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Ursula Mazur
Kerry W. Hipps

Ursula Mazur, and Kerry Hipps, professors, and Morteza Adinehnia, Bryan Borders, Michael Ruf, and Bhaskar Chilukuri, graduate students, chemistry, coauthored “Comprehensive structure–function correlation of photoactive ionic-conjugated supermolecular assemblies: an experimental and computational study” in Journal of Materials Chemistry C, and earned the journal’s “Hot Papers” distinction.


Frankie Bones

Matthew Tatz, Anthony “A.J.” Achille, and Frankie Bones, graduate students, music won top awards in the statewide Music Teachers National Association competition. Tatz took first place and Achille was named alternate in the Brass Performance Division; Tatz will compete in the Northwest Regional MTNA competition in January. Bones was named alternate in the Piano Division.


Fine Arts

Annie CunninghamAnnie Cunningham, graduate student, fine arts, received the Francis T. and Janis D. Ho Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts and exhibited her piece “Stone Garment” in the “Show Your World: Second International Juried Exhibition” in New York City, where she also delivered a gallery talk. Her work also will be part of a duo-exhibition at Gallery Rademann in Schwarzenberg, Germany.

Criminal Justice and Criminology


Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with Heeuk Lee, PhD ’15, and colleagues “Vulnerability versus opportunity: Dissecting the role of low self-control and risky lifestyles in violent victimization risk among Korean inmates” in Crime and Delinquency.


Alair MacLeanAlair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, was elected chair of the American Sociological Association section on Peace, War and Social Conflict. She presented several papers at the ASA and Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meetings in Seattle, including “Historical Changes in the Context and Impact of Military Service” and “Started from the Bottom: Globalization, Welfare, and Cross-National Variation in Poverty and Inequality.”

Numerous other accomplishments by sociology faculty and graduate students can be found in the department newsletter.