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Alumni & friends rise to the occasion to support Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University. Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling nearly $12.4 million between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
On Thursday, June 14, the undergraduate student participants of the inaugural URSCI (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Inquiry) Summer Institute will formally and publicly present the projects they have been working on.
Rayne Houser and Cody Tang Pictured Together
For their capstone projects, Rayne Houser ’18 and Cody Tang ’18 helped with a faculty-led study that found that exercise may help prevent and manage glaucoma.
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.
Year-long study about the future of transportation in rural Washington County published in fall 2016 to be presented by Prescott Devinney '17 and Staff Member Mike Miller.
Marina Suzuki
Dr. Marina Suzuki to serve as contributor on “Emerging Issues on the Latest Developments in Science and Technology" project.
Dr. Jessica Hardin
Pacific University Anthropology Assistant Professor Jessica Hardin is among a select group of scholars to have recently received a prestigious Graves Award in the Humanities.
The W.M. Keck Foundation recently awarded the College of Arts & Sciences a multi-year $200,000 grant to establish an innovative new undergraduate research program in the School of Arts & Humanities. With this grant, the School of Arts & Humanities will develop and implement an Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Inquiry (URSCI) curriculum to offer research opportunities and benefits to every student in the school. Courses will be redesigned to include research methodologies unique to the arts and humanities, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and opportunities for students to disseminate their scholarly work.  
Pacific University will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Multipurpose Room on the lower level of the University Center at Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus. 
Dr. Boykoff, chair of Pacific University's Politics & Government Department and a recognized scholar on the politics of international sport, provides his perspectives to the Los Angeles Times, ESPN and the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

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