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Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate. » More …

Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. » More …

Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

AAUW chapter donates historical records to WSU Vancouver

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

aauw_vancouver_logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver chapter of the American Association of University Women has donated its historical records to WSU Vancouver. » More …

Hoeksel named fellow in Nat’l League for Nursing

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

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Renee Hoeksel, executive associate dean and professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education and will be inducted into the academy in September. » 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 …