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WSU Scientist Gets $1.3 Million to Study Sleep During Infection

PULLMAN, Wash.–James Krueger, professor and chair of Washington State University’s Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study sleep responses to viral infections. The award comes via the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development within NIH. “Dr. Krueger and his colleagues are certainly among the all-time most significant recruitments to WSU’s scientific and administrative community,” said Borje Gustafsson, dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. “Not only is he among the finest researchers in his field of study, but he brings with him an extraordinary … » More …

WSU SBDC Gains National Honors

PULLMAN, Wash. — A Washington State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) project to apply American business training and assistance ideas to an emerging Eastern European economy is gaining national attention. The National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers (NAMTAC) gave its highest award to the WSU-SBDC project, “Management Training and Technical Assistance for Romania.” The project was selected as being “outstanding” in the business assistance category of NAMTAC’s Project of the Year Awards competition. Washington SBDC State Director Carol Riesenberg accepted the award at the NAMTAC annual meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska. “This award is really a recognition of six years of hard work … » More …

WSU Museum of Art Earns Federal Grant

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Museum of Art has received an Institute of Museum and Library Services biennial grant of more than $70,000 for general operating support. The WSU museum is one of four museums in Washington state to receive the award. “The competition gets stiffer each year,” says Patricia Watkinson, museum director. “This year, 19 percent of the applicants were successful. We are very fortunate to be among them.” One of 1,061 applicants, the Museum of Art received a grant of $70,063. IMLS awarded $15 million to 202 museums. Diane Frankel, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, said the WSU Museum … » More …

Singhrs Earns 1997 Smith Award

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University Associate Professor Kim Singhrs has been named the Marian E. Smith Foundation Faculty Achievement Award winner for 1997. The $5,000 award is given for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching. Singhrs, a member of the School of Architecture faculty, also holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The expert in computer animation and graphics is an artist and sculptor, an inspiring teacher who students and colleagues describe as a “renaissance man.” He will discuss the development of his unique, cross-disciplinary cluster of courses in computer animation for students in architecture, computer science and fine arts … » More …

WSU Offers $1,000 Scholarships to Transfer Students

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is offering $1,000 achievement scholarships to students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average who plan to transfer from a community college to the Pullman campus for the spring semester. The scholarships are available to students with a minimum of 40 quarter-credit hours or 27 semester-credit hours completed at the time of application. Applications to WSU must be postmarked no later than Nov. 30. The increased scholarship support was made available through Campaign WSU, the recently completed fund-raising effort. WSU alumni and friends contributed more than $275.4 million to the University during the multi-year campaign, which increased WSU’s … » More …

Citrin Receives National Investigator Award

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University optical physicist David Citrin has been selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award provides $500,000 over a five-year period to scientists who show outstanding potential for leadership. Citrin’s award is the third similar award to a member of WSU’s Physics Department and College of Sciences in the last five years. He is among 60 independent scientists and engineers in the second annual round of the awards. Candidates are nominated by agencies throughout the federal government. Citrin was one of three scientists nominated by the Office of Naval Research. He will receive the award from … » More …

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DADS’ WEEKEND SCHEDULE VARIED Academic department open houses, car shows, rock ‘n roll concerts, fossil and rock sales, and billiard exhibitions are just of the few of the events scheduled for Dads’ Weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 6. ASWSU’s new climbing gym in the fieldhouse will have its grand opening Saturday at 10 a.m. and an American Institute of Architecture exhibition opens in the Lobby of Carpenter Hall. Kickoff for the Cougar-Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana is 2 p.m. Contact: Al Ruddy, News & Information Services Phone: 509/335-3581SHOCK DYNAMICS OF APPLES STUDIED BY WSU ENGINEERS WSU biological systems engineer Gary Hyde says they have established baseline information … » More …

Native American Speech-Language Professionals to Train at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash.–Native Americans will be trained as speech and language professionals in a newly funded program in the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington State University. The program, which begins in January, offers financial and educational support to students interested in becoming speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in educational or medical settings with individuals who have difficulty with speech, language or hearing. The training includes professional mentorships, leadership training, observations, clinical experience and research in Native American communities. Students who have a commitment to serve Native American communities and who have college experience are given admission … » More …

Stanford Biochemist Will Speak on the Evolution of Plagues

PULLMAN, Wash.–Julie Theriot, a biochemist from Stanford University, will speak on “The Evolution of Plagues” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5 in Heald Auditorium at Washington State University. Theriot studies the cell biology of host-pathogen interactions. According to an abstract posted on her Stanford World Wide Web site, Theriot’s laboratory uses a combination of videomicroscopy, biochemistry and molecular genetics to study the interactions between infectious bacteria and the human host cell cytoskeleton. By examining the mechanisms infectious bacteria use to communicate with the host cell cyctoskeleton, they hope to identify new ways to interfere with the infection process. Theriot’s lecture is part of a seminar … » More …

Wendy Peterson Named Acting Admissions Director

PULLMAN, Wash.–Wendy Peterson, coordinator of new student programs, has been named acting director of admissions at Washington State University effective Nov. 5, K.J. “Gus” Kravas, vice provost for student affairs, announced today. Peterson will oversee all recruitment activity for the Pullman campus, coordinate recruitment activity for the branch campuses and work closely with university academic colleges and departments to facilitate admission services to students and the campus community, Kravas said. Terry Flynn, who has been admissions director since 1989, is resigning to become alumni relations director at Eastern Washington University. Kravas also announced that Monty Nielsen, university registrar, will assume administrative responsibility for several enrollment … » More …