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In the News

IPSI student Ghada Dhaouadi interviews a woman in Tunisia during September 2019.

Nearly two years after their trip to Tunisia, three Western professors and their Tunisian counterparts have published the first of several journal articles exploring student journalist motivations… Continue reading Voices of a New Democracy: Journalism faculty reflect on Tunisia trip, research  

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A $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will put equity and inclusion into action — and the classroom — for Western’s programs in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Janet Mancini Billson, Killam Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies (Bridgewater State University), and author of numerous articles and book chapters on resettlement, women, and identity, will…

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Western Washington University Professor of Music Christopher Bianco has accepted an invitation from Provost Brent Carbajal to serve a fixed-term appointment as the new dean of WWU’s College of…

Research at Western

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Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mariana Smit Vega Garcia was recently awarded a $190,000 National Science Foundation Grant for her research on partial differential…

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With COVID vaccines in the news on a daily basis, the average person is more familiar with the process of drug trials than ever.  Months if not years of drug development. Thousands of people in…

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Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alia Khan has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to continue…

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For the next few weeks, Mars and Earth are on "in conjunction" - on opposite sides of the sun, meaning that the work being done by the Mars rover Perseverance, and all the scientists who…

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Read Stories of Climate Change to learn how Western's faculty, staff, and students are working to make a difference in the most existential threat facing the global community today.

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