PULLMAN, Wash. – International Wolf Prize for Agriculture 2011 recipient and emeritus professor R. James Cook will be honored by the Washington State University community in a reception 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Lewis Alumni Centre Great Room.
 
WSU President Elson S. Floyd will host the celebration. A program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
 
A former dean in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, Cook is globally renowned for his leadership in the field of biological control of plant diseases.
The Wolf Prize recognizes outstanding scientists and artists worldwide “for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples.”
 
“This is truly an outstanding and well-deserved honor,” Floyd said. “Jim Cook is, without question, one of the finest research scientists in the history of our university, and this honor shows once again that he is held in equally high esteem by his peers around the world.”
 
For more information, contact WSU Events and Outreach at wsuevent@wsu.edu or 877-978-3868.