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  • Students and faculty celebrate groundbreaking scientific discovery
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    October 16, 2017 Forty or so students and professors gathered early this morning to watch a live press conference announcing a cosmic first: the recent detection of gravitational waves caused by the collision of two neutron stars. Whitman played a small role in the discovery, thanks to Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Vaughn-Ogin, one of more than 1,000 scientists involved with LIGO gravitational wave detectors and the organizer of the press conference viewing party.

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  • Tour Frenchtown with local historian
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    October 13, 2017 Ever wonder what Walla Walla was like in the 19th century? To celebrate International Archaeology Day, local historian Sam Pambrun will lead a tour of Frenchtown Historic Site to connect participants with the region’s storied past.

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  • Visiting scholar on avian influenza and post-9/11 biosecurity
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    October 12, 2017 When outbreaks of the H5N1 avian influenza virus struck in Indonesia and other Asian countries, the United States intervened quickly, contributing millions of dollars to bird flu initiatives in the hopes of preventing a global pandemic. Professor of Anthropology Celia Lowe will discuss why the H5N1 virus’s appearance in Southeast Asia was treated as a major medical issue and how U.S. approaches to its treatment relate to post-9/11 anxieties about international biosecurity.

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  • Video: Kaitie Dong '18 interns at Refugee Women's Alliance
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    October 12, 2017 Whitman College politics major Kaitie Dong '18 translated her passion for politics into working with underrepresented populations while interning at the Refugee Women's Alliance in Seattle.

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  • Physician and Renaissance man Gar LaSalle to speak on what makes a good doctor
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    October 11, 2017 What makes a “good doctor?” It depends on whom you ask, according to physician, filmmaker, novelist and educator Gar LaSalle, who will deliver the 7th annual James McClellan Lecture on Humanity in Clinical Care on Oct. 14.

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  • Don’t overlook Africa’s involvement in World War I, explains visiting scholar
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    October 10, 2017 Studying the history of nations worldwide proves as valuable as studying the history of one’s home country, according to University of Calgary Professor of History Tim Stapleton, a specialist in African war and society.

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  • Reunion Weekend strengthens alumni connections
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    October 9, 2017 "Whitman continues to have a special place in my heart and I loved the idea of helping us gather all together again,” said co-chair for her class’s reunion and first-time reunion attendee Geni Venable ’12, one of around 750 alumni and guests planning to attend this weekend’s celebrations for Whittie graduates ranging from the class of 1952 to Venable’s 2012 cohort and beyond.

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  • Video: Matthias Argenyi '18 on interning at Goldman Sachs
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    October 5, 2017 Economics and mathematics major Matthias Argenyi '18 channels his interest in wealth management at his Goldman Sachs internship in Seattle.

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  • Whitman hails installation by acclaimed artist Jim Dine
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    October 5, 2017 Whitman is playing host to works by pop artist Jim Dine, whose pieces are part of public collections at the Tate Modern, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian, among other galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Whitman professor involved in Nobel Prize-winning research
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    October 3, 2017 Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Vaughn-Ogin cheered when the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics were announced earlier today. With good reason. He is one of more than 1,000 scientists, engineers and researchers involved with the trailblazing work of new Nobel Laureates Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration.

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  • Gilman Scholarships support Whitties studying abroad
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    October 2, 2017 Three Whitman juniors are expanding their horizons this semester through study abroad opportunities funded by the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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  • Whitman wins Chamber of Commerce $mart Business Partner Award
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    September 29, 2017 Campus Sustainability Coordinator Brandon Bishop called the milestone “the culmination of years of effort by our faculty, staff and students” to improve Whitman’s resource management, greenhouse gas offsets and reduction of its global and regional ecological footprint.

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  • Video: Student thrives at Wild Salmon Center internship
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    September 29, 2017 Emma Hansen '20 connected her studies to future opportunities while interning at the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, Oregon.

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  • NSF grants promote faculty-student research
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    September 28, 2017 Four Whitman faculty members received three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) research grants this year emphasizing the integration of teaching and research.

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  • Much more than par for the course: W Club Golf Tournament and awards reception
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    September 25, 2017 More than 90 students, coaches, community members and Whittie alumni spanning the generations participated in the eighth annual W Club Golf Tournament last weekend to reconnect and raise money for Whitman’s 15 varsity athletic teams.

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  • Visiting writer Kimberly Johnson on the craft of poetry
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    September 21, 2017 Voracious readers might make the greatest writers-so says poet Kimberly Johnson, the inaugural speaker in this year's Visiting Writers Reading Series.

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  • Whitman to host NEH-funded institute on the Native American West
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    September 21, 2017 A new summer institute for faculty development is in part the result of Whitman’s dedication to becoming a better neighbor and educational partner for Native peoples in the region, according to Associate Professor of English Christopher Leise. The institute was funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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  • Professor Jennifer Tobin traces the history of the Seven Wonders of the World
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    September 19, 2017 Where does our concept of the Seven Wonders of the World come from and how has this list of marvels changed since ancient times? Jennifer Tobin enlightens Whitman community members on Thursday in a lecture titled "The Creation of the List of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Uses of Thaumata."

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  • Walla Walla honors hometown superhero Adam West ’51
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    September 19, 2017 The Batmobile, the Bat-Signal and at least one Caped Crusader turned Walla Walla into a miniature Gotham City for today’s Adam West Day celebrations, which honored the life and legacy of TV’s Batman and Whitman graduate Adam West (William West Anderson) ’51 on what would have been his 89th birthday.

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  • Whitman ranked best liberal arts college in Pacific Northwest
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    September 18, 2017 In its annual “Best Colleges” rankings release, U.S. News and World Report awarded Whitman College an overall ranking of 41 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges.

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