Min Du, professor and Endowed Chair in Growth Biology in the Department
of Animal Sciences (College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences)
received the Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award from the American Society of
Animal Science. Du was recognized for helping address the worldwide epidemic of obesity
and its attendant health problems, exploring the role of genes, maternal obesity,
nutrition and other physiological conditions on early development, obesity and health.
Anne Marie Guerrettaz, assistant professor of language, literacy and technology in
the Department of Teaching and Learning (College of Education), earned a $50,000 grant
to research textbooks in Spanish-language classes and their impact on student learners.
The grant from the Spencer Foundation will fund research that involves examining textbook
use in classrooms and what kind of learning the textbooks elicit, Guerrettaz says.
Two WSU faculty members are playing key roles in implementation of the First Step Act,
a landmark piece of legislation that is helping thousands of non‑violent inmates
integrate back into communities across the country. Zach Hamilton and Alex Kigerl, from the
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (College of Arts and Sciences)
were part of a team that put together a risk assessment model that is improving lives and
easing prison overcrowding.