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WWU also sees gains in Graduate School, Honors College enrollment

 

Recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Washington University’s fall enrollment is showing strong signs of a return to pre-pandemic levels with the largest incoming first-year cohort – 3,225 new…

High prenatal growth rates found in modern people may have first evolved in ancient hominids less than a million years ago, according to estimates based on fossil teeth.

Human fetuses grow by around 11.6 grams per day on average – considerably faster than the fetuses of gorillas, the…

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs  

Research and Creative Opportunities internal grant applications are accepted during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please note that decisions are shared with applicants at the end of each quarter, and you should plan accordingly. For example,…

Assistant Professor Regina Jefferies, a faculty member of the Law, Diversity and Justice Program in Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will moderate a Q&A on Monday, Oct. 10 as part of the Pickford Cinema's "Doctober" film festival.

Jefferies will lead the…

"This is my favorite position," Luong said. "The work is challenging but very rewarding."

Luong received her master of arts certificates in international relations and Mandarin from Brigham Young University and John's Hopkins Nanjing Center in 2005 and earned her bachelor's degree in…

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 23rd year in a row, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.   

Western also tied with California State Polytechnic University at…

Professor of journalism Carolyn Nielsen's theory-building paper titled "The problem of tidy boxes and white women as default: Why journalism studies needs intersectionality" won the 2022 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Theory Colloquium award presented at the…

Karen Bradley, who began teaching at Western in 1992 and was the longtime chair of the university's Sociology Department as well as one of its first tenured female Sociology professors, passed away on July 29.

Bradley began her academic career as an undergraduate at Providence College,…

Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Edward Vajda has co-authored a new Yeniseian dictionary. Vajda, who teaches Russian, linguistics, and Eurasian studies in Western’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Heinrich Werner, the world's foremost expert on Yeniseic (Yeniseian)…

In November 2021, a major event occurred in the French literary world: A 31-year-old Senegalese writer, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, won the country’s most prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt, for his novel “La plus secrète mémoire des hommes” (“The Most Secret Memory of Men”). It was the…

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