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Asani Seawell, co-director of the health psychology track, was featured on The Fragmented Whole, a podcast about how the brokenness in ourselves is reflected in the world around us. 
Trombley Square in Fall
Pacific University is committed to offering our rigorous and personally meaningful academic programs for students this fall. As Oregon prepares to gradually reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing Gov. Brown’s plan by exploring every option to ensure that our students experience a Pacific education while staying safe and healthy.
Ellen Bass’ forthcoming book, Indigo, has just been released from Copper Canyon Press.
The transition of Dr. Ann Barr-Gillespie into an expanded vice provost for research role will be delayed and Dr. Barr-Gillespie will continue in her role as vice provost and executive dean of the College of Health Professions at least through the fall semester of 2020, at which point we will reassess our operational and financial situations. Consequently, Dr. Mary Von will also continue as director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, interim director of the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership, and associate dean of Faculty Affairs.
Professor Amber Buhler
Amber Buhler, a Pacific University pharmacy professor, tells a KOIN podcast audience about the origins of quinine, chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and why nobody knows yet if they're effective against the novel coronavirus.
Rebecca Reisch, physical therapy professor, published a medical study on interventions for overactive bladders. 
Deke Gundersen, sustainability professor, was called as a witness in a Portland climate change case.
Kinesiology
The exercise science major wil be renamed kinesiology, signaling the program’s strong focus in both the natural and social sciences.
Shereen Khoja, computer science professor, was featured on The Immigrant Story, a website dedicated to telling immigrant stories and fostering empathy. 
In Memoriam: Kameron Beaulieu

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