This Week@WesternU 
March 8-12, 2021
WesternU Faculty & Staff Volunteer Side-by-Side

The WesternU Health Vaccine Clinic in the Health Professions Center is going strong. Volunteers (faculty, staff and students only) are needed to perform various functions, including people way-finders, health screenings related to safe receipt of immunization, data entry, and more.
Learn about volunteering, shifts and sign up to volunteer.
Above, College of Optometry Associate Professor D. Joshua Cameron, PhD, FAAO, and Denise Wilcox, EdD, Senior Director, IT Business Processes & Customer Experience, volunteer in the clinic's Eligibility Area.
ABC News report: Animals and COVID-19

WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Dr. Tracey McNamara (and her WesternU background!) are featured in this ABC News story about COVID-19 circulating among domestic and wild animals, and what that means for human health.

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From COMP and CPM:
Matt Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM, published a peer-reviewed paper with his colleague, Mike Taylor, PhD, of the University of Bristol, titled, "Why is vertebral pneumaticity in sauropod dinosaurs so variable?" The paper is a free download here:
Message from the University Budget Advisory Committee
The University Budget Advisory Committee is a committee of WesternU employees charged with advising the President and the President’s Senior Executive Team (PSET) on proposed budget prioritization of Priority Pool 2 funds and allocation of incremental operating resources. Learn more about the committee and what Priority Pool 2 funds are.

Welcome
Please welcome the following recent hires to WesternU:

COMP: Valerie Lemus, Administrative Assistant III
Dr. Robert L. Austin Endowed Lectureship

4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Keynote speaker Ann S. Masten, Regents Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will present "COVID-19 Risks and Resilience for Child Behavior and Development."

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Basics of Estate Planning

In collaboration with Claremont Graduate University, the WesternU Alumni Association invites you to "Basics of Estate Planning" by James F. Normandin from Normandin & Associates in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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WesternU in the news


‘Making teaching matter’ Mirage News, March 5
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