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What is linguistic racism? Learn more Feb. 3

Anthropology News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:09am

Judy Pine, an associate professor of anthropology at Western Washington University, will discuss the linguistic practices that maintain and reinforce institutional racism at a special event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Miller Hall Room 139.

In her "Crash Course in Linguistic Racism" talk, Pine will discuss both subtle and in-your-face examples of mock language and how they reinforce structures of racism. She'll also discuss her belief that recognizing and analyzing these relationships are crucial steps in building an equitable world.

Registration open for employee Spanish, Chinese and French classes

MCL News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:20am

Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for winter quarter. For more information on the program, please visit the program's web page.

Faculty, artist conversation set for Oct. 14

Anthropology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:29am

Western Libraries and the Learning Commons invite the Western Washington University community to join a conversation about an intriguing art exhibit (Voices of Water) currently on display in Western Libraries.

Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club to perform Oct. 10

East Asian Studies News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:25pm

The Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club will perform percussion music from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in the Old Main Theater on the Western Washington University campus.

April 18 lecture to discuss mountain imagery in medieval Chinese poetry

East Asian Studies News - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 9:23am

David Knechtges, a professor of Chinese literature at the University of Washington, will speak about mountain imagery in medieval Chinese poetry Thursday, April 18, in a presentation sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University.

Harvard's Rubin to speak on Murakami, Akutagawa

East Asian Studies News - Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:54am

Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies is sponsoring a pair of lectures by Harvard’s Jay Rubin that are free and open to the public on Oct. 4 and 5.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in SMATE 150, Rubin, a Harvard University professor emeritus, will deliver a lecture on internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami titled “Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa Talk about Music."

WWU's Edward Vajda to discuss Russian fairy tales Feb. 1

East Asian Studies News - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 12:32pm

Edward Vajda, director of Western Washington University’s Center for East Asian Studies, will present “The Russian Fairy Tale: Ancient Culture in a Modern Context” at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in College Hall 131 on the WWU campus.

The event is free and open to the public and is a part of the WWU’s Center for International Studies International Lecture Series.

Conference on Russian, East European and Central Asian studies to happen at WWU April 17

East Asian Studies News - Thu, 04/08/2010 - 1:35pm

The Sixteenth Annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference will take place on the campus of Western Washington University on Saturday, April 17.

The conference is organized by the WWU Center for East Asian Studies and by the Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. The conference theme is "Time and Transition: Reflecting on the Past 20 Years in Russia, East Europe and Central Asia."

Mongolia Program at WWU growing with help of grant funds, teacher exchange program

East Asian Studies News - Thu, 04/01/2010 - 10:35am

This afternoon in Humanities Building Room 103, Western Washington University Professor Ed Vajda will teach what he thinks is the second-largest Mongolian-language class in the history of U.S. higher education.

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