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Christopher Templeton, a professor in the Pacific University Biology Department, is the lead author of a study published today by the journal Nature Communications.
Volleyball on court floor
Spring leagues include basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, spikeball, volleyball and sand volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, and outdoor soccer.
Pharmacy students on international rotations
Third-year pharmacy students participated in global Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) courses in Japan.
Pacific University political science professor Jim Moore says the U.S. drone strike in Iraq Jan3 is consistent with Trump’s unpredictable, go it alone nature, often ignoring the advice of his advisors. Moore delivered his comments recently on radio and television news programs. Local media and journalists around the globe know him as an expert on the Middle East.  
Music student Leiana Petlewski playing the cello
A music scholarship at Pacific opened artistic doors for Leiana Petlewski ’21 and helped ignite her creative passion. She plays the cello in the symphonic orchestra and is a member of the dance ensemble. Now a junior, Petlewski is majoring in applied theatre and dance.
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For the second year in a row, English students have work in the highly competitive international publications of the Sigma Tau Delta honor society, The Rectangle  and The Review.
Pacific University is pleased to host the annual Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational speech and debate tournament to be held Saturday, Jan. 11, to Sunday, Jan. 12. Pacific is also pleased to host the annual Fred Scheller Forensics Invitational speech and debate tournament to be held Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26. Both tournaments are looking for judges.
Exterior of Washburne Hall University Center
For students remaining on campus, Starbucks and the Market are closed through Jan. 1. The dining hall reopens Jan. 5 with dinner service. Food is also available through Boxer Food Share and the Oregon Food Bank. Check out the various schedules.  
Amber Smith '20
For the second year in a row, Pacific University is the top private research university in the Pacific Northwest, according to figures collected and reported by the National Science Foundation. 
Even in the best of circumstances, the holiday season can bring up a variety of emotions. It can be a chance to recuperate from the stress of midterms and finals; but for others, the holidays can cause a mixture of stress and anxiety. For some it is a combination of both celebration and distress. At Pacific we care about your well-being. Here are some tips for the holiday season.

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