Steven Garfinkle

Welcome to "Tuesday Q&A," a weekly story where issues of broad topical interest are viewed through the lens of the research expertise of Western's faculty.

With the news coverage of the Border Wall dominating the media along with the government shutdown that continues on as a…

A six-figure naming gift from the Bernard M. and Audrey Jaffe Foundation has helped to establish the Jaffe Professorship in Jewish History, providing a critical and robust foundation to what will ultimately be a $2 million endowment. As well as the Jaffe gift, multiple local and regional donors…

Steven Garfinkle,a professor in the History Department at Western Washington University, will read from his book "Entrepreneurs and Enterprise in Early Mesopotamia: a study of three archives from the Third Dynasty of Ur" from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Wilson Library Special…

Johann Neem, Faculty Senate vice president and parliamentarian, called senators to order at 4:06 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Senators accepted the Senate minutes of Oct. 29, 2012, and standing committee minutes.

Vice President Neem announced:

Faculty Senate President Karen Stout is not…

Karen Stout, Western Washington University Faculty Senate president, called the meeting of the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate to order at 4:02 p.m.

Senators accepted the senate minutes of April 2, 2012, and the standing committee minutes. In response to a question on the Yom Kippur Resolution,…

Associate Professor of History Steven Garfinkle presented "Administration, Law and Local Customs under the Third Dynasty of Ur: Successes and Failures" on Nov. 24 at the Imperium and Officium: Comparative Studies in Ancient Bureaucracy and Officialdom conference hosted by the Nationales…

Western associate professor Steven Garfinkle writes books on translations of ancient cuneiform texts, is the president of the United Faculty of Western Washington and still finds time to lead conferences in Madrid, volunteer in his twins’ middle school class and play cards on the weekends…

Steven Garfinkle, an associate professor of history at Western Washington University, spoke at a symposium Oct. 29 honoring David I. Owen, the Bernard and Jane Schapiro Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Cornell University.

The symposium, titled "Power and…

Steven Garfinkle, an associate professor of history at Western Washington University, contributed to a book set to be published this year about a collection of cuneiform tablets from the Columbia University library .

The book, "Ur III Tablets in the Columbia University Libraries,"…

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