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Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Research fund partner helps WSU innovation advance

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

SEATTLE – Since the Commercialization Gap Fund launched at Washington State University two years ago, 14 researchers have received funding to fill the gap between their discoveries and private investment. The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has just invested up to $1 million for the next four years in the fund. » More …

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research

Agreement-is-signed-Wednesday

By Craig Lawson, International Programs

SHENZHEN, China – Research and economic development in agriculture will be advanced thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today between Washington State University and BGI, one of the world’s largest genomics companies. » More …

President: WSU committed to economic development

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – As part of its efforts to bring research discoveries to the public where they can make the most impact, Washington State University has established a strategic partnership with Accelerator Corporation, a health technologies investment and management firm based in Seattle. » More …

John Gardner named new VP for development

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Gardner-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd announced this morning the appointment of John Gardner as new vice president for development and CEO of the WSU Foundation. Gardner will assume his new responsibilities effective July 1. » More …

Snohomish Co. exec named Everett interim chancellor

Drewell-80EVERETT, Wash. – Bob Drewel, an educational and political icon in Snohomish County for the past four decades, will serve as interim chancellor at what will become Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett. WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced the yearlong appointment today; it becomes effective April 15. » More …