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WWU Assistant Professor of Geology Sean Mulcahy has had his paper, "Early Onset of Franciscan Subduction" published in the journal Tectonics.

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Subduction zones are places where dense ocean crust descends (or subducts) beneath more buoyant plates of continental…

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…

Researchers at Western Washington University found the visa program generated more than $11.2 billion in capital investment between 2014 and 2015 for development projects across the country.

It also created more than 207,000 U.S. jobs — or 4% of the private sector job growth between 2014…

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“Some people have assumed that biodiversity effects are relatively minor compared to other environmental stressors,” said biologist David Hooper of Western Washington University, the lead author of a 2012 paper from an international team of…

 

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Marc Muniz has received a 4-year, $532,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research ways to improve student learning outcomes in the chemistry laboratory.

“The overwhelming body of evidence shows…

Geology's Liz Schermer has published "U-Pb and Hf isotopic evidence for an Arctic origin of terranes in northwestern Washington" in the scientific journal Geosphere.

In her research, Schermer and her colleagues (including several WWU undergrads and graduate students) have found that…

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $100,000 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

The new funding is from Ionis…

Daniel Larner (Fairhaven, emeritus) has published a review of The Story of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present, by Gary Day (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016). The review appears in The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Fall, 2017), 136-138.…

After a mysterious disease killed millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast in recent years, they’ve shown some signs of recovery in pockets of southern California. But, in…

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