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Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai

Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai
The Center for Japanese Studies and PSU School of Theater and Film present eight live kabuki performances, Feb 25 – Mar 5.

40 Years of Women's Studies at Portland State

40 Years of Women's Studies at Portland State
A new exhibit in the PSU Library celebrates the history of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at PSU. The exhibit is on display through Winter 2016.

A Fish Back From the Dead

A Fish Back From the Dead
PSU Biology Prof. Jason Podrabsky's research on killifish is uncovering the extremes of vertebrate physiology and could lead to clues about treating stroke, heart attack and trauma.
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