Publications, grants, conferences and awards

01 15 15

Rebekah Paci-Green, assistant professor of Environmental Studies and associate director of the Resilience Institute at Western Washington University, will present Cascadia Rising, a 182-page exercise scenario document detailing the impacts of a major Pacific Northwest earthquake and tsunami, to more than 330 state, local, private and non-profit sector representatives on Jan. 15 and 20.

The presentation comes after six months of working with FEMA Region 10 to synthesize the most recent research and modeling of a magnitude 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami.

01 15 15

Dr. Emily Gibson, director of the Student Health Center at Western Washington University, has had an essay published in the book "The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall." Gibson first met Goodall at Stanford Medical Center when she applied for -- and was given -- a research assistantship to work with Goodall at Gombe National Park in Tanzania.

01 12 15

Kami Westhoff's new poems "Early Warning" and "Release" been published in "Stone Highway Review." Westhoff is a senior instructor in the English Department at Western Washington University.

01 06 15

Carolyn Nielsen, an associate professor of journalism at Western Washington University, had her research on online comments published in the journal "New Media and Society." Her article, titled "Coproduction or cohabitation: Are anonymous online comments on newspaper websites shaping news content?", looks at the results of a survey of 583 journalists regarding online comments on their work.

01 06 15

Kami Westhoff, a senior instructor in the English Department at Western Washington University, had her short story "The Concrete Underneath" published in the current issue of "Sundog Lit."

01 06 15

Kate Trueblood's short story "Anything But That" has just appeared in the online literary journal "Referential Magazine." Trueblood is a professor in the English Department at Western Washington University.

01 06 15

Kimberly Lynn, an associate professor of Early Modern Europe and the Iberian World in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, has published two articles: "Law, Canon," in "The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History," ed. Joseph C.

01 02 15

Matt Holtmeier from the English department has had two articles published: "Making Transnational Connections: Current Events and Other Contexts" was published in "Cinema Journal: The Journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies," and “The wanderings of Jia Zhangke: pre-hodological space and aimless youths in Xiao Wu and Unknown Pleasures" was published in "Journal of Chinese Cinemas."

01 02 15

Casey Shillam, director of the nursing program at Western Washington University, has been named one of just 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014.

01 02 15

Oliver de la Paz, an associate professor of English at Western Washington University, has had his new book of poetry, "Post Subject: A Fable," published by University of Akron Press.

From the book's official description:

01 02 15

Farrokh Safavi, a professor of finance and marketing in the College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University, had his article "Did the Recent Commitment to Higher Education by Iranian Young Women Affect the Male-Female Ratios at Universities in Iran?" published in the "International Journal of Business and Public Administration." The article was published in vol. 11, no. 1, Summer 2014.

01 02 15

Dana Jack, a professor in Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University, presented Nov. 2, 2014, at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies in Boston.

Jack's presentation, titled "Self, Non-Self and Silencing the Self: Dangers and Possibilities," brings together the work on self-silencing to the quickly growing field of mindfulness practice and studies.

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Kristin Mahoney, a professor in the English Department at Western Washington University, has been awarded a Harry Ransom Center Fellowship in the Humanities. The fellowship is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment.

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Professors Mark Bussell (Chemistry), Takele Seda (Physics), Stephanie Brock (Wayne State University) and S. Ted Oyama (Virginia Tech/University of Tokyo) were awarded a $919,000 grant to investigate the fundamental properties of a new class of materials – nanoscale metal phosphides – for the removal of sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen impurities from petroleum and renewable bio-oil feedstocks.

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Professors Amanda Murphy (Chemistry) and Janelle Leger (Physics/Chemistry) have been awarded a three-year grant totaling $420,000 to synthesize biologically compatible materials that can be fabricated into devices capable of controlled movements, known as actuators. These devices are highly sought after for use in a variety of biomedical applications such as dynamic artificial tissues, drug delivery depots and steerable surgical instruments.

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Ira Hyman, a professor of psychology at Western Washington University, had a paper published recently as a follow-up to his unicycling clown research. In a blog post for Psychology Today about the paper and the research project, Hyman describes hanging money from a tree on campus to see if anyone would notice. Few did.

The paper is attached below.

12 30 14

Sara Stamey, a senior instructor of English at Western Washington University, has had her Caribbean novel "Islands" published in an ebook edition by Book View Cafe. "Islands" is a Foreword Book of the Year Finalist.

 

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Christina Keppie, an associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, has been selected by the Executive Council of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States to succeed David Rossiter as editor of the journal "American Review of Canadian Studies," effective June 1, 2015.

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Joseph E. Garcia and Wendy L. Knight of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership at Western Washington University presented "Linking Leadership Education to the Leadership Experience of Working Professionals through a Virtual Mentoring Program" at the 2014 Lilly International Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning in Bethesda Md., May 31.