WSU http://nwpr.org en WSU President Floyd's Contract Extended http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-president-floyds-contract-extended <p>Washington State University has extended the contract of its president Elson Floyd.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The WSU board of regents made the announcement at a special meeting today in Pullman. Floyd’s current contract was due to end in 2016. The regents extended that five years to 2021.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The university says Floyd asked that his current level of compensation—$625,000 a year--remain unchanged at this time.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Floyd has served as WSU president since May of 2007.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:52:50 +0000 41954 at http://nwpr.org WSU President Floyd's Contract Extended Researchers Link DDT Exposure To Obesity Generations Later http://nwpr.org/post/researchers-link-ddt-exposure-obesity-generations-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">DDT, the insecticide that was once widely used and is now banned in the United States, could be contributing to high obesity rates in the United States. That’s according to new research out of Washington State University.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:29:15 +0000 Courtney Flatt 36206 at http://nwpr.org Researchers Link DDT Exposure To Obesity Generations Later WSU Breaks Ground On Wine Science Center In Tri-Cities http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-breaks-ground-wine-science-center-tri-cities <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092613AK_Baseler_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Dignitaries and leaders of the Northwest wine industry braved a drizzle for a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday at Washington State University&#8217;s new Wine Science Center in the Tri-Cities.<p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:31:37 +0000 Anna King 34828 at http://nwpr.org WSU Breaks Ground On Wine Science Center In Tri-Cities WSU Tri-Cities To Head New Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-tri-cities-head-new-federal-jet-bio-fuel-research-center <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091313AK_WSUjetfuel_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington State University will lead a new federal research center focused on finding new biofuels for jet airplanes.<p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:52:31 +0000 Anna King 34146 at http://nwpr.org WSU Tri-Cities To Head New Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center Delivering Apples To Offices A Healthy Business For Recent College Grads http://nwpr.org/post/delivering-apples-offices-healthy-business-recent-college-grads <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082813AK_Apple-A-Day_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>We’ve all been there. You’re hungry, and you want something good to eat, but there’s no time. So you hit the vending machine for sugar or salt.<p>A recent Washington State University grad wants to change that. She’s started a Northwest business around a simple, better choice: an urban apple delivery service.<p>Apple-A-Day got its start in the Mecca of apple-country – Yakima, Washington. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:01:26 +0000 Anna King 33311 at http://nwpr.org Delivering Apples To Offices A Healthy Business For Recent College Grads WSU Coach Leach Bans Players from Tweeting http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-coach-leach-bans-players-tweeting <p></p><p>By Joe Utter and Adam Lewis</p><p>Washington State University Coach Mike Leach banned players from using Twitter on Tuesday evening after a series of messages on the social media website was brought to his attention.</p><p>“Twitter is now banned around here so don’t expect anything on Twitter,” Leach said after Tuesday’s practice. “Twitter’s banned and quite frankly if after today you see anything on Twitter from our team-- and I don’t care if it says ‘I love life’-- I would like to see it because I will suspend them.”</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:36:23 +0000 Sueann Ramella 17248 at http://nwpr.org WSU Coach Leach Bans Players from Tweeting WSU Researchers Patent Longer Battery Life Technology http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-researchers-patent-longer-battery-life-technology <p>Researchers at Washington State University say they&#39;ve found a way to keep lithium batteries charged three times longer. These are the batteries used in laptops, cell phones and electric vehicles. The key ingredient in the new battery design is tin, as a replacement for carbon, which is more common.</p><p>The research is lead by engineering professor Grant Norton. He says the improvements could keep many electronic devices running much longer. Thu, 24 May 2012 00:39:18 +0000 Colin Fogarty 8839 at http://nwpr.org WSU Researchers Patent Longer Battery Life Technology The Case of the Great Horned Owl Mix Up http://nwpr.org/post/case-great-horned-owl-mix <p>Nine fluffy owlets recently turned up at Washington State University&rsquo;s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Doctors thought the babies looked like great horned owls. But to their surprise, the owlets turned out to be an even more unusual species. As correspondent Courtney Flatt reports, help poured in from around the country to solve the tiny owls&rsquo; identity crisis. Mon, 07 May 2012 13:37:32 +0000 Courtney Flatt 7869 at http://nwpr.org The Case of the Great Horned Owl Mix Up Gregoire Urges WSU Grads To Stay True To Their Values http://nwpr.org/post/gregoire-urges-wsu-grads-stay-true-their-values <p>Washington Governor Christine Gregoire received an honorary degree from Washington State University on Saturday during commencement ceremonies. In her speech, the Governor urged graduates to stay true to their values, to give back, and to be engaged in their world. Mon, 07 May 2012 13:24:16 +0000 Glenn Mosley 7865 at http://nwpr.org Why A Sociologist Is Part Of Building A Better Power Grid http://nwpr.org/post/why-sociologist-part-building-better-power-grid <p>PULLMAN, Wash -- Washington State University announced it&rsquo;s created a new research center. It will look for ways to bring the country&rsquo;s aging electricity system in line with 21st century power needs. Besides experts in energy and computer science, the assembled team of researchers includes sociologists and psychologists. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:49:19 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6544 at http://nwpr.org Why A Sociologist Is Part Of Building A Better Power Grid