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$10 million grant to study disease in native populations
August 26, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure.

WSU, Alaska agreement offers chemical engineering degree
February 26, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is joining with University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) to offer a WSU chemical engineering degree for Alaska students.

Earliest evidence of ancient N. American salmon fishing
September 21, 2015

chum-salmon-illustration-from-Wikipedia-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Alaska and Washington state have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Science abounds when cruising through Alaskan landscapes
July 9, 2013

kirsten peters, rock docEach year at this time thousands of tourists embark on cruises along Alaska stunning coastal waters. If they are lucky, the tourists experience dry weather, relatively calm seas and breathtaking vistas. In some places the ships can get up close and personal to dramatic scenes of glaciers “calving” ice that breaks off and falls into the ocean.

Although I’ve hiked up to glaciers in the Rockies and walked across them, I’ve never seen them entering the sea. I’d like to do that and have the notion recorded on my “bucket list” … » More …

Largest NW rural health conferences slated for March 18-22th
February 9, 2009

SPOKANE – The seventh NW Regional Critical Access Hospital Conference on March 18 and 22 and the NW Regional Rural Health Conference from March 19-20 incorporate Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska in the Northwest’s largest gathering on rural health with more than 300 health professionals attending. Both conferences will be held at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, Wash.

Featured speakers include internationally renowned Carl Hammerschlag, MD, presidents of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the National Rural Health Association, federal experts from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the American Hospital Association.

The NW Regional Critical Access … » More …

Cougar pride takes flight with Horizon Air
January 16, 2008


Finishing touches put on WSU Cougar airplane by Horizon Air worker. (Photo courtesy of Horizon Air)


Keep an eye on the sky and you might soon think that WSU has its own corporate jet.


A look closer though and you will see that it is part of Horizon Air’s new strategy to salute four major regional universities by painting several of its 70-seat aircraft with university colors and logos.


First on the paint list was WSU. Click the play button below to watch, via time-lapse photography, the Coug conversion of a Horizon plane. (Please note: This is 3.6 mb  file, … » More …