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WECO donates optical wine grape sorter for research

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

wine-sorting-graphic-80WOODLAND, Calif. – WECO Sorting and Automation Solutions has donated a state-of-the-art optical wine grape sorter worth $71,500 to the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Wash.Continue reading

WSU grad brings story of flight to theaters nationwide

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Chris-HampelPULLMAN, Wash. – Telling the story of flight has proven to be the adventure of a lifetime for Washington State University graduate Chris Hampel (’97). He is part of a team that visited 18 countries in all seven continents to create the documentary “Living in the Age of Airplanes.”Continue reading

Career diplomat, new international VP receives alumni award

ChaudhryPULLMAN, Wash. – Asif J. Chaudhry – a career minister in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and Washington State University’s new vice president for international programs – was honored Aug. 19 with the WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the betterment of our global society and his commitment to WSU.Continue reading

Resilient, inspirational philanthropist receives alumni award

Gleason-SPOKANE, Wash. – Steve Gleason of New Orleans, philanthropist and former professional football player, was honored at Gleason Fest in Spokane on Saturday, Aug. 8, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of the work he and Team Gleason do to raise awareness and find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).Continue reading

Committed donor, volunteer receives alumni award

Jim-Ruck-80EVERETT, Wash. – Jim Ruck, retired engineer and production manager and active community volunteer, was honored Sunday, July 26, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of six decades of dedication and service to WSU.Continue reading

Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

Holland-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.Continue reading