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Leonard writes chapter for book on racial politics in L.A. 2016-06-09
Western professors discuss 'Boys in the Boat'

Western Washington University professors hosted a discussion about the history and politics in “Boys in the Boat,” the Western Reads book for this school year that was recently selected as the book for Whatcom Reads.
Professors Kevin Leonard, Sheila Webb and Cornelius Partsch, from the…

Event: WWU hosts faculty discussions about 1936 Berlin Olympics

Western Washington University’s Western Reads program will host a pair of faculty panel discussions about the societal and historical impact of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which were designed to showcase Adolf Hitler’s master-race theory.

Leni Riefenstahl’s groundbreaking documentary, ‘Olympia,’ to be shown at Pickford Film Center

Western Washington University’s Western Reads program and Whatcom Reads! host a showing of Leni Riefenstahl’s documentary, “Olympia,” which debuted in 1938 and broke new ground in the way sports were filmed and edited, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St.

Whatcom Reads! events coming up

If you haven’t read Daniel James Brown’s “Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” you have just over a month before Brown comes to Whatcom County to speak as the highlight of the annual Whatcom Reads! events. Even if you don’t row, even if you…

Faculty attending Aug. 23 commencement announced 2014-07-31
Leonard selected as NEH Summer Scholar 2014-06-04
Opening Convocation to kick off school year Sept. 18 2013-09-16
Convocation, breakfast set for Sept. 18 2013-09-06
Invitations sent for opening convocation Sept. 18 2013-08-16
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