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WWU Student Wins Summer Fellowship to Research Huntington’s Disease

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:13am

 

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.

WWU Professor Seeking Participants for Relationship Study

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:24am

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.  

WWU’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research to host Kristin Pauker May 7

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:05am

 

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. 

In Memoriam: Peter J. Elich

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:43pm

Behavioral Neuroscience to host Jan-Marino Ramirez Feb. 27

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:41am

From noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.

Psychology’s Jeff Carroll Awarded New $100k Grant to Research Huntington’s Disease

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:17am

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.

WWU Students Attend Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington D.C.

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:55pm

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 hosts Onnie Rogers Feb. 7 for 'It's Just a Color'

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:59pm

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.

'When I Stutter' to screen Jan. 25 and 28 at the Pickford and Limelight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:10am

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.

The Upsides of Downtime

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:23am

Psychology's David Sattler given IGE grant to research climate change and mental health in Mongolia

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:57pm

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 to host Dalal Katsiaficas Oct. 16

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:22pm

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.” 

WWU Receives New $1 Million Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:15am

Western Washington University is one of 24 institutions in the country selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Program to receive a five year, $1 million grant to enhance student success in STEM fields, especially those students typically under-represented in the natural sciences. 

The award to WWU was the result of a national-level competition, with a pool of more than 500 applicants from competing institutions, and is the only grant awarded to an institution in the Pacific Northwest.

Joseph E. Trimble to Present 'Disseminating Research in Alaska Native Yup’ik Communities: Challenges and Ethical Considerations' May 18

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:48pm

Western's Joseph E. Trimble will Present 'Disseminating Research in Alaska Native Yup’ik Communities: Challenges and Ethical Considerations' at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Communications Facility 110.

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU Offers Free Counseling

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:47am

Beginning March 28, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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