Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “‘Una ciudad quiero tener para todos construida’: Refounding Chile after the October 18 Social Outburst” at the Modern Languages Association international symposium in Glasgow, Scotland. Vilma also chaired the session, “Hospitality, Diversity, and Disability Studies” and completed her three-year term of service on the MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession.
Dennis DeHart, associate professor, fine arts, exhibited his photographic work as part of Picuun, I Am Water at Moscow Contemporary in Moscow, Idaho.
Timothy Kohler, professor emeritus, anthropology, was named to the National Academy of Sciences.
Eric Remaley, associate teaching professor and alumnus (’02 PhD Math.), mathematics and statistics; Ruth Gregory, associate professor, digital technology and culture; and five graduate students: Reanne Chilton, psychology; Aditi Dahiya, chemistry; Arian Karimitar, anthropology; Paula Kimmerling, mathematics and statistics; and Kathryn Manis, English, each received a 2022 WSU President’s Award for Leadership.
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor, and Danh Pham, associate professor, music, premiered Yasinitsky’s composition “On the Air,” commissioned by Northwest Public Broadcasting to celebrate the broadcaster’s 100th anniversary and performed by the WSU Symphony Orchestra with Pham conducting. Yasinitsky also orchestrated themes from “On the Air” for solo piano and WSU faculty and student ensembles recorded them in the WSU Recording Studio.
In addition, the McCall (Idaho) SummerFest Orchestra commissioned Yasinitsky to compose a new work to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary; it is set to premiere in July.
Numerous publications, presentations, and other accomplishments of anthropology faculty can be found in the department’s winter/spring newsletter.
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor, music, participated in the premiere of his commissioned composition “Sioux Center Shuffle” in Sioux Center, Iowa. He wrote the work especially for the Sioux Center High School Jazz Band. While there, Yasinitsky presented clinics and performed in concert as a guest artist with the Sioux Center ensemble.
Yasinitsky also performed recently as a guest artist at the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The program included Yasinitsky’s compositions “Flatten That Curve” and “Best of Friends.”
Yasinitsky recently also served as guest artist and commissioned composer at the Peaks Jazz Festival in Highland, Utah. The program included Yasinitsky’s new composition “Original Ray.”
In addition, Yasinitsky signed an agreement with iJazz Publications to internationally release several of his compositions, including: “Best of Friends,” “Lone Stars,” “Conspiracy Theory,” and “Flatten That Curve.”
Sociology faculty, staff, students, and alumni regularly publish and present great work—find many of their achievements in the department’s spring newsletter.
W. Puck Brecher, professor, history, authored Animal Care in Japanese Tradition: A Short History.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor, music, was a featured saxophonist with Cassio Vianna’s Jazz Orchestra at the international conference of the Jazz Education Network in Dallas, Texas. Yasinitsky also recently received an ASCAP Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He has received ASCAP Plus awards every year since 1986.