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Sarah Anderson, PhD candidate, biological sciences, was selected to receive a 2014 Ecological Society of America Graduate Student Policy Award.
Dana Lee Baker, assistant professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, WSU Vancouver, will receive the WSU Faculty Diversity Award at Showcase March 28 in Pullman. The award recognizes distinctive and outstanding teaching, research, creative work, service, or outreach by faculty that advances diversity in the University and communities it serves. Baker was selected largely for her work in advocating for people with disabilities.
Doerte Blume, professor, physics and astronomy, is leading the organization of a two-month program for the Institute for Nuclear Theory at University of Washington entitled “Universality in Few Body Systems: Theoretical Challenges and New Directions.”
Ryan Boyd and Allison Kolbe, PhD candidates, biological sciences, both received a spring 2014 NASA Space Grant Fellowship in Science and Engineering from the Washington National Space Grant Consortium.
Yogendra Gupta, Regents professor, physics, has been named as the inaugural Creighton Distinguished Professor in the Institute for Shock Physics.
Sue Clark, Regents professor, chemistry, will receive the WSU Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Outreach and Engagement at Showcase March 28 in Pullman. The award recognizes outstanding performance toward fulfilling the University’s public service mission, mainly by outreach and engagement into the state or nation.
Candice Goucher, professor, history, received a 2014-15 Trent R. Dames Fellowship in the History of Civil Engineering at the Huntington Library in support of her sabbatical project:The Memory of Iron: African Metallurgy in the Atlantic World.
Don Hower, director, Cougar Marching Band,and Sheila Converse, professor of voice,music, received Student Entertainment Board (SEB) Arts Excellence Awards at a ceremony in February.
Julie Kmec, associate professor, sociology, co-authored the recently published article “Not Ideal: The Association Between Working Anything But Full Time and Perceived Unfair Treatment” in a special issue of the journal Work & Occupations.
Tina Krauss, academic coordinator for undergraduate programs, biological sciences, received a scholarship from the National Academic Advising Association to attend the spring regional conference in Vancouver, BC.
Sergey Lapin, assistant professor, mathematics, and co-authors across disciplines recently published “Linear diffusion-wave channel routing using a discrete Hayami convolution method” in the Journal of Hydrology.
Josh Rosnow, PhD candidate, biological sciences, recently published “Exploring mechanisms linked to differentiation and function of dimorphic chloroplasts in the single cell C4 species Bienertia sinuspersici” in the journal BMC Plant Biology. Co-authors include Gerald Edwards, Regents professor emeritus.
In music, piano professors Jeffrey and Karen Savage, members of the WSU faculty group 88 Squared, recently completed a successful concert tour of Singapore.
Brian Sharpless, professor, psychology, and director,Psychology Clinic, recently published two papers: “Exploding head syndrome” in Sleep Medicine Reviews, and “Changing Conceptions of the Nightmare in Medicine” in Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities.
Paul Strand, associate professor, psychology, WSU Tri-Cities, won the Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship, a statewide award for exemplary civic engagement, from Washington’s Council of Faculty Representatives.
Mandy Townsley, doctoral candidate, history, published an article “‘Neither for King Nor Empire’: Irish Remembrance of the Great War in the 1920s” in Remembrance and Solidarity Studies.
David Turnbull, trumpet professor, music, has been invited to present four days of trumpet clinics and master classes at the Music Conservatory in Almería, Spain, and to guest conduct at the International Trumpet Guild in Pennsylvania in May.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, received a 2014 ASCAP-Plus Award for composition from the American Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and a SEB Arts Excellence Award. This month, he will appear as a guest soloist and commissioned composer at the College of San Mateo, Calif., and will guest conduct the North Dakota All-State Jazz Band which will perform a concert of his compositions and arrangements.