The conference will feature keynote speaker Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre, professor of communication studies at Western Washington University. Schwartz-DuPre specializes in feminist postcolonial theory, rhetorical studies and visual communication. During her keynote, she will discuss her current book “Curious about George: Curious George, Cultural Icons, Colonialism, and American Exceptionalism” and Curious George as an example of contemporary colonialism. She will present on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Suites.
The Wade King Student Recreation Center at Western Washington University offers swim lessons to the public throughout the year at its indoor pool.
More than 1,300 scientists, policy makers and other interested parties are attending next week’s Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle.
The meeting happens every two years and alternates between the U.S. and Canada. This year, the 30th anniversary since the first one took place in 1988, there’s an emphasis on ecosystem recovery across the international border.
The biology and resources of the Salish Sea don’t abide by political borders, so those working to protect the ecosystem often look for ways to get past them too.
But it’s harder than you’d think, says Ginny Broadhurst. She’s Executive Director of the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University and one of the planners of the conference.
Western Washington University head men’s soccer coach Greg Brisbon has announced an incoming class of eight freshmen and two transfers set to join the Vikings for the upcoming 2018 season.
A pair of alumna from the Woodring College of Education, Katie Brown and Samantha Probadora, will speak at this year's Washington Association of Bilingual Educators conference in Tacoma. See link for more.
“Some people have assumed that biodiversity effects are relatively minor compared to other environmental stressors,” said biologist David Hooper of Western Washington University, the lead author of a 2012 paper from an international team of researchers. “Our new results show that future loss of species has the potential to reduce plant production just as much as global warming and pollution.”
Brooklyn Bell, a student of graphic design at Western Washington University, combines hand drawings and graphic design work to create her illustrations.
Bellingham is home to some of the most unique museums in the area, including the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention that contains hands-on science exhibits and the Whatcom Museum, which showcases art, nature and regional history across three sites.
There is also the not-to-be-missed Mindport Exhibits, a science museum focusing on exploration, education and creativity via interactive and fine-art exhibits. It is located at 210 W. Holly St.
Mount Baker hiccuped on Saturday morning, but such belches of gas and steam are an everyday occurrence — even though a big white plume atop the active volcano drew the attention of many awestruck Bellingham-area residents.
"The crater degasses all day, every day," said Dave Tucker, a board member of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center and a research associate in the Geology Department at Western Washington University.
"(It's) sometimes visible, sometimes not. But gas clouds are always present. I saw a tiny plume myself on Saturday," Tucker said.
From allies’ mistrust to the fate of the 9/11 detainees, the U.S. legacy of atrocity still corrodes national security.