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Moon
Pacific University cosmologist and assistant physics professor Todd Duncan was awarded $8,000 by the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium to develop a model that illustrates the optimal orbital pattern for a spacecraft working above the lunar surface.
Pacific students have a new place to make their ideas take shape — the Boxer Makerspace. It’s an inviting new area on the second floor of the Tim & Cathy Tran Library where students can use 3D printers, a laser engraver, a vacuum formbox and other tools to create prototypes of their own design.
Andrewa Noble
Andrewa Noble was mathematics pioneer, attending Pacific in the 1920s and earning a PhD in mathematics in 1936. She was a a professor and chair of the Pacific University Math Department before her retirement in 1965. She was also chair of the chemistry, physics and math section of the Northwest Scientific Association.
Patchwork Galaxy Image
This project consists of an installation and series of talks that dig into that question. In “Patchwork Galaxy”, the painter, Kendra Larson and musician, Christopher Buckingham explore symbolism, light, and the universe.
Motorcycle forest
Pacific is hosting its first international motorcycle studies conference beginning Thursday evening July 25, and ending with a getaway ride on Sunday morning, July 28.
Sky
Renowned physicist Shane Larson to present "Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos," which explores humans' place in the universe.
Lawrence “Mick” Davis ’05 received a grant from the state of Oregon to write a textbook for Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Ore., where he currently teaches.
Todd Duncan
Dr. Duncan will be recognized by his peers for outstanding teaching.
Night sky
Students, faculty and staff to looking for post-election stress relief are invited to view the stars and night sky through a telescope outside of Price Hall this evening between 7 and 9 p.m.
Silent Sky
Pacific University Theatre's fall production, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, runs Oct. 18-21 on the Forest Grove Campus.

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