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Published Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:47am

The Pacific Northwest’s rivers are more than just conduits of fresh water to the region’s sounds, bays, and ocean – they drain glacial runoff from some of the nation’s tallest peaks, provide power to millions of residents, and are linked indelibly to everything from salmon to the eagles and bears that depend on them.

Rivers are also among the most imperiled of ecosystems; as the climate shifts, more and more pressure is being put onto water resources of all kinds.

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:29am

Holly Folk is an associate professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western, and she is a historian who studies 19th and 20th century religion and culture. Her research addresses a variety of social movements that fall outside the “mainstream,”  including new religions, communes and utopias, anarchism, and alternative medicine.

Published Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:10am

Western Washington University Professor of Political Science Michael Jerome Wolff will give a talk titled “Vigilante Rebellion and Fragmented Sovereignty in Mexico” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie Street.

Published Monday, January 27, 2020 - 9:08am

Out of five National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarships awarded to students in Washington state this year, three were given to Western Washington University students.

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:55am

In his new book “Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds,” Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Hardesty provides a concise, comprehensive history of slavery in New England through sharing the lived experiences of African and Indigenous slaves.

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:16am

Hanging in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. is a portrait of Western Washington University Assistant Professor Tesla Monson -- with a beard.

Monson, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Western, is a part of the Bearded Lady Project, a scientific outreach program designed to increase awareness about gender disparity and discrimination in paleontology and the sciences.

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:14pm

Western Washington University hosted a free breakfast for the campus and surrounding communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with a keynote from Western alumnus Jesse Moore.

Photos by Taylor Bayley and Patrick Cunningham

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 8:32am

Bobbie Buzzell, a first-year graduate student at Western Washington University, has been awarded a prestigious Washington Sea Grant Communications Fellowship for 2019-2020.

Washington Sea Grant offers two Science Communications Fellowships, one for undergraduates and one for graduates.

Published Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:11am

Western Washington University will host a free breakfast for the campus and surrounding communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Viking Commons, and also invites its students, faculty, and staff to engage in a day of community service in conjunction with the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County in honor of the legacy of Dr. King.

Published Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:38am

In 1989, a new faculty member’s chance discovery on a library shelf at Western Washington University would set in motion three decades of work and help solve one of the biggest anthropological and linguistic puzzles of our time: Where did the Indigenous peoples of the Americas come from?