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Slouber presents papers, receives award at World Sanskrit Conference

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:58am

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.

Talk explores hip-hop and democracy in Senegal

Liberal Studies News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:58am

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.

Free French, Spanish classes for faculty and staff

MCL News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:06am

Registration is now open for the Western Washington University Employee Language Program workshops for fall quarter.

Alfers publishes research on Holocaust poetry in French journal

MCL News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:33am

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 open for free summer language workshops

MCL News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:08pm

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.

Lynn presents at UK conference

Liberal Studies News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:21pm

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.

Students given awards for undergraduate research

Sociology News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:18pm

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.

Retirement party for Barbara Rofkar is June 4

Anthropology News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:52pm

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.

Events help celebrate Mongolia

East Asian Studies News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:21am

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 open for spring employee language classes

MCL News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:01am

Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for spring quarter.

Garcia presents at Guatemala conference

MCL News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:17am

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.

Hoffman publishes collection of Spanish female authors

MCL News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:59am

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.

Garcia has article published in new book

MCL News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:15pm

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).


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