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The only professional association for optometry in Oregon, the OOPA recently established the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Scholarship at Pacific, which has already benefited five current doctor of optometry students.
Professor Andy Dawes & Kevin McGee '18 in the laser lab at Pacific
The NSF announced this month it had awarded Associate Professor Andrew Dawes, physics and a team of undergraduate researchers a third, three-year grant to study quantum optics. “I’m proud we can offer a lab environment with the same cutting-edge equipment you would find at top-tier institutions like Harvard and M.I.T.,” Dawes said.
Pacific University is in the process of developing a data science major and post-baccalaureate certificate.
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Students, faculty and staff should login to their Boxer Alert account to verify their mobile phone numbers and other contact information are up-to-date.
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Pacific University parking permits are only valid for designated university-controlled lots. Pacific is not responsible for costs incurred by students, employees or campus visitors who park their vehicles in restricted areas. 
The most well-known college rankings guide includes Pacific among the top 15 percent of universities in its designated category.
Aramark and Starbucks at Pacific are working closely with the university’s Center for a Sustainable Society to reduce waste, increase composting, and provide students with the opportunities they have asked for to improve sustainability on campus.
A memorial and celebration of life for Bevin McCarthy will be held on the UC Patio of the Forest Grove Campus on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.
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WSJ/THE rankings include less than one-third of all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., and Pacific is in the 42nd percentile of those ranked.

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