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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

The university was also ranked highly by counselors and is listed also among the “Best Value Colleges.”

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Professor Richards receives national award for teaching excellence

The civic communication and media professor was lauded for using civic engagement and experiential projects to help students learn.

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Willamette is a ‘hidden gem’ among universities nationwide

College Raptor highlights Willamette University in several rankings including the 25 Best Colleges in the Northwest.

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New tenure-track faculty start the year at Willamette

Willamette welcomes two tenure-track faculty members who work in the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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Willamette Law welcomes largest class in last five years

For the fourth time in history, more than half of the new class are women

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Willamette ranked top liberal arts college in Northwest by Washington Monthly

The university moves up seven spots, boosted by students’ strong commitment to volunteer work.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

Listed as well among the nation’s environmentally friendly and sustainable colleges, Willamette is also ranked as a “Best Western College” and a “College that Pays You Back.”

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Willamette professors volunteer at academy summer camps

The camps offer local high-schoolers a firsthand glimpse of life as a college student.

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Questions of Truth

Willamette faculty and staff discuss how the university prepares students to separate fact from fiction in an information-saturated world.

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Not Unto Ourselves Alone with Travis Stiles ’05

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 explains how three professors and a fraternity brother inspired his potentially life-saving research.

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In class — “ENVR 327W: Water Resources”

Karen Arabas’ class examines the water resources of the western United States.

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2018 AGSM Honors & Awards Ceremony

Atkinson Graduate School of Management honored the achievements of students, faculty and staff at a ceremony May 10.

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Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

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First-generation student aims for healthcare career

Sierra Wilson ’18 heads to the National Institutes of Health this fall.

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Willamette students receive scholarship for supporting LGBT rights

Andy Blevins JD ’19 MBA ’19, Carrie Elmore JD’19 follow several WU awardees of scholarship

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Professor Seth Cotlar lands national lectureship

Cotlar among 26 professors who will give lectures throughout the nation

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Willamette announces commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

Former governor, community leaders to speak at graduation ceremony

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Internship steers BA/MBA grad to auto industry

A semester at Daimler Trucking helped J. Connor Maloney BA/MBA ’18 define his career path.

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Traditional Malay dance, bird song animates choir performance

Willamette Chamber Choir performed at regional conference for 18th time.

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‘Wings of Fire’ makes world premiere at Willamette

Director Susan Coromel and composer Austin Green discuss the evolution and staging of the musical based on a tragic fire that shaped workers’ rights in the U.S.

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Willamette Academy celebrates its new home

Staff and students welcomed visitors at an open house.

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Willamette MBA Preview Day 2018

On April 14, prospective students will meet current students, alumni and faculty while experiencing Willamette MBA.

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An OUTLaw’s journey to becoming a lawyer

Megan Hinzdel JD’18 wants to create more inclusive communities in the workplace and beyond.

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Two Willamette Law students take on national leadership roles

Shelby Smith and Erin Roycroft will serve as Next Generation Leaders for the American Constitution Society.

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Atkinson Archive Podcast launches

New podcast highlights talent and expertise that make Willamette MBA Oregon’s top MBA program.

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A snail’s life

Unconventional, multimedia Dempsey Lecture chronicles the environmental plight of Taiwan’s golden treasure snail.

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Colby R. Takeda ’11

In 2015, Colby Takeda became one of the nation’s youngest administrators when he opened The Plaza at Waikiki, an assisted living community in Honolulu.

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Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

President Steve Thorsett and the Board of Trustees recognize faculty members’ teaching excellence, scholarly or creative accomplishment, and university and community service.

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ExSci seniors present at ACSM conference

The Northwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference was held in Bend, Oregon.

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ASP arrival day is Monday, Feb. 5 — Get involved!

Welcome the buses, join the class at dinner — here's how to help welcome the new ASP class!

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

The university recognized the accomplishments of 59 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony Saturday.

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Willamette MBA again earns Poets&Quants ranking

AGSM advances three spots in two years.

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In class — ‘Law 263: Animal Law’

Scott Beckstead’s College of Law class explores how pets, wildlife and farm animals are regarded and treated under the law.

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Tools of my trade — stage combat

Enter Associate Professor Jonathan Cole’s stage combat classroom.

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In conversation with Emilio Solano ’09

Willamette Academy’s executive director explains how the program helps teenagers — and society — reach their potential.

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Farewell to the 29th class of the American Studies Program

Students celebrate their many accomplishments before heading back to Japan.

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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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Professor Abigail Susik selected to attend national art history seminar

The event is aimed to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergrads.

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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 muscles' reaction to vibration

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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