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- Another year of excitement and change has taken place at the Kalamazoo Autism Center
- WMU joins national alliance aimed at developing more inclusive and diverse STEM faculty
- WMU program promotes support in securing gainful employment
WMU launches new effort to advance climate commitment
- Beginning spring of 2020, Dunbar Hall will be fully renovated to accommodate students and campus. Renovations will be completed by fall 2022.
- Dr. Tiffany Schriever, assistant professor of biological sciences, lectured at the University of Michigan on the importance of coastal wetlands in terms of generating unique biodiversity and conservation opportunities
- Dr. Susan Freeman, associate professor of gender and women's studies, was honored with the Terry Kuseske Education Award for her work and research as an LGBT ally during OutFront Kalamazoo's annual REACH Awards
- Dr. Jeffrey Angles, professor of Japanese, received Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
- Dr. Ron Van Houten, professor of psychology, is garnering national attention with his pedestrian traffic safety research—and saving lives in the process
- Distinguished professor, Dr. Chansheng He, was named a 2019 AAAS Fellow
- Drs. Whitney and Elise DeCamp uncover racial bias in jury selection
- The Michigan Council of Teachers of English has named Dr. Jonathan Bush the 2019 recipient of the Charles Carpenter Fries Award
- Dr. Kathleen Baker guides organizations decisions through spatial data and analysis
- The sky is the only limit; Dr. Mine Dogan brings low frequency electromagnetic sensor system to WMU
- WMU students traveled to Lesvo, Greece, using the skills they've learned in class and through the Global Leaders program to help refugees fleeing poverty and war
- A group of WMU students traveled to the U.S.–Mexico border to learn about immigration issues firsthand
- Three undergraduate Arts and Sciences students have won scholarships in support of their studies overseas through the college’s Study Abroad Photo Contest
- Film studies student Tirrea Billings has created her own docu-style storytelling company, Reflct Media, to bring social issues to light
- Three students, including English student Cate Troost, are among students worldwide who have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
- Lauren LaLonde travels far and wide, participating in numerous study abroad programs
- Twenty-two freshmen were inducted into the elite Medallion Scholars program at Western Michigan University. Nearly a quarter are from the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Sustainable brewing student Ellie Maddelein earns second scholarship
- Geography alumna Nicole Wilson named Vice President of Economic Development for Business Alliance
- Annalisa Wilder, political science and Spanish alumna, is putting her passion into action by conducting potentially life-saving climate change research for the United Nations
- Geography alumni Ryan Taylor used satellite imagery and other technology to analyze the tree canopy in Denver, Colorado, where a project to plant one million trees in 20 years had been cut short
- Driven to find solutions to the poverty she witnessed growing up in India, economics alumna Dr. Dweepobotee Brahma is working with various ministries in the country as an associate fellow at the Brookings Institution India Center
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