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Cults, New Christianities and Religious Persecution in the Internet Age; a Q&A with Holly Folk

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:29am

Holly Folk is an associate professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western, and she is a historian who studies 19th and 20th century religion and culture. Her research addresses a variety of social movements that fall outside the “mainstream,”  including new religions, communes and utopias, anarchism, and alternative medicine.

Western’s Michael Wolff to Present ‘Vigilante Rebellion and Fragmented Sovereignty in Mexico’ Feb. 7 at City Hall

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:10am

Western Washington University Professor of Political Science Michael Jerome Wolff will give a talk titled “Vigilante Rebellion and Fragmented Sovereignty in Mexico” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie Street.

New Book by Western’s Jared Ross Hardesty Shines a Fresh Light on Slavery in New England

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 9:55am

In his new book “Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds,” Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Hardesty provides a concise, comprehensive history of slavery in New England through sharing the lived experiences of African and Indigenous slaves.

Beards, Disparity, and the Sciences: Western's Tesla Monson takes aim at gender discrimination through Smithsonian exhibit

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:16am

Hanging in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. is a portrait of Western Washington University Assistant Professor Tesla Monson -- with a beard.

Monson, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Western, is a part of the Bearded Lady Project, a scientific outreach program designed to increase awareness about gender disparity and discrimination in paleontology and the sciences.

Five WWU Students Selected for 2020 Legislative Internship Program in Olympia

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:00am

Five Western Washington University students have been selected to participate in the 2020 Legislative Internship Program in Olympia this winter.

Logan Duling of Sammamish, Liliana Gilster of Bellingham, Kyle Jung of Bonney Lake, Katrin Kukhar of Centralia, and Skyla Sorensen of Seattle will intern winter quarter at the State legislature under the supervision of the House and Senate Intern Coordinators. Twenty-five Western students applied for the competitive internship.

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. 

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