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2013-10-30 23:21:55

UMRA allows the district to automate their account management, thus eliminating the need for tedious manual processes. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Tools4ever, the market leader in Identity and Access Management solutions, is pleased to announce that Pullman School District has implemented User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA). Pullman School District is located in Washington State and consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The...

2013-08-26 23:23:29

Red Comet, an accredited, self-paced, online high school, launches a credit course on Veterinary Science. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Red Comet launches a brand new elective course titled “Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals” to supplement its existing curriculum. Veterinary Science is a part of everyday life for many students with pets. Many students’ lives are affected by not only their own health but also the health of their pets. In an elementary school survey, one...

2013-08-17 23:02:48

Alcohol abuse among college students is rampant and now Washington State is instituting new on-campus regulations to reduce binge drinking. If you or someone you know is suffering from an alcohol dependency, contact a professional detox center like Harbor Village. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 17, 2013 As reported by the Associated Press (8/12), in their story, Washington State tries new tactics against booze, that Washington State University (WSU) is asking for new regulations to reduce...

2013-06-27 13:27:58

Sterilized Mars spacecraft largely a waste of money Two university researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive–on Mars. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, astrobiologists Alberto Fairén of Cornell University and Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University say the NASA Office of Planetary Protection's "detailed and expensive" efforts to keep Earth microorganisms off Mars are making missions to search for...

2013-03-05 11:49:27

Research reveals importance of location, location, location Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being, according to a study by fisheries scientists at Washington State University and in Hawaii. The study, reported in the journal Biological Conservation, is one of the first to look closely at how protected areas in small nearshore fisheries can affect where fishers operate on the ocean and, as a...

2013-02-20 12:36:47

WSU researchers see TV having positive educational role Viewers of primetime crime dramas, like NCIS, CSI or Law & Order, are more inclined than non-viewers to see themselves intervening on behalf of the victim of a sexual assault, according to recent research at Washington State University. Published in the Journal of Health Communication, the study suggests prime-time television may be a successful medium for educating the public about sexual assault and encouraging positive...

2012-08-30 21:32:24

Finding could lead to better diagnosis and treatment Researchers have identified a way in which men can develop prostate cancer after contracting trichomoniasis, a curable but often overlooked sexually transmitted disease. Previous studies have teased out a casual, epidemiological correlation between the two diseases, but this latest study suggests a more tangible biological mechanism. John Alderete, a professor at Washington State University's School of Molecular Biosciences, says...

2012-08-30 13:10:19

When Washington State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary scientist Don Knowles got word three years ago that a rare but deadly infection was discovered among a group of horses in south Texas, he felt a jolt of adrenaline. Not only were the horses infected with a parasitic disease similar to malaria in humans, but the epicenter of the outbreak was at no ordinary ranch. It was the King Ranch, legendary for its world-class quarter horses, including former winners of the...

2012-08-08 22:22:25

Methane emissions jump dramatically Washington State University researchers have documented an underappreciated suite of players in global warming: dams, the water reservoirs behind them, and surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down. Bridget Deemer, a doctoral student at Washington State University-Vancouver, measured dissolved gases in the water column of Lacamas Lake in Clark County and found methane emissions jumped 20-fold when the water level was drawn down. A...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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