VANCOUVER, Wash. – Your question reminds me of an experiment: You put a ringing alarm clock in a jar and use a hose to slowly suck out all the air. As the air escapes, the ringing gets quieter until there’s no sound at all.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Baby frogs go through some pretty big changes to become grown-up frogs. They start out as tiny tadpoles with just a head and a tail to help them swim. Tadpoles can’t hear yet, though they can sense vibrations in water.
By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences SPOKANE, Wash. – Gail Chermak has compiled a long list of awards during her 37 years at Washington State University. But she admits the honor she will receive Friday in Orlando, Fla., may be the most prestigious.
By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver VANCOUVER, Wash. – Research scientist Christine Portfors will study how the brain chemical dopamine influences hearing with support from the National Institutes of Health. The work may ultimately lead to better therapies for people with hearing loss and communication problems.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – In a bustling classroom, college student Kellie Carns shows Daniel Fast, age 4, a small yellow car and encourages him to point to a matching picture and name the object: “Kuh…” she prompts. “Car,” he responds – to her satisfaction.
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 […]
SPOKANE – Teresa Cardon, a speech-language pathologist with almost 20 years experience working with children with autism, has been hired by WSU’s department of speech and hearing sciences as an assistant professor. Cardon will be based at WSU Spokane, and her appointment is effective Aug. 16. Before coming to Spokane, Cardon was at Arizona State University, […]
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Charles Johnson swears in Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) as Speaker Pro Tem. PULLMAN —The Washington Supreme Court’s nine justices will lunch with students, speak to classes regarding the constitution and legal careers, and hear arguments on real cases in a community visit to WSU Sept. 24 – 25. […]