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More than 2,000 new graduates exit Carver with degrees over the weekend

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:00pm

Catharine R. Stimpson, a graduate of the WWU Campus School and Dean Emerita of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, received an honorary doctorate from Western on Saturday before she spoke at one of the four commencement ceremonies over the weekend. 

About 1900 undergraduate and 188 master’s students graduated; the other main speakers for the four ceremonies were real estate broker Lydia Bennett, urban project manager Ken Johnsen, and Port Angeles School Board member Bill Kindler.

Full-length video links for each of the ceremonies:

Jane Goodall tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:00pm

Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will present “Jane Goodall: Tomorrow and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.

Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.

Everest litter worries Khumbu folks

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:51am

Candy Castellanos to Discuss King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan May 31

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 1:21pm

Candy Castellanos will speak about King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Faculty: UComm is seeking your summer research stories!

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:31am

WWU FACULTY: Are you preparing for summer field work? Taking a group of students abroad? Working on topical research in an interesting place or with interesting people? If so, the Office of Communications and Marketing would love to know about it, so we can tell everyone about the fascinating work you and your students are doing. Drop us a line at news@wwu.edu and let us know what you will be working on!

Honor Roll and Degrees Awarded lists for winter 2018

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:17am

The Honor Roll and Degrees Awarded lists for Winter 2018 are below; each link can be sorted by city, county, zip code, and more for easy searching.

Honor Roll

http://west.wwu.edu/sa/honorroll.aspx

Degrees Awarded

http://west.wwu.edu/sa/gradlist.aspx

Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment to Offer New Summer Program in Poulsbo

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:22pm

Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment will offer an introductory program on Bayesian networks and ecological risk assessment this summer at the Poulsbo SEA Discovery Center.

Yanjun Cai to Speak on Photovoice, Social Media and Geospatial Analysis May 3

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:25am

Yanjun Cai will discuss social media and geospatial analysis as tools for resilience as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Yanjun Cai to Speak on Photovoice, Social Media, and Geospatial Analysis April 26

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:49pm

Yanjun Cai will discuss Photovoice, Social Media, and Geospatial Analysis at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in ES 313.

The presentation is free and open to the public and is part of  a series of three talks with candidates for teaching jobs in Huxley about their research.​

UW's Dennis Willows to Speak on the Neurobiology of Sea Slugs April 26

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:03pm

Dennis Willows, Emeritus professor of Biology at the University of Washington, will discuss his field work with nudibranch mollusks as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Governor Inslee tours Western's Shannon Point Marine Center

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:25am

Washington Governor Jay Inslee toured Western's Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes on Wednesday, accompanied by WWU President Sabah Randhawa, SPMC Director Brian Bingham, Huxley Dean Steve Hollenhorst, and faculty members David Shull (Environmental Science), Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (Geology), Brooke Love (Environmental Science), Shawn Arellano (SPMC marine scientist), Ginny Broadhurst (director of the Salish Sea Institute), and Sylvia Yang, director of WWU's SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo.

Environmental Science’s Erika McPhee-Shaw invited to speak at Cornell

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:54am

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 will speak to faculty and students about environmental fluid mechanics, wave-driven mixing in ocean and lakes, and environmental water resources systems.

Kellen Lynch to Speak on ZeNETH Tiny Houses at Huxley College Speaker Series

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:45pm

Kellen Lynch, project manager for the WWU student-led Project ZeNETH (Zero Net Energy Tiny Houses) will provide an update on the Institute for Energy Studies project as part of the Huxley College Speakers Series Thursday, April 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Academic West 204.

The talk, co-sponsored by the Institute for Energy Studies, is free and open to the public. 

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