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Student accepts award at 2018 NUCH.
Eight English Literature and and Creative Writing majors have been selected to present original research at the 2019 Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. 
Heide Island
Pacific University psychology professor and animal behaviorist Heide Island has drawn attention for her research into the behavior of river otters.
Celebration of Giving inductee awards
University inducts one new member of 1849 Society and 10 new members of President's Circle.
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.
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.
Asela Chandrasinghe ’19 smiling
Her student research focuses on ways to constrain the addictive effects of smoking.
Shawn Opfer '19 smiling
The Pacific University student's study plans were "disrupted" by an encounter with computational chemistry. Now he’s using computational chemistry to study the behavior of surfactant compounds, with an eye on real-world uses.
Kelsi Roth Pictured smiling
A creative writing major, Roth has tackled difficult subjects in her original works. “I hope that it opens up people’s minds and I hope that it makes people laugh,” said Roth, who says she employs “dark humor” to deal with sensitive subjects.
Keilian MacCulloch Smiling
Keilian MacCulloch '19 fell in love with chemistry at Pacific University. After conducting research in the lab, he hopes to earn a PhD and spend his career in chemistry.
Senior Projects Day
On Wednesday, April 24, Pacific's undergraduate student Class of 2019 will showcase an impressive array of research across all disciplines.

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