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Persistence pays off for Goldwater scholar
November 16, 2017

Keesha Matz knew there were no guarantees when she put in long hours on top of her considerable academic load to complete the Goldwater application late last year. But using her previous experience and guidance from mentors in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Program, Matz was named a Goldwater Scholar in 2017, joining fellow WSU students Amelia Brown and Julianna Brutman on the hallowed list.

Greg Yasinitsky nominated for Pulitzer Prize in Music
November 16, 2017

The composition was premiered in January 2017 by the Baton Rouge Symphony, conducted by Timothy Muffitt with soloist Willis Delony, the Virginia Martin Howard Professor of Piano and professor of jazz studies at Louisiana State University. Both Muffitt and Delony submitted the nomination.

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.

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.