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Julia Tatum, a first-year Environmental Science graduate student at Western Washington University, scans the dense forest underbrush around her, decides on a direction, grabs the end of a cloth measuring tape, and pushes off into the thicket to mark the edge of her sample site with surveyor’s…

Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students…

WWU Professor of Biology Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez’s research on harbor seals could yield important new information about the potential impacts the seals may have on the Salish Sea salmon crisis.

In addition to the things Gutierrez does as a professor for Western, he also has a long…

More than 2,000 Western students graduated at the four commencement ceremonies held Friday and Saturday in Carver. Main speakers for the ceremonies were Pictionary creator Rob Angel, documentary filmmaker TJ Martin, former L’Oréal creative director Michael Jorgensen, and Boeing executive…

Brian Bingham has been named as director of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Western Washington University.

Bingham, who was selected following a national search, will begin his new duties on July 1, 2019. He has served as interim director at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in…

Feeling bogged down with clutter? Don’t leave it in the gutter! This move out season, help us divert stuff from landfills and work towards zero waste. Zero Waste Western, a program of the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Campus Community…

David Patrick has been named the interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research at Western Washington University.

Patrick, now professor of Chemistry at Western, will assume his new duties on June 28. He will succeed Gautam Pillay, who exercised his reversion rights to…

Western Washington University’s Scholars Week, an annual celebration of the research and scholarly work done by the university’s undergraduate and graduate students, is set for the week of May 13-17.

The undergraduate and graduate Scholars Showcase will be held in Carver Gym B from 9 a.m…

Researchers at Western Washington University are working with NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars to analyze the rocky surface with technicolor images. 

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars since it landed in the 96 mile-wide Gale…

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