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Jan. 26-27: WSU Regents to meet at WSU Tri-Cities
January 20, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a regularly scheduled meeting January 26 and 27 at the WSU Tri Cities Consolidated Information Center (CIC) in Richland, Washington.

Largest NW rural health conferences slated for March 18-22th
February 9, 2009

SPOKANE – The seventh NW Regional Critical Access Hospital Conference on March 18 and 22 and the NW Regional Rural Health Conference from March 19-20 incorporate Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska in the Northwest’s largest gathering on rural health with more than 300 health professionals attending. Both conferences will be held at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, Wash.

Featured speakers include internationally renowned Carl Hammerschlag, MD, presidents of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the National Rural Health Association, federal experts from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the American Hospital Association.

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‘Innovators’ series to feature noted biofuels researcher Norman Lewis
November 7, 2008

PULLMAN – Norman Lewis, regents professor and director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry at WSU, will give a far-reaching futuristic perspective of our growing energy needs, with an emphasis on biofuels, in Seattle this month as part of WSU’s “Innovators” luncheon.


In a world once again confronted with volatility in oil prices, with perceptions of a dwindling supply of fossil fuels, and with concerns that biofuels will negatively impact our food supply, Lewis believes solving the growing energy crisis with a sustainable domestic solution represents a “Grand Challenge” for both the nation and humanity.


Motivated by soaring oil prices and our … » More …

Early primaries would boost states’ impact
February 7, 2008

PULLMAN – As they prepare to caucus this weekend in the shadow of Super Tuesday’s much-publicized presidential primary, a new study by a WSU professor and political scientist suggests Washington’s voters could likely have boosted their impact on the race for the White House had they instead participated in an earlier primary process.

Conducted by WSU Assistant Professor Travis Ridout and his colleague Brandon Rottinghouse of the University of Houston, the study a look at how states use “front-loading” and regional primaries in an effort to increase their influence in the presidential nomination process.

Front-loading is the phenomenon of states moving their primary or … » More …

WSU sweet cherry research integral to blossoming industry
February 17, 2006

Legend has it that the adolescent George Washington demonstrated his honesty when he confessed to chopping down his father’s lone cherry tree. Today, one of his myriad namesakes, Washington State University, is rectifying the Founding Father’s youthful indiscretion. WSU is demonstrating its commitment to state and regional agriculture through research and marketing innovations in support of the burgeoning sweet cherry industry — an industry for which Washington is the nation’s top-producing state. Fondness for the fruit exhibited by Washington’s dad hasn’t diminished over the centuries. In fact, acreage and production rates of fresh cherries in the U.S. and the Pacific Northwest are on the rise. … » More …

10-year gender/politics study results released
June 14, 2005

PULLMAN — Members of the Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State are scheduled to present findings of a decade-long research project at the upcoming semiannual conference of the Institute of Women’s Policy Research June 19-20 in Washington, D.C.Amy Mazur, professor of political science at Washington State University, will direct the miniconference, entitled “Government Allies for Gender Equality: A Transatlantic Dialog.” The event is expected to attract more than 600 participants from around the world.Formed in 1995, Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State (RNGS) is a worldwide network of researchers who study gender politics and the state.The Institute of Women’s Policy Research … » More …

Five Women of Distinction named
March 18, 2005

Five women have been named 2005 Women of Distinction, an annual honor bestowed by WSU’s Commission on the Status of Women. The award recognizes noteworthy work, leadership and/or public service, as well as contributions to the growth and success of others, especially women. Awards will be presented at WSU’s annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, March 24, when the Woman of the Year also will be announced. Women of Distinction honorees are:Rita Koontz, WSU staff. Koontz has been administrative services manager for the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center for 26 of the 31 years she’s been at WSU. She assists women who’ve been … » More …

Record housing market, but affordability risks
February 15, 2005

Existing single-family home sales in Washington surged 11.4 percent in the closing months of 2004, compared to results from a year earlier. The surge established a new annual record of 169,560 homes sold, reported the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at Washington State University. An improving statewide economy reinforced with mortgage interest rates that remain near 40-year lows convinced many Washingtonians that this was an ideal time to buy a home, said Glenn Crellin, director of WCRER. However, surging sales resulted in higher prices, which translates into some risks to housing affordability in 2005.Fourth-quarter home sales totaled 42,500 units statewide, which is seasonally below … » More …

Number of visits increases; faculty report exciting gains
January 21, 2005

WSU’s Mission to DC, now well into its third year, is reaping rewards for participating faculty as well as for the man in charge of the program, Jim Petersen, vice provost for research.“My goal is to make faculty more successful, to enhance their careers and opportunities to advance,” Petersen said. “Mission to DC seems to be having an impact on faculty ability to advance individually and in their collective, collaborative scholarship.”During a typical Mission to DC trip, Petersen accompanies a group of faculty teams to Washington, D.C., where they visit federal agency officials. These officials can offer information on grants and other funding for which … » More …

Taste Washington Spokane
May 10, 2004

Spokane’s premier wine and food event, the third annual Taste Washington Spokane will take place at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St., in downtown Spokane from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 13. <br>More than 60 Washington wineries and 25 regional restaurants will be traditionally paired for your enjoyment. The silent auction will feature large format Washington wine bottles, experiential packages and the Wheel of Wine. Ticket proceeds benefit the Davenport District Arts Board. Auction proceeds benefit the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program and the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the following locations:» More …