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Published Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:14am

Western Washington University has created a new research center, the Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) and named Environmental Sciences Department research faculty member John All as its founding director.

The mission of MERI is to develop an inclusive and collaborative research, conservation, and education community through local and international field-based programming to facilitate innovative scientific research, improve life for mountain peoples, foster effective mountain stewardship, and to create the next generation of skilled mountain researchers.

Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:45am

Western Washington University Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of the Shannon Point Marine Center is part of a group of scientists recently awarded $5.6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research over the next five years in the Northern Gulf of Alaska.

The grant funding supports the formation by the NSF of the Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 28 such sites spread across the country’s mountains, plains, rivers, forests, and oceans.

Published Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:41pm

WWU commencement images by Dan Levine.

Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:58am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.

The forums, now in their 15th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

 

Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9:21am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Geology Melissa Rice recently attended a NASA workshop in Monrovia, California with a number of her students to help select landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover mission.

Rice, who is a member of the Curiosity rover science team that has been exploring Mars since 2012, joined 172 scientists in narrowing down eight different potential landing sites to a final three sites.

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:07pm

Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers attended Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, Tuesday, March 7 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.  Admission to the fair was free and open to the public.

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:22pm

TEDxWWU came to Western last Saturday, March 4 to a packed Performing Arts Center. TedxWWU is designed to help organizations, individuals and communities create conversation and connections at a local level.

Nine speakers from the Bellingham area discussed a wide variety of topics.

Published Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:08am

Western Honors Program student and Molecular/Cellular Biology major Michael Lee of Port Angeles decided WWU needed its own action hero - and Captain Calculus was born. After watching the video, find out more about who made it and why below.

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:01am

Western Industrial Design student Matt Hoogestraat is standing in the middle of an oval shaped room with the sea stretched out around him in all directions. Around the exterior of the room are tables with odd designs hovering above them. Matt teleports from table to table, examining the designs until he finds one with his name on it and his designs above it.

While all of this is happening, Matt is sitting in the office of his professor, Jason Morris, motionless with a helmet and goggles on.

This is virtual reality.

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:30pm

Over a pizza lunch Tuesday, President Sabah Randhawa thanked Western's Facilities Management Outdoor Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance crews for their hard work and long days clearing snow and ice from the walkways and interior roadways during last week's storms. 

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