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Jan. 28: Research forum advances international collaborations
December 3, 2013

By Theresa Howlett, Office of International Programs

intl-research-forum-2012--200PULLMAN, Wash. – Strengthening and expanding Washington State University’s international research and innovation activity is the goal of “Beyond International Talk,” 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Lighty 405. Polycom will be provided for the regional and extension campuses.

Cranberry research aims for longer shelf life
November 19, 2013

cranberries-closeup-100x80pMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The cranberry season could extend beyond the fall and winter holidays thanks to the work of a new adjunct professor at Washington State University Mount Vernon.

Nov. 19-20: Freshmen debut research posters
November 18, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – What do college freshmen really want to know?

Find out at Freshman Academic Showcase where students display posters of their first research projects.

Rock Doc column: Does pointing point to deep intelligence?
November 12, 2013

By E. Kirsten Peters

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I don’t know the full heritage of my mutt from the pound, Buster Brown by name. Buster was listed as a “Lab mix” by the Humane Society but my vet has said he is more of a German shepherd mix. We all can agree he’s a mongrel – indeed, one or both of his parents may have been mutts themselves.

NSF grant to study corporate influence on government
November 8, 2013

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University sociologist Mikhail Balaev has received a two-year National Science Foundation award of $170,000 to study political and corporate ties in the American government.

Award furthers international science collaborations
November 8, 2013

Pappu-H-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientist Hanu Pappu recently was honored for his scholarship and international stature in agricultural research with an award that facilitates travel to India to interact and exchange ideas with researchers there.

WSU research tucked inside traveling Capitol Christmas Tree
November 6, 2013

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By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Tucked within the massive Capitol Christmas Tree headed for Washington, D.C. are three tiny sensors most people will never see. They will collect information on how well the tree holds moisture during its 25-day journey from Washington state.

Rock Doc column: Fighting a sly, crippling disease
November 5, 2013

E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Normally, when a bacterium invades your body, it is surrounded and engulfed by a white blood cell. At least that’s what we were taught in high school biology. If all goes well, the white blood cell kills the bacterium and the infection is over: case closed.