Western Washington University associate professor of Environmental Studies Michael Medler on Thursday, Aug. 27 testified before a special meeting of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee led by U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell of Washington and John Barasso of Wyoming in the wake of the record-setting fires plaguing the West this summer.
Medler, himself a former wildlands firefighter whose research expertise lies in mapping and modeling wildfires, told the senators that the current system of attempting to fight every fire is unsustainable.
David Sattler, an award-winning photographer and professor at Western Washington University, has published a new book titled “The Miracle of Life at La Jolla Cove."
Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist best known for her landmark study on the behavior of wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, wrote the foreword.
Western Named the Top Public Master’s-Granting University in the Pacific Northwest by Washington Monthly Magazine
Western Washington University has been ranked as the top public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest by Washington (D.C.) Monthly magazine.
That ranking, which placed Western at #27 in the nation among the 673 schools in its category, also listed the University as #30 in the West for “Bang for the Buck,” which ranks schools based on their best value for the money for both public and private institutions regardless of size.
On Aug. 7, Western Washington University welcomed Tim Szymanowski as its associate vice president for development and leadership giving. In this newly-created role, Tim will oversee Western’s development officers as well as being a key member of WWU’s University Advancement leadership team. It marks, as vice president for university advancement and executive director of the WWU Foundation Stephanie Bowers notes, a significant step forward in the University’s Western Stands For Washington campaign as well as in Western’s future.