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Travel awards help faculty strengthen WSU’s global research presence; deadline Nov. 22

By Abbi Delgado, Office of International Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Recipients of the first International Research Travel Awards (IRTA) returned to Washington State University with stronger relationships and collaborative research proposals. Applications for the 2013-14 awards are being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. » More …

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

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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. » More …