University News

University to Launch Center for a Sustainable Society

The Center for a Sustainable Society will open July 1 and be directed by retiring College of Arts & Sciences Dean John Hayes, who will transition to the new role in a part-time capacity.

Occupied with Service

From a neighborhood school to an orphanage half a world away, Pacific’s School of Occupational Therapy puts community partnerships at the forefront of student learning.

Learning Experience

Pacific’s College of Education is taking a new approach to teacher training, embedding science and math professionals in the diverse, high-needs Woodburn School District.

Walking on [Solid] Glass

Walter Gordinier ’73 creates structural art out of glass in his Portland studio. Among his creations are the glass panels on the second floor of the Pacific University Library.

Pride in Her People

Pacific sophomore Charlotte Basch started re-writing her people's history when she was 12. Now, she is a leader in the Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe and is studying ways to help bring her heritage back to life.

Elder Care: New Online Gerontology Certificate Program Helps Healthcare Providers Serve Aging Population

In December 2011, Pacific conferred its first gerontology certificates to a class of interdisciplinary health professionals. Pacific's first online-only program, the gerontology certification is a spin-off of the School of Occupational Therapy and seeks to improve elder care.

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