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WSU Work on Tasmanian Devils Gets $2.3 Million from NIH
November 8, 2017

Using advanced genomic techniques, biologist Andrew Storfer will look for key mutations that appear to be helping some of the animals evolve in response to devil facial tumor disease, and develop gene editing techniques to help identify potential targets for drug-related therapies.

More Achievements

Exploring links between early stress and associative learning
November 1, 2017

WSU student Eric Navarro won best poster presentation in Animal Science and Zoology at the 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science conference.

Sustainable farming pioneer earns Bullitt Environmental Prize
October 31, 2017

Cornelius Adewale, doctoral student and sustainable agriculture pioneer at WSU’s School of the Environment, is the third WSU recipient of the $100,000 prize in the past six years. His research focuses on improving the environmental impact of agriculture while producing more food.

Renovated Troy Hall wins prestigious architectural award
October 27, 2017

The Washington Council of the American Institute of Architecture presented the Troy Hall renovation project with its Civic Design award. The focus of the renovation was to retain the building’s historic feel and brick exterior while creating a modern academic teaching and interactive research environment.

Electrical bandaging research receives defense innovation award
October 26, 2017

The research team developed a sophisticated electrochemical scaffold that could help curb the spread of deadly drug-resistant bacterial wound infections. The e-scaffold creates an electrical current that produces a low and constant concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which allows better antibiotic penetration and efficacy against bacteria.

Gonzales honored by national student affairs group
October 24, 2017

The NASPA Foundation, a national group dedicated to the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, has selected Gonzales as a 2018 Pillar of the Profession. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs.

WSU Vancouver historian traces Indian Ocean slave saga
October 10, 2017

A detailed family saga set against the broader context of South Asian slavery, plantation life, Parisian society and French colonization, “Madeleine’s Children” traces the multigenerational biography of a slave family and the legal battles pursued by Madeleine’s son Furcy—a slave who fought for his freedom in court for 25 years and finally won.

Quarter Century Club celebration
October 9, 2017

The 84th annual Quarter Century Club breakfast is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, in the M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building.

Aurora Clark named American Chemical Society Fellow
October 6, 2017

Aurora Clark, a WSU professor of chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Clark received the prestigious award for her service to the nuclear/inorganic and computational chemistry communities and for her innovative research, including the pioneering use of computer algorithms and network analysis to understand the behavior of complex solutions and their interfaces.

WSU scientists contributed to Nobel Prize-winning research
October 5, 2017

They include physics professor Sukanta Bose, postdoctoral researcher Nairwita Mazumder and graduate students Bernard Hall and Ryan Magee. Also contributing were Fred Raab and Greg Mendell, astrophysicists and adjunct faculty working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory detector, or LIGO, at Hanford.

Cougtunes
October 4, 2017

From big band jazz and solo tuba collections to blues and contemporary hard bop, the WSU School of Music produces and promotes many albums showcasing its faculty and students. Check out some of the latest releases.