15-16: Innovation and Research

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Western’s Greg O’Neil Publishes New Paper Focused on Greening the Chemical Industry 2016-05-13
Top Mars Scientists to Engage the Bellingham Community About the Future of Mars Exploration June 27 at the Mount Baker Theatre 2016-05-12
WWU's Eric DeChaine to Continue His Climate-Change Research in Greenland This Summer 2016-05-10
After shocking die-off, Oregon sea stars stage an epic comeback

All good outbreaks run their course. A community perishes or perseveres. And purple sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) off the Oregon coast have picked survival. They’re mounting an epic comeback, after a sea-star wasting disease decimated the marine animals in 2014. It’s no secret that…

Married Couples Pack On More Pounds

Sociologist Jay Teachman, at Western Washington University, examined data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth. The data included info about more than 3,000 African Americans over a 20-year period. Teachman tracked body-mass-index, BMI, a measure of obesity, from adolescence to middle…

Tracing ancient Asia-America migration in language

Kets are a living linguistic fossil. Several hundred strong and dwindling, they inhabit swampy, mosquito-infested areas along the Yenisei, a mighty central Siberian river whose bright-blue waters flow into the Arctic Ocean. Thousands of years ago, reindeer pastoralists and horse herders pressed…

Keith Russell’s Newest Addiction Research Published in ‘Psychotherapy’ 2016-05-02
Invasive species compete with native species for room to be heard

Invasive species can wreak havoc on ecosystems. Most research has focused on how introduced species negatively impact biodiversity through predation, competition for food and shelter, and disease transmission. But invasives can harm native species in a less obvious way: edging them out of their…

Scientists at Four NW Universities Partner to Advance Solar Energy

Scientists from four Pacific Northwest universities will partner to research an emerging technology for improving the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells, thanks to the support of a $240,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The innovative collaboration among the largely…

WWU’s Jared Hardesty Publishes ‘Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston’ with NYU Press 2016-04-20
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