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WSU files counter suits to protect new apple variety

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today that it has taken legal action in state and federal court against Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, for breach of contract and patent and trademark infringement. The litigation, which relates to the Cosmic Crisp apple, was filed to protect WSU’s intellectual property rights.

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Researchers study surfaces to improve critical catalysts

catalysis image croppedPULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team has developed a way to identify important chemical changes that occur during complex reactions on the surfaces of catalysts. » More …

WSU receives $1 million from Keck Foundation to develop self-replicating materials

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Brozik James
Kerry Hipps

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University scientists have been awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop molecular machines that self-replicate, producing pounds of 100-percent pure material.  » More …

March 22: Hospitality leader to give annual Burtenshaw business lecture

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Joe Berger, speaker at WSU Burtenshaw Lecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Joseph Berger, executive vice president and president of Americas for Hilton, will present “The Heart of Hospitality” during the annual Burtenshaw Lecture, 1:25 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Stacey Hust

PULLMAN, Wash. – Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies. » More …

Researchers use single-atom catalyst, convert CO to CO2

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Jean-Sabin McEwen

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University and Tufts University have demonstrated for the first time that a single metal atom can act as a catalyst in converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide, a chemical reaction that is commonly used in catalytic converters to remove harmful gases from car exhaust. » More …

WSU Regents approve real estate proposals, housing and dining rates

By Phil Weiler, University Communications

Pullman-Moscow Airport

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today agreed to move forward with two real estate actions and approved an increase to certain housing and dining rates for students in Pullman. » More …