Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, presented “Cathartic Fear, Television, and Memory: ‘The Archives of the Cardinal'” at the 36th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona, Spain, where she also organized and chaired a panel on Human Rights and Memory.
Andrew Gillreath-Brown, graduate research assistant, anthropology, coauthored “An Experimental Study of Turtle Shell Rattle Production and the Implications for Archaeofaunal Assemblages” in PLOS ONE.
Heather Watts, associate professor, and Ashley Robart, postdoctoral researcher, biological sciences, coauthored “Increasing photoperiod stimulates the initiation of spring migratory behavior and physiology in a facultative migrant, the pine siskin” in Royal Society Open Science.
Fran Meserve, principal assistant, music, received the WSU Crimson Spirit Award for July 2018.
David Watkins, emeritus professor, and Jared L. Aurentz (PhD ’14), mathematics and statistics, and two colleagues received the Outstanding Paper Prize at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) annual meeting for their paper “Fast and Backward Stable Computation of Roots of Polynomials,” published in SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 36, Issue 3 (2015). They also co-authored with three colleagues Core-Chasing Algorithms for the Eigenvalue Problem (SIAM).
John Streamas, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored “The Real War That Got Into the Movies: Eastwood and Spielberg in the Pacific” in The Films of Clint Eastwood: Critical Perspectives (University of New Mexico Press). Streamas also authored the poem “My Blue Whale” in the Inflatable Celebration exhibit at Third Street Art Gallery in Moscow, Idaho.
Cassandra Gulam, senior instructor and program leader, foreign languages and cultures, WSU Vancouver, was recognized at the Community Engagement Institute at Gonzaga University for her project, “Language Learners in the Community: Partnering with Safety-Net Medical Clinics in Clark County.”
Alecia Hoene, academic coordinator/advisor, environment, received the WSU Crimson Spirit Award for May 2018.
Leah Benedict, clinical assistant professor, English, received the 2018 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award in recognition of her dedication to introducing students to the many facets of library research beyond finding and evaluating resources.
Denzel McCray, secretary senior and research assistant, psychology, was named a WSU Top Ten Senior of 2018.