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April 25: Students test prosthetic arm designs

4/22/2014

By Melissa O’Neil Perdue, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Teenagers are taking up the challenge of making prosthetic arms work better and feel more comfortable. Middle and high school students will put their prosthetic arm designs to the test at MESA Day on Friday, April 25, at Washington State University Tri-Cities. The Mathematics, Engineering, Science […]

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Crowds prompt Ferdinand’s to open this Saturday

4/22/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. — There’s good news for anyone craving Ferdinand’s ice cream this weekend. The Washington State University creamery’s ice cream shop will be open 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Who can we thank for this rare Saturday opening? The more than 12,000 visitors expected on campus this weekend to participate in WSU Admissions’ “Preview […]

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April 23: Book night promotes reading with giveaway

4/22/2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – Get a free book at the Washington State University Libraries on Wednesday, April 23, and be part of an international event to promote reading. The giveaway is part of World Book Night 2014. During the daylong event, 25,000 volunteers from across the United States each will give […]

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Golf tournament a fun way to fund student scholarships

4/22/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Palouse Ridge Golf Club will host the sixth annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 2, to benefit Washington State University’s Facilities Services Scholarship Fund. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Each participant will pay a $135 fee that includes 18 […]

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Today: ‘Being Wrong’ about Shakespeare, the humanities

4/22/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The question of who really wrote Shakespeare’s masterpieces and how that affects our understanding of creativity will be discussed in a free, public, common reading presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Todd 130. Events across the university through the year were based around the common reading book, “Being Wrong,” by […]

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Rock Doc: FDA considers changes to nutrition labels

4/22/2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – While I have been dinking around for months trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds. I’m pleased for them, of course, and truly impressed by […]

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International team sequences rainbow trout genome

4/22/2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve. The 30-person team, led by Yann Guiguen of the French […]

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WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection

4/22/2014

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash.—Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel. Their recently patented technology is based on steering wheel movements—which are more variable in drowsy drivers—and offers an affordable and more reliable alternative to currently […]

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WSU pilots effort to help families eat healthy on a budget

4/21/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Studies show 16.2 million U.S. children live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Washington State University Extension 4-H has received $150,000 to engage 2,500 youth and families in 13 counties in the 4-H Food Smart Families program. Washington is one of five states selected […]

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Employee honorees named; appreciation event May 2

4/21/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fifteen employees will be honored at the first Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day ceremony hosted by the Associated Students of WSU Senate. The free event will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the CUB junior ballroom. The winners are: Exceptional Professor Award: Rita Rud, Honors College Samantha Swindell, College of […]

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