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“Linked Through Language,” about Linguistics Professor Edward Vajda’s study of a dying Siberian language and its clues to human migrations into North America. The “finely painted and richly detailed” story by Western’s New Media Coordinator Matthew Anderson (’06), ran in fall 2013 and received a Gold Award.

For the third year in a row, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education has recognized Window magazine stories as among the best in university publications in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. This year’s award winners are:

  • “Linked Through Language,” about Linguistics Professor Edward Vajda’s study of a dying Siberian language and its clues to human migrations into North America. The “finely painted and richly detailed” story by Western’s New Media Coordinator Matthew Anderson (’06), ran in fall 2013 and received a Gold Award.
  • “Bringing them Home,” about Anthropology alumnus Bill Belcher (’84) and his painstaking work with the U.S. military to identify and return to the U.S. the remains of service members killed in action. Hawaii-based freelance writer Dennis Hollier wrote the “very compelling” story for the fall 2013 edition, which won a Silver Award.
  • “View Finder,” about alumnus Michael Christopher Brown (’00) and his photography in some of the world’s most conflict-filled regions. The spring 2013 story, “a very different approach to the tragic war violence that has taken its toll on modern photography,” was by Portland-based writer Claire Sykes (’81) and won a Silver Award.