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Food and the Single Girl

Sociology News - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:00pm

Gogröf has article published in journal 'Excavatio'

Liberal Studies News - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 10:00am

Andrea Gogröf, a professor in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, had on article titled "Endgame: Love, Conflict and Interest in Michael Haneke's Amour" published in "Excavatio XXVI (2015)."

Gray has essay published in documentary film journal

English News - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:56pm

David Gray's essay "'What to Do Starting from this Place': Documentary Film and Official Memorialization in Argentina and Chile" has just been published in "Studies in Documentary Film."

Gray is a visiting assistant professor in the English Department at Western Washington University.

Neem has essay published on the emergence of common schools

History Department News Feed - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 3:24pm

Johann Neem, a professor of history at Western Washington University, had his essay "Path Dependence and the Emergence of the Common Schools: Ohio to 1853" published in December 2015 in the Journal of Policy History.

WWU Psychology Department to Offer Free Counseling Starting Jan. 19

Psychology News - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:13pm

Beginning Jan. 19, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling, under faculty supervision.

These services are free.

Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In memoriam: Jim Hitchman

History Department News Feed - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:10pm

[ Editor's note: This obituary first appeared in the News Times of Newport, Oregon. ]

Jim Hitchman of Waldport, Oregon, died on Nov. 18, 2015, at his home after an extended illness.

WWU Psychology Department to Offer Free Counseling Starting Jan. 19

Psychology News - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 3:18pm

Beginning Jan. 19, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling, under faculty supervision.

These services are free.

Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Miran publishes article on West African Muslim pilgrims

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:12pm

Jonathan Miran, associate professor in the Liberal Studies Department, had his article "'Stealing the Way' to Mecca: West African Pilgrims and Illicit Red Sea Passages, 1920s-1950s" published in the November 2015 issue of "The Journal of African History." Miran also published the article "

Lynn speaks on value of liberal arts education

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:10pm

Kimberly Lynn, associate professor and chair of the Liberal Studies Department, was invited to speak about the value of a liberal arts education on two panel discussions at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Sept. 25 and 26.

Gogröf speaks, chairs session at PAMLA conference

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:08pm

Andrea Gogröf, professor in the Liberal Studies Department, gave a talk titled "Flair du Temps: The Dandy in Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission" at the annual PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) conference Nov. 5 to 8 in Portland. This year, Gogröf is vice-president of the PAMLA.

'The Failure of Churches and Universities in Nazi Germany' is subject of Nov. 3 lecture

History Department News Feed - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:57am

Robert Ericksen, recently retired from his Chair in Holocaust Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, will speak on "The Failure of Churches and Universities in Nazi Germany" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Bond Hall Room 217 on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus.

Ericksen is known for his scholarship on Nazi Germany, with books such as "Theologians under Hitler" and "Complicity in the Holocaust." He is also chair of the Committee on Religion, Ethics and the Holocaust at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Gift ensures Jewish history, Holocaust are taught at Western

History Department News Feed - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 8:49am

A six-figure naming gift from the Bernard M. and Audrey Jaffe Foundation has helped to establish the Jaffe Professorship in Jewish History, providing a critical and robust foundation to what will ultimately be a $2 million endowment. As well as the Jaffe gift, multiple local and regional donors have contributed towards the endowment, and the collective support thus far means that the fund has already achieved nearly half of its ultimate goal.

Oct. 20 lecture to look at black women in reality TV

History Department News Feed - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 11:59am

Jervette R. Ward, an assistant professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will speak about her research on black women in reality television at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Miller Hall Room 152.

Miran presents paper at Ethiopian studies conference

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:01am

Jonathan Miran, associate professor in the Liberal Studies Department, co-organized (with Marina de Regt, VU University Amsterdam) the panel “Ethiopians in Yemen, Yemenis in Ethiopia: Transregional Mobility in a Historical Perspective” at the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies held in Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 24 to 28.

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