Publications, Grants, Conferences, and Awards
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:23am
Cornelius Partsch, Professor of German in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, published the 7th edition of Treffpunkt Deutsch, an elementary-level German textbook (Pearson, 2019; co-authors Margaret Gonglewski and Beverly Moser).
The text is available here:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:11am
Derek Moscato, an assistant professor of journalism and public relations at Western Washington University, has published a new article in the Journal of Public Interest Communication. The study, “Clearcut Persuasion? Audience Cognition of Mediated Environmental Advertising through the Lens of the Elaboration Likelihood Model,” analyzed the outdoor billboard campaign by Oregon Wild to limit the practice of clearcut logging on Oregon’s publicly-owned lands. The campaign’s contentious advertisements, which were banned from Portland International Airport, garnered significant media coverage.…
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:59pm
Conference Presentation: November 16-19, 2017 - I delivered two presentations at the National Communication Association (NCA), in Dallas Texas, I delivered the first presentation about how my interest in homelessness came about and the many ways that my students are engaged in service-learning projects related to our community experiencing homelessness. I discussed each project that I created from 2015 to current. My presentation was titled "Homelessness the Invisible Made Visible."
Conference Presentation: (same conference and date as above)…
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:02pm
Liberal Studies' Lynn publishes three articles on early modern Inquisitions
Kimberly Lynn (Associate Professor and Department Chair, Liberal Studies) had two articles published in one edited collection: “Judges and Shepherds: Inquisitions,” and, with Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, “Tribunals and Jurisdictions: Inquisitions,” in Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World, ed. Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 52-65 and 116-27.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:18am
May 1 marks the release of “Anti-Cancer Living,” ghost written by WWU Senior Instructor Stephen Howie for Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, director of Integrative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and his wife, educator Allison Jefferies. Published by Viking, the book has been translated in 10 different languages with more than a dozen foreign contracts.
While maintaining his full-time job teaching journalism and serving as the university's advisor for Multidisciplinary Studies majors, Howie engaged in hours of research and conducted countless interviews with the world’s leading…
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 8:54am
Carolyn Nielsen, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism, has been awarded the University of Washington Department of Communications Faculty Award for Outstanding Dissertation of 2017. Her doctoral dissertation, "Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage of Racial Issues in a Digital Era," is the foundation for her forthcoming book under contract with the University of Missouri Press.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:57pm
WWU Music Librarian Marian Ritter is one of the co-editors of the new book, "Information Literacy in Music: an Instructor’s Companion." Madison, WI: A-R Editions, 2018.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:13am
WWU Assistant Professor of Geology Sean Mulcahy has had his paper, "Early Onset of Franciscan Subduction" published in the journal Tectonics.Plain Language Summary
Subduction zones are places where dense ocean crust descends (or subducts) beneath more buoyant plates of continental or oceanic crust. Ancient subduction zones exposed at the Earth's surface provide important information on past plate movements and processes now occurring within active subduction zones. Determining the age that subduction began in ancient subduction zones is difficult because the earliest formed…
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:25am
Librarian Robert Lopresti (Western Libraries) is the recipient of this year’s Lane/Saunders Award for his book "When Women Didn’t count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics."
The Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award is presented by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association for excellence in scholarship related to government information.
The awards committee said:
“Digging back into the history of how women have been…
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:54am
Erika McPhee-Shaw, a professor in the Environmental Science Department, has been invited to spend two days at Cornell University’s College of Engineering as a Distinguished Speaker starting April 26.
An expert in her field of wave physics and coastal circulation, McPhee-Shaw will speak to faculty and students about environmental fluid mechanics, wave-driven mixing in ocean and lakes, and environmental water resources systems.
During her time at Cornell, McPhee-Shaw will lead conversations on her research and discuss possible future research…