14-15: Innovation and Research

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…

Western Washington University and CodeLily, a computer science and web development education studio founded by Western students, will hold the Whatcom Robotics Expo, a one-day workshop, from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. This event will give students…

The powerful earthquake that struck Nepal in April, killing more than 8,000, hit on a Saturday – the single day that Nepalese schoolchildren are not in their classrooms, or the extent of the disaster would have been even more tragic.

In areas close to the earthquake’s…

Winners of the Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award were honored at a small reception held in Western Libraries Special Collections on Friday, June 5, 2015, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg publicly recognized each student for their work and presented the awardees with…

Western Washington University Youth Programs students from its Anacortes Ocean STEM After School Program were honored with the prestigious Angus MacGyver Award at the 2015 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remote Operated Vehicles competition in May.

The student team, Salish Sea…

Friendship, the kind forged among scholars working in the same obscure academic field, helped build Western’s Mongolia Collection of books and artifacts into one of the largest in North America, second only to the Library of Congress.

The vast collection of books, maps, music…

Gale Crater sits on a dry, barren, windy plain where temperatures edge into the 60s only during the summer and plummet below freezing most nights. Its mixtures of sun-baked rocks, jagged scarps and deep sands make geological research a struggle.

The fact that Gale Crater is 140 million…

Western Washington University Youth Programs invited families to Western's Bellingham campus May 30 for a variety of science, technology, engineering and math activities at the inaugural Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Fair in the Academic West building.

The event, which was…

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

For today's question, we reached out to psychology professor Jeff Grimm to ask a question he's been researching for some time:…

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