Top 10 reasons to enroll in Summer Session this year:
Alia Khan, a brand new Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Huxley College of the Environment (she started at Western in March), has spent almost every minute of her research time, from her master’s work through her doctoral thesis and post-doc work, somewhere near the Earth’s poles, from Svalbard, Greenland and the Chukchi Sea to Antarctica and the mountains of Chile, New Zealand and Nepal. Western Today recently sat down with Khan to talk about her research into what is happening to snow and ice across the world as global climate change becomes a f
Western Washington University’s Department of Modern & Classical Languages will host Margaret Gonglewski, an associate professor of German and International Affairs at George Washington University, and Anna Helm, an assistant teaching professor of International Business at George Washington University, for “Consumer Behavior: Exploring Cross-Cultural Factors for Teaching Language and Culture” from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in Miller Hall 121.
Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science Erika McPhee-Shaw will be chairing a prestigious Gordon Research Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire in June.
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Engineering and Design John Misasi and two of his students attended the Waterborne Symposium, an environmentally friendly coating technologies conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 24.
Lina Ghanbari of Sammamish and Levi Hamernik of Boulder, Colorado attended the 46th Annual Conference with their professor. Misasi said the conference was a great learning experience for Ghanbari and Hamernik.
Western Washington University Associate Professor of History A. Ricardo López-Pedreros will provide an overview of his new book on the changing nature of democracy in 20th-Century Colombia at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th Floor).
This event is free and open to the public.
New Student Welcoming Convocation is held each September on the day before the start of classes to welcome new students to the Western community.
The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) will hold its inaugural Regional Institute for faculty from the U.S. and Canada at Western Washington University May 10-12.
WWU will host its Mongolia Days celebration on campus April 25 and 26. The film "Migration" will screen on Thursday at 5 p.m. in MH 138 as part of the Reel World Film series. On Friday, two public events take place: a conference entitled "Mongolia in the Eyes of the World" with Christopher Atwood (University of Pennsylvania), Karen Stout (Western), and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, executive director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies.
Arizona State University’s Amy LaCross will give a presentation at 4 p.m. on Wednesday April 24 in Miller Hall 152 on Western Washington University’s campus on speech segmentation errors found in Spanish and Mandarin speakers, and how they can give insight into language-specific perceptual cues.
The talk is free and open to the public.