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Showcase: Thesis contest, faculty address celebrate WSU

EmilyJohnsonPULLMAN, Wash. – Emily Johnson, a Ph.D. candidate from the College of Pharmacy, won Washington State University’s first universitywide Three Minute Thesis competition Thursday. » More …

Vaccine research lecture draws capacity crowd at CUB


Photos by Becky Phillips, WSU Today


 


Capacity crowd awaits speakers arrival at CUB

 

 

Wendy C. Brown, professor in veterinary microbiology and pathology, gave the 2009 Distinguished Faculty Address today, March 27, as part of the univresity’s annual Showcase celebration.

 

Speaking to a full-capacity crowd in the CUB Jr. Ballroom, Brown talked about her research in immunology and vaccines, which is of global importance.

 

 

 

Brown is part of a team of WSU researchers who are sharing a $1.68 million … » More …

Sustainability in research and teaching

In any university you will find a mix of professors who either prefer research or instruction; once in a while you find someone who loves both. John Reganold, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, balances this mix.Previous to his work at WSU, Reganold was in private industry. But he yearned to teach.His research expertise encompasses three major areas within the field of sustainable agriculture and land use, said William L. Pan, professor and chair for crop and soil sciences:• measuring the environmental and economic sustainability of commercial farming systems;• developing and implementing soil-quality indices for use by growers and scientists;• studying and … » More …

Ken Casavant to give Distinguished Faculty Address

Kenneth L. Casavant, a Washington State University faculty member and researcher in its College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, will present the 2004 Distinguished Faculty Address on April 7.Casavant is known nationally as one of the leading transportation economists in the country. He was chosen a keynote speaker at the last three (1994, 1999 and 2001) national agricultural transportation summits hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His research productivity has drawn millions of dollars in grants and contracts from a number of agencies, including the USDOT, USDA, the Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation.He … » More …

Gerald Edwards to present Distinguished Faculty Address

Gerald E. Edwards, a Washington State University professor in the School of Biological Sciences and a Fellow of WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, will present the university’s annual Distinguished Faculty Address April 9.The 7:30 p.m. public talk, “Living by Photosynthesis,” is set for the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203. A member of the WSU faculty since 1981, Edwards is recognized by the international science community as one of the leading authorities in the general area of photosynthesis. His research contributions over a 30-year career span have led to a textbook understanding of how certain plants utilize a more efficient C4 cycle … » More …