College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

WWU junior Caitlin Bannister’s interest and research efforts into the mysteries of the nervous system have allowed her to be Western’s first behavioral neuroscience student to receive a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education…

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa has announced that Brad Johnson will serve as the new provost and executive vice president for WWU effective Aug. 1.  

Johnson has served as the Dean of the College of Science & Engineering since 2017 and has been a professor of…

Scholars Week, an annual celebration showcasing the best of Western Washington University students’ research and creative work, returns to Western’s campus May 16 – May 20, 2022, after two years of virtual events.  

The Scholars Week Planning Committee invites students to register April…

Marjorie Donker was born October 17, 1926, in Broadview Montana (pop. 192) to Paul Powell, a high school teacher, and Hertha Lehfeldt, a rich farmer’s daughter who suffered an untimely death from a stroke when Marjorie was only six. Over the years, reading was her refuge from the sadness and…

Cascadia Daily News launched on January 24 to offer the city of Bellingham a new source for local news from its office on State Street. It publishes online articles daily, and this month it began offering its weekly newspaper.  

The paper was established by the Cascadia Newspaper Company…

Jonathan Ned Katz, a noted historian of sexuality and gender, and the Digital Humanities program of Western Washington University have announced an agreement to work together on OutHistory.org, the public history website Katz founded in 2008. This work is supported by a $20,000 grant to Western…

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