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In Memoriam: Shaw Gynan

5 days 15 hours ago

On Oct. 28, Western lost an important member of our campus community, Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Linguistics Shaw Gynan. Shaw came to Western in 1986 as a professor of Hispanic Linguistics. He was a sociolinguist and his work on bilingualism and language policy is widely recognized, and he became the preeminent scholar of Guaraní, a language of Paraguay. 

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Global Humanities & Religions' Ethan Bushelle publishes new essay

1 week 2 days ago

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Global Humanities & Religions Ethan Bushelle's essay "The Green Bamboo is the Dharmakāya: Waka Poetry and the Buddhist Imagination in Heian Japan" is one of the entries in a volume of essays, "Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature" recently published by SUNY Press. 

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History's Ricardo López-Pedreros awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship at University College London

1 week 2 days ago

Western Washington University Professor of History Ricardo López-Pedreros have been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship at University College London's Institute of the Americas.  While at UCL-IA, as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, he will explore the contested histories of democracies in the Americas. In particular, he will present his recent research on the historical formation of the middle classes in Latin America.

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WWU’s Kristen Chmielewski Wins 2020 Eggertsen Dissertation Prize 

4 weeks ago

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development Kristen Chmielewski has won the History of Education Society’s 2020 Eggertsen Dissertation Prize.  

Her dissertation, “’In Any Way Physically or Mentally Unfit to Teach’: City Teachers and Disability, 1930–1970,” takes on the notion of how ideas and norms about disability shaped the experiences of teachers.  

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Center for Cross-Cultural Research to host webinar with VCU's Shawn C. T. Jones on Nov. 9

4 weeks 2 days ago

Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research (CCCR) and Psychology Department will host a webinar titled "Using Racial Protective Factors to Cultivate Resilience Among Black Youth" with Virginia Commonwealth University's Shawn C. T. Jones from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.

The presentation will be hosted via Zoom and is free and open to the public and campus community.

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Help WWU PR students by taking this quick survey

1 month ago

Students in the capstone Public Relations course at Western this quarter are working to develop strategic communications plans for a local Bellingham nonprofit to assist them as they adapt to a new world of fundraising and raising awareness. You could assist the students in their endeavor - and the nonprofit as well - but taking this very short, anonymous survey. It should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you!

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WWU's Mart Stewart receives teaching award from Agricultural History Society 

1 month ago

WWU Professor of History Mart Stewart has been awarded the Inaugural James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History by the Agricultural History Society, awarded to a nominee who has achieved distinction in the teaching of agricultural and rural history.  The colleagues and students who nominated Stewart and the Giesen Award Committee cited several features of his teaching record as distinctive. 

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