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CAHNRS News – August 24, 2012

Posted by | August 24, 2012

CAHNRS News – August 24, 2012


Cougar Nation Invited to Select WSU’s Official Tartan

You’re invited to show your support for the global Cougar family by helping select WSU’s Crimson and Gray tartan. With three designs vying for the official blessing, WSU needs you to help make the final decision. See More »

30-day Trial of JMP and JMP Genomics

SAS Institute has developed powerful and relatively user-friendly software for statistics (JMP 10, JMP Pro) as well as for breeding and genetics (JMP Genomics). JMP has amazing graphical capabilities, and actually allows you to utilize or edit the underlying SAS code if you wish.

For background information, see JMP Background. You can obtain a free 30-day trial of JMP only at SAS has also provided a free WSU 90-day license for JMP Genomics. To download and install, go to: JMP Genomics Installation. For more information, contact Pat Fuerst.

Policy Concerning Complimentary Copies of Textbooks

Provost Warwick M. Bayly wishes to remind faculty that the State Ethics Act prohibits the selling of books that faculty receive as a gift in their capacity as state employees. Violation of the State Ethics Act may subject a faculty member to a variety of penalties including substantial monetary fines. (See WAC 292-120.) The penalty provisions can be found at Such violation might also subject a faculty member to discipline under the Faculty Manual.


2012 Ice Cream Social

The students are back on campus and we’re one week into the new academic year! End your busy week by treating yourself to some Ferdinand’s ice cream, snacks, music, and fun! Come join us tomorrow, August 24, at the Second Annual CAHNRS & Extension Faculty and Staff Ice Cream Social from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Ensminger Pavilion and at our four R&E Centers.

Dr. Ian Burke, Associate Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, presents “Where do herbicides go in plants? Application type and formulation effects on herbicide translocation” on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. in Johnson Hall 204. Arrangements have been made to broadcast to Mt. Vernon, Prosser, and Puyallup stations.

Phuong Thi Yen Dinh, Ph.D. Student, presents “Changes of Auxin Transporters in Response to Cyst Nematode Infection” at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 in Johnson Hall 343. This seminar will be broadcast via WECN to research stations at 5776907. View Announcement »

Ahmad Kamil Mohd Jaaffar, Ph.D. Student, presents “Isolation, Identification, Pathogenicity and Sensitivity of Rhizoctonia spp. to Phenazine-1-Carboxylic acid (PCA)-Producing Pseudomonas spp” at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Johnson Hall 343View Announcement »

Save the Date: CAHNRS Fall Festival

Come join us for food, fun and games on Thursday, Sept. 6, 4-6 p.m. at Spillman Plaza (on Wilson Rd. next to Hulbert Hall). There will be student club exhibits, department displays, and more. See a video of the 2011 Fall Festival.

Research, Innovation and Commercialization – How to take the Idea to Translation
Join this brief presentation and discussion around university research, innovation and entrepreneurship on Sept. 6 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Butch’s Den, Room 60, in the Compton Union Building. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Team, along with the Office of Economic Development, the College of Business, the College of Engineering and Architecture, and the Office of Intellectual Property, are looking to streamline the commercialization process and entrepreneurship programs and refine the educational opportunities for students.

The Center for the Study of Animal Wellbeing at Washington State University invites you to participate in its first Washington Farm Animal Welfare Symposium on Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CUE (Smith Center for Undergraduate Education) in Pullman. Read More »

The Department of Plant Pathology is co-sponsoring “In Search of the Holey Veil,” a multimedia presentation by mushroom photographer Taylor Lockwood on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ensminger Pavilion in Pullman.

Homecoming Tailgate Reunion and Morrill Act Celebration

Join us Sept. 22 for an all-college tailgate reunion! Our CAHNRS & WSU Extension Homecoming Tailgate Reunion will bring together alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students for a day of music, Butch and the Spirit Squad, BBQ catering, and fun times.

That day, we also are celebrating the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Morrill Act, which created the land-grant university system. There will be an interactive exhibit for all ages focused on how WSU benefits the state, nation and world with teaching, research and outreach.

Plan to attend our pre-game tailgate barbecue and watch the new-look Cougars take on the Colorado Buffalos. A block of 400 game tickets has been secured. Get tickets here »


John McNamara, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the Society by the American Dairy Science Association. This honor is given to long-standing members in the American Dairy Science Association with excellent career records in research, teaching and service. Read More »

Erim Gomez, a Ph.D. student in the School of the Environment, will be featured in the fall edition of Revista Caminos, in a monthly column that features successful Latinos who can inspire the next generation.He was also recently awarded a travel scholarship to attend the conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

Michael Rowe has been awarded $252,389 from the National Science Foundation for his proposal “Collaborative Research: Using trace and ore elements to track volatile behavior and fluid migration within intermediate-silicic magma chambers.”

Students Allen Andersen and David Majewski, students in the School of the Environment, each received a $4000 award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) scholarship program.

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National Institutes of Health Fund WSU Research in Infertility in Cattle, Humans

All our news releases are archived at

New in CAHNRS e-Newsletters

The August 15 edition of On Solid Ground features stories about orchard automation, infertility research in cattle and humans, and Drew Lyon, the new Endowed Chair in Small Grains Extension and Research, Weed Science. Check it out at

The August 16 edition of Green Times provides an overview of a new WSU publication about soil testing for vegetable farmers; a profile of Viva farms, a farm incubator; and a story on small loans for new farmers. Read and subscribe to Green Times at


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