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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

WWU's Jane Wong wins prestigious James Ray Award

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:57am

​WWU Assistant Professor of English, literary artist, and author of "Overpour" Jane Wong is the 2017 recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award from the The Artist Trust | Frye Art Museum Consortium. The prize recognizes artists in all disciplines whose work demonstrates exceptional originality and is intended to advance the creative work of an outstanding individual artist.

WWU Students Attend Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington D.C.

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:55pm

Students from Western’s Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) program attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. in November to present their research to other neuroscientists.

Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research hosts Onnie Rogers Feb. 7 for 'It's Just a Color'

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:59pm

Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Onnie Rogers from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday,  February 7,  in Academic West 210 for “It’s Just a Color; A master narrative analysis of racial identity in middle childhood.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Western's Kathryn Vulić to Discuss Medieval Manuscripts Feb. 14

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:23am

Western Washington University Professor of English Kathryn Vulić will give a talk entitled “Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” at Western Washington University from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).  Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for those who wish to stop by before the event to meet the new Special Collections Librarian, Michael Taylor.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU to host screenings of 'When I Stutter' at the Pickford and Limelight Jan. 25 and 28

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:17am

Western's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford and Limelight cinemas in downtown Bellingham on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford; and Sunday, Jan. 28 at Noon at the Limelight.

WWU's Hugo García to present ‘Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion' Jan. 31 at City Hall

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:13am

Hugo García, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St.

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

'When I Stutter' to screen Jan. 25 and 28 at the Pickford and Limelight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:10am

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford and Limelight cinemas in downtown Bellingham.

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