This month reminds me to take stock of where systemic racism continues to persist and to recognize that, here at Pacific University, we have an opportunity not only to educate, but also to learn from the experiences of one another.
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Pacific University will induct its first all-women’s Athletic Hall of Fame class this spring, aligning with the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which opened doors for more women’s sports nationwide. The 26th induction class includes women’s basketball standout Brenda (Roberson) Edlund ’93, National Champion women’s wrestler Kapua (Torres) Keefe ’07, and the 1980 softball team.
Researchers in Pacific University’s College of Optometry believe they are getting closer to understanding how to alter the elongation that occurs in the eyes of many children. As a result, they think they’re getting close to developing a protocol to slow the progression of myopia — nearsightedness.
Pacific University Politics and Government Department Chair and Professor Jules Boykoff is a go-to voice of skepticism about the Games, and a particular critic of the choice to award them to Beijing. He offers an overview about these Olympics.
Optometry students Bianca Mendoza OD ’22 and Melissa Constantinescu OD ’22 learned a lot about eye care — and human care in New Orleans.
Here at Pacific we want our values of social justice to be apparent in the daily experiences of students, faculty and staff. We want that very basic human right of feeling like we belong. Ultimately, each of us is responsible for sustaining an environment that is welcoming and can uphold Dr. King's dream.
Pitonyak most recently served as associate director of the University of Puget Sound School of Occupational Therapy. She joins Pacific's faculty in March 2022.
Anne Ho '22 is the first recipient of the Newcomer Endowed Scholarship, which provides financial support to immigrants and refugees in the U.S. seeking to achieve a college degree.
All eligible students and employees must show proof of booster by Feb. 11.
Davis-Risen has been interim director since July 1.