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Civic Communication and Media program receives national recognition

Willamette’s CCM major prepares students to make influential, ethical contributions to civic life.

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Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

Willamette community members are invited to attend open forums with each candidate.

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Clean energy, legislation and language

Willamette’s faculty colloquium tackles climate change at the ballot.

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Masha Gessen asks, ‘Is democracy in danger?’

The fall 2017 Atkinson Lecture speaker finds autocratic parallels between recent political developments in Russia and America.

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Willamette MBA again named best business school by Businessweek and Princeton Review

The accolades reaffirm top-tier national status as highest-ranked program in Oregon.

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Choir alumni celebrate their community of music

Former Willamette singers return to campus for a special reunion and a remarkable professor.

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Tynan Gable ’17 recognized for Hatfield Library Research Award

Tynan Gable ’17 was commended by the adjudication committee for the Mark O. Hatfield Library Research Award based on work from an EXSCI 248 class.

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Up with the lark for Willamette walks

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

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A summer of science turns students on to research

During this Willamette program, students make breakthroughs while working side-by-side with professors.

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Exec in Residence Yocom visits AGSM

From Atkinson to D.C. and back

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

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MBA Compass Week finds new direction

Orientation for incoming MBA students expands and refines

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Sewing new and old tales into familiar fabrics

In her latest work, acclaimed Native American artist Marie Watt ’90 explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world.

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Willamette Academy celebrates graduation

Families, friends and teachers gathered to honor graduates.

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A historic commencement

Willamette’s three colleges celebrate their students’ achievements.

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Putting her heart and soul into law

Lauren Sharkey ’15, JD’17, the second graduate of Willamette College of Law’s 3+3 program, hopes to use the law to improve people’s lives.

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“An orchestra at your fingertips”

Zach Duell ’18, the university’s sole organ student this semester, explains why the Bishop Family Organ is so grand.

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Willamette Singers win Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The group wins Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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The search for historical truth: Jason Lee and Willamette commemorations

Grace Pochis ’17 examines the influences that shaped how the history of the university and Jason Lee has been told.

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From the Marines to an MBA

Herschel Mapes ’16, MBA ’17 finds a refreshing challenge after choosing a nontraditional path.

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Willamette MBA earns Tier 1 mark from CEO Magazine

For the second straight year, Atkinson Graduate School of Management earns top-tier acknowledgement.

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Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

The Debate Union heads to national tournament this week.

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More than music: The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

Series connects students at Willamette and beyond to exceptional learning experience.

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Chemistry professor secures $325K National Science Foundation grant

David Griffith and senior research students study estrogen in aquatic environments.

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Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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In 3-2 engineering program, Donald Swen ’18 discovers challenge and success

Through Willamette’s joint degree program, Donald Swen ’18 heads abroad, works with robots and finds shorter path to advanced engineering degree.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

Saturday’s ceremony recognized 49 graduates of the Portland and Salem cohorts.

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AGSM faculty offer leadership advice to undergrads

A series of interactive events helps students get ahead in their career preparation.

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Memories, friendships celebrated at ASP closing ceremony

The American Studies Program provided a warm send-off for the class of 2016.

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AGSM professor awarded endowed professorship

Tim Johnson will become the third Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis.

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Leadership in defining access and affordability noted

Willamette’s initiatives were quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education story.

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Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

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Willamette introduces a University Council this fall

The group includes broad representation and serves as the central coordinating body for shared governance.

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Passing the mace

Professor Don Negri takes over faculty marshal duties from emeritus professor Grant Thorsett.

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Questions of justice

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

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Life of the mind

As history professor Bill Duvall retires after 45 years at Willamette, we look at how he and other legendary faculty members have helped students discover the enduring benefits of a liberal arts education.

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Artists in residence

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

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Long looks forward to SVP role

Former dean Carol Long returns to Willamette as senior vice president for academic and student affairs.

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Willamette celebrates the class of 2016

Undergraduate, law and MBA students celebrated before family and friends.

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Protecting a vulnerable group

Joshua Reams L'16 sheds light on important issues around elder law.

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Follow the flow to a satisfying career

Andrew Lum ’16 pairs his passion for athletics with academics and service.

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Jessica Weiss ’18 publishes academic paper, lands coveted NYC internship

Willamette’s liberal arts approach creates opportunities for Jessica Weiss ’18.

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Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

Students will explore ideas from classical to contemporary, at home and abroad.

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Convo inspires curiosity and learning

This longstanding tradition reflects both Willamette’s religious roots and its liberal arts mission.

