By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences EVERETT, Wash. – Western Washington residents now have the option to earn a Washington State University degree in organic agriculture in their own back yard.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University faculty members have been promoted to Regents professor. The promotion honors the highest level of international distinction in the discipline that raises university standards through teaching, scholarship and public service.
Brian Lamb, Regents’ professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named 2007 Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher for the Washington State University College of Engineering and Architecture. Lamb will discuss “Regional Air Quality Modeling: Short Term Forecasts and Long Range Climate Predictions” at the Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Lecture at 3:30 p.m., April 20, in […]
Global warming is a hot topic of late, but to anthropology professor John Bodley, it’s been hot for years. “I’ve been talking about global warming since the 1970s,” he said. “I started looking at how culture and global society create and affect global problems like poverty and global warming.” As a cultural anthropologist, Bodley examines […]
When most people plan a Hawaiian vacation they think of beaches, sun and luaus. Jack Rogers, professor of plant pathology and natural resource sciences, thinks fungi. Rogers is just returned from a spring break field trip to the islands to examine the fungi growing there. “I absolutely love fungi,” he said. “It’s just something that […]
If DNA is like a set of encyclopedias, containing every bit of information necessary to create life, some researchers look at individual words, other researchers look at particular books, and a very few try to figure out the binding.But 2006 Regents Professor Michael Smerdon of the School of Molecular Biosciences says that binding, better known […]
Colleagues describe John Browse as simply one of the top plant biologists in the world. Best known for identifying and cloning the desaturase gene in Arabidopsis, which is responsible for the synthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids in plants, Browse has since been a leader in the effort to bioengineer crop plants to produce oils with […]
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 […]
Anjan Bose, a Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on safeguarding the security of the power grid. When a blackout occurred in the Northeast and portions of the Midwest in 2003, 50 million people were affected, economic losses were […]
When most people think of an archeological dig, they think of dirt, but some of Tim Kohler’s most productive digs are deep in data. Kohler, a 2006 Regents Professor best known for his archaeological research in the southwestern United States, has, in some ways, changed the face of archeology with his sophisticated computer analysis of […]