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Author: Treva Lind

13 article(s) found by this author.

Cutting out the middle, building income
Winter 2004
Craig Meredith wants to help Ethiopian coffee farmers become competitive in a world market. He's using his knowledge as an agricultural engineering to assist growers in Yirgacheffe in Southern Ethiopia's Rift Valley,  where some 445,000 farme...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Coffee, Ethiopia, Money

Spray-cooling
Fall 2004
Military adopts ISR technology in aircraft, ground vehiclesFor reliability, advanced electronics need to be maintained at a stable temperature. This isn't always possible in extreme military conditions. Isothermal Systems Research (ISR) has found o...
Categories: Engineering, Alumni
Tags: Mechanical engineering

The art of communicating by signing
Fall 2004
Fingers flew at a rapid pace for Nancy Kikendall during the 2002-03 academic year at Gallaudet University for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C. She was among only a few hearing students accepted into the school's graduate program. T...
Categories: Alumni, Communication
Tags: American Sign Language, Children, Education

Challenges remain for women, minorities in technical fields
Summer 2004
"I think . . . [managers] need to be educated. They need to see more women and minorities who are competent at their jobs to dispel any prejudices against them." -Shannon NuttThe fact that very few women were entering engineering care...
Categories: Sociology, Alumni
Tags: Women, Minorities

Toys, Games, and Unique Gifts: Entrepreneurial spirit drives Edmistons
Summer 2004
Two niche markets-toys/games and a Web site for gifts-have taken husband-and-wife entrepreneurs into new territories.Steve Edmiston is president of Seattle's Front Porch Classics. The company creates retro-feel toys and games. Melody Wickline Edmi...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Gifts, Games, Entrepreneurs

Benzel helped set state education reform in motion
Winter 2003
Brian Benzel embraces the challenge of helping every child master key educational skills. As superintendent of Spokane Area Schools, the second largest school district in Washington, he oversees a $264 million annual budget, more than 30,000 stude...
Categories: Alumni, Education
Tags: School administration

Working to prevent another Chornobyl
Winter 2003
"While it is devastating to see the impact of the Chornobyl accident—both economically and socially—international nuclear safety has advanced significantly because of this incident." — Susan SennerTeams of communications professionals at the...
Categories: Communication, Alumni
Tags: Nuclear safety, Nuclear reactors

Whirlwind tour
Spring 2003
On an August morning, Senator Murray '72 visits Dayton to hear its concerns.
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Politicians

Pailca oversees accountability within Seattle Police Department
Spring 2003
A case involving Asian-American teenagers detained by a Seattle police officer for jaywalking sounds routine enough, but the July 2001 incident soon unfolded into highly publicized accusations of racial profiling. The issue landed in the lap of at...
Categories: Law, Alumni
Tags: Ethics, Police, Criminal justice

Overseeing the Davenport Hotel with an appreciation for history
Winter 2002
"It's wonderful to be a part of an environment where all you have to do is make people happy and make them comfortable." —Lynnelle Hull Caudill Being part of something as elegant and historical as the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Spokane, Hotels, Hotel management

Spokane Health Sciences Building enhances research, medical partnerships
Fall 2002
Linda Massey swings open the doors of large kitchen cabinets that store portions of the $10,000 worth of groceries needed over eight weeks for people in a kidney-stone- and low-salt-diet study. Nearby are industrial-sized freezers to keep perishab...
Categories: Health sciences, WSU Spokane
Tags: Spokane, Buildings

Kleene keeps "influenza watch" at CDC
Summer 2002
When Jennifer Kleene was awarded a national fellowship in the Emerging Infectious Disease program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last summer, it took a while for her to find out. She was in rural Armenia participating in a Unite...
Categories: Alumni, Health sciences
Tags: Influenza

Treatments for congestive heart failure focus of study
Spring 2002
For this alum, age is no obstacle"I asked what would happen if I die before the research is over. They said, ‘We'll try to find out where you are and sue you.’ ”—Dr. Gordon MauriceWith some amusement, Dr. Gordon L. Maurice (’40, ...
Categories: Alumni, Health sciences
Tags: Heart disease