Research and Creativity

River Views

John Feodorov’s new work for the Seattle Convention Center is a story of the Duwamish River

Immersive Future of Language

Virtual reality can help revitalize Indigenous languages, says Fairhaven Dean Caskey Russell

Joining the ‘Major Leagues of Voice’

Music's Richard L. Hodges will take the stage in Seattle Opera's 'X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X'

Aperture of Empathy

Does looking into the eyes of an animal make us more likely to act to save its endangered habitat?

Eye on the Water

The Institute for Watershed Studies provides long-term water quality data for Lake Whatcom.

Enlisting drones to study the world’s most remote glaciers

Alia Khan collects ice from the world's highest places

Jane Wong's 'furious, joyful memoir'

The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews love 'Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City.'

Sweetening the Pot

If you want to catch a crook, sometimes you have to think like one—just ask Western’s cybersecurity students.

Keys, Phone, Lifesaver

How do you bring an overdose-stopping drug to the masses? Make it sleek, stylish and small enough to carry on a keychain.

Teeth Tell the Story

WWU’s Tesla Monson may have found the key to one of evolution’s great mysteries right under our noses.

Digging for Answers

This gorgeous peak in southern Alaska could be one of the nation’s most dangerous volcanoes. WWU geologists are looking for clues before disaster strikes.

A closer look at earthquake resilience at sea level

What happens when an earthquake hits a building already damaged by saltwater?

Ask the Clams

500-year-old quahog clams can tell us a few things about our changing oceans.

WWU scientist, mentor Marco Hatch awarded Pew Fellowship

Hatch's work combines mainstream science and ancestral knowledge

WWU faculty join two new NSF-funded research centers

One is devoted to the study of earthquakes, and the other focused on bridging Indigenous and “Western” scientific knowledge.

Window to a Solar Future

An alum who helped develop a new solar window technology in a lab at Western returns to install the finished product at the Western Gallery

Bee Welcome

It's official: Bees have a happy home at Western

First Crush, Second Draft

Alum Will Taylor’s book about first love is one of a growing number of LGBTQ+ stories for kids

Reforesting the West

Climate change, drought and horrifying wildfires have destroyed millions of forested acres and threaten millions more. Kea Woodruff nurtures the seedlings to replace the trees of the West.

Look Up

Isamu Noguchi exploded the boundaries of contemporary art and lived an amazing 20th-century life. One of his best works is at the center of Western’s campus.

Minds of Title IX

Hear from a few faculty at Western who are forging ahead in academic fields previously (or still) dominated by men

Get Your Hands Wet

Western’s new Marine and Coastal Sciences Program already has a deep history

The Great Goatlift

WWU faculty and students help solve the problem of too many goats in the Olympics and not enough in the Cascades.

Chocolate, Smuggling and Slavery

A murderous night at sea reveals a somber tale of colonial America in Jared Hardesty’s latest book.

The Lab's Quiet Heroes

Western’s Anatomy and Physiology Lab opens up new learning opportunities for students

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