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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.

John All, director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute, is scheduled to speak Jan. 29, 2018, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on "Studying Climate Change on Mt. Everest - Integrated Mountain Environment Research Systems in Peru and Nepal." 

The talk is part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Climate Sciences Department's "Climate Conversations" lunchtime lecture series. 

Hope Corbin, an associate professor of health and community studies at Woodring College of Education, recently curated a virtual issue of Health Promotion International to highlight work published in the journal on partnership and intersectoral action. 

Corbin also wrote the introduction and one of the articles. All the articles are available for free at https://academic.oup.com/heapro/pages/partnership_and_inter-sectoral_action

Norway's University of Bergen Alumni Network recently profiled Hope Corbin, associate professor of health and community studies, who earned a master's and doctoral degree in Norway.

Corbin is spending the year at her alma mater, working with the Refugee Resilience Network and studying the experiences of young adults had who migrated to Norway at a young age. 

Click here to read the story. 

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.

John All, director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute, will present "Climate Change and Civil War on the Mount Everest Massif" on Nov. 18 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. The event is co-sponsored by the Explorers Club and the Circumnavigators Club. For more info, see:

http://www.explorersclubdc.org/event/ecwg-dinner-john-all-climate-change-and-civil-war-on-the-mt-everest-massif/

 

 

Assistant Professor John Gialanella of the Design Department recently participated as a keynote speaker at AIGA Phoenix’s Method+Madness Conference. Along with fellow team members Jen Duran and Eric Torres, Gialanella and the team spoke to conference attendees about their grant-funded AIGA Innovate project. The project attempts to reach underserved middle and high school students and encourage them to become designers and creative professionals.

WWU University Architect and  Director of Facilities Development and Capital Budget Rick Benner has been chosen to be on the jury of the AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards.

WWU Assistant Professor of Geology Brady Foreman has published "Autogenic geomorphic processes determine the resolution  and fidelity of terrestrial paleoclimate records" in Science Advances magazine, along with Kyle Straub of Tulane University.

The full article can be viewed here: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1700683.full

 

 

Daniel Larner (emeritus, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies) presented a paper, "Reframing the Central Objectives of General Education:  An Approach to Teaching Civic Engagement Through the Study of Drama," for the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Oct. 19-21.

 

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