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…

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

Michael Karlberg discusses the Bahá’í community in Iran, which has suffered from waves of violent oppression for over 150 years.

Presented by Professor Edward Vajda, Modern and Classical Languages

April 26, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Edward Vajda worked as a translator and news analyst in the Moscow office of CBS News during the crisis. He describes what it was like…

Presented by Professor Christopher Friday, Western Washington University History Department

Presented by Dr. Todd Koetje, Professor of Anthropology, Western Washington University

In 1995, Todd Koetje joined a team extracting artifacts from Weasel Cave in the Caucasus Mountains of North Ossetia-Alania in Southern Russia to piece together what is left from the Neanderthals who…