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Keep track of news and information about Western’s faculty and staff here. Have a news item to submit, from a professional milestone to a conference to a new publication? Send it to Western Today editor John Thompson.

While on professional leave in Spring 2020, Jason Kanov (Department of Management, College of Business and Economics) completed and published a paper entitled “Why Suffering Matters!” in the Journal of Management Inquiry. The paper describes how workplaces not only harbor but also cause significant human suffering, yet this suffering tends to be largely overlooked, ignored, or suppressed.

WWU Assistant Professor of Management Meg Warren recently received the Best Dissertation award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, for "Exemplary Allyship: Raising the Bar for
Inclusiveness in the Workplace."

Farrokh Safavi of the Department of Finance and Marketing delivered a paper on “An Examination of Causes and Effects on Trends over years of imported personal hygiene products in Iran in light of the global sanctions” at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Conference in Dallas, Texas from April 23-26, 2020. Safavi chaired the session as well.

WWU Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe recently published an article about the death of Was (Not Was) lead singer Sweat Pea Atkinson in the Detroit Metro Times. The article can be read here. He also wrote liner notes for the CD reissue of the first Was (Not Was) album, as well as the greatest hits compilation "Pick of the Litter."

Associate Professor of Journalism Maria McLeod has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest. She won $1,008.15 and her prose poem “The Meaning of Marriage” will be published in Quarter After Eight, an annual literary journal put together by the Creative Writing Program at Ohio University and supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

Huxley's Gigi Berardi will be the keynote speaker at Sustainable Connections’ annual “Farm to Table Trade Meeting” on Feb.

Joan M. Hoffman (MCL: Spanish) has published the following article:

"'Una señorita de Figueras' with a 'temple verdaderamente varonil': Ángel Guerra  and the Tortured Marketing of Víctor Català." Espacios de encuentro e identidad: Actas del XXXV Congreso Internacional de ALDEEU (Spanish Professionals in America) [Selected Proceedings], 2019, pp. 241-55.

Andrea Gogröf 

While on a quarter-long professional leave Winter 2019, Andrea Gogröf  of Western's Department of Global Humanities and Religions edited a special volume of Pacific Coast Philology entitled Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility and Vision.

WWU’s Professor of Environmental Studies Nicholas Zaferatos was honored as the recipient of the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Associations’ 2019 Myer R. Wolfe Award for professional achievement for his contributions to the advancement of the planning profession.

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