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WWU's Window Magazine wins trio of awards at recent CASE conference

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:58am

Western Washington University's Window Magazine, produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing and edited by Mary Gallagher, recently won three awards at the CASE Region VIII conference in Vancouver, B.C. 

Next Masters of Asian Cinema offering: “The World,” March 12

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:00am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Jia Zhangke’s 2004 feature The World, which screens on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Bellingham.  

Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities set for Friday, March 8

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:44am

After a wonderful inaugural Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities in the fall, the winter showcase will be held on Friday, March 8, in the Wilson Library Harry Potter room. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.to 6 p.m. and will offer hundreds of posters on rotating display throughout the day. We encourage any and everyone across the university to review the research our incredible students are doing! 

English's Christopher Wise awarded Research and Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem and Palestine

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:18am

English's Christopher Wise has been awarded a Research and Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem and Palestine, and will study on the West Bank this coming June.  While there, he will attend the Palestinian American Research Center's 10th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine for U.S. faculty members from June 12 - 25. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S.

Tuesday Q&A: Inside the media framing of Muslim candidates in the 2018 midterms

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 9:48am

WWU Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe, along with colleagues Lawrence Pintak of Washington State University and Jonathan Albright of Columbia University, recently received funding from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Senior Scholars Program on a research proposal titled “Mediatization of Islamophobia in the 2018 Election.”

WWU to Host a Reading by Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian March 7

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:48am

WWU's English Department, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences will host a reading by by Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Fine Arts 238.

The event is free and open to the public.

Psych grad student seeks help from the campus community on thesis

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:00am

My name is Kristín Haraldsson. I am a Master’s student in experimental psychology at Western looking to recruit participants for my thesis project on identity and immigration. Participants will meet us for a 1-2 hour interview where they will be asked questions about themselves, their parents, and any social groups they may belong to. All information shared is completely confidential, and there a number of steps that we take to ensure that your information is handled appropriately. Participants will be compensated a $50 Amazon e-gift card for their time.

WWU to Host Fallou Ngom for ‘The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya’ March 11

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 9:20am

Western Washington University Provost's Office, Center for International Studies, English Department, and Global Humanities and Religions will host Boston University’s Fallou Ngom for “The Odyssey of Ajami and Muridiyya” at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in Academic West 204.

WWU Ranked Third Nationally in Number of Student Fulbright Scholars

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:54am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2018-2019 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 five Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for third nationally among masters-granting institutions, and was again ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest.

WWU to Host Tournées French Film Festival this Spring

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:26am

Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the Tournées French Film Festival every Monday and Wednesday from April 15 to May 1 in Viking Union 552, on Western’s campus.

Free and open to the public, this year’s festival has the theme of “Intersections: Race, Gender and Sexuality.” All films will include a brief pre and post-screening discussion led by Western faculty. With the exception of “I Am Not Your Negro,” all films will be in French with English subtitles.

WWU's Mart Stewart publishes edited volume, Water and Power: Environmental Governance and Strategies for Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 8:36am

Mart Stewart (History) publishes edited volume, Water and Power: Environmental Governance and Strategies for Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319903996)  

WWU to host Anne Cubilié for ‘Impossibility of Witness’ March 7

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:26am

In honor of International Women's Day, Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will host Anne Cubilié for “Impossibility of Witness: Justice, Gender, and Operational Practice” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in Miller Hall 152.

Postcards from Senegal

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:54am

Professors of English Christopher Wise and Kristiana Kahakauwila  are currently taking 14 English students on a study abroad tour of Senegal for three weeks, including stays in Dakar, Saint Louis, and M’bour.  Western Today caught up with Wise to find out more about the trip, how it coincides with his research, and what kind of experiences the students are having.

WWU's Christopher Wise speaks on 'The Jihad of Iyad Ag Ghali' at UBC

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 8:37am

WWU Professor of English Christopher Wise gave a talk on Jan. 9 entitled "The Jihad of Iyad Ag Ghali" at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, as part of Green College's "Critical Nationalism, Counterpublics" Series.  

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