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Webb has article on 'Life' magazine published in 'Journalism & Communication Monographs'

News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:47am

Sheila Webb, a professor in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University, had her research article on Life magazine, "Creating Life: America’s Most Potent Editorial Force," published in the latest issue of "Journalism & Communication Monographs."

Edward Vajda to Discuss Ket Language May 18

News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:09am

Western Washington University’s Linguistics Club will host Professor of Linguistics Ed Vajda to discuss the Ket language and his fieldwork in Siberia from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in Miller Hall Room 152 on the WWU campus.

Professor from Mongolia teaching at Western this spring

East Asian Studies News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:11am

East Asian Studies, part of Interdisciplinary Programs at Western Washington University, is hosting visiting instructor Erdene-Ochir Tumen-Ochir of the National University of Mongolia this spring.

Tumen-Ochir was selected as the Henry G. Schwarz Distinguished Instructor of Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies to teach Mongolian language and culture during the spring quarter of 2016.

Pearce to speak in Stanford University lecture series

CHSS Publications - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:14am

Scott Pearce, a professor in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, is scheduled to deliver a talk in the Silk Roads Lecture Series at Stanford University on May 5, 2016.

His talk is titled "The Story of Mulan:  Women and War in Early Medieval China."

Pearce to speak in Stanford University lecture series

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:14am

Scott Pearce, a professor in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, is scheduled to deliver a talk in the Silk Roads Lecture Series at Stanford University on May 5, 2016.

His talk is titled "The Story of Mulan:  Women and War in Early Medieval China."

Memories of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

MCL News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:17am

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Western professor Ed Vajda was a grad student in Russia at the time, and he was hired by CBS News as an interpreter and news analyst to help cover the story. A few years ago, he shared this account of his experiences.

WWU’s Jared Hardesty Publishes ‘Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston’ with NYU Press

History Department News Feed - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 9:12am

While often viewed through the lens of the Civil War era as the epicenter of the abolitionist movement, it is not as well known that Boston, throughout most of the 18th century, was a city where about 25 percent of households owned slaves, a fact central to “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston,” the new book by Western Washington University Assistant Professor of History Jared Hardesty.

Fundraiser held in support of Meagan Elizabeth Smith scholarship

Liberal Studies News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:38am

In honor of Western student Meagan Elizabeth Smith, the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University recently created the Meagan Elizabeth Smith Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities.

Smith, a Liberal Studies major at Western, was the victim of a homicide while she was house-sitting for friends in Renton in 2015.

WWU to Host University of Connecticut’s Fiona Somerset for April 21 Lecture on Public Consent

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:13am

Fiona Somerset, a professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak about her current research, which focuses on the media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult questions about public consent, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204.

Liberal Studies to hold fundraiser April 7 for Meagan Smith scholarship

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:43am

The Department of Liberal Studies and the Liberal Studies Leadership Team at Western Washington University are holding a scholarship fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Aslan Brewery in Bellingham.

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