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WSU Athletics offers overview of 2009-2010
June 24, 2010



PULLMAN – WSU Athletics has assembled a
year-end overview

of all its teams including academic honors, titles and records.
Here are a few stats for the year:


2009-2010 Overall Record: 109-108-2 (.502)

2008-09 Conference Record: 36-69-2 (.346)

All-Americans: 6 individuals for 6 awards

All-Region Awards: 5 individuals for 5 awards

All-Conference Selections: 33 individuals for 39 awards

All-Academic Selections: 99 individuals for 136 awards

Conference Champions – Individuals: Jeshua Anderson 400m Hurdles

Conference Champions – Team: None

National Top 10 Finishes: Jeshua Anderson – 400m Hurdles (2nd) and Marissa Tschida – … » More …

Human heart disease key might lie with hibernating bears
June 24, 2010



Video by Adam Wallberg, WSU News Service intern



PULLMAN – WSU’s Bear Center is currently looking at hibernation and how a bear can survive with a very low heart rate for an extended period of time.


“Humans or other animals could not do what the bears do in hibernation without developing heart failure,” said Dr. Lynne Nelson, associate professor of cardiology.  “A bear’s heart rate is 80-90 beats per minute when active, but when hibernating its heart rate drops to 15-18 beats per minute.”


“You can see the blood settling in the heart, and you can see what looks … » More …

Georgia agrometeorologist to lead AgWeatherNet
June 23, 2010


PULLMAN – Gerrit Hoogenboom, a professor of agrometeorology and crop modeling, has been named the new director of WSU’s Agricultural Weather Network (AgWeatherNet).


Hoogenboom succeeds Gary Grove, professor of pathology, in the position, and will begin his new responsibilities on Aug. 1.


”Gerrit is a seasoned professional with areas of specialty that exactly match the focus of AgWeatherNet,” said Ralph Cavalieri, associate dean and director of WSU’s Agricultural Research Center. ”Gary has built a strong foundation for the future expansion and refinement of the system.”


A Web-based, publicly available system, AgWeatherNet provides access … » More …

Vet med receives scanner through family donation
June 21, 2010




Tari a 10 year-old registered quarterhorse mare (first two photos above) undergoes a spiral CT scan to examine a mass near one of her carotid arteries. The new CT scanner makes it possible to scan parts of large animals, like horses, as well as full body scans of smaller animals, like  ‘Jaker,’ a dog from Oregon.



PULLMAN – WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospitalrecently installed a new, upgraded spiral, computed tomography (CT) scanner for use in both small and large animals, thanks to a generous gift.


The VTH has had a CT scanner for more than two decades and … » More …

Register now for Hardhat Classic Golf Tourney
June 4, 2010

Above l-r, Jordan Bowker, 2010-2011 WSU Facilities Operations scholarship recipient; Andrew Seaman of Jess Ford of Pullman; and Steve Westbrook, FacOps scholarship committee chair, pose at Palouse Ridge Golf Club with a Ford 2010 F150 XLT Super Cab 4wd pickup truck, the tourney’s hole-in-one prize which is sponsored by the dealership. Caitlyn Dimock, the other scholarship recipient, was not available for the photo.



PULLMAN – Registration to play in the Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament at Palouse Ridge Golf Club is open through Aug. 1. The tournament is an annual … » More …

Cougs in NCAA tourney, second consecutive year
June 1, 2010


INDIANAPOLIS – For the second-straight season, the Washington State University baseball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division I Championship. The announcement came May 31 that the Cougars will take part in the postseason, their first back-to-back appearance since 1987-88.


WSU (34-20, 15-12 Pacific-10) finished third in the Pac-10 and was one of 34 at-large recipients to the 64-team field. The Cougars have won 12 of their last 15 games and are the No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville, Ark., Regional hosted by Arkansas and will play No. 3 seed Kansas State (36-20), Friday, … » More …

Molecular biology to merge with Vet Med July 1
May 27, 2010

PULLMAN — WSU’s School for Molecular Biology (SMB) will become an academic unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) effective July 1.


SMB is currently within the WSU College of Sciences (COS) and is the recipient of the most National Institutes of Health funding in the WSU system.



The merger has been discussed and planned for several months to ensure the move goes smoothly and with as little disruption as possible. Budgetary authority for SMB personnel and programs will be moved from the COS to CVM. COS will remain structured as it is … » More …

Once named the greatest athlete in WSU history
May 27, 2010

Carl Dietz (Image compliments of WSU’s
Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and
Special Collections)

Stories That Live Forever


This article is the 11th installment in a series titled “Stories That Live Forever,” by Jason Krump, WSU Athletics. 


The series originated in 2007 to commemorate Memorial Day and honor the names listed on the WSU Veterans Memorial on the WSU campus. Beginning Veterans Day 2008, the scope of the series was expanded to include student-athletes who have served, or are serving, in the U.S. military. Click the following … » More …

Research looks at improving computers via carbon nanotubes
May 27, 2010


WSU professor of engineering Jose Delgado-Frias is working to advance the world of computer hardware by merging the fields of digital technology and nanoelectronics. Using carbon nanotubes, he hopes to improve the speed, size and reliability of the microprocessor, enabling it to push the power of electronics to levels previously thought impossible.



PULLMAN – Cars, computers, cell phones, DVDs, and life-saving medical technology — our modern world thrives on the power of electronics and integrated circuits. Today, the microprocessor — the workhorse behind most of these devices — is set to undergo an extreme makeover that promises to push the possibilities even further.
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Innovative students present ideas and score $100,000
May 25, 2010




Photos by Robert Hubner and Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services. 

Article by Hope Belli Tinney, WSU Today



Students, judges discuss competition

PULLMAN – Hundreds of top students from more than 30 high schools presented  abundant evidence May 22 at WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow problem-solving competition that tomorrow can be better than today.


“I find the things you have done inspiring,” said event co-chair and WSU professor Grant Norton.


Norton said winning prizes is great, but all of the students who participated were winners. “It’s about the … » More …