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Computer vision may revolutionize structural inspection

Inspecting structures after an earthquake, hurricane or flood is essential to saving lives, but that can be difficult to accomplish in a timely manner. “Trained inspectors need to decide whether to keep a bridge open, to restrict traffic to first responders only or to close it—and this must happen within a short time,” explained associate professor Mostafa Tazarv of South Dakota State University’

Accreditation assessment team invites public to comment on UPD

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will have an assessment team examine all aspects of the South Dakota State University Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services starting Sunday, according to SDSU Chief Tim Heaton. “Becoming the first accredited university police department in the state and multistate region was trul

Genant receives national medical laboratory science scholarship

As a scientist, Kailee Genant had to make sure the answer she received was real. A senior-to-be at South Dakota State University, she read the email one more time to verify she was receiving an Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity national endowed scholarship. After reading it again, Genant realized she received the fraternity’s Martha Winstead Memorial Scholarship. ranks SDSU No. 1 for third-straight year

For the third-straight year, South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets. uses a methodology that accounts for school size, type of crimes, student surveys and other relevant data.

Smith Honored as July Civil Service Employee of the Month

In recognition for his strong commitment to helping others and diligent work with the South Dakota State University Police Department, Levi Smith has been named the Civil Service Employee of the Month for July. Smith will be recognized at a 3 p.m.

SDSU pharmacy residency gains full reaccreditation

Full reaccreditation has been granted for the postgraduate year one  community-based  pharmacy residency program at South Dakota State University. The program, which is in partnership with Lewis Drug, places a six-year Pharm.D. graduate at Lewis Drug in Sioux Falls for an additional year of training.

Markel, Westwick named directors

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has announced directors for two of the college’s schools. Paul Markel has been named the founding director of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies while Joshua Westwick ’01/M.S. ’03, is now the director of the School of Communication and Journalism.

South Dakota State University and Celemics announce partnership for the development of Hybridization NGS-based Multiple Swine Pathogen Co-Detection Panel

South Dakota State University’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) has partnered with Celemics, Inc. to create the first-ever hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) kit to detect viral and bacterial swine respiratory pathogens. Most current diagnostic technologies are based on culture or qPCR.

SDSU opens School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies

With the launch of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies July 1, South Dakota State University opens its sixth school in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the school earlier this year. The School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies will be housed in Agricultural Engineering, which is next to the Briggs Library.

Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches Announce the Launch of the Turner Institute Of Ecoagriculture, Inc. and Collaboration with South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches announced today the launch of the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture, Inc. (“Institute”).  The Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity and agricultural research organization formed by Ted Turner, whose history of sustainable ranching and animal production, natural resource conservation, and imperiled species restoration spans over three decades.