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Is there such a thing as good eugenics?

News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:54pm

Journalism’s Brian J. Bowe Named Finalist for the 2016 JMCQ Outstanding Research Article Award

News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:01pm

Brian J. Bowe, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2016 Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Outstanding Research Article Award.

His article, titled “Night and Day: An Illustration of Framing and Moral Foundations in the Oklahoma Sharia Amendment Campaign,” focuses on the media framing of Muslims during the Oklahoma Sharia Amendment Campaign. The article was co-authored by Jennifer Hoewe, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

Masters of Asian Cinema: 'Creepy' March 14 at the Pickford

MCL News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:07am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is the 2016 feature Creepy.  It will screen on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown Bellingham.  

Before his 2008 film "Tokyo Sonata" introduced new audiences to his work, Kurosawa Kiyoshi was known as a horror director. His films were not ordinary horror films as they focused more on the complex psychological states of his characters than on delivering visceral thrills. Kurosawa’s current film is something of a return to his roots.

WWU Professor to Discuss ‘Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States’ tonight at City Hall

News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 1:26pm

Bidisha Biswas, Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 6th in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street.

WWU’s Kelly Magee Publishes ‘The Neighborhood’ with Gold Wake Press

English News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kelly Magee has published her collection of fantastical fairy tales and retellings called “The Neighborhood” through Gold Wake Press.

Magee has been working on these short stories since she was in graduate school at Ohio State University. She taught a multi-genre topics class that featured recycled writing, where students choose pieces of literature and rewrite them. Fairytales was one of the popular source genres in the course.

WWU’s Kelly Magee Publishes ‘The Neighborhood’ with Gold Wake Press

News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kelly Magee has published her collection of fantastical fairy tales and retellings called “The Neighborhood” through Gold Wake Press.

Magee has been working on these short stories since she was in graduate school at Ohio State University. She taught a multi-genre topics class that featured recycled writing, where students choose pieces of literature and rewrite them. Fairytales was one of the popular source genres in the course.

Jonestown survivor Laura Johnston Kohl to speak on campus Feb. 23

Liberal Studies News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:32am

As part of its programs in cultural history and the study of religion, the Liberal Studies Department is hosting a talk by Laura Johnston Kohl, author of "Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look," Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Old Main 482. 

Jim Jones, the founder of the Peoples Temple and the orchestrator of mass deaths in Jonestown, Guyana, on Nov. 18, 1978, stands as an emblematic "cult leader" in American culture. 

'First Person: Diverse Student Stories' to be staged Feb. 23 and 24 in the Old Main Theatre

News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:47pm

“First Person: Diverse Student Stories,” a play in the words of Western Washington University students told from the perspective of students of color, differing abilities, ethnicities and gender identities, will be performed at 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday Feb. 24, 2017 in Old Main Theatre on the Campus of WWU.

Ed Mathieu to present 'Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945' on Feb. 23

History Department News Feed - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:15pm

Western Washington University will host Ed Mathieu for a presentation titled “Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Edward Mathieu is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Western. He earned his doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan and has taught courses at Western in German history, the Holocaust, gender and sexuality, Western Civilization, and World History.

Ed Mathieu to present 'Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945' on Feb. 23

News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:15pm

Western Washington University will host Ed Mathieu for a presentation titled “Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Edward Mathieu is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Western. He earned his doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan and has taught courses at Western in German history, the Holocaust, gender and sexuality, Western Civilization, and World History.

WWU to Host Discussion on Right-Wing Politics in Latin America Feb. 21

Political Science News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:38am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Wolff will lead a roundtable discussion titled “A New Wave of Right-wing Politics in Latin America?” from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) building room 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Discussion on Right-Wing Politics in Latin America Feb. 21

News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:38am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Wolff will lead a roundtable discussion titled “A New Wave of Right-wing Politics in Latin America?” from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) building room 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

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