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Published Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 9:22am

Reid Nelson, who has a master’s degree in experimental psychology from WWU, will present “Effects of Similarity and Tourist Status on Prosocial Behavior: A Field Study in Spain” at noon today in College Hall Room 131. Nelson will discuss the results of his research on the likelihood of a Spaniard helping a suspected tourist based on the tourist’s attire, stated nationality and choice of language.

The lecture is part of WWU's Center for International Studies Fall Lecture Series.

Published Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 8:17am

Andy Bunn, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University, participated this summer in the Polaris Project in the Siberian arctic. It was the second consecutive summer that Bunn took a pair of WWU undergraduates on the summer research project to study the effects of climate change on these ecologically vital and sensitive areas.

Bunn and the undergraduates, Kayla Henson of Spokane and Max Janicek of Golden, Colo., left for Siberia July 2.

Published Monday, September 28, 2009 - 9:51am

The Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for International Studies will present "Kuniyoshi's Faces: Ukiyo-e and the Renaissance," a presentation by Piergiacomo Petrioli, at 3 p.m. Today, Sept. 28, in Viking Union Room 552.

Petrioli is an expert in medieval and Renaissance art and 19th-century American and English criticism of Italian Renaissance.

Currently a visiting scholar at Baylor University, Petrioli is exploring the existence of crucial links between Renaissance Tuscan aesthetics and pre-modern Japanese art.

Published Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:23am

Authors Sherman Alexie and David James Duncan will join musician Jeffrey Foucault at an event benefiting the Liam Wood Flyfishing School to be held at 7 p.m. today on the Western Washington University campus.

The event is titled "Salmon worship: Is it wrong?" and is billed as an evening of music and stories with the three men.

The three performers will share the stage, playing music and telling stories back and forth. Funds generated from the event will go directly to support the youth flyfishing programs of the Liam Wood Flyfishing and River Guardian School.

Published Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 3:41pm

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Western Washington University’s faculty and staff summer travels might make wish you had an extra ticket out of Bellingham.

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:16pm

WWU President Bruce Shepard delivered this address to faculty and staff members on Sept. 16, 2009.

The first few lines:

Cyndie and I are delighted to be here with you.  A year ago, you were welcoming us.  This morning, we welcome you as we gather together to begin a new academic year.

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 3:32pm

Members of Western Washington University's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and students, teachers and patients of the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department at WWU gathered to participate in an art project to commemorate the new Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in the Academic Instructional Center on April 15, 2009. The art will hang in the department's new clinic area.

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:24am

Name: Garth Amundson

Title: Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts-Photography

Hobbies: Collecting (I've been using collecting, collating, indexing and classifying as source material for artwork for the last 10 years).

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:16am

Name: Michael Karlberg

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Hobbies: I enjoy playing acoustic finger-style blues guitar, woodworking (including guitar building) and traveling.