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Murrow professor named a Scripps fellow
December 6, 2017

Benjamin Shors, clinical associate professor of journalism and media production, has been named a fellow at the 2018 Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute.

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Luke Falk wins national Burlsworth Trophy
December 5, 2017

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was named the winner of the Burlsworth Trophy by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation and Springdale Rotary Club at a banquet on Dec. 4.  The Burlsworth Trophy is given to the top player who began his career as a walk-on athlete.

More Achievements

WSU student’s viral fundraising tweet draws international attention
November 30, 2017

WSU student Danni Messina was feeling thankful over the Thanksgiving weekend and wanted to support a good cause. Two days later, her goodwill gesture for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital had her on the hook for over $200,000 and by her own admission feeling a bit panicked. Rather than throw in the towel, Messina showed the world how Cougar innovation works.

Researchers honored for work on environmental DNA
November 28, 2017

WSU researchers Caren Goldberg, Katherine Strickler, and Alex Fremier are being honored this week for their use of a technique that can detect minute amounts of DNA to see if at-risk species are in an area.

WSU students win national design, construction competition
November 22, 2017

The two-phase competition involved the collaboration of students from diverse backgrounds, including architecture and construction management, responding to a request for qualifications, and request for proposals for a student health and wellness facility on a liberal arts college campus in the northwestern region of the United States.

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.