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Student explores heavy metal music, Indian culture in research

Student explores heavy metal music, Indian culture in research

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Daniel Cullinan, a history major at WSU, spent a month last summer doing research in India. Now he’s writing an article on heavy metal he hopes to publish in a scholarly journal. Cullinan’s interest in the topic stemmed from work in an Asian studies course, in which he interviewed Mushaf Nazeer,...

Event highlights new plant research facility

Event highlights new plant research facility

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The Plant Phenomics Symposium celebrated the installment of the new phenomics facility in Johnson Hall on Tuesday. The new phenocenter was secured through a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust authored by Kiwamn Tanaka, Henning Kunz, Karen Sanguinet, Scot Hulbert, Zhiwu Zhang and Helmut Kirchoff. The...

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Researchers at WSU have found a new way to fight sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response that can cause organ failure. Can Yang Zhang, a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory for Disease-Driven Design of Nanotherapeutics, which is part of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical...

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU researchers have found that alternatives to the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, are causing genetic abnormalities in mice. This discovery is not the first time Patricia Hunt, a professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences and the lead author of a study in the latest issue...

WSU accused of animal deaths, abuse

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen assistant news editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

An animal rights group called WSU a “criminal laboratory” after it received documents it claims contain evidence of negligence toward animals by the university. One of the incidents in the documents involved a group of infant bats that developed a disease called cachexia which resulted in their...

Researchers combat costly parasitic worm

Researchers combat costly parasitic worm

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen life & leisure editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Life, News, Research, Showcase

A pair of researchers at WSU are working on a natural-based solution to confront a microscopic pest affecting agriculture across the Northwest. This pest is a parasitic worm called a root-knot nematode. It can fit on the tip of a pencil and can’t be seen with the naked eye, but Cynthia Gleason,...

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited WSU on Monday as part of a tour of Eastern Washington and land grant universities with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA. Perdue began his tour in Spokane before making his way to Pullman, according to a press release. Once on campus, he walked through...

Finding an efficient way to treat blindness

Finding an efficient way to treat blindness

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen life & leisure editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under Life, News, Research, Showcase, Wellness

An assistant professor and a doctorate student at WSU have helped develop a prototype in an effort to make treatment for the two leading causes of blindness in the U.S. less expensive and more effective. Kuen-Ren Chen is the professor and Maher Amer is the doctorate student. Both are aiming to combat...

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU broke ground on its new plant sciences building, the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, Wednesday morning. The state of Washington will provide $52 million in funding for the project, according to a WSU news release. Construction of the building is expected to be finished by January...

James Short Jr. leaves behind research legacy

James Short Jr. leaves behind research legacy

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Features, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13. Short became a WSU faculty member in 1951 and taught until 1997, according to the College of Arts and Sciences. After his retirement from teaching, he served as a graduate student...

WSU to test cougar reportedly responsible for attack

WSU to test cougar reportedly responsible for attack

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU will run tests on a cougar believed to be responsible for an attack that left one dead and another wounded outside of Snoqualmie on May 19. Issac Sederbaum, a 31-year-old from Seattle, called 911 saying he and 32-year-old S.J. Brooks of Seattle had been attacked by a cougar approximately nine miles of No...

James Short Jr. passes away at 93

James Short Jr. passes away at 93

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, WSU Pullman campus

James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU's Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU announced his passing in a Facebook post Friday morning. WSU dedicated Wilson-Short Hall, then known as Wilson Hall, to Short in 2009. Wilson-Short H...

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