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Researcher appointed to distinguished professorship
August 25, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Regents Professor John Browse has been named the Charlotte Y. Martin Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Research. Browse is the second scientist to hold the Martin Professorship, which was created in 1991. The first was C.A. “Bud” Ryan, who died unexpectedly in late 2007.


“The research theme during the time Bud Ryan was the Martin Distinguished Professor centered on the importance of protecting plants against insect attack and fungal pathogens,” Browse said. “My intention is to continue those themes by focusing on the plant-defense hormone jasmonate. … » More …

WSU Scientist one of Top 50 researchers
January 18, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU reproductive biologist Patricia A. Hunt has been named one of the top 50 researchers of 2007 by Scientific American for her work showing a potential threat to human health posed by bisphenol A (BPA), a component of the polycarbonate plastics used to make food and beverage containers.

“There’s been so much good work in this area in the past year that to be singled out is really an honor,” said Hunt after learning of her selection.

The “SciAm 50” list, as it is called, includes companies and research institutes as well as individual scientists. It was announced in the popular … » More …

Understanding environment with art and science
March 16, 2007

Photo by WSU Photo Services.He is a professor in the Department of Sociology, distinguished professor of natural resource and environmental policy in the Thomas F. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, affiliated professor of fine arts, affiliated professor of environmental science, and faculty associate in the Center for Integrated Biology — and he is a world-renown environmental scholar whose work assesses the risks of societal environmental impacts.To say that Eugene Rosa, presenter of the Distinguished Faculty Address, is an accomplished man might be an understatement; yet, somehow, he remains modest.“The deepest value my parents instilled in me is the importance of modesty,” he … » More …

Unknown keeps physics students on edge of seats
March 25, 2005

Learn, discover and teach: these are the tenets of the WSU professor. Mark Kuzyk, professor and associate chair of physics, embodies all three. These attributes are what distinguish professors such as Kuzyk and why he is selected to give the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Address. The award recognizes achievements in research, scholarship and teaching that place the honoree in the front ranks of his or her discipline. Kuzyk, a professor at WSU for the past 15 years, is best known for the “Kuzyk quantum gap.” This theory shows there to be a significant gap between all materials and their fundamental physical limits; real materials fail to … » More …

Nominations open for alumnus award
February 7, 2005

The highest honor bestowed upon a Washington State University alumnus is the WSU Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award. Since 1962, the award has been presented to 34 men and women who have made distinguished contributions to society and/or have brought distinction to the university through personal achievement. Most recently, in the fall of 2004, distinguished molecular biologist John N. Abelson received the honor. Other winners include Mary DeGarmo, pioneer in working with music and Braille music translation; Edward R. Murrow, broadcasting’s renowned news analyst and reporter; and William Julius Wilson, sociologist known for his research on the black underclass.The award committee, chaired by Penne Pierson, WSU … » More …

Faculty earn Smith, Sahlin, Distinguished Address awards
February 3, 2005

The first five faculty recipients of awards bestowed annually in the spring by Washington State University have been selected. They will be honored publicly on April 1 at the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet. More information on the day’s World Class Face to Face Showcase events can be found at and in a Dec. 17 WSU Today article at awards and recipients include: • Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award: Phillip L. Senger, professor, Department of Animal Sciences. This award recognizes unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching during the academic year, including successful, innovative performance in instruction. A $5,000 award is … » More …

Keith Campbell nabs distinguished professorship
July 22, 2004

R. Keith Campbell, a Washington State University pharmacy faculty member, has been named the first J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, effective July 1.Campbell has been at the College of Pharmacy for 36 years and is a well-known expert in diabetes.After years of teaching and administrative duties, the endowment from the Fosbergs will enable Campbell to focus full-time on diabetes care programs.“With the rapid increase in diabetes we would like to devote as much attention as possible to the disease, especially when we have someone like Keith Campbell on our faculty,” said William E. Fassett, dean of the college. “Campbell has long … » More …