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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.

English faculty publish slew of new books

English News - 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.

English faculty publish slew of new books

News - 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

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

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

CHSS Publications - 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 Sheila Webb publishes new paper on photojournalist Dickey Chapelle

News - 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'

CHSS Publications - 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.

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