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Clean energy, legislation and language

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

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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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Up with the lark for Willamette walks

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

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Prof. Paul Diller submits amicus curiae brief to Supreme Court

Willamette Law Prof. Paul Diller recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford, which was argued Oct. 3.

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

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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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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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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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Warnock aims for the stratosphere as Perlan CEO

Ed Warnock leads the record-setting Perlan Project.

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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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Students explored meaning of art in “PIECES and PARTS”

Inspired by an art history class, the exhibition relied on student and faculty collaboration.

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Professor Peter Harmer earns Oregon mentor award

Professor Peter Harmer’s drive to help students excel earned him a statewide award.

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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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Psychology professor wins national teaching award

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

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Symeonides earns a Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Society of Comparative Law honored Symeonides for his work.

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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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Serving the law and the community

Willamette Law Professor Laura Appleman trains students to practice criminal law.

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What will bring you the greatest amount of fulfillment in your work?

Ashley Nixon, assistant professor of human resources, helps her MBA students find out.

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Professor shares lessons from visiting Saudi Arabia

Professor Holman encountered many firsts while teaching girls in Saudi Arabia.

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Seth Cotlar earns two grants to support his research project

With the awards, Seth Cotlar will continue research for his book.

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Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

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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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Professor Andrea Stolowitz earns second Oregon Book Award

Visiting English professor Andrea Stolowitz earns recognition for her play, "Ithaka."

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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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Biologist explores the science behind owl attacks on Salem runners

Dave Craig discusses the science behind "Owlcapone's" behavior.

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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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Chemistry professor earns undergraduate research grant

Chuck Williamson and a team of students will study the fundamental processes of mixing two liquids.

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Speaker wants ‘yes’ on 88

Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about the Oregon ballot measure and immigration reform.

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Finding "The Lost Way"

The professor's latest book examines early gospels for insight into Jesus' teachings.

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Altman named fellow of the Scialog 'Molecules Come to Life' Initiative

Through the fellowship, professor Altman will pursue untested ideas in physical cell biology.

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Oxford audience will guide Peel's writing of "NERON KAISAR"

The first scene of Peel's opera is being performed in Oxford, England on Sept. 18.

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REU grant funds student research

The award supports scientific research opportunities for undergraduates.

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Statement about Professor Emeritus Robert Hess

Professor Emeritus Robert Hess passed away on Thursday, May 8.

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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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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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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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WU students, faculty to perform at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

WU students and faculty members are performing at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory during spring break.

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Economics professor researches impacts of shadow banks in China

Yan Liang is traveling to China to investigate the causes, effects of shadow banks.

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"The Next Scott Nadelson" earns Oregon Book Award nomination

English professor Scott Nadelson receives nod for his memoir, "The Next Scott Nadelson."

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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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Pew study shows number of non-religious Americans on the rise

Professor David Gutterman shares why religious fervor is declining for some.

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Nord exhibits improvisation skills in "The Music of Noru Ka Soru Ka”

Mike Nord's latest release, "The Music of Noru Ka Soru Ka," combines Eastern and Western influences.

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Students spearhead film festival

Mike Nord's latest release, "The Music of Noru Ka Soru Ka," combines Eastern and Western influences.

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Witkow researches role peer groups play in how kids respond to bullying

Professor Melissa Witkow is working with students to better understand coping responses to bullying.

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WU grad develops skills as a researcher, anthropologist

Ceara Lewis '13 is researching issues Native Americans encounter when harvesting plants on federal lands.

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WU professor explores history of European socialism in new book

William Smaldone's latest book explores the history of European socialism.

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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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Symeonides elected to top international law organization

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

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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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Associate dean appointed to task force to improve student learning

Mark Stewart focuses on improving student learning through new role.

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Michael Strelow bases new novel on the life of a 19th century brew master

Michael Strelow explores Portland's history through the life of a 19th century brewer.

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

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

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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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Faculty present spring concert April 2

Willamette University’s faculty trio is presenting a program of Ludwig van Beethoven, Ernest Bloch and Maurice Ravel at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in Hudson Hall.

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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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New Music presents "Neron Kaisar"

On March 13, New Music at Willamette presents selected scenes from Peel’s opera-in-progress, “Neron Kaisar.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Concert Hall of the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center.

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Scott Nadelson credits the writing of his new book to teaching at WU

Scott Nadelson explores past struggles in his memoir, "The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress."

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Atkinson professor won Fulbright to teach marketing in the Philippines

Atkinson professor Elliot Maltz received a Fulbright to teach marketing topics for three weeks.

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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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Poetry's influence on American culture is explored in new book

A Willamette professor's book is nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Mascot issues explored through Willamette Day performance

American Indian mascot issues will be addressed through Willamette’s Indian Country Conversations Series at this year’s Willamette Day performance.

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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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