Dean's Lecture Series

The Dean’s Lecture Series takes faculty expertise and knowledge from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences into the community in an ongoing effort to foster closer connections, share intriguing and timely information, and inspire conversation.

Curating and Presenting Lasting Literature: WWU's Bellingham Review

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On March 10, 2021, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in partnership with the Alumni Association, hosted a webinar featuring Susanne Paola, managing editor of Western's literary journal, the Bellingham Review, along with MFA candidate Stephen Haines, and previous assistant managing editor and MFA graduate Jai Dulani. The panel discussed the daily functions of a literary journal, how we create collaborations between faculty and graduate students, and how we create relationships with writers in this country and across borders.

View the pre-recorded presentation

Dr. Steve Bennett

Spring 2020 Western Horizons: Our Pandemic Future: Human Behavior and the Environment

Dr. Paqui Paredes Méndez, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the WWU Alumni Association present Western Horizons, a public webinar series featuring…

Dr. Steve Bennett, Lecturer, Community Health Program, Health & Human Development Department

Spring 2018

An analysis of the impact of climate change on the emergence and spread of infectious disease. From vector borne disease to water borne…

Presented by Dr. Hud Hudson, Professor of Philosophy at Western Washington University

The fine-tuning argument for the existence of God has been generating a great deal of attention over recent years. In this talk, Dr. Hudson will sketch one of the more promising versions of that…

Presented by Dr. Jay Teachman, Professor of Sociology at Western Washington University

Currently more than 21 million veterans live in the United States, which equates to about 10…

Presented by Dr. Kevin Leonard, Professor of History at Western Washington University

In September 1925, a Bellingham judge removed 9-year-old Russell Tremain from the custody of his parents, who had refused to send their son to school. John W. Tremain and his wife, Ethel Tremain,…

Presented by Dr. Jun San Juan, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health & Recreation Department

Running is becoming an increasingly popular activity with participation noted at all age levels. The increase in both participation and increased frequency of…

Presented by Sheila Webb, Associate Professor of Journalism at Western Washington University.

Presented by David Sattler, Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University.

Presented by Kathryn Trueblood, Associate Professor of English at WWU.

WWU Professor Ira Hyman discusses his research into the relationship between cell phone use and "Inattentional Blindness."