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Students lead bear facility redesign efforts

Students lead bear facility redesign efforts

TEVA MAYER, Evergreen photo editor

October 23, 2017

A class of third-year interior design students has been tasked with developing conceptual ideas for a new WSU Grizzly Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center as part of their studio curriculum. The current facility, which was originally constructed for primate research in the 1950s, has been...

WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel

WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2017

A WSU research team, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, have found a way to replace ethanol based energy sources with biofuels created from lumber mill waste. Co-director of NARA Mike Wolcott said waste from lumber mills can be used in commercial airliners; the long term goal behind the project...

WSU researchers expand rabies vaccinations to Africa

WSU researchers expand rabies vaccinations to Africa

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2017

Researchers at WSU are partnering with Serengeti Health to research rabies vaccines and promote animal and human health around the world. Guy Palmer, the senior director of Global Health at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, explained that the focus of their rabies research is to identify...

Vet Med seeks canine participants for study

Vet Med seeks canine participants for study

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2017

Healthy dog volunteers are needed for a study on the effects of antibiotics found in dog feces. The WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is asking for 60 volunteers for a week-long study. Dogs will be given one of three oral antibacterial medications prescribed on a three to seven day schedule. Dog...

Wielgus awaits WSU settlement response

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017

A WSU wolf researcher anticipates an out-of-court settlement with the university over allegations that administrators violated his academic freedom, while also disputing a new analysis of his data by a conservative think tank. Robert Wielgus, who filed an ethics complaint earlier this year arguing that WSU harassed him and suppressed his research, said he expect...

Animal and plant research makes way for airport expansion

Animal and plant research makes way for airport expansion

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2017

A group of bighorn sheep stare out of their enclosures through chain-link fencing at the WSU animal research facilities on Terre View Drive, on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. At the facility, bighorns are hand-reared by scientists to ensure they are free of diseases that could affect the studies they...

Professor nationally recognized for work

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2017

The Pathologist and Clinical Associate Professor Allan Pessier of the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU was honored at the Library of Congress yesterday in Washington, D.C., as a recipient of this year’s Golden Goose Award for his groundbreaking research on preventing the extinction of frogs. The...

UI updates safety policies for RSOs

UI updates safety policies for RSOs

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2017

Months after the rocket explosion, the University of Idaho is changing their Student Organization policy in an attempt to better protect staff and students from further incidents. On April 13, a rocket fuel explosion left four UI students injured. In the weeks that followed, university administration...

WSU professor partners with OSU for transportation research

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen contributor

September 21, 2017

Improving semi-truck transportation safety is the focus of a collaborative research project between WSU and Oregon State University professors. Eric Jessup, WSU associate research professor in the School of Economic Sciences, is working to find a more accurate measure of the significance of confounding...

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