16-17: World at Western

Ten Western students in the university's summer Global Learning Faculty-led Program, “Himalaya Cultures & Ecology: Field Program in Ladakh” recently had a private audience with the Dalai Lama in Zanskar Valley, India. These students were participating in a Global…

Western Washington University’s Extended Education Youth Program is once again hosting a three-week visit by 20 students, grades 4-6, from Cheongju, Korea; the students arrived at Western in mid-July to attend Odyssey of Science and Arts Camps and ESL cultural classes.

Western’s Language and Culture Programs will host its inaugural Summer International Day on Tuesday, July 25. This celebration of international cultures on campus will feature music and other performances, as well as hands-on activities for all ages.

Festivities start…

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Takahata Isao’s 1994 animated feature, Pom Poko.  It will screen on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street in downtown Bellingham.  

 Pom Poko is directed by one of the two founders of…

Edward Vajda believes he knows where an entire family of North American languages came from.

Vajda, a historical linguist at Western…

Visiting professor Bayartuul Batjav will present "The history of Mongolian writing" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in Miller Hall 121.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Mongols have devised and used about ten scripts (writing systems) in their history. These…

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host historian André-Carl Vachon for a pair of lectures on the WWU campus May 23 and 24 dealing with the ethnic cleansing of Acadians - those of French descent who settled in what are now Eastern Canada's Maritime…

Western Washington University will host a viewing of the film, “Starving the Beast,” from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, May 8 in Academic West 210 (AW 210).

This event, co-sponsored by the Office of Provost, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Woodring College of Education…

Western Washington University’s Intensive English Program (IEP) has earned official accreditation, meaning IEP has been peer-reviewed and meets or exceeds the norms of the field of intensive English language instruction.

The accreditation comes from the Commission on English-…

Edward Alden, the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will speak on Trans-Pacific Partnership, North American Free Trade Agreement and Trade Policy in the Trump Administration from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, May 8 in Parks Hall 441.

This event, sponsored…

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