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Department of Plant Pathology

September in the News

Faculty Featured in WSU Advertisement in Chronicle of Higher Education
Washington State University has a full-page advertisement in the Friday, September 28 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The ad appears on the inside-front cover of the Chronicle’s Second Annual Diversity in Academe insert. Dr. Lori Carris is featured in this advertisment along with other faculty and administators university wide.

WSU’s diversity units and programs were prominently featured in a series of articles included in the Chronicle’s inaugural diversity supplement last September. The Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity created the ad in partnership with University Relations to further strengthen WSU’s visibility nation-wide.

Fall PMA Meeting & Upcomimng Foray
The Palouse Mycological Association will have its first meeting of the school year on Tues. October 2 at 7:00 PM at the Cougar Depot on the corner of Davis Way and Grand Ave in Pullman(the old train station).   This is an informal group of mycologists and mushroom aficionados (mushroom lovers).  We meet once a month and usually have a speaker, and also have potlucks.  We have a fall and spring mushroom foray, where we to to the mountains east of Moscow and collect, look at, and identify mushrooms- both edible and non-edible  This year, we have a weekend foray at Priest Lake on Oct. 12-14, and will discuss the planning at the meeting.  We will also have a one-day foray on Saturday, Oct. 20.  More publicity will be coming out later.

Come join the group, and meet others interested in fungi.

Faculty Travel:
Dr. Hanu Pappu visited Agdia Inc., in Elkhart, Indiana, on September 11. He gave a seminar on his ongoing research on viruses of vegetables, ornamentals and small grains and held discussions with scientists in Agdia. see photo

Dr. Hanu Pappu also visited Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, IL on September 10, and held discussions with scientists on detection and management of viruses of ornamentals.

Back to School Picnic:
Our annual fall picnic was held at Sunnyside Park, hosted by Fun Committee members Hanu Pappu, Brenda Schroeder, Martin Chilvers, Youn-sig Kwak, Sahar Eid, Laura Costadone, Renuka Kithul Pelage and Hongyan Sheng. see photos

Research Featured:
Dr. Lindsey du Toit will take part in “WSU at Benaroya Hall: In Concert with Communities” in Seattle on September 6. The event will showcase the connections between WSU research and extension programs and communities and industries across the state. Dr. du Toit’s research with the vegetable seed crop industry is featured in WSU Today on-line. This “Seeds of Partnership” is also featured in the September 5 issue of CAHNRS’ On Solid Ground.

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