly thinking, feeling and sensing our world. One thing that can help some people relax is spending time with an animal friend. You might play fetch with a dog, sit with a cat, brush a horse or even watch a goldfish zip around its bowl.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why are plants green?
March 14, 2017

PUYALLUP, Wash. – A lush tropical rainforest, a field of sunflowers, a garden in your neighborhood. Our Earth is home to all kinds of plant life. From trees to catnip, there are thousands of different species of plants. Most of these plants are green, but not all of them.

Weiler named new WSU VP for marketing, communication
February 23, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Phil Weiler, a strategic communications expert with more than 26 years of experience, has been named vice president for marketing and communication at Washington State University. He will start at WSU on May 1.

WSU tallies 14 regional communication awards
February 13, 2017

By Trevor Durham, University Advancement

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University staff recently earned 14 awards in the 2017 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII communication awards competition.

Video: Year in review at WSU
February 7, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – This photo review from 2016 of the people, places and activities that make Washington State University a special place was put to music by Amanda Determan, Video Services, and features images by Robert Hubner, Shelly Hanks and Dean Hare, WSU Photo Services.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do nonbiodegradables decay slowly?
February 7, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – It can take a really long time for some things to decay. If we buried an apple peel in the backyard, it might only take a few weeks to break down into the soil. But if we buried a plastic water bottle, it would probably still be there hundreds of years from now.

Ask Dr. Universe: What is a crystal?
January 31, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Maybe you’ve caught a snowflake on your tongue. Or sprinkled salt on your food. Perhaps you’ve imagined what it would be like to explore a big crystal cave.

WSU State of University address rescheduled for Feb. 15
January 20, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Kirk Schulz will deliver his first State of the University address at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the CUB auditorium. A question and answer session and reception will follow.