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How 30 years of research built a language bridge between Siberia and the native peoples of North America

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:38am

In 1989, a new faculty member’s chance discovery on a library shelf at Western Washington University would set in motion three decades of work and help solve one of the biggest anthropological and linguistic puzzles of our time: Where did the Indigenous peoples of the Americas come from?

WWU’s New Lonner Lecture Series Now Accepting Proposals

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s new Lonner Lecture Series is now accepting proposals for funding. The purpose of these funds is to support a university-wide lecture with emphasis on psychologically-oriented approaches to the study of culture. 

Yale’s Anna Duensing to Speak at WWU about Holocaust Memory and the Afterlife of Fascism Jan. 23

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 4:36pm

Yale University doctoral candidate of History and African American Studies Anna Duensing will give a talk entitled “A Heritage of Fascists Without Labels: Holocaust Memory and the Afterlife of Fascism in the Long Civil Rights Movement” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in Bond Hall 105. 

This event is free and open to the public.  

Behavioral Neuroscience Program to host 'Neural Substrates of Binge Drinking' Jan. 28

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 9:50am

Western Washington University's Behavioral Neuroscience Program will host Angela Ozburn, assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University, for 'Neural Substrates of Binge Drinking'  from 4-5 p.m.

Introducing 'Libations with a Linguist' community events

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 1:40pm

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce a new community event, “Libations with a Linguist.” Faculty from WWU’s Linguistics Department organize these community round-table discussions once a month.  They are free and open to the public of all ages.

Our first "Libations With a Linguist" event is scheduled for January 22, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Stemma Brewing, located at 2039 Moore Street in Bellingham.

Early Bird Registration for the 17th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Ends January 17, 2020

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 9:22am

Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 17th Annual Children’s Literature Conference

Western's Institute for Energy Studies named a finalist for Clean Tech Leadership Award

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 10:58am

The Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University was a 2019 Energy Leadership Achievement Award finalist.

WWU's Andrea Gogröf edits special volume of 'Pacific Coast Philology'

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 9:22am

While on a quarter-long professional leave Winter 2019, Andrea Gogröf  of Western's Department of Global Humanities and Religions edited a special volume of Pacific Coast Philology entitled Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility and Vision.

"Canines & Cats on Campus" Program Visits WWU Through Dec. 11

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:16am

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 11. 

Boosting Retention at FedEx

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:11pm

Western and Huxley College Join Worldwide Effort Declaring a Climate Emergency

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:34am

Western Washington University and its Huxley College of the Environment have joined other higher education institutions across the nation and world in declaring a climate emergency and agreeing to a plan to address the crisis through their work with students.

Grad School Open House to be held Nov. 25

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 9:44am

Are you thinking of pursuing a master's degree? Come by for coffee and cookies in the Wilson Library Reading Room while you explore the many excellent graduate programs at Western!

WWU to Offer Free Counseling Starting in January

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 9:25am

Beginning in January, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

Call for Honors Seminar Proposals

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 4:07pm

The WWU Honors Program invites proposals for not fewer than 20 seminars (3 credit-hour courses) to be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Honors Seminars are junior/senior-level courses and may be on any subject; interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Seminars are small, highly interactive, with a limit of 15 students, focusing on discussion, composition, problem solving, or group projects.