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WWU to Host Tournées French Film Festival in April

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:46am

The French section of Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in conjunction with the Department of History, the English Department, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, will host the Tournées French Film Festival in April.

GALLERY: Winter Commencement, March 2018

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 1:25pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, addressed about 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s degree students and their families at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, March 24 in Carver Gymnasium. Congratulations graduates, we are proud of you!


WWU photos by Dan Levine

Bellingham Physician Frank James to Speak at Winter Commencement March 24

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:12pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 24 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

University of Oregon’s Steven Brown to Discuss Japanese Horror Cinema at WWU April 27

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:55am

Western Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Miller Hall 138; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations.” The event is free and open to the public.

Western Named a 2017 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:34am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced four Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for fifth nationally among masters-granting institutions, and first in the Pacific Northwest; WWU's student recipients will conduct their research in Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

WWU to Host ‘What Historical Parallels Can Teach Us’ March 16

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:26am

Felix Manuel Burgos of New York University will discuss the current status and future of the recent Colombian peace accords at noon on Friday, March 16 in Western’s Communications Facility 125.

The event is free and open to the public.

Brent Mallinckrodt to Transition from College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean to Western Psychology Department Faculty

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:06am

Brent Mallinckrodt, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Western Washington University, will transition to serving as a faculty member in Western’s Department of Psychology, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Western Students Visit Olympia with Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:01am

A group of Western students joined former Secretary of State and WWU Trustee, Ralph Munro, and Vernon Johnson, WWU professor of Political Science and director of the Munro Institute for Civic Education, in Olympia today to meet with legislators and other state leaders.

Jane Wong: Finding a New Place to Call Home

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:46am

When Assistant Professor of English Jane Wong was a little girl, she would run across the street from her parents’ Chinese restaurant in Shrewsbury, New Jersey to the public library to pile up stacks of books and read for hours.

Behavioral Neuroscience to host Jan-Marino Ramirez Feb. 27

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

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

WWU’s Greg Youmans Awarded $50,000 Grant from Creative Capital for Book Project

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:39am

WWU Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies Greg Youmans was awarded a $50,000 grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation to support his book on queer filmmaking in the 1970’s San Francisco Bay Area.

Youmans’ book, with the tentative title “Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970’s,” traces different filmmakers’ approaches to queer documentaries and experimental films during that time. He chose to focus on the Bay Area in the 1970’s because it was the first decade to witness a massive eruption of openly queer lifestyles.

University Of Melbourne’s Trevor Burnard to Discuss the Transatlantic Slave Trade at WWU Feb. 15

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:36am

Trevor Burnard, a professor of History and Head of University of Melbourne, Australia will host a public talk titled “Murder on the High Seas” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Communications Facility 115.

This event is free and open to the public.

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.

Creepy thriller a squirm-inducing read

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:52am