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Astrocytes: Sleeping under the stars takes new meaning

Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes appear to play an essential role in sleep, a new study at Washington State University Spokane found. Researchers in the Sleep and Performance Research Center …


With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.

Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …


Tiny fruit flies offer a few clues to sleep-related Alzheimer’s mysteries

Scientists have known that Alzheimer’s patients commonly experience disturbed sleep. WSU’s Jason Gerstner published a study this past summer in the Journal of Neuroscience Research that looked at the interaction …


WSU-Spokane agreement with private university creates pipeline for pharmacy students in the Yakima Valley

Students from Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington, which has a large Latino population, will be able to apply for early admission to WSU-Spokane’s College of Pharmacy. The early admission program …


City moves forward with delayed Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard extension, ponders condemnation

The Spokane City Council will vote on a $3.3 million contract Monday to extend Martin Luther King Jr. Way, after four years of stagnation. They may have to go to …


Record number of UW med students ready to start at Gonzaga

The cooperative agreement between the University of Washington School of Medicine and Gonzaga University brings in 60 first-year med students this summer.


EWU, WSU adjusting offerings to meet health care demand

Health care jobs are in high demand, and health reform is ramping up a need for even more professionals, so Spokane-based universities are readjusting their degree programs in response. Eastern …


JPMorgan grant helps WSU medical program in Spokane

Spokane’s business community has fulfilled its promise to invest in medical education by meeting its $2.2 million benchmark this week. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has given Washington State University the …


New Riverpoint clinic, medical residencies funded by federal grant

A federal grant announced Friday will expand the number of medical residents in Spokane and help create a medical-training clinic in Spokane’s University District, where students and educators will work …


Medical school ready to grow

In the span of a decade, Spokane has secured a downtown medical school and could have 160 students studying to become doctors. The ambitious project at Washington State University Spokane’s …


Jensen-Byrd building’s fate teeters between restoration, demolition

A dead pigeon lies in a corner of the old hardware warehouse, all bones and feathers. The fir and maple floors are dirty, scuffed and occasionally routed. The fire sprinkler …


Medical school orientation initiates 20 new students at WSU Spokane

Kevin Brown described his first day of medical school as walking into his wildest dream. “I’m ready,” the 31-year-old said. “I figured I wanted to do something I felt passionate …


WSU Spokane first to honor grads

Washington State University Spokane chose five graduates to feature at its commencement today, all of whom demonstrate how life experiences can influence career paths. Melissa Jensen, for example, has stuttered …


Brown to lead WSU-Spokane

OLYMPIA – As she packed up memorabilia from 20 years in the Legislature, Lisa Brown was preparing Thursday to take charge of a dream for Spokane that’s even older. In …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 7:40 p.m.

Lisa Brown named chancellor at WSU-Spokane

Lisa Brown, the former Washington state Senate majority leader, has been named chancellor at Washington State University Spokane.


Jensen-Byrd building buyers will tear it down

The 102-year-old Jensen-Byrd building at the east end of downtown Spokane will be torn down by its new owner, a Texas company that plans to build student housing on the …


With street project, Spokane pays tribute to King’s legacy

By the end of this year, a Spokane street will be named after Martin Luther King Jr. – after nearly a quarter century of attempts. Last week, the Spokane City …


Author hopes to shed light on value of cross-cultural police training

In the late 1970s, Washington State University Spokane professor Bryan Vila went to Micronesia, straight from working with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. His job in Micronesia was to train …