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WWU to Host Discussion on Right-Wing Politics in Latin America Feb. 21

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:38am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Wolff will lead a roundtable discussion titled “A New Wave of Right-wing Politics in Latin America?” from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) building room 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

Journalism's Joe Gosen named to NPPA post

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:07am

Assistant Professor of Journalism Joe Gosen has just been named the associate director for the NW Region for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). This is the primary association for photojournalists and the NW Region includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

WWU’s Brian J. Bowe to Discuss Media Coverage of Muslim-Americans Feb. 15

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 9:08am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe will discuss his research on how media coverage shapes perceptions of Muslim-Americans from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.15 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th Floor of Wilson Library. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Native American Activist Brian Cladoosby Feb. 9

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:26pm

The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University will host Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Fraser Hall 101.

Cladoosby will speak on historical trauma as a part of WWU Associate Professor of Anthropology Kathleen Young’s Cross-Cultural Trauma and Recovery class.

WWU’s Michael Slouber Publishes ‘Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Garuda Tantras’ with Oxford University Press

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Michael Slouber spent about one year in Nepal pouring over ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves for his new book, “Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing the Garuda Tantras,” just published by Oxford University Press.

Historian Benjamin Madley to Discuss his Research on Native American Genocide in California Jan. 18 at Western

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:42pm

Benjamin Madley, associate professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss his research on Native American genocide in the United States at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Western Washington University’s Academic West room 204.

Deadline calls for retiring publisher

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 9:51am

WWU’s Ray Wolpow Institute Joins in Signing Statement Against Rise in Intolerance and Hate Speech

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:11pm

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity has signed a statement with more than 90 similar Holocaust remembrance centers and institutions decrying the recent rise in numbers of hate groups and those who promote intolerance.

In Memoriam: Richard Purtill

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:01pm

Richard Purtill, age 85, died Sunday, Dec. 4, at home in Bellingham.

He was born March 12, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Bertha Purtill. Richard was stationed in England while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned his B.A. and PhD at the University of Chicago. He married Betty Banks on June 22, 1959 in her hometown, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

English Dept.'s Theresa Warburton awarded Yale's McClintock Fellowship

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:14pm

Theresa Warburton, a faculty member in English and WGSS, was awarded the Walter McClintock Fellowship, a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. She will spend one month in residence at the library looking at the papers of Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko.

English Dept.'s Kami Westhoff publishes "Sleepwalker," new book of poems

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 9:25am

Western Washington University Senior Instructor of English Kami Westhoff has published a new book of poems titled "Sleepwalker," which has been awarded the 2016 Minerva Rising Chapbook prize. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals including Meridian, Phoebe, Third Coast, River City, The Madison Review, and Sundog Lit. Her short story "The Ways You Are Gone" received the 2007 Editor's Prize from Carve Magazine. She teaches creative writing, and is the faculty adviser for Jeopardy Magazine.

Western’s Jeff Carroll Awarded New $800k Grant to Research Huntington’s Disease

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:33am

BELLINGHAM ­– Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $806,805 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

After the Know-Nothings

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:32am

Bellingham’s Past, Preserved

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:53pm

WWU students, faculty working to educate the public on the plight of the homeless

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:25am

A service-learning project that began with students offering backpacks to the homeless has evolved into a full-blown film festival and educational campaign.

While brainstorming ideas for a service-learning project in 2014, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry and a student teaching assistant landed on the idea of filling backpacks with supplies and giving them to people experiencing homelessness in Bellingham. The project sparked a fire in Perry.