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Published Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:26am

Ten undergraduate students from Western Washington University have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in 2021, the highest number of awards ever given to Western students in a single term.  

Published Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 8:27am

On the fifth floor of Academic Instructional Center - East, mice are breathing vaporized CBD. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in cannabis and is the subject of an increasing craze. Conducting the experiments with vapor is the closest way to mimic human use, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Kaplan said.    

Published Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:01pm

The twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggle for racial justice have converged in recent months to place American institutions, both public and private, under tremendous stress. Western's Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education felt it would be very timely to get perspectives from some people who have been engaged with these issues in public life since the 1960s. The Western community has two long-standing members, one a Republican, one a Democrat, who have been involved in civil rights issues for their entire adult lives.

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:20pm

Students from Western’s Industrial Design program are showcasing their work in junior and senior online shows featuring everything from therapeutic lighting concepts to app design.  

This year the shows are online for the first time; typically, the event would’ve been held in Seattle at a design firm. Instead of figuring out how to transport concepts before the event, students focused on the creation of online portfolio sites.  

Published Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:52am

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 - 2020 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.  Three awards are given annually to Western Washington University undergraduate students in recognition of their excellence and originality in creating research papers for courses taught across the colleges based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections. 

Published Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:49am

Typically, the products we buy fall into two categories; conventional or “green.” Western Washington University Associate Professor Cat Armstrong Soule, along with assistant professor Tejvir Sekhon, are researching a third option for consumers; not buying anything at all.  

Published Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:49am

On board the R/V Atlantis in late February, Assistant Professor of Biology Shawn Arellano and five Western undergraduate students spent the last couple weeks of Winter quarter cruising around the Gulf of Mexico researching deep sea larvae and other marine creatures. 

Two lucky undergraduates from Western also had the opportunity to go on a deep-sea dive in one of the most famous submersibles in the world, DSV Alvin. 

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:21am

COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country, and the public is eagerly anticipating the development of a coronavirus vaccine. But most people are not vaccine experts, and questions often float around the internet, inciting uncertainty and confusion. Luckily, WWU has its very own virologist; to find some answers, Western Today chatted with Associate Professor of Chemistry Gerry Prody.  

Western Today: What is a vaccine? 

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 1:14pm

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation, Stephanie Bowers has announced her retirement effective summer 2021.

Published Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:52pm

Western Washington University's Plastics and Composites Engineering (PCE) program was recently ranked as one of the best offerings among public colleges across the nation by Plastics Today. 

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