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Science Coalition honors Murray with champion award

murrayWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Science Coalition today presented Sen. Patty Murray with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Washington at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented in Washington, D.C., by Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.

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Mapping the way to snow mold resistance


Snow mold infects turf grass.

 

A genetic map being developed by scientists at WSU in collaboration with scientists at Japan’s National Agricultural Research Center on the northern island of Hokkaido may speed development of wheat varieties that are more resistant to snow mold.

Snow mold is a fungus-caused disease of wheat and other grasses. It’s prevalent in areas that have early snow and significant prolonged snow cover on ground that has not frozen. In Washington, that includes about 200,000 acres of winter wheat in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Lincoln and Stevens counties.

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CAHNRS, extension employees honored


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PULLMAN – Faculty and staff of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences and WSU Extension were honored Saturday, April 4, at the 50th annual CAHNRS’ awards banquet

Derek McLean, assistant professor of animal sciences, assistant animal scientist and associate director of the Center for Reproductive Biology, received the R.M. Wade Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. McLean emphasizes critical thinking and experiential learning in the classroom. His laboratory activities expose students to state of the art technologies as they answer important questions.

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Sen. Murray to speak at fall commencement

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Shoreline, will speak at Washington State University’s fall commencement set for 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.The address by Murray, a 1972 WSU graduate, will be given at the second fall commencement in the university’s 112-year history. Murray is the first WSU graduate to serve in the U.S. Senate. Previously, she was the commencement speaker in spring 1994. “Senator Murray is a great friend of education and loyal to her alma mater,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “Her background as a school board member, parent and active local citizen has served our state well in the … » More …