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New WSU Scientist Lands Prestigious Javits Neuroscience Award
August 18, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–James Krueger, the newly appointed professor and chair of Washington State University’s Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, has been awarded a seven-year, Senator Jacob Javits Award in Neurosciences to be valued at nearly $2 million. The award comes from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Established by Congress in 1983, Javits awards provide uninterrupted funding for recipients demonstrating “exceptional scientific excellence and productivity, proposals of the highest scientific merit, and are judged likely to remain on the cutting edge of science for the next seven years.”The focus of Krueger’s research is the important role of sleep as a … » More …

Committees Selected for Recreation Center Project
August 15, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–President Samuel Smith has appointed two committees to participate in the selection of an architect for a new Student Recreation Center at Washington State University and to determine what programs and facilities will be included in the building. William Turner, WSU facilities development, will chair the Architect Selection Committee. Student members are Neil Walker, student body president; Brent Nysoe, chair of the Service and Activities Fees Committee and ASWSU vice president; Micki Archuleta, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Association; and undergraduate Patrick McAdams. Other members are Ernie Weiss and Jay Becker, facilities development; Tim McCarty, director of the Compton Union Building; Bob … » More …

WSU Plans Disaster Exercise for Aug. 20
August 14, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.– Emergency, public safety and health officers from Washington State University and surrounding communities will conduct a disaster exercise Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon on the WSU campus. A simulated release of toxic substances will test the emergency response plans and the readiness of police, fire and medical units, according to Dan Semler, WSU fire chief, who will coordinate the exercise. The site of the mock accident will be the Coliseum parking lot. Police and fire department officers will circulate through areas of the campus and adjoining neighborhoods to simulate contacting residents, Semler said. There will be simulated casualties transported to … » More …

WSU Professor is President-Elect of Veterinary Ethics Society
August 14, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Robert Speth, a professor of veterinary pharmacology in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected president-elect of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. “Among my goals as president will be to increase the visibility of the veterinary profession as society’s leading voice in the welfare and treatment of all animals,” said Speth. Speth said he is concerned that the role of veterinary medicine in the public’s eye has been diminished by animal rights extremism, perhaps leading to a misunderstanding of the human-animal bond. “I also plan to encourage increased scientific study of animal well-being to help improve the … » More …

DePauw Named Interim Graduate Dean
August 14, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Karen P. DePauw, associate dean of the Washington State University Graduate School since 1989, has been named interim Graduate School dean, effective immediately, Provost Gretchen M. Bataille announced Wednesday (Aug. 13). A professor of kinesiolgy and leisure studies, DePauw also served as associate vice provost for academic affairs during the past two years. She replaces Robert V. Smith, who becomes vice provost for research and graduate education and dean of the graduate school at the University of Connecticut on Aug. 31. “Karen DePauw is a respected teacher and researcher with considerable understanding of both WSU and graduate education,” Bataille said. “She will provide capable … » More …

David Smith Moves to WSU Vancouver
August 13, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.– David L. Smith, director of facilities development at Washington State University since 1992, will become assistant director for branch campus development at the WSU Vancouver campus, effective Oct. 1. Harold Dengerink, Vancouver dean and campus executive officer, said the demands of the growing Salmon Creek campus require more local involvement in the planning and direct oversight of the expansion. With this year’s retirement of Earl Muir in facilities development, the opportunity arose to appoint someone based in Vancouver to assume those planning and implementation responsibilities, according to Sallie Giffen, vice president for business affairs. In addition to directing the development of major and … » More …

WSU Professor Awarded AMVA’s Highest Teaching Honor
August 12, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Stephen A. Hines, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the 1997 Basic Sciences Teaching Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The award was presented at the AVMA’s national convention held in July in Reno, Nev. It is given to a veterinary teacher by the Student AVMA in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enthusiasm in the field of basic veterinary science and education. Hines teaches veterinary pathology to second-year veterinary students at WSU. He also advises post-DVM graduate students, senior veterinary students, and veterinary student research fellows. “This award is most … » More …

WSU Records Contemporaries of Kennewick Man
August 12, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Discovery of the skeleton called Kennewick Man along the bank of the Columbia River has revived the public’s curiosity about the first people who made the Northwest home. Vaguely written in bones and shells, projectile points and cordage, the legacy of the region’s original inhabitants is the focus of an ongoing review by Washington State University anthropologists. Over the past 40 years, WSU archaeology teams have excavated dozens of Northwest prehistoric sites and collected hundreds of thousands of artifacts dating back 11,000 years. Until the passage of the Native Americans Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in 1990, the materials were pulled only occasionally from … » More …

NW Photographer’s Life and Work Subject of New WSU Press Book
August 8, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–At the turn of the century, photography–then promoted by the Eastman Kodak Company as “Kodakery”–was sweeping the country as a popular hobby and gaining recognition as an art form. “Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins, 1869-1956,” by Carole Glauber, is the richly illustrated biography of a pioneering Northwest photographic artist. Wiggins is one of four Northwest women photographers featured in a Portland Art Museum exhibit, “Sisters of the Light: Oregon Photo-Secessionists,” set for Aug. 12-Oct. 19. Born in Salem, Ore., in 1869, Myra Albert Wiggins began her career in 1891 at the Art Students League in New York City, where she … » More …

Donors Contribute $275.4 Million to Campaign WSU
August 6, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. – A record 137,157 donors contributed $275,392,819 in private gifts, grants and pledges to Washington State University during Campaign WSU, the university’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign. The gifts are transforming WSU’s ability to serve students and the state of Washington by supporting scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, learning technology and statewide education. The campaign concluded June 30. “This has been one of the most important undertakings of the university in recent history,” said President Samuel Smith. “Contributors to WSU have helped us directly address key challenges facing higher education.” The campaign sought funding in four priority areas. The reported totals for each are: … » More …