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Nov. 29: Tax policy expert to speak on federal tax system reform

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Thomas Neubig WSU Hoops Tax Institute speaker

PULLMAN, Wash. – The potential impact of currently proposed federal tax reform bills will be discussed by a founding member of the Tax Sage Network, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Spark G45 at Washington State University. The event will be live streamed at » More …

Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

Marc-Kramer-wsu environment chemistry

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate. » More …

Transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond documented by WSU researchers

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Stefan Turneaure

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by Washington State University researchers answers longstanding questions about the formation of a rare type of diamond during major meteorite strikes. » More …

Nov. 2: Comedy focus of Visiting Writer Series

PULLMAN, Wash. – Award-winning comedy writer, director and producer Ted Tremper will be the featured Visiting Writer Series speaker 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre. » More …

WSU physicist receives DOE early career award

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Brian Collins

PULLMAN, Wash. – Brian Collins, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received one of 59 national Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy for 2017. » More …

Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Alexandra Navrotsky

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis. » More …