Grad student’s find sheds light on disease spread

PULLMAN – Washington’s peppermint producers can make better informed decisions about what to plant and how to rotate their crops, thanks to a discovery by graduate student Jeremiah Dung. The state’s peppermint industry was valued at $36.6 million in 2009.   Dung, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in plant pathology, earned first place in a […]

WSU among schools favored by job recruiters

    WSU ranks among the state universities that have become the favorites of companies recruiting new hires, according to a Wall Street Journal newspaper survey reported today (Sept. 13). WSU tied for 25th on the list.   The survey of top corporate recruiters, whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates, found recruiters find […]

Washington State magazine fall issue now available

    The fall issue of Washington State magazine is in the mail and available online. Topics from this issue include:   The Fremont P-patch in Seattle, inlcuding photo galleries of urban agriculture WSU 19 – The secret to Cougar Gold Cheese Pumping up in the WSU weight room: A glimpse at WSU student-athletes training in […]

WSU achieves 40 percent increase in outside funding

PULLMAN – In the midst of a lingering economic downturn and despite continuing reductions in state funding, WSU faculty and researchers have achieved more than a 40 percent increase in the amount of outside research and other grant funding awarded over the past two fiscal years.   Grimes Howard Grimes, WSU vice president of research […]

Emergency communication service contract renewed

  Related About Everbridge  Everbridge customers   PULLMAN –  WSU has renewed its contract with Everbridge corporation to provide the university with emergency communication programs and services.     Committee review WSU entered its original three-year contract with Everbridge (formerly the National Notification Network, or 3N) in September 2007. With the contract nearing its end, […]

32 BIXI bikes added to Green Bike program (video)

    Photos of Jamie Bentley, Environmental Wellbeing coordinator, and BIXI bikes and station, by Tim Marsh, WSU Today       Related:   Bike sharing thriving at universities. WSU Green Bike program  or call 335-WELL BIXI system overview Time Magazine rates BIXI one of best inventions of 2008 PULLMAN – WSU’s Green Bike program has expanded […]

WSU, international researchers, publish apple genome

by Brian Charles Clark, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN – An international team of scientists from Italy, France, New Zealand, Belgium and the USA have published a draft sequence of the domestic apple genome in the current issue of Nature Genetics. The availability of a genome sequence for the apple will […]

WSU men’s basketball announces schedule

        WSU Men’s Basketball Schedule   DATE / DAY / OPPONENT / SITE / TIME (Home games upper case)   Nov. 5, Friday, LEWIS-CLARK STATE (EX)PULLMAN, TBA Nov. 13, Saturday, SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, TBA Nov. 16, Tuesday, IDAHO, PULLMAN, TBA Nov. 23, Tuesday, Portland, at Seattle, TBA Nov. 26, Friday, Fresno State, Fresno, Calif., TBA Nov. 30, Tuesday, SACRAMENTO STATE, PULLMAN, TBA Dec. 3, […]

Disappearing colors spike campus scenes

  Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services, and Robert Frank, WSU Today     PULLMAN – Summer temperatures have spiked and now have begun to occasionally dip. As fall semester begins, here are a scenes from the past few weeks on the Pullman campus, where summertime colors have accented the landscaping … and now are disappearing.   […]

WSU professors named to state Academy of Sciences

      Besser, Dillman, McElwain, Pooviah (l-r)     By the Washington State Academy of Science   OLYMPIA – The Washington State Academy of Sciences has announced the election of 17 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing scientific achievements. Three are from WSU, including:   Thomas Besser, professor, School for Global Animal […]