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Attorney General Bob Ferguson to Speak at Western May 2

Political Science News - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 2:25pm

BELLINGHAM –– Western Washington University’s Political Science Department will host a conversation titled, “See You in Court, Mr. President!” with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in Parks Hall 146.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ferguson recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the State of Washington challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily barring immigration and refugees from seven Muslim majority nations.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson to Speak at Western May 2

News - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 2:25pm

BELLINGHAM –– Western Washington University’s Political Science Department will host a conversation titled, “See You in Court, Mr. President!” with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in Parks Hall 146.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ferguson recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the State of Washington challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily barring immigration and refugees from seven Muslim majority nations.

Linguistics Program will host international symposium April 22-23

News - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:24am

Western Washington University's Linguistics Program will host an International Symposium on Typological Regularity of Semantic Change in Grammaticalization and Lexicalization

Saturday, April 22 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miller Hall 121

 

Western’s Liberal Studies Department to Host Yale’s Kathryn Lofton April 20

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:02pm

Western’s Liberal Studies Department will host a free public lecture by Kathryn Lofton, professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity at Yale University, titled “Popular Religion in American Democracy,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in Communications Facility 115.

Western to Host Cascadia Seminar on Medical Anthrolopology April 21-23

Anthropology News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:53pm

Western will host the Cascadia Seminar on Medical Anthrolopology from April 21-23. The Cascadia Seminar is a small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of different universities and colleges in the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia; all events and discussions at the seminar are free and open to the public, although registration is required at http://www.cascadiaseminar.org/registration/.

Provost & Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony April 25

News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:54pm

The Provost & Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Wilson Library Reading Room. 

The event honors faculty award recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year, including: 

WWU’s Joseph Trimble Wins Lifetime Award from American Psychological Foundation

News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:03pm

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Joseph Trimble has won the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest.

WWU Offers Free Counseling

Psychology News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:47am

Beginning March 28, 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.

Is there such a thing as good eugenics?

News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:54pm

Journalism’s Brian J. Bowe Named Finalist for the 2016 JMCQ Outstanding Research Article Award

News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:01pm

Brian J. Bowe, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2016 Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Outstanding Research Article Award.

His article, titled “Night and Day: An Illustration of Framing and Moral Foundations in the Oklahoma Sharia Amendment Campaign,” focuses on the media framing of Muslims during the Oklahoma Sharia Amendment Campaign. The article was co-authored by Jennifer Hoewe, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

Masters of Asian Cinema: 'Creepy' March 14 at the Pickford

MCL News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:07am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is the 2016 feature Creepy.  It will screen on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown Bellingham.  

Before his 2008 film "Tokyo Sonata" introduced new audiences to his work, Kurosawa Kiyoshi was known as a horror director. His films were not ordinary horror films as they focused more on the complex psychological states of his characters than on delivering visceral thrills. Kurosawa’s current film is something of a return to his roots.

WWU Professor to Discuss ‘Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States’ tonight at City Hall

News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 1:26pm

Bidisha Biswas, Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 6th in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street.

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