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WWU Scholars Week set for May 13-17; to Feature the Research of More Than 110 Undergraduates and 58 Graduate Students

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:55am

Western Washington University’s Scholars Week, an annual celebration of the research and scholarly work done by the university’s undergraduate and graduate students, is set for the week of May 13-17.

The undergraduate and graduate Scholars Showcase will be held in Carver Gym B from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, and will feature the work of 119 undergraduates and 58 graduate students. The campus community is invited to attend, browse the posters, and chat with students about their research.

Scholars Week Poster Session participants: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 4:45pm

The following undergraduate students are participating in WWU's 2019 Scholars Week Poster Session on Wednesday May 15, along with the poster location in Carver:

 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Julia Berkman, Monique Merrill, Questen Inghram, Zoe Deal presents A light in the dark: Five years of voyeurism in the York and Sehome neighborhoods. Mentored by Betsy O'Donovan. College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Location: 35A.

Campus Events Mark 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:10am

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ+ Western and Western faculty are collaborating to present “50 Years Since Stonewall: the June 1969 Stonewall riots, memory, and terrains of LGBTQ+ liberation.”  The series of events for students, staff, faculty, and the community takes place May 22 and 23, offering multidisciplinary explorations of the Stonewall riots and ongoing struggles toward queer liberation.

Study: Tsunamis battered tribal village

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 9:42am

Jackie Rose and Alex Czopp to Present 'Blazing a Trail to Sabbatical: Two Research Journeys across Gender, Culture & Species' May 1

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:35am

Jackie Rose and Alex Czopp will be giving a lecture from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in AW 210 titled “Blazing a Trail to Sabbatical: Two Research Journeys across Gender, Culture & Species." Rose and Czopp will discuss the various experiences that influenced their paths from an undergraduate student to a WWU faculty member on sabbatical. This lecture is open to the public, and a great way to learn about some of the exciting research happening at Western.

The talk is co-sponsored by Psi Chi, and light refreshments will be available before the talk.

Dragon Rising: Kristen Parris on China’s surge to prominence as the next world superpower

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:11am

As the People’s Republic of China continues to grow in power both economically and militarily and seems poised and on the brink of superpower status, Western Today talked with Associate Professor of Political Science Kristen Parris about the country’s emergence, what it means for Asia as a whole and regional U.S. allies in particular, and how the United States and China can find pathways of common ground to move forward.

 

Journalism's Brian J. Bowe guest lectures at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:19am

Journalism's Brian J. Bowe, who is teaching in Amman, Jordan as a Fulbright Scholar, recently went north to Yarmouk University in Irbid to guest lecture in Naheda Makhadmeh's classes and take part in Yarmouk's World Press Freedom Day celebrations. 

 

WWU Faculty members start new 'Community Office Hours' project

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 1:49pm

Every college student has had days, weeks, months and maybe even years when they feel the weight of the world pushing down on them as they try to juggle school, work and social responsibilities.

Faculty members Katherine Anderson of the English Department and Nick Galati of the Biology Department know the pressures of a university environment as well as anyone. To try to alleviate some of this pressure they are creating the “Community Office Hours” program to provide extra support for students and to contribute to a supportive campus community.

WWU to Offer New Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Starting Fall 2019

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:37pm

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity will offer a new minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting in fall 2019.

Advising for this new minor will start May 1.

The new minor at Western includes courses from six different disciplines and two colleges, and combines historical understanding with a cross-disciplinary exploration of both the Holocaust and genocide.

Diversity Achievement Award nominations due May 1

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:11am

Nominations are now being accepted for the Diversity Achievement Award at Western Washington University, which every year recognizes outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts at Western.

The annual award is presented each year at Fall Convocation, and recognizes a staff member, faculty member, student or office that demonstrates outstanding research, programming, leadership, service and/or teaching related to matters of diversity and inclusion. Nominees should meet one or more of the following criteria:

WWU to Host Margaret Gonglewski and Anna Helm for ‘Consumer Behavior: Exploring Cross-Cultural Factors for Teaching Language and Culture’ May 7

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 1:49pm

Western Washington University’s Department of Modern & Classical Languages will host Margaret Gonglewski, an associate professor of German and International Affairs at George Washington University, and Anna Helm, an assistant teaching professor of International Business at George Washington University, for “Consumer Behavior: Exploring Cross-Cultural Factors for Teaching Language and Culture” from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in Miller Hall 121.

Ricardo López to discuss democracy in 20th-century Colombia at WWU May 9

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:01am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of History A. Ricardo López-Pedreros will provide an overview of his new book on the changing nature of democracy in 20th-Century Colombia at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th Floor).

This event is free and open to the public.

MCL's Petra Fiero awarded Max Cade Prize

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:48am

Petra S. Fiero was awarded the Max Kade Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Austrian Studies for 2018. The board considered her article "Transnationale Erinnerungen in Vladimir Vertlibs Stück ÜBERALL NIRGENDS lauert die Zukunft (2016)", which appeared in Issue 51:4 (Winter 2018) to be an outstanding work of scholarship worthy of the journal's highest prize.

The subtle erosion of academic freedom

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:36am

WWU and Northwestern University Partner for ‘Teaching the Holocaust in the Global Age’ May 10-12

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:08am

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) will hold its inaugural Regional Institute for faculty from the U.S. and Canada at Western Washington University May 10-12.

WWU Hosts Amy LaCross for Discussion on Speech Segmentation and Language Perception April 24

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 1:04pm

Arizona State University’s Amy LaCross will give a presentation at 4 p.m. on Wednesday April 24 in Miller Hall 152 on Western Washington University’s campus on speech segmentation errors found in Spanish and Mandarin speakers, and how they can give insight into language-specific perceptual cues.

The talk is free and open to the public.

WWU’s Delegation Wins Six Awards at 2019 Model UN Conference in New York City

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:24am

 

Western Washington University students traveled to New York City on March, 24 to participate in the largest National Model United Nations Conference in the world.  

The Western Washington International Affairs Association sent 16 students to the conference to represent the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The students received five individual awards as well as a Distinguished Delegation Award that was presented to the team.  

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