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Sept. 2 – 8

Posted by | September 8, 2008

This week’s Puget Sound Business Journal includes a front-page story on Amit Dhingra’s work in mapping the apple genome. The reporter covered Dhingra’s appearance at the Innovators Lunch held during WSU Week in Seattle.

The School of Economic Science’s Jill McCluskey is among the experts quoted by the Washington Post in a Saturday article about why beer sales go up during an economic downturn.

Horticulturist Carol Miles is quoted and her research cited in a Monday Vancouver Columbian article on growing watermelon in Clark County.

The Web site Worldchanging.com last Sunday posted a story about WSU King County Extension’s Farm-to-School Connections Team and their accomplishments.

The latest edition of the magazine Seattle’s Child featured a photo of King County Extension Food$ense coordinator Carey Thornton accompanying an article on the implementation of the Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act in Auburn.

In this week’s Capital Press: A profile of IAREC interim director Bob Stevens, coverage of the recent WSU Onion Field Day in Pasco, a story about Steve Jones becoming director of the NWREC, and a mention of John Browse being named Charlotte Y. Martin Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Research.

News releases: “International Collaboration Leads to Important Plant Virus Discovery,” and “Workshops to Focus on Protecting Forests from Human and Natural Threats.”