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  • Researchers chart rising wealth inequality across millennia

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality.

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  • Shoppers opting to skip Black Friday crowds, say it’s just another day

    By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

    black friday ... nah PULLMAN, Wash. – According to a new survey from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business, nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents are planning to skip Black Friday this year.

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  • Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate.

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  • Transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond documented by WSU researchers

    By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by Washington State University researchers answers longstanding questions about the formation of a rare type of diamond during major meteorite strikes.

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  • Oct. 30-31: Frontiers of Research Computing at Chinook

    PULLMAN, Wash. – The Center for Institutional Research Computing will continue is presenting a workshop focusing on research computing 8:30-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, in Chinook 150.

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  • U.S. Department of Justice grants $300,000 to WSU Spokane for victim services

    By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

    depart of justice, office of Violence Against Women logoSPOKANE, Wash. – A $300,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will enable Washington State University Spokane to enhance what it has to offer victims of domestic or dating violence or stalking.

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  • Sex that moves mountains: Spawning fish can influence river profiles

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    fish PULLMAN, Wash. – It turns out that sex can move mountains.

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  • WSU developing big data technology for U.S. Army

    By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University and Carnegie Mellon University team has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a novel computing platform for emerging big data applications.

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  • Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heath professor named to National Academy of Medicine

    By John Sutherland, University Communications

    PULLMAN, Wash. – M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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  • Global research team fills language gap in plant science

    By Linda Weiford, WSU News

    Smertenko Photo by Hubner 10-2-17PULLMAN, Wash. – To keep pace with the fast-evolving study of cellular plant science, an international team of researchers has created terminology and definitions likely to become everyday language in laboratories and university classrooms worldwide.

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  • Oct. 9-13: Research Week focuses on advancing research, building partnerships

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Join the WSU Office of Research for WSU Research Week, offering attendees tools and strategies to advance their research goals, build new partnerships, and identify new research opportunities. Events will be held Oct. 9-13 on the Pullman campus.

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  • Schweitzer, SEL gifts energize WSU’s power program

    By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

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  • Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

    By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis.

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  • Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

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  • Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

    By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.

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  • Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America

    By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.

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  • Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation pledges $1M to WSU Wine Science Program

    By Marta Coursey, CAHNRS Communication

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    RICHLAND, Wash. – The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation will donate $1 million to the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Program, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Aug. 4 – Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium; keynote by Voiland dean

    Rezac Mary wsu voiland dean 2017PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2017 WSU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring presentations from 90 students from across the nation including WSU, will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, in the Smith CUE Atrium.

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  • WSU physicists write with light, turn crystal into an electrical circuit

    writing with light imageBy Eric Sorensen, WSU Science Writer

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent,

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  • Designing cities for the future

    Measuring urban air quality is one step towards healthier, more sustainable cities

    By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas. Growing cities strain food, water and energy systems, which in turn has a negative impact on economic, social and environmental sustainability and wellbeing.

    To address these challenges, regional governments, companies and universities are coming together to develop the technology and proposed system changes needed for “smarter” cities. An initiative in Spokane called Urbanova is one of the innovators in this movement, and Washington State University is a founding partner.

    Urbanova is a living laboratory in Spokane’s University District … » More …

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