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Campus community critical to helping students succeed

Employee forum showcases Willamette efforts to support students

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HR faculty member honored through named award

The Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award recognizes professionals furthering the development of global HR practices.

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Willamette's Academic Council unanimously endorses test-optional admissions

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

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Students reflect on this year’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series

Students share their take on this Vandana Shiva, this year’s Dempsey Environmental lecturer.

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Bianca Murillo wins Graves Award in the Humanities

Through the award, the history professor will travel to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

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Reza Aslan shares insights on religious extremism

Religious scholar Reza Aslan discussed religious extremism Feb. 9.

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Law professor is Willamette's first Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Warren Binford hopes to support the advancement of brain science research focused on child pornography.

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Chasar earns National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

Chasar will work on a new book about poetry and new media.

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Combating climate change on the world stage

Jake Kornack '17 shares first-hand experience from the COP21 summit in Paris.

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Only at Willamette in 2015

Celebrating a year of accomplishments and milestones at Willamette.

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Psychology professor wins national teaching award

Courtney Stevens is the 2015 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award.

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Three in a row: MBA earns another accolade

Poets & Quants ranks the Willamette MBA among the 100 best nationally.

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The Myriad Lives of a Maker

The more you talk with Will Nickerson ’16, the more you wonder, “What doesn’t he do?”

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Carson Scholars share research at public forum

A summer program enables students to study scholarly, professional or creative endeavors around the globe.

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Maya Kaup '17 stands up to her fears to champion important causes

Maya Kaup ’17 overcomes her aversion to the spotlight to champion important causes.

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Thriving in Willamette's professional program

Most challenges are too big to tackle alone. That’s why Nicole Roth MBA'16 decided to earn her MBA.

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What's God got to do with it?

Steve Green explores the origin of America's Christian founding narrative.

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Willamette Academy Task Force created

The new committee will help redesign the academy’s offerings

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Taking the Long View: Art and Cultural Heritage in an Age of Terror

Willamette's 2015 fall lecture series explores the preservation of cultural artifacts amidst terror, destruction and colonization.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2015 at commencement

Three acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates on May 17.

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Risa Cromer '04 earns prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

Risa Cromer ’04 is one of four anthropologists across the nation to receive the award.

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Christina Johnson '14 earns National Science Foundation fellowship

With the stipend, Christina Johnson '14 is pursuing her doctorate in microbiology.

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Students become teachers for SSRD

On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students lead the discussions as they present their projects.

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Altman tests competing explanations for muscles' behavior

His experiment suggests myosin, a motor protein, is behind muscles' unusual behavior.

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Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

Speakers for the undergrad, graduate schools will share remarks May 17.

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Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

Tejeswara Reddy ’12 and Elisa Ahern ’15 are both teaching English in Europe later this year.

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Willamette community explores its capitol connections at April 2 event

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

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Courtney Stevens recognized in "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire"

NerdScholar recognized Courtney Stevens in its "40 Under 40: Professors who Inspire."

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Humanity in Action names its first Willamette University fellow

Through the program, Maria Hernandez ’15 will explore national histories of discrimination and resistance.

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Student earns first Luce Scholarship

Christian Oldham ’14, MBA ’15 will spend a year in Japan studying ikebana.

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Two students earn fellowships to study public policy this summer

Juniors Grecia Garcia and Julian Juarez will learn about public policy and international affairs this summer.

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Students find their voices through community radio

What’s it like to host a radio show? Chemistry professor Karen McFarlane Holman’s “Community Radio” students try it firsthand — and learn about themselves along the way.

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History professor selected for CIC seminar at Yale University in June

Seth Cotlar is participating in a seminar on slave narratives at Yale University in June.

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Amadou Fofana wins Mellon Fellowship at Duke University

Amadou Fofana has been awarded a Humanities Writ Large fellowship at Duke University.

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Math Department promotes team building through NSF research grant

A National Science Foundation grant is funding undergraduate mathematics research.

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Remember poetry

In "Poetry," Chasar considers the vanishing memorized poem.

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Kiplinger's lists Willamette as one of the best value colleges in the nation

Outstanding quality and affordability were evaluated in the national report.

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Businessweek ranks Willamette's MBA as among best in the country

Only two schools in the Pacific Northwest made Businessweek's 2014 list.

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Two college guides rank Willamette as among best in the country

Forbes and Princeton Review gave Willamette top marks for quality, return on investment.

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U.S. News ranks Willamette among 2015's “Best Colleges”

Graduation rate and academic reputation are heavily weighted factors for the annual ranking.

