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New engineering, computer science director at Tri-Cities

8/19/2014

By Chris Meiers, WSU Tri-Cities vice chancellor RICHLAND, Wash. – After a national search, Washington State University Tri-Cities has appointed Joseph Iannelli executive director and CH2M Hill fellow of engineering and computer science. As a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the School of Engineering at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, he led […]

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Federal grant to support nurse practitioner students

8/19/2014

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing SPOKANE, Wash. – A nurse practitioner degree program at Washington State University will recruit six students from underrepresented groups through a new grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. The two-year grant of $264,000 will allow the WSU College of Nursing to offer financial support to students […]

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Back-to-school news, photo opportunities from WSU Spokane

8/19/2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Several activities are occurring this week and next as Washington State University students return to the Spokane campus. Classes have started for 40 new medical students who arrived last week for orientation. Nine second-year medical students will arrive this week. Orientation continues for 134 new doctor of pharmacy students, and tomorrow orientation […]

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Grant helps create Hanford course for Tri-Cities freshmen

8/19/2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities student intern RICHLAND, Wash. - A professor at Washington State University Tri-Cities hopes to better engage freshmen by integrating local, Hanford history into a required core class this fall. Kate McAteer received a $5,000 Smith teaching and learning grant from WSU to develop History 105, “Roots of Contemporary Issues,” into a […]

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WSU in the Media – August 19, 2014

8/19/2014

The L.A. Times – “It’s just so significantly a lot easier to commit funds in politics than it was in the previous,” mentioned Travis Ridout, a Washington State University professor and co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks campaign spending. Science Daily – Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in […]

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Grizzly bears use tools? WSU study under way

8/19/2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News      PULLMAN, Wash. – In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it’s too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can. Information gleaned from the study can […]

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Aug. 26: Supercomputing and its scientific applications

8/18/2014

By Joanna Steward, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray Inc. and a Washington State University alumnus, will deliver the first Institute for Shock Physics’ Creighton Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the WSU CUB junior ballroom. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the […]

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Customized aid helps stylist tailor salon business to clients

8/18/2014

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SPOKANE, Wash. – There are plenty of places to get a haircut, if that’s all you want. But, after 25 years of styling hair in other people’s salons, Kelly Dawson wanted to provide her clients with a more personalized experience. To do that, she said, she needed to open […]

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State science academy adds two WSU researchers

8/18/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS), established by the state legislature as an important technical resource for policymakers, recently added two Washington State University researchers to its ranks. Chen-Ching Liu, Boeing distinguished professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was elected to the general membership. Sue Clark, Regent’s […]

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Employee engagement survey detailed report available

8/18/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Results from the 2014 employee engagement survey are available to view at  http://hrs.wsu.edu/employee_engagement_survey.   The survey was sent on March 31 to all active faculty, administrative professional and classified staff. The response period was March 31 to April 11. Please direct questions to Human Resource Services at hrs@wsu.edu  or 335-4521.

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