Michael Slouber, assistant professor of South Asia in the Liberal Studies Department, presented two papers at the World Sanskrit Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, in June: “Gāruḍam in the Mañjuśriyamūlakalpa” and “Early Tantric Medicine and its Relationship with Classical Ayurveda.” At the conference, Slouber was awarded the DK Award for best Sanskrit Dissertation during the years 2012 to 2014.
Western Washington University played host to a talk titled “Hip-Hop and Democracy in Senegal” on Friday, Oct. 2 in Arntzen Hall on the Western campus.
The presentation, which was free and open to the public, featured Senegalese artists and political activists Thiat and Denise Sow of Keur Gui and Y’en a Marre as they visit Western to discuss rap music and political mobilization in Senegal.
Sponsors included the President’s Diversity Fund, the Center for International Students and the Departments of History, Liberal Studies and Political Science.
Registration is now open for the Western Washington University Employee Language Program workshops for fall quarter.
Sandra Alfers, an associate professor of German in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, has published an article in a special volume of "Études Armeméniennes Contemporaines" focusing on "Victim Testimony and Understanding Mass Violence." The volume is edited by Alexandra Garbarini (Williams College) and Boris Adjemian (Bibliothèque Nubar, Paris).
Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for summer quarter. For more information on the program, please visit the program web page.
Kimberly Lynn, associate professor of Early Modern Europe and the Iberian World in the Liberal Studies Department, delivered a paper at The Origins of the Inquisition in Comparative Perspective: An International Workshop, held at the University of York in the UK on May 21, 2015.
Winners of the Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award were honored at a small reception held in Western Libraries Special Collections on Friday, June 5, 2015, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg publicly recognized each student for their work and presented the awardees with their award certificates. Also in attendance were members of the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award review committee, friends and family members of each of the award-winning students, and the students’ faculty mentors.
A special retirement celebration for Barbara Rofkar will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. this Thursday, June 4, in the Center for International Studies lobby, Miller Hall 211.
The party, which is free and open to the public, will honor Rofkar's 18 years of teaching in the Center for International Studies, Fairhaven College, Anthropology Department and Women Studies at Western.
Western Washington University held a two-day celebration of Mongolia during “Mongolia Days” May 5 and 6 on Western’s campus.
Among the events was the “Mongolian Celebration,” which featured opening remarks by Acting Consul General Dorj Bayarkhuu, the Mongolian Consulate of San Francisco, and performances by celebrated Mongolian musicians Adilbish Badmaanyambuu and Bold Chimedregzen.
Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for spring quarter.
Hugo Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented the paper "El discurso antiesclavista de tres novelas cubanas: una porfía entre la suciedad y la limpieza" in the XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica (15th Conference on Hispanic Literature) held in Antigua, Guatemala, from March 4 to 6.
Joan M. Hoffman (Modern and Classical Languages) has published "Voces femeninas de España: Una antología," an literary anthology containing uncut poems, short stories, and drama written by some 24 Spanish female authors from Medieval times to the present. The book was published by Penélope Academic Press, a private, peer-reviewed academic publisher located in Puerto Rico.
Hugo Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, has had his article "Suciedad, ciudad y sociedad en Lima por dentro y fuera, de Esteban Terralla y Landa" included in a book titled De “estranhos, casos que jamais pintaram” a “despoblados extensos”. Nuevos estudios de la sátira hispanoamericana colonial. Novos estudos da sátira do Brasil-colônia, (Madrid & Frankfurt: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2014).