14-15: Innovation and Research

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.

The 2014-15 series, open to the…

Co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Pickford Film Center, the Masters of Japanese Cinema series is one of the Pickford's longest-running and most-loved series.

Series curator Jeff Purdue, a WWU librarian, consistently selects some of the best films…

An extraordinary, faculty-focused gift is paving the way for exciting…

For Dr. Greg Rau (’71),  the critical issue of ocean…

Alpha Group’s Grace Borsari and Fred Kaiser, as long-standing…

A chemical engineer by trade, Marjorie Hatter has always had a deeply held respect for the humanities. “I’ve spent most of my academic and professional life on the science side,” she explains, “but I always felt very strongly about the contribution of history and English…

For Dr. Roy Potter a retired physicist, establishing WWU’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Student Professional Development Fund, was a no-brainer. “It’s pretty much self-evident,” he says. “I was lucky enough as a student to already be working in a…

Thanks in large part to Professor Henry G. Schwarz, who retired from Western in 1993, WWU has had a rich program in Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies since the early ‘70s. 

Schwarz, an historian with decades of travel across Mongolia, China and the extended region, has already…

Periodically, Western Today is reaching out to Western Washington University faculty and staff to get their expertise on topics of interest to the community.

Today, we've reached out to Ryan Wasserman, a professor of philosophy at Western and chair of the department:

Western…

Award-winning Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado’s new book, “Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature,” was recently published by the Whatcom County Historical Society and is now available at Village Books, the…

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