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Lauren Chan with snake
In a paper published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal, Pacific University biology professor Lauren Chan describes the ways an animal’s habitat affects its biology.
Paige Baugher
Biology Professor Paige Baugher is almost as likely to be found on a mountain as in the classroom. And some people are alive because she and her colleagues at Portland Mountain Rescue were there.
Patrick Dacquel '06 joined St. James Hospital as a new emergency medicine physician.
From President Hallick
Pacific will waive application fees for Concordia students. Undergraduates in good standing at Concordia, as well as accepted incoming undergrads, will be accepted for admission and will qualify for merit scholarships from $12,000 to $24,000 per year.
Nuthatch schematic
Christopher Templeton, a professor in the Pacific University Biology Department, is the lead author of a study published today by the journal Nature Communications.
Student Rachel Araiza
Research is like a puzzle for Rachel Araiza ’22. “I like trying to figure out what’s going on and being the first to figure it out,” said Araiza. A love of the outdoors and biology led her to the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove to examine the eating habits of the bullfrogs that live in the wetlands.
Rylee Trendell working in the outdoors
Rylee Trendell '19 found Pacific to be a good fit because of his personal connections with professors, as well as the opportunity to play collegiate basketball.
Mary Richardson Walker
Mary Richardson Walker and her husband donated  part of the land that became Pacific's Forest Grove Campus. After her husband's death, Mary remained active in the early life of the school and the community of Forest Grove. The qilin statue that became Boxer, Pacific University's mascot, was donated to the school in her honor.
Heide Island presenting
Psychology professor Heide Island spent the past 10 months on Whidbey Island north of Seattle to continue extensive research she is conducting on the behavior of river otters.

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