Publications, grants, conferences and awards

03 23 15

Oliver de la Paz’s latest poem “In Defense of Small Towns” has just appeared in the new collection "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation."

It has been added to the hallway display cases in the English Department. 

03 19 15

Julia Reinhardt, Consul for Cultural and Press Affairs at the German Consulate General in San Francisco, recently visited Western to present an award from Deutschland Magazine to Political Science Department Chair Amir Abedi. The magazine is published by the German Federal Foreign Office and Dr. Abedi is an avid reader.

03 17 15

Kimberly Lynn, associate professor of early modern Europe and the Iberian world in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, delivered a lecture at UCLA on March 11 on "The Worlds of Spanish Inquisitors."

Lynn's lecture was part of the Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series​, hosted by the Transnational Subjects and Early Modern Empire working group and sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies.

03 16 15

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee's latest story, "With Sparrow,"  has appeared in "New South." Guess is a professor of English at Western Washington University. Magee is an associate professor of English at Western.

03 16 15

Western Washington University English professor Kristin Denham has published two new articles. "Examining Linguistics in the Language Strand of the Common Core State Standards" appeared in "Language and Linguistics," and "Language Study as Inquiry: Rediscovering Parts of Speech" appeared in "The ATEG Journal."

03 16 15

Sara Stamey's novel "The Ariadne Connection," winner of a Cygnus Award for speculative fiction, has just been published. Stamey is a senior instructor in the English Department at Western Washington University.

03 10 15

Hugo Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented the paper "El discurso antiesclavista de tres novelas cubanas: una porfía entre la suciedad y la limpieza" in the XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica (15th Conference on Hispanic Literature) held in Antigua, Guatemala, from March 4 to 6.

03 03 15

Sean Murphy, associate professor in the Department of Liberal Studies, contributed "Pagans Past and Present: Righteousness and Idolatry in Academic Discussions of Ancient Religion, c. 1130-c. 1230" to "Gott und die 'Heiden': Mittelalterliche Funktionen und Semantiken der Heiden," a book recently published by LIT Verlag in Berlin on the uses and meanings of the term "pagans" in medieval European culture.

 

02 26 15

Tiana Kahakauwila, an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University, has been selected as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Institute Fellowship program annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments. The fellows focus on a single project. Kahakauwila will be focusing on her novel about water and native rights in Hawaii.

02 24 15

Brenda Miller, a professor of English at Western Washington Unviersity, has had her essay "Everyday Yoga: Three Poses" published in the essay collection "Going Om: Real-life Stories On and Off the Yoga Mat."

02 24 15

Bertil van Boer, a professor in the Music Department at Western Washington University, has had his book "The Musical Life of Joseph Martin Kraus: Letters of an Eighteenth-Century Swedish Composer" published by Indiana University Press.

02 23 15

Chris Patton's poems "Blue Mountains Walking" and "(C)lear" have just been published in "epiphany: a literary journal."

02 23 15

Allison Giffen's essay "Lessons Learned: Gender and Paternal Desire in Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore Series" has just been published in the collection "Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: National and Transatlantic Contexts."

02 18 15

Kaveh Askari, an associate professor of English at Western Washington University, has had his book "Making Movies into Art: Picture Craft from the Magic Lantern to Early Hollywood" published by British Film Institute Publishing.

02 18 15

Kristen Stevens, an instructor in the Department of Communication at Western Washington University, was recognized by the Northwest Forensic Conference with the Megan Gaffney award at a tournament in January.

This award is named to honor a community member who had contributed significantly to the inclusion of others, and in her passing the family wished, along with the support of the conference, to recognize others who go above and beyond to make debate a space where everyone can feel like they belong.

02 17 15

Cynthia Camlin, an associate professor of art at Western Washington University, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. VCCA is located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia. Camlin will be among approximately 25 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this internationally acclaimed working retreat for writers, visual artists and composers.

02 17 15

Takele Seda, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western Washington University, has been part of a research team that recently published a study in the journal "Science" titled “Amorphous Intergranular Phases Control the Properties of Rodent Tooth

02 13 15

Rick Benner, director of Facilities Development and Capital Budget at Western Washington University, is among 147 American Institute of Architects members elevated to the AIA College of Fellows.

02 13 15

Joseph E. Trimble, a professor of psychology at Western Washington University. published the seventh edited edition of "Counseling Across Cultures," with P. Pedersen, W. Lonner, J. Draguns & M. Sharron-del Rio. In the book, he also co-authored two chapters, titled "Counseling North American indigenous peoples" (with J. Gonzalez) and "Multicultural counseling foundations: A synthesis of research findings on selected topics" (with T. Smith, A. Soto & D. Griner).

02 13 15

Joseph E. Trimble, a professor of psychology at Western Washington University, was a member of a select advisory panel that compiled and produced the following National Institute of Health report: Kagawa Singer M, Dressler W, George S, and the NIH Expert Panel on Defining and Operationalizing Culture for Health Research, Transforming the Use of Culture in Health Research. Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research Bethesda, MD. 2014.