15-16: Innovation and Research

Western Washington University has created the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity and named Sandra Alfers, professor of German in Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, its founding director.

The institute is…

Outstanding Graduate Students are selected by their programs for their achievements in several areas, including research, leadership, teaching, academics, service and promise for the future.

Twenty-six students were honored…

John Rybczyk, a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University, was the guest editor of a recent issue in "Northwest Science" titled "The Skagit Issue—From Glaciers to Estuary: Assessing Climate Change Impacts on the Skagit River Basin."

The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new report from…

Here at Western, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to research opportunities supported by faculty mentors. Western Libraries views the research work of undergraduate students as being tremendously valuable, both in terms of the teaching and learning experience the…

Western on the Peninsulas Environmental Policy student Thomas Hunter was recognized as an award recipient at Western Washington University’s annual Scholars Week Poster Competition.

Hunter, a resident of Bremerton and Water Systems manager for the City of Port Orchard, was one of…

Imagine being able to introduce a trait into a species that would carry that trait permanently, spreading it through the population from that point on – a trait that would, unlike normal natural selection, always be chosen; for example, introducing into a species of mosquito the inability for it…

Under the theme “Inquiry-based Learning,” this year's Innovative Teaching Showcase features instructors who guide and mentor students via well-crafted learning experiences where students work actively to make meaning of course content. The new showcase publication includes written instructor…

The recipient of the 2016 James W. Scott Research Fellowship, Kendra Smith-Howard, will explore the history of cleanliness in 20th Century America, including the role and impact of Georgia-Pacific and other regional wood-pulp manufacturers, during the talk “A Messy History of Cleaning…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a pair of grants for more than $1.2 million to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

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