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Pesticide linked to three generations of disease

7/24/2014

By Becky Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic increase in your susceptibility to develop […]

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WSU in the Media – July 24, 2014

7/24/2014

The British Broadcasting Corporation – The workplace jerks most likely to inspire retaliation include those who obstruct your goals; those who embarrass, insult or otherwise dress you down publicly; and those who break the rules, said Tripp, a management professor at Washington State University in the US. Vox Media -Whether you were vindicated or frightened […]

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Toppenish pharmacist honored for work with students

7/24/2014

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy YAKIMA, Wash. – Patrick (Pat) O’Connor, director of pharmacy at Toppenish Community Hospital, has been named the 2014 Preceptor of the Year by the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University. The award was presented at an open house on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus in […]

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Undergraduate researchers awarded 32 scholarships

7/23/2014

By Jared Brickman, Office of Undergraduate Education PULLMAN, Wash. – Thirty-two Washington State University undergraduates have been awarded scholarships for projects in 2014-15. The awards – typically $1,000 – help support the research and creative activities of students from a wide variety of disciplines who work with faculty and staff mentors. “Mentored research is a […]

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‘Thomas Edison of WSU’ invented Cougar Gold – and more

7/23/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Cougar Gold namesake and former Washington State University professor Norman Shirley Golding is not as famous as the cheese he helped develop. But he should be.   Armed with an education in agriculture and bacteriology, he helped save lives as a British sanitation officer during WWI and taught farming skills to soldiers […]

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New Tri-Cities manager directs career development

7/22/2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities intern RICHLAND, Wash. – Scott Koopman is the new manager of the Career Development Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He will develop a strategic plan for the center as a student resource beginning with orientation and beyond graduation. “I feel very confident that we can improve students’ chances of […]

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New bark beetle threatens southern Washington forests

7/22/2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences UNDERWOOD, Wash. – Five years ago, when entomologist Todd Murray received a call from a landowner in Underwood whose ponderosa pine trees were dying, he wasn’t surprised. The trees had been stressed by a nearby fire, a situation that commonly results in a flare-up […]

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Rock Doc column: Have a cup of joe to help your eyes?

7/22/2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – My day starts with coffee. I’m too cheap to buy it by the cup from baristas, so I just brew my own Folgers by the pot. I have a cup or two as I settle into work each morning and […]

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July 26: Music camp students perform free, public concert

7/21/2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – This week’s 2014 Oboe and Bassoon Camp for grades 7-12 hosted at Washington State University will end with a free, public concert at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in the Holland/Terrell Libraries atrium. The concert will feature student performers in a variety of selections for solo instruments and small chamber ensembles.   […]

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WSU in the Media – July 21, 2014

7/21/2014

Yahoo News – How much sleep do you really need? To answer that question, let’s consider an experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington State University. The Chronicle of Higher Education – My approach didn’t change when I landed my first job, at Washington State University. While I had exceptional mentors […]

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