BELLINGHAM – Biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer Arlene Blum will give a talk titled “Women in High Places: To Annapurna and Beyond,” at Western Washington University from 4 - 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at Western Libraries in the Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th Floor Central). This event is free and open to the public, and includes a reception with light refreshments.
BIG HEADS is an exhibition that showcases the exploration of portraiture and the use of the 4 x 5 view camera. It is on display now through March 4 in the WWU Photography Concentration Exhibition Space, Fine Arts Building Second Floor, Room 202.
Working in groups, the Winter 2019 ART 371 students experimented in the lighting studio and with the genre of portraiture. The students scanned and printed their 4 x 5 negatives on a large-scale printer, then mounted prints to board or aluminum.
In the first of a two-part Q&A, WWU's Doug Clark (Geology) and John Rybczyk (Environmental Science) talk about their research and how their fieldwork is increasingly tied to some aspect of climate change. Clark, a glacial geologist, witnesses firsthand the world's shrinking glaciers (see picture above from his ice coring work on BC's Mount Waddington).
Western Washington University Youth Programs invites girls of all ages and their families to participate in GEMS Fair (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. in Western’s Academic West building.
Student-actors met Thursday evening, Jan. 30 in the Performing Arts Center to do a dress rehearsal of "The Imaginary Invalid," which opens tonight at the DUG Theater in the PAC. The run-through gave the actors, staff and faculty staff an opportunity to run through the entire play, which is a comedy written by Molière during the 17th century and provides commentary on the pseudo-science that ran rampant in the medical industry during that time.
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 2011 feature, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which screens on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street in Bellingham.
In honor of International Women's Day, Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will host Anne Cubilié for “Impossibility of Witness: Justice, Gender, and Operational Practice” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in Miller Hall 152.
Capt. Linda Sturgis, U.S. Coast Guard, will present "Balancing Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship in the Coast Salish Region" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.
Complimentary parking is available in Lot 12-A after 4 p.m. on Thursday.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Professors of English Christopher Wise and Kristiana Kahakauwila are currently taking 14 English students on a study abroad tour of Senegal for three weeks, including stays in Dakar, Saint Louis, and M’bour. Western Today caught up with Wise to find out more about the trip, how it coincides with his research, and what kind of experiences the students are having.
Through a new grant, WWU students will save $270,000 in textbook costs.
The award of $36,000 from Washington State will support a faculty development program aimed at adopting Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are free and openly licensed educational materials.