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Liberal Studies' Jonathan Miran appointed editor of the journal 'Northeast African Studies'

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:29pm

Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see http://msupress.org/journals/neas/) for the next five years.

Liberal Studies' Jonathan Miran appointed editor of the journal 'Northeast African Studies'

CHSS Publications - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:29pm

Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see http://msupress.org/journals/neas/) for the next five years.

Liberal Studies' Jonathan Miran appointed editor of the journal 'Northeast African Studies'

News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:29pm

Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see http://msupress.org/journals/neas/) for the next five years.

Compass 2 Campus Brings 1,100 Fifth Graders to WWU Campus Oct. 16

News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:20pm

About 1,100 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the 10th year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Linguistics Program to host Vanderbilt's Reyna Gordon Nov. 5

News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 1:18pm

The Linguistics Program, the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Reyna Gordon, the director of the Vanderbilt University Music Cognition Lab, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in Miller Hall 152. 

The event, titled “Individual differences in language and rhythm skills: a journey from behavior to brain to genetics," is free and open to the public.

The wait for citizenship

News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:47pm

Western Ranked Among Nation’s 25 Best Green Colleges

News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:22am

Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list by Collegeconsensus.com, and was the top-ranked institution in the Pacific Northwest.

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes those ranked on the list as higher education institutions using the largest amount of green power. Ranked institutions also share values such as environmental stewardship, respect for human impact on the planet and reputation for sustainability.

Western Washington University Seeks Public Comment for Re-accreditation for the Master in Speech-Language Pathology

News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 8:44am

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University is seeking reaccreditation for the Master in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700, or at https://caa.asha.org/.

Western Libraries to Host Journalism's Derek Moscato for ‘Pipelines and Prairie Protest’ Oct. 17

News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:51am

Derek Moscato, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, will give a talk entitled “Pipelines and Prairie Protest: How Great Plains Environmentalists Win Hearts and Minds and Change the Media Narrative,” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor Central).

The event is free and open to the public.

Jeff Grimm's lab publishes paper in Scientific Reports

Psychology News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:42pm

WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports.  The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions of rats that were responding for a cue previously associated with sugar availability.  Some rats had also been exposed to environmental enrichment (housing with toys and friends), an experience the team had previously documented to reduce motivation to seek and consume sugar. 

Jeff Grimm's lab publishes paper in Scientific Reports

CHSS Publications - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:42pm

WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports.  The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions of rats that were responding for a cue previously associated with sugar availability.  Some rats had also been exposed to environmental enrichment (housing with toys and friends), an experience the team had previously documented to reduce motivation to seek and consume sugar. 

Jeff Grimm's lab publishes paper in Scientific Reports

News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:42pm

WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports.  The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions of rats that were responding for a cue previously associated with sugar availability.  Some rats had also been exposed to environmental enrichment (housing with toys and friends), an experience the team had previously documented to reduce motivation to seek and consume sugar. 

WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System, Hold Campus Lockdown Drill Oct. 9

News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:58am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

WWU’s Jeff Carroll Secures New Research Funding Stream from the CHDI Foundation

Psychology News - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:11am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a new funding stream from the CHDI Foundation to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

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