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 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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 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.
In this edition of Tuesday Q&A, Western Today chatted with WWU historian Hunter Price and political scientist Todd Donovan about one of the most divisive features of our Democracy: the Electoral College. Only five presidents have been elected even after losing the popular vote, but two of those are since 2000: George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
Is the Electoral College an archaic remnant of our post-Revolution past or a vital cog in our election process? Read on, and decide for yourself.
Western Washington University is embarking on a new brand campaign, called “Make Waves,” which launched on Jan. 22 with billboards, print and digital media concentrated in the Seattle metro area.