General Stories

Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:20am

Western Washington University and the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina of Lima, Peru will collaborate on a new project titled “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Education in the US North Cascades and Peruvian Andes” sponsored by 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, CAF: Development Bank of Latin America, the U.S. Department of State, and SEMPRA Energy.

Published Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:39am

WWU Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies Greg Youmans was awarded a $50,000 grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation to support his book on queer filmmaking in the 1970’s San Francisco Bay Area.

Youmans’ book, with the tentative title “Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970’s,” traces different filmmakers’ approaches to queer documentaries and experimental films during that time. He chose to focus on the Bay Area in the 1970’s because it was the first decade to witness a massive eruption of openly queer lifestyles.

Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:09pm

Students studying photography in the Department of Art and Art History at Western Washington University  have a public display of images on the second floor of the newly renovated Carver. The exhibition is on view until March 7, 2018.

The display consists of 15 40- by 50-inch images from a project titled ‘Big Heads.’ The Art 371 students utilized the lighting studio and a traditional view camera (4-by-5 film) to explore the genre of portraiture. Working in teams, they created pieces that documented each members’ individual concept.

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:59pm

Noted artist Ann Morris, her son Brook Morris of California and daughter Clea Costa Van Voorhis of Illinois are providing Western Washington University and its students with an extraordinary gift – 14.5 acres of Lummi Island forest that surround her studio and provide the setting for her figurative bronze sculptures sited in the wild quiet called Sculpture Woods.

Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:37pm

Scholars and experts will discuss how Buddhists, climbers, rebels and tourists share Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley at Western Washington University’s Mount Everest Cultural and Environmental Conservation Forum from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in Academic Instructional Center West Building 204.

This event is free and open to the public.

Published Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:51am

Native American author, activist, musician and lawyer Gyasi Ross is coming to Western Washington University to present a trio of workshops and discussions focusing on empowerment, social justice and the strength of community on Feb. 20 and 21; all sessions are free and open to the public.

All events take place on the WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage, and are sponsored by the WWU Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums.

From 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Ross will present “Activism and Empowerment,” a workshop for local students.

Published Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:17am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $100,000 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

Published Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:34am

Parker Schmidt and his teammates woke up at 4 a.m. on a brisk morning last summer to longboard to the top of the French Alps to see the sunrise. As he rode through the trees, he thought about how lucky he is to be able to travel the world for longboarding.

For Schmidt, a professional downhill longboarder, riding through the French Alps in between competitions is one of the many opportunities he gets to experience by dedicating his life to longboarding. 

Published Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:55pm

Students from Western’s Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) program attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. in November to present their research to other neuroscientists.

Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:13pm

Western Washington University Professor in the Department of Health and Community Studies Sondra Cuban was awarded a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in August to research her project, “The Mobilities of Immigrant Women.”

Cuban taught at the Universidad de la Frontera and she conducted her research, which began in August and just ended in December, in Temuco, Chile where she studied the lives of immigrant women. While there, she observed the supports and barriers to the 60 participants in her study who lived and worked in Temuco.