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  • Physics professor, Dr. Michael Famiano, uncovers surprising results from nuclear reactions inside stars

  • Dr. Stephen Kaczmarek, associate professor of geological and environmental sciences, and his collaborators at the University of Michigan and Grand Valley State University have been awarded a three-year NSF grant to better understand the composition of ancient rocks, specifically dolomite
  • Dr. Wendy Beane, associate professor of biological sciences and Sue Ellen Christian, professor of communication, have been awarded Presidential Innovation Professorships through WMU's Office of Research and Innovation
  • Through community partnerships, Western professor highlights history of African American Muslims in Detroit

  • Drs. Germán Zárate-Sández and Michael Famiano honored with Fulbright opportunities
  • WMU faculty awarded NSF grant to explore fast-growing hydrogeology field


  • Doctoral student Tabitha Mpamira, who also received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Western in 2005, has been recognized internationally for her efforts to break the cycle of sexual and gender-based violence in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mathematical musician says flexibility of Western's programs is music to her ears

  • First-year biology student aims to inspire environmental activism through art

  • Empowered by freedom after years in refugee camps, Medallion Scholar ready to change the world
  • Research by doctoral student shows alarming gap in mental health access for adolescents of color


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