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  • WSU study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes’ immunity to West Nile virus

    Mosquito bites are the most common way humans are infected with flaviviruses, a virus family that includes West Nile, dengue and Zika.

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  • Dillman with his book ‘Internet, Phone, Mail and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method’ Asked and answered: 50 years of survey innovation

    When you open the envelope for your 2020 Decennial Census next year, you will be directed to an online questionnaire inspired by Regents Professor Don Dillman. His extensive research and experimentation with visual design and social exchange theory have led to better user experience, increased response rates and higher quality data from surveys sent out by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Science Foundation, Gallup, Nielson, and many more organizations and governments worldwide.

    September 16 marks the golden anniversary of Dillman’s dual appointment as a sociology and rural sociology faculty member at Washington State University. Today, he is an internationally renowned survey methodologist known … » More …

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  • Closeup of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar. WSU professor leads investigation into Islamophobia online

    The most striking finding concerned the fact that much of the anti-Muslim narrative was driven by a small handful of users, disseminating tweets through throngs of automated bots and sock puppet accounts that concealed the true identity of their owners.

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  • A prescription bottle of medicinal marijuana. WSU cannabis research to partner with pharmaceutical firm

    WSU and Biopharmaceutical Research Company scientists will examine cannabis under a federally-compliant research partnership.

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  • Faculty make the most of Affordable Learning Grants

    Two WSU faculty members used funding from Affordable Learning Grants to develop free, user-friendly online textbooks for their students.

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  • Researchers examining a petri dish. WSU pilot study to address antibiotic resistance in children

    Nearly 1,000 stool samples from halfway around the world may show how to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance in developing countries.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Undergraduates land 14 Auvil, Carson research awards

    Applying for and receiving Auvil and Carson awards helps reduce students’ financial burdens, and allows them to better focus on their studies and research pursuits.

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  • WSU cougar logo. Innovation and Research Engagement Office to host a series of industry seminars

    The seminars will provide faculty with opportunities to meet with industry scientists and gain insight into current and emerging research trends.

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  • A closeup of a clear bag with marijuana inside of it. Study finds minimal effect on major crime from legal marijuana sales 

    WSU researchers compared violent and property crimes in Washington and Colorado to 21 states where recreational and most other cannabis use remains illegal.

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  • UNIV 104 students work together to develop apps in the Spark Building on the WSU Pullman campus. Finalists compete Thursday night in Adobe Creative Jam

    The students had to employ critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and digital literacy skills to create an app that addresses problems or issues inherent to any type of relocation, such as leaving home for college.

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  • Hazardous material shipping program helps ship hazardous materials safely

    Every day shipments containing hazardous materials are safely transported by land, air, and sea. These shipments include things like lithium ion batteries, biological materials, and chemicals used in the production of plastics, farming, and research. The transport of hazardous materials is important for the continuation of a strong economy.

    However, accidents do occur that may release the materials into the environment and expose humans and property to injury or damage.

    Hazardous materials are substances or materials capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported in commerce. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Samples taken from an animal … » More …

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  • The Office of Research promotes safety in research

    As the state’s land-grant university, Washington State University research finds solutions to today’s challenges. Our classrooms and laboratories act as centers for learning and discovery. We provide an environment that is conducive for education to grow knowledge and research to develop new innovations. Knowledge flourishes in this environment when faculty and staff are safe to engage in open dialogue and conduct ethical research.

    Guided by the tenets of ethical and responsible conduct of research, the OR is proactive in its continuous improvement of safety protocols and streamlining processes for better efficiency. The OR supports WSU researchers by providing the necessary programs, training, and administrative backing … » More …

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  • WSU cougar logo. WSU and UI to co‑host arts, humanities and science symposium

    More than 50 WSU and UI faculty and administrators are expected to attend the event this Thursday and Friday where they will work together to imagine new pathways for interdisciplinary research and teaching.

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  • Two people shake hands during a career expo. WSU Career Expo welcomes more than 200 employers to Pullman Oct. 1

    The job fair introduces job and internship seekers to small and large organizations with positions to fill.

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  • Nuclear Science Center appoints new director

    Corey Hines will be responsible for supervising facility and staff, and providing oversight for the safe and secure operations of the NSC.

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  • Closeup of Brian French sitting on a concrete bench. Brian French tabbed as new research and external funding assistant dean

    He succeeds Amy Roth McDuffie, from WSU Tri-Cities, who has served in the post for the College of Education since 2015.

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  • Two people sitting in chairs and smiling at one another. Researchers studying Alzheimer’s and dementia factors among Native populations

    Native populations in the U.S. experience more risk factors than the general population, but are largely underrepresented in research. Now, a WSU research team is trying to change that.

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  • Office of Research to host Research Week October 21-25

    Join the Office of Research for our third annual Research Week! This year, featured events include competitions for seed and travel funding, matchmaking flash talks, and workshops for faculty and graduate students. We will announce competition winners and recognize research achievements by faculty and staff during an awards ceremony and reception. All are welcome to come and take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities.

    Monday, October 21
    • Developing industry partnerships travel grant competition
    • New Faculty Seed Grant program information session
    • Distinguished VPR lecture by Dr. Dmitri Petrov

    Tuesday, October 22
    • Team planning grant competition<br ... » More …

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  • VPR Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature PNNL’s Nathan Baker on QIS

    The Office of Research will kick off the 2019-2020 Vice President for Research Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk by Nathan Baker, director for the Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

    The talk, titled “Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Quantum Information Sciences,” will take place on Wednesday, September 4, at 3 p.m., in the Engineering Teaching/Research Building (ETRL), room 101 on the WSU Pullman campus. A reception will follow in ETRL, room 119.

    Quantum information science (QIS) is an emerging field with an immense potential to revolutionize various science and engineering applications involving quantum computing, communication, and quantum simulation. … » More …

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  • Office of Research Welcomes New Research Faculty

    As we kick off the new academic year, the Office of Research welcomes all of our new researchers joining the Cougar family.

    You join a research community that transforms lives every day through innovations and discoveries. Our faculty are not only outstanding in their fields of study, they also enhance each other’s research strengths across colleges and campuses. Our researchers learn from each other, sparking new ideas and approaches. We value the exceptional faculty we have and are excited that you are now part of this incredible group.

    No matter what campus you are located on or where you are in your professional journey, you … » More …

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