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Forums April 30-May 2: Blackboard Learn to replace Angel

4/23/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – A committee of faculty, staff and students has recommended Blackboard Learn as the learning management system to replace Angel, which is being phased out by its parent company. A series of virtual open forums about Blackboard is planned. Connect through http://tinyurl.com/liamsoffice or by calling 866-290-9533, passcode 562 301 0714 . Forums will […]

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Lupke earns award, will do research as Fulbright chair

4/23/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Christopher Lupke, associate professor of Chinese language and culture, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award (http://www.cies.org/program /fulbright-distinguished-chair-awards) for fall 2014 as visiting research chair at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada).  Among the most prestigious Fulbright appointments, the distinguished chair is awarded to about 40 U.S. lecturers and/or researchers each year. […]

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April 30: Students ‘pet stress away’ before finals

4/23/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – With finals week looming for Washington State University students, many will receive comfort from animals to help cope with stress. Dogs from the Whitman County Humane Society will visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the CUB Butch’s Den. The opportunity to “pet stress away” has become a tradition of interaction […]

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Alumna/employee leads effort to launch free health clinic

4/23/2014

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University alumna and employee spearheaded the opening of a free health clinic in Pullman this month. Namita Crow (’13 basic medical sciences) was adopted at 10 from India with her sister. Raised by a loving single mother in a Christian home, she […]

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May 1: Sustainable business and health discussed

4/23/2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sustainability in business – and its impact on personal, public and planet health – will be presented in a free, public talk, “Sustainable Solutions,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Phase 1 Classroom Building at Washington State University Spokane, 668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard. A 5 p.m. networking reception will be […]

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WSU in the Media – April 23, 2014

4/23/2014

Red Orbit – 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 Spokesman-Review – Washington State University Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown told the panel that a second […]

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New WSU work develops first ‘spitefulness scale’

4/23/2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Some of the world’s nastiest behavior grows out of spite, the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to yourself. Divorcing couples often go out of their way to hurt each other and even their kids, skirting the more peaceful […]

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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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