By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – “Plug your ears.” Immediately after Jeff Kensrud says this, a cannon fires a 140-mile-per-hour baseball at a composite bat. The ball collides with a resounding clang, and both ball and bat ricochet backward.
By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus
PULLMAN, Wash. – Blackboard Learn will be available to all faculty by the beginning of November. But nine faculty members and about 3,000 Pullman students in five chemistry and math courses are already using Washington State University’s new learning management system.
By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – K-12 testing, graduation requirements and diversity and opportunity in education will be discussed in a free, public presentation by Washington Sen. John McCoy (D-38) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University.
PULLMAN- WSU has signed a licensing agreement with Merial Limited., a world-leading animal health company, to commercialize DNA technology that will benefit beef and dairy cattle producers in the selection, breeding and management of their herds. The technology was originally developed by Zhihua Jiang, assistant professor of animal sciences.
“We are pleased to take this discovery to the next level in the commercial development by partnering with Merial,” said Keith Jones, executive director of the WSU Research Foundation. “This research has the potential to have a major impact on beef and … » More …
It begins with just a telephone call. Unusual deaths in a flock of backyard chickens or ducks may prompt a call to the state veterinarian’s office, launching a statewide system of “bird flu” testing centered at the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.WSU is a founding member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) — a network of 49 regional laboratories responsible for the surveillance of and response to exotic disease outbreaks affecting livestock in the U.S. As such, it was among the first labs in the nation to begin intense testing for the avian influenza virus … » More …
Anyone who missed getting their cholesterol screened at the CUB in September will have another chance in February.The one-day screening last fall drew so much interest, people had to be turned away.“We had no idea it was going to be so popular,” said Marsha C. Turnbull, a registered nurse at WSU Health and Wellness. “We ran out of materials.”The cholesterol screening is open to faculty, staff and students and gives students on the Cougar Health Awareness Team practice working with live patients.Turnbull created the CHAT in the fall of 2000 to harness the enthusiasm she saw in the students who were doing HIV peer counseling.“I … » More …