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2010-03-03 12:32:22

Americans love potatoes, consuming about 130 pounds per person annually. But it's a wonder the spuds even make it to the dinner table, given the many fungal diseases that attack the tuber crop"”powdery scab and black dot among them. Now, five new potato breeding lines being tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators could open the door to new varieties of the crop that resist powdery scab and black dot diseases, caused by the fungi Spongospora subterranea...

2009-11-04 11:29:00

DENVER, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (EDUCAUSE booth #443) -- As Washington State University's main campus was experiencing one of the largest early college outbreaks of the H1N1 flu virus, WSU Spokane was working on a pandemic and academic continuity plan that had lecture capture with Mediasite at its core. Join Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, for a live webinar in which Saleh Elgiadi, Director of IT...

2009-10-13 06:16:00

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Classes will continue at Washington State University's Spokane campus even if there is an onset of H1N1, thanks in part to Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, used throughout the health sciences campus for streaming and archiving online lectures. WSU Spokane's continuity plan is the focus of a live webinar at 11:00 a.m. Central on Tuesday,...

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2009-09-07 11:25:00

Officials at Washington State University have reported one of the largest outbreaks of swine flu on a U.S. college campus after some 2,000 students showed symptoms of the virus, AFP reported. Tests at a state laboratory last week confirmed that the influenza outbreak at Washington State University (WSU) is indeed caused by H1N1 Influenza, according to officials at Washington state's Whitman County, where the school is located. A new university-endorsed blog was started to provide information...

2009-09-05 02:40:26

More than 2,000 students at Washington State University in Pullman have contracted swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school officials say. But Saturday's football game against Stanford will be played at WSU's Martin Stadium, Washington State officials told The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. The officials said the chances of contracting the flu at the game are small, but urged people with symptoms to stay home. Those who go to the game should wash their hands frequently, avoid...

2009-08-07 18:12:26

 Scientists have placed high-tech "spiders" inside and around the mouth of Mount St. Helens, one of the most active volcanoes in the United States. Networks such as these could one day be used to respond rapidly to an impending eruption. On July 14, 2009, these spider pods were lowered by cable from a helicopter hovering about 100 feet up (30 meters) and gently put in hot spots inside and around the volcano crater."This project demonstrates that a low-cost sensor network system can...

2009-04-23 08:04:00

SEATTLE, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- An alliance of Washington state business, academic, government and community leaders today launched "We Work for Health," a landmark statewide effort to enhance the public's understanding of the economic impact of Washington's life sciences industry and to promote the growth and success of the sector. We Work for Health today also announced the results of an Archstone Consulting study on the economic impact of the industry, indicating that Washington's...

2009-04-06 20:46:53

Washington State University has named Ken Bone as its new men's basketball coach, the school announced Monday. Bone was head coach at Portland State the previous four years. He replaces Tony Bennett, who left after three seasons with the Cougars to take the head coaching job at Virginia. Bone led the Vikings to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Portland State went 23-10 during each of the last two years, the two best seasons in the 48-year history of the...

2008-10-13 03:00:29

By Gustafson, Jeanne Enrollment is up at most Spokane-area colleges and universities, and several are reporting record or near-record freshman classes this fall. Only Eastern Washington University noted flat enrollment numbers, following a dip in enrollment last year. Gonzaga University has for the second year reported record numbers of freshmen, with 1,103 freshmen, up from 1,031 freshmen in 2007, says university spokesman Pete Tormey. The school's overall enrollment this fall is 7,229...

2008-10-13 03:00:17

By Cole, David Depression is more common among women than men, and researchers - including here - are studying the differences between the sexes, such as hormonal fluctuations and biochemical factors, for possible answers to why that's the case. Janice M. Kusch, a Washington State University psychology professor and director of the school's psychology clinic in Pullman, says women in North America are two to three times more likely than men to experience depression during their lifetime....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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