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WWU to Host Oct. 27 Discussion of the ‘New Cold War’ with Former U.S. Ambassador John Koenig

Political Science News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:11am

Western Washington University will host former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus John M. Koenig for a discussion about Russia, Europe, and the “New Cold War” from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Communications Facility 125 on Western’s campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Oct. 27 Discussion of the ‘New Cold War’ with Former U.S. Ambassador John Koenig

News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:11am

Western Washington University will host former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus John M. Koenig for a discussion about Russia, Europe, and the “New Cold War” from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Communications Facility 125 on Western’s campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Western Window Episode 43 is now online!

East Asian Studies News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:50am

Did you know that Western has its own monthly student-produced TV show, Western Window? It airs on local cable channel KVOS, Bellingham cable access channel BTV10, and online via Western's own youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wwu.

Western Window Episode 43 is now online!

News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:50am

Did you know that Western has its own monthly student-produced TV show, Western Window? It airs on local cable channel KVOS, Bellingham cable access channel BTV10, and online via Western's own youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wwu.

New publications from the English Department

English News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:19am

Brenda Miller’s latest book An Earlier Life has just been published.

New publications from the English Department

CHSS Publications - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:19am

Brenda Miller’s latest book An Earlier Life has just been published.

New publications from the English Department

News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:19am

Brenda Miller’s latest book An Earlier Life has just been published.

In Memoriam: Merle Prim

Psychology News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:17am

Merle Prim, of Fairhaven, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, died Oct 2nd  2016 at his home after a long illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1932 in Seattle, he graduated from Garfield High School, served as a captain in the Air Force in the 1950s and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, his master's degree from San Diego State College (now University) and his doctorate from Washington State University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Puerto Rico.

In Memoriam: Merle Prim

News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:17am

Merle Prim, of Fairhaven, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, died Oct 2nd  2016 at his home after a long illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1932 in Seattle, he graduated from Garfield High School, served as a captain in the Air Force in the 1950s and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, his master's degree from San Diego State College (now University) and his doctorate from Washington State University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Puerto Rico.

WWU's Ning Yu to do reading of Chinese poetry Friday at Village Books

English News - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:58am

WWU Professor of English Ning Yu will do a reading of Chinese poetry of the Tang dynasty at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Village Books.  The readings will be taken from translations done by Yu, in collaboration with Carlos Martinez, recently published by WWU’s East Asian Studies Press as “In Response to the Howling Monkeys Along the Yangtze: An American Eco-Critic’s Translation of Three Hundred and Eleven Tang Poems.”

Western's Jeff Carroll attends Huntington's Disease fundraiser in L.A.

Psychology News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:14am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll, right, who researches the causes of the degenerative brain disorder Huntington's Disease in an effort to find a cure for the illness and who himself has the gene that causes it, last weekend attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles that raised more than $100,000 for HDBuzz, an online resource for HD news founded and still edited by by Carroll. Next to Carroll in the photo is actress Annette Benning.

Western's Jeff Carroll attends Huntington's Disease fundraiser in L.A.

News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:14am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll, right, who researches the causes of the degenerative brain disorder Huntington's Disease in an effort to find a cure for the illness and who himself has the gene that causes it, last weekend attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles that raised more than $100,000 for HDBuzz, an online resource for HD news founded and still edited by by Carroll. Next to Carroll in the photo is actress Annette Benning.

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

Psychology News - 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.”

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

News - 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.”

Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall to visit WWU Sept. 28 and 29

English News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:00am

Western Washington University will host Washington’s Poet Laureate, Gonzaga University professor Tod Marshall, for a poetry workshop at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Fraser Hall 201.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an evening reading at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, in Communications 110.

Marshall’s workshop, “Writing Poems That Speak of Home: Washington 129,” is intended to contribute to his Washington 129 project, which gathers submissions from the people of Washington state.

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