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Western’s Jeff Grimm Gets New $100,000 Grant from National Institutes of Health for his Research on Addictions and Cravings

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:51am

Western Washington University Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm has received a new $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health furthering his research into the similarities between drug addiction and the body’s craving for sugar.

“Sugar can be just as habit-forming as cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin,” he said. “Our brains learn to covet sugar, and, once given it, release the same chemical, dopamine, that is increased by most abused drugs.”

English faculty publish slew of new books

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:10am

A number of new publications are out from the English Department:

Nancy Pagh’s latest book, Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide and Anthology, has just been published.

Kristin Mahoney’s most recent essays are “Camp Aesthetics and Inequality: Baron Corvo’s Toto Stories,” which appears in Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Libidinal Lives; and “Michael Field and Queer Community at the Fin de Siècle” which appears in Victorian Review.

Healing must start with action

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:44am

Journalism's Sheila Webb publishes new paper on photojournalist Dickey Chapelle

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00am

Professor of Journalism Sheila Webb has published a new paper in "American Periodicals" about groundbreaking 1960s photojournalist Dickey Chapelle.

Journalism's Brian Bowe publishes new paper on the effects of media on Pakistan's 'fragile democracy'

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 9:19am

Assistant Professor of Journalism Brian Bowe has published "Mediatization in Pakistan: Perceptions of media influence on a fragile democracy" in the journal "Journalism." Bowe co-wrote the paper with Lawrence Pintak of WSU and Syed Nazir of the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.


WWU Creates Ray Wolpow Institute for Study of Holocaust, Genocide

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:24am

Western Washington University has created the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity and named Sandra Alfers, professor of German in Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, its founding director.

The institute is named after retired Western Professor Ray Wolpow.

‘Pokémon Go’ Adds to Safety Concerns Associated with Smartphone Use, says WWU Professor

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:28am

As Pokémon Go soars to never-before-seen heights of usage across the world – consider that in barely over a week after its release it already had more daily users than Twitter – some questions have begun to arise about safety.

Oh No, Pokémon Go!

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:21am

Healing must start with action

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:16am

How to enhance your self-confidence

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:23am

Reporting on Islam

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:49am

WWU Names 2015-16 Outstanding Graduates

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:11pm

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University honored its Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 academic year at spring Commencement Saturday, June 11.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.