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REU grant funds student research

The award supports scientific research opportunities for undergraduates.

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Loos earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The 10th Bearcat winner since '05, he'll study chemical engineering at Columbia University.

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Through consortium, Northwest colleges launch a three-campus course

Foodsystems Northwest course connects colleges, students and sustainable agriculture.

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Alumna studies racism, colonialism in Canada through Fulbright grant

Em Dickey '11 will spend nine months studying racism, colonialism in Canada.

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Track athlete named Second Team Capital One Academic All-America

Bekah Daniel '14 joins other alumnae named as Capital One Academic America winners.

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Freedman '09 earns prestigious award to study public health abroad

Hayley Freedman '09 wins a scholarship to earn her master's degree in Europe.

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Two WU students learn business, leadership skills as Kemper Scholars

Luz Reyna '17 and Zach Ward '17 will spend their summers learning business management skills.

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Politics professor continues book research through AAUW grant

With the award, Jonneke Koomen is researching how sexual violence is investigated, understood in East Africa.

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Star professors speak at Faculty Colloquium

Award-winning professors shared insights into best teaching practices at a Faculty Colloquium April 25.

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WU chemistry student earns national scholarship for her outreach work

Jenny Grauberger ’15 is recognized for her work empowering women, advancing medical research.

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New book by Richard Ellis explores gay rights, freedom of association

Politics professor Richard Ellis publishes “Judging the Boy Scouts of America."

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SSRD features something for everyone

On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students share their research and artistic projects.

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Willamette University awarded grant to support student research

A $700,000 grant is supporting research experiences in the arts, humanities and human sciences.

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MIT professor encourages students to consider careers in the sciences

Catherine Drennan tours Salem to stress value of science education to students.

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WU awarded grant to enhance sustainability, Asian programs

The study of Asia and environmental sustainability is enhanced through a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Molecular motors, ikebana and Pulitzer-winning novels: SSRD features something for everyone

On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students lead the discussions as they share their research and artistic projects.

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English professor Allison Hobgood releases second book in two years

English professor Allison Hobgood explores the emotional experience of theater goers in Renaissance England.

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Two Willamette professors receive grants to fund their science research

MJ Murdock Charitable Trust helps fund hands-on research experience for six Willamette students.

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Martha Sonato '15 jump-starts her career through the PPIA program

Through the highly selective program, Martha Sonato '15 will learn about public policy.

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Filmmaker/physician encourages Willamette students to dream big

Maren Grainger-Monsen shared how she uses science and art to advocate for social change.

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Businessweek post misleads about ROI

A post from Businessweek fundamentally errs in assessing educational costs

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Grants support new professor hires

Two M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust grants will support the addition of new scientists to the faculty.

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Basu named 2013 Professor of the Year

Recognized for his innovative courses and his passion for teaching, Basu joins the ranks of 10 other Willamette professors who have received the award.

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Student gained job skills from internships, study abroad program

Keith Fakhoury '14 answers questions about internships and an international exchange program.

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Carson Scholars present findings from summer research projects

Sexism, the neuroscience of beauty and astrophysics are among the topics presented.

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Two writers share works at literary reading Nov. 18 on campus

Writers Jay Ponteri and Emily Kendal Frey will read selections of their works Nov. 18 as part of the “New Voices Showcase” at Willamette University.

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Students spearhead film festival

Writers Jay Ponteri and Emily Kendal Frey will read selections of their works Nov. 18 as part of the “New Voices Showcase” at Willamette University.

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Two WU students share insights on health care reform efforts in India

Henry Harrison '13 and Shannon Waltz '14 share insights into heath care reform efforts for women and young children.

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Willamette professors advise students to explore their interests

Professors Courtney Stevens, Chris Smith and Joyce Millen dispense advice to students at convocation.

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Hallie Ford Literary Series features poet Arisa White at WU Sept. 25

Poet Arisa White will read from her works Sept. 25 as part of the Hallie Ford Literary Series.

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Symeonides elected to top international law organization

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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Willamette student participated in selective summer research program

Katherine Lacy '15 spent her summer conducting scientific research through the Amgen Scholars Program.

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Biology professor Chris Smith awarded NSF CAREER grant

Biology professor Chris Smith will study Joshua trees and yucca moths with help from a CAREER grant.

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Renowned astronomer shares advice during WU's convocation address

Speaker David J. Helfand touts the value of a liberal arts education in preparing students for jobs.

