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Grants help improve childhood literacy, reduce truancy
September 8, 2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities intern

Strand-80RICHLAND, Wash. — Faculty from Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pullman have received two grants to evaluate state programs intended to improve childhood literacy and reduce school-age truancy.

Grants will expand services for first-generation students
May 14, 2014

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

first-scholars-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – The First Scholars program has helped Washington State University surpass the national percentage of first-generation students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment. Yet the program only has capacity to accept 20 new students each fall.

Study assesses retreats to hone faculty writing competency
January 8, 2014

writing-retreatsPULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Education conducts one of the first intensive writing retreats offered by a public university for newer faculty. One of the first studies to systematically assess results is included in a 2014 special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Faculty Development.

New publications, grant mapping tool aids faculty, staff
December 17, 2013


By Theresa Howlett and Jane Payumo, Office of International Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new Web-based software called MyPubsLink, created within the Office of Research’s MyResearch portal, will let Washington State University faculty map publications resulting from their grant awards.

Vancouver professor receives $1.1 million in grants to study how the brain understands what it hears
October 17, 2013


By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Christine Portfors, associate professor of biology and neuroscience and head of the Hearing and Communication Laboratory at Washington State University Vancouver, has received two federal grants totaling more than $1.1 million over three years. The grants will be used to study how neurons in the brains of mice detect, discriminate and categorize the different types of sounds mice use to communicate.

New faculty prepare for research, grant writing
September 23, 2013


RICHLAND, Wash. – Seven new Washington State University faculty members recently became students again during an intensive retreat to improve their writing skills for research articles and grant proposals.

“It was inspiring to see how motivated our new faculty are to pursue their passions and translate that into publishable work and grant projects,” said College of Education (COE) faculty research development coordinator Laura Girardeau, who helped facilitate the weekend retreat.

WSU achieves 40 percent increase in outside funding
September 1, 2010

PULLMAN – In the midst of a lingering economic downturn and despite continuing reductions in state funding, WSU faculty and researchers have achieved more than a 40 percent increase in the amount of outside research and other grant funding awarded over the past two fiscal years.



Howard Grimes, WSU vice president of research and Graduate School dean, said the university processed a record $218.33 million in grant awards during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The total represents nearly a 26 percent increase over the $173.88 million in grants awarded WSU in FY 2009 and a 42 … » More …