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Black Lives Matter demonstration
Pacific University Psychology Professors Mike Christopher and Matt Hunsinger didn’t anticipate that their research would so closely track the headlines. It just turned out that way. And now they're finding that work has particular resonance as America grapples with questions of inherent racism in the systems of justice and law enforcement.
Zaman Ahmar
Pacific University Assistant Professor Ahmar Zaman, along with doctoral student Esther Fiore PsyD '26 and another co-author, published an op-ed in the Washington Post about what is required in an appropriate apology.
Dr. Jenny Coyle portrait
Pacific University alumna, parent, former professor and dean will become the 18th president.
Corvus presentation
Pacific’s PT program was well represented at the 2022 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
1980 Boxer softball
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.
Dr. Mari Fujimoto
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.
Boykoff
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.
Constantinescu, McGhee and Mendoza
Optometry students Bianca Mendoza OD ’22 and Melissa Constantinescu OD ’22 learned a lot about eye care — and human care in New Orleans.
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.
Annie Ho poses in front of Marsh Hall on the Pacific University Forest Grove Campus
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.

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