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Forbes guide ranks Willamette as among the 'best schools in the West'

Willamette is ranked 26th best school in the West and 100th best private school in the nation.

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Beth Phillips '05 awarded Fulbright to study maternal health in Nigeria

With the award, the Willamette alumna will study maternal health issues in Nigeria next year.

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Astrophysicist offers advice to incoming students at convocation

David J. Helfand, president and vice chancellor of Quest University Canada, is Willamette University’s 2013 convocation speaker.

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Willamette MBA program offers alumni free classes for life

Free classes in Salem and Portland now offered to Atkinson's alumni for life.

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Willamette alumnus accepted into National Academy of Sciences

Dale Mortensen '61, winner of a Nobel Prize, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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Willamette Academy celebrates the achievements of 17 graduates

On May 24, Willamette Academy will celebrate 17 academy students who are graduating from high school.

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WU senior earns accolades for his thesis at a national conference

Alex Kubitz's paper ties for best by the Northwest Communication Association.

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WU student earns internships, aid through Kemper Scholars Program

In addition to aid, Sam Gonzales ’16 will intern with a nonprofit and for-profit company during two summers.

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Alumna cites WU for helping her win a Fulbright grant to teach in Russia

Intent on helping survivors of domestic violence, Kathryn Burns '12 explains how the award ties to her career goals.

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More than 200 students shared their research through SSRD

More than 200 students shared their scholarly research at the 13th annual event on campus.

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Willamette student awarded national Truman Scholarship for grad school

Mariah Grubb '14 learns she's a Truman Scholar during the last 10 minutes of an anthropology class.

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Andrea Stolowitz wins Oregon Book Award for her play, "Antarktikos"

Andrea Stolowitz receives accolades for her award-winning play, "Antarktikos."

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Botanical Society of America recognizes two WU students

Erin Banks Rusby ’13 and Teresa Byrd ’13 are among 25 students receiving national honors.

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Emmanuel Rodriguez '15 invited to study public health careers in NY

Emmanuel Rodriguez will participate in the Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program.

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Three WU science professors receive grants to fund their research

Several students will receive paid summer jobs through funding from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

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WU professor discusses her award-winning drama, "Antarktikos"

Andrea Stolowitz' play, "Antarktikos," is making its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Documentary features conservation efforts of Evan Buechley '06

Evan Buechley '06 and his work are featured in the documentary, "Scavenger Hunt: An Unlikely Union."

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Author Michael Martone shares works at literary reading April 9

Contemporary author Michael Martone will read selections from his recent work on April 9 as part of the Hallie Ford Literary Series.

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Peter Harmer's study chosen as a top story by Journal Watch Neurology

Peter Harmer's study reveals the positive effects Tai Chi has on Parkinson patients.

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Peter Harmer's study chosen as a top story by Journal Watch Neurology

Peter Harmer's study reveals the positive effects Tai Chi has on Parkinson patients.

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WU student shares Prisoner's Poetry program with international audience

On behalf of his team, Rey Goicochea '13 is attending Clinton Global Initiative University.

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Mark Potok explains why the radical right has grown at free talk Feb. 28

Mark Potok explains why the radical right has grown at free talk.

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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer discusses redistricting, spending cuts

The congressman took questions from students and faculty about redistricting and spending cuts.

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WU continuing instructor devotes her honeymoon to dining with strangers

Continuing Instructor Courtney Dillard builds community by dining with strangers across the country

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Willamette students share research at national conferences

The students are sharing their data on criminology, a college bridge program and immigration policy.

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Oregon's poet laureate will read her poems at Willamette March 13

Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen will read selections from her recent work on March 13 as part of the Hallie Ford Literary Series.

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Play examines issue of Native American mascots

A play about Native American mascots shows Willamette students that they have the power to make change.

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WU student shares biophysics research in Philadelphia

Jay Howard '14 will present his work on molecular motor myosin at the Biophysical Society meeting in Philadelphia.

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Writer Gabriel Blackwell featured as part of Hallie Ford Literary Series

On Feb. 5, fiction writer Gabriel Blackwell will read selections from his works as part of the Hallie Ford Literary Series.

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Rare discovery lands WU student on cover of British Archaeology

Jessica "Jo" Heupel appears on the cover of British Archaeology magazine for making a rare discovery.

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WU student revels in winning the New x NW writing competition

As the inaugural student winner of NEW x NW, Emily Golden’s play is being performed in Portland.

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Willamette professors named finalists for Oregon Book Awards

Two Willamette professors will learn in April if they win awards in their respective categories.

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