Gov. Jay Inslee today named 2010 WWU alumna Maria Siguenza (Psychology) as the new director of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She replaces Lisa van der Lugt who was recently named director of the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.
The commission strives to improve public policy development and the delivery of government services to the Hispanic community.
Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will present “Jane Goodall: Tomorrow and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.
Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.
The Psychology department is hosting their annual PsychFest on Friday June 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This event is a celebration of student research and scholarship.
In particular, they are pleased to announce their keynote speaker, Melissa Tehee, an alumna from Western’s Psychology graduate program, who will be presenting on Understanding and Addressing Trauma in a Cultural Framework.
For more information, you can find the event and a full schedule of activities listed on the department's website:
After spending over a decade in the concert industry touring with bands like The Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat as a tour manager and guitar technician, Texas native Wes Solem felt an overwhelming desire to challenge himself to find a new path — a path he found at Western doing neurodegenerative disease research.
Now, the senior Behavioral Neuroscience and Molecular Cell Biology major has been awarded a $4,000 stipend for the Donald A. King Summer Fellowship that will sponsor his 10-week research project studying Huntington’s disease.
Kate McLean, a professor of Psychology at Western, is conducting a study about personal development in romantic relationships and is seeking participants.
Participants in this study will be asked to participate in from 2 - 5 online survey sessions. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon voucher for each session completed and will be entered for a chance to win an additional $50 at each session.
Participants must be 18 or older, and currently be in a romantic relationship for at least 6 months and no longer than two years.
Kristin Pauker, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present “Beyond ‘Racist People’: How Beliefs About the Malleability of Prejudice Impact the Emergence of Interracial Tension in Children” at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7 in Academic West 210 on the Western Washington University campus.
From noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $100,000 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.
Students from Western’s Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) program attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. in November to present their research to other neuroscientists.
Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Onnie Rogers from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, in Academic West 210 for “It’s Just a Color; A master narrative analysis of racial identity in middle childhood.”
This event is free and open to the public.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford and Limelight cinemas in downtown Bellingham.
David Sattler, professor of Psychology at Western, is the 2018 recipient of a research award funded by the Jack Street Fund for Mongolia and managed by the Institute for Global Engagement.
WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Dalal Katsiaficas, assistant professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 in Academic West 210, for “Coming of Age in America: The Contributions and Resistance of Immigrant-Origin Students.”