12-13: Innovation and Research

Starfish off the United States coastline are ripping off their own appendages and dying in their thousands.

The Blaze reports that the spectacle on the North American Pacific coast is baffling scientists.

The mass die-off is leaving…

Something strange is happening in Seattle’s waters. Laura James was one of the first to notice. She alerted scientists when starfish began washing up on the shores near her home.

Six Western Washington University faculty members have been honored with awards for the 2012-13 academic year. 

They include: 

David Carroll, Excellence in Teaching Award: David Carroll, professor of Elementary Education, has been teaching at Western since 2001.  He…

Western Washington University student Joe Meyer (Economics and Environmental Studies, Seattle) was a member of a team that won “Best Cleantech Idea” and $2,500 in the University of Washington’s Business Plan Challenge.

“The project is a lot of what Huxley [College…

There's no better way to learn about the fascinating research our students are involved in than to talk with them in person during the Scholars Week poster show.

Check it out until 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Carver Gymnasium.

Scholars Week is an annual celebration of…

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Science Andy Bunn will take two students to the Siberian Arctic this summer as part of The Polaris Project, an international research project that started in 2008 to look at how global climate change is affecting the Arctic.…

During Scholars Week 2013 at Western Washington University, the Center for International Studies will play host to Western faculty and students from a variety of disciplines as they share their field research, global experiences and service learning objectives gained while participating on…

Western Washington University assistant professor of chemistry John Gilbertson has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $470,000 Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his research into breaking down harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and…

The feature film "Everything Went Down," co-produced by Kacey Morrow, an assistant professor of new media design in the department of design at Western Washington University, is playing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham.

The film, which Morrow…

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education will host Woodring’s 15th Annual Educational Law and Social Justice Forum on Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 005.

The forum is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Western’s Journal of…

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