Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, Brian Ward, clinical assistant professor, Brad Ard, instructor, and David Jarvis, professor, music, as members of the group Gator Tail released a new CD titled Gator Tail, and, along with other members of the WSU Jazz Big Band 2013-14 and 2014-15, directed by Yasinitsky, they released a new CD titled Singular Vision, both through WSU Recordings.
Jonathan Preszler, graduate student, and G. Leonard Burns, professor, psychology, coauthored “Trait and State Variance in Oppositional Defiant Disorder Symptoms: A Multi-Source Investigation With Spanish Children” in Assessment.
Burns also coauthored “Can Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Be Distinguished From ADHD Inattention in Very Young Children? Evidence From a Sample of Korean Preschool Children” in Journal of Attention Disorders.
Alex Spradlin and Dakota Mauzay, graduate students, and Carrie Cuttler, clinical assistant professor, psychology, coauthored “Devils, witches, and psychics: The role of thought-action fusion in the relationships between obsessive-compulsive features, religiosity, and paranormal beliefs” in Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
Raymond Quock, professor, psychology, authored “Brain Research: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment suppresses withdrawal signs in morphine-dependent mice” in Brain Research Journal.
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.
Kiya Fife, graduate student, music, took second place in the Inland Empire Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition in the Advanced College Division.
Ryan Booth, doctoral student, history, authored the review of Donald L. Cutler’s “Hang The All:” George Wright and the Plateau Indian War” forthcoming in Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History
The WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Danh Pham, assistant professor, music, presented an invited performance at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, which featured members of the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet and Shannon Scott, assistant professor, on clarinet.
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.
Aurora Clark, professor, chemistry, was elected to the U.S. Department of Energy Council on Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences.