Anthony Achille, Frankie Bones, and Matthew Tatz, graduate students, music, each won recognition in the Young Artist Performance category at the Washington State Music Teachers Association competition. Achille and Tatz won first and alternate place, respectively, in the brass division; Bones took alternate place in the piano division.
Brad Ard, Mindy Ard, and David Snider, instructors, music, as the group Fatt Jazz, released a new CD titled Attittude (WSU Recordings).
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, was nominated by two independent musicians for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Yasinitsky’s recent commissions include Partial Eclipse for the 25th anniversary of the Las Vegas Academy and his arrangement of Creepin’ for an upcoming recording by the Colorado Repertory Jazz Orchestra featuring the music of Stevie Wonder.
Trevor Omoto (PhD ’17) and Nathalie Wall, associate professor, chemistry, coauthored “Evaluation of Vanadium(IV) as a Non-radioactive Surrogate for Technetium(IV) by Comparison of Stability Constants for Polyamino Polycarboxylate Ligand Complexation” in Journal of Solution Chemistry.
Nathalie Wall also coauthored with Gannon Parker, post-doctoral researcher, and Donald Wall, director, WSU Nuclear Science Center, and others “Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Volatile Neptunium(IV) β-Diketonates” in Inorganic Chemistry; and with Mitchell Friend, graduate student, she presented “Complexation Thermodynamics of Oxalate with Hf(IV) for Application to Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing” at the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.
Sena Clara Creston, clinical assistant professor, fine arts, WSU Tri-Cities, was recognized as a WSU Provost’s Featured Faculty Member at the Nov. 4 Cougar football game against Stanford University.
John Barber, instructor, English/creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, authored “Imaginative Radio Plays” which was selected for exhibition in the Helicotrema Festival 2017, part of the Venice Art Biennale in Venice, Italy.
Aaron Whelchel, instructor and academic advisor, history, WSU Vancouver, was recognized as a WSU Provost’s Featured Faculty Member at the Oct. 21 Cougar football game against University of Colorado.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, was elected vice president of the International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture (Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica-AILCFH), whose members/voters are from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Navarro-Daniels also recently presented “Suicide as Cultural Resistance: Sebastián Sepúlveda’s film, ‘The Quispe Girls'” at the 71st Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA).
Richard King, professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, was selected to be a Fulbright Specialist for a three-year term.
Amy Nusbaum, graduate student; Carrie Cuttler, clinical assistant professor; Alexander Spradlin, instructor; Ryan McLaughlin, assistant professor; and Paul Whitney and John Hinson, professors, psychology, coauthored “Altered attentional control strategies but spared executive functioning in chronic cannabis users” in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.