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Western Washington University English faculty members Carol Guess and Elizabeth Colen’s new collection of short stories, “True Ash,” was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.

“True Ash” is a series of interconnected stories inspired…

Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see http://msupress.org/journals/neas/) for the next five years.

Founded in 1979 and published by Michigan…

WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports.  The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions…

Western Washington University's Jackie Caplan-Auerbach will discuss her summer work at sea performing offshore monitoring of Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano in a pair of on-campus presentations on Oct. 4 and Oct. 9.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.

The…

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a new funding stream from the CHDI Foundation to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

WWU Associuate Professor of History Jennifer Seltz recently had an article published in the Journal of Women's History:(co-authored with Flannery Burke, St. Louis University) titled "Mothers' Nature: Feminisms, Environmentalisms, and Childbirth in the 1970s," JWH 30/2 (Summer 2018).…

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Professor Mark Miyake found his first radio in a dumpster when he was 10 years old; his family, first-generation Japanese immigrants, had moved to Queens, New York eight years earlier.

While his parents were uninterested in…

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