SPOKANE, Wash. – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Lisa Silvestri, assistant professor of communication studies at Gonzaga University, a two-year, $100,000 grant for her humanities-based research initiative “Telling War.”
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga men’s basketball Head Coach Mark Few was named the Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University School of Law will host a community forum on President Donald Trump’s recent immigration order to restrict travel from seven largely Muslim countries and suspend refugee entry into the United States. The free, public event begins at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom.
SPOKANE, Wash. – As social media has grown to become a ubiquitous part of contemporary American culture, scholars are studying its capacities for both good and ill. Lisa Ellen Silvestri, assistant professor of communication studies at Gonzaga University, explores how Facebook and YouTube have transformed soldiers’ experiences at the frontlines of war in her book, “Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone” (2015, University Press of Kansas).
With their backs against the wall, the Gonzaga Bulldogs controlled their own postseason destiny by capturing their fourth straight West Coast Conference tournament title to earn an 18th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga and Whitworth universities will host a preview of Square Top Theatre’s latest original performance, “Laura, or Scenes from a Common World.” The one-night-only, work-in-progress film screening and live stage performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 at Gonzaga’s Magnuson Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology this fall greeted the first class of new students in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. The program – the only one of its kind in the West – is one of 45 accredited programs nationwide. The 10 students in the class will continue through the three-year, 103-semester-credit program with the clinical practicum beginning in spring semester 2016.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies Program presents a free public screening of the film “The Cherokee Word for Water,” starring Kimberly Norris Geurrero, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18 in the John J. Hemmingson Center Auditorium. After the film, Guerrero – whose heritage lies with the Colville, Salish-Kootenai, and Cherokee tribes and who is a member of the Colville Tribe – will discuss her portrayal in the film of the late Wilma Pearl Mankiller, the first woman to serve as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Smart Antenna and Radio Laboratory, completed in 2010 thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is providing one-of-a-kind research opportunities to faculty and students alike in efforts to meet the increasing demand for reliable and secure high-bandwidth wireless communications.