Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University
CAS Connect September 2013

Honors and Achievements

Tim Kohler on stage

The Village Ecodynamics Project, led by Tim Kohler, Regents professor of anthropology, was selected by the Shanghai Archaeology Forum (SAF) as one of 10 top projects in the world for its “major archaeological research findings.” Kohler traveled to China last month with longtime colleague and project collaborator Bill Lipe, professor emeritus of archaeology, to accept the award and present in the forum.

Lipe, left, and Kohler
Lipe, left, and Kohler

SAF hailed the Village Ecodynamics Project as having “achieved distinction in innovative, creative, and rigorous works, and generated new knowledge about our human past.” It is the only project from the United States selected for the honor. Kohler is lead PI on the project, which also involves Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Santa Fe Institute.

Matt AubinMatt Aubin, director of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted a concert with the Chelsea Symphony with the famed violinist Mark O’Conner at Symphony Space in New York City. He also spent much of the summer in France researching the music of composer Fernande Decruck.

Cornell ClaytonCornell Clayton, director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service and Claudius O. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, has been selected the 2014 Aspinall Chair at Colorado Mesa University. The position is awarded each year to a major scholar to visit campus and deliver an endowed lecture.

Ryan HareRyan Hare, coordinator of theory and composition and professor of bassoon, recently presented an invited performance at the conference of the International Double Reed Society, the most important organization for bassoonists.

John Harrison
John Harrison

John Harrison, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at WSU Vancouver, was recognized by the Ecological Society of America for his contributions toSeeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution. The book garnered the ESA Sustainability Science Award, which recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last five years that represents greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.

Carol IvoryCarol Ivory, professor of fine arts and CAS associate dean, landed the lofty Manu Daula, “Frigate Bird,” Award from the Pacific Arts Association. Read more about Ivory and her award.

Paul KwonPaul Kwon, associate professor of psychology, was named as an editorial board member of a new journal titledPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Shannon ScottShannon Scott, instructor of clarinet, performed as principal clarinetist with the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra under Maestro Gerard Schwarz and in chamber music concerts at the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina.

ann-yasinitsk_88x106Ann Yasinitsky, clinical associate professor of flute, along with Shannon Scott, clarinet, and Ryan Hare, bassoon, performed as principal winds in the SummerFest Orchestra in McCall, ID.

Greg YasinitskyGreg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director of the School of Music, attended the premiere of his arrangement of “Bang Bang” at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The work was commissioned especially for internationally renowned saxophonist David Sanborn performing with the Crescent Super Band, the top youth jazz band in the world. Yasinitsky also appeared as a soloist with the Crescent Super Band at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center.