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Academic Honors and Awards announced

06.07.2022 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2022 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Seeing the unseen: State-of-the-art microscopes open new worlds of research

04.26.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

The new microscopy classroom will be available to students this fall.

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Biology professor honored with scientific research award

11.16.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Professor of Biology Chris Smith received a $20K research award from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

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Student Scholarship Recognition Day(s) highlights student research and presentations in live virtual format

05.27.2021 | Peter Li '20, MBA'21

The annual event was hosted virtually for the second consecutive year and expanded to a two-day format for the first time, featuring 250 student presentations and more than 2,500 guests.

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Only six matching gifts for student scholarships left

05.27.2021 | Office of Advancement

An anonymous donor has given Willamette $1 million in matching funds to inspire the creation of new endowed scholarships and a limited number of matching funds remain.

Willamette University

Academic Honors and Awards announced

05.06.2021 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2021 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Rosa León Zayas wins Renjen Prize for Faculty Excellence

05.04.2021 | Marketing and Communications

The award recognizes the accomplishments of faculty members early in their careers.

thetford lodge

Remembering Thetford Lodge

10.12.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Students, staff and faculty share photos and memories of Thetford Lodge, which was destroyed by unprecedented wildfires last month.

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More than 130 undergraduates honored

05.13.2020 | Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements this week.

WEMS

Student-run EMS offers great career preparation

01.06.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Emergency Medical Service is one of two services of its kind registered in state.

Alfredo Zuniga ’12

Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

12.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

In his first week as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Alfredo Zuniga ’12 relied on old notes from his Willamette biology class to teach students.

Pat Keys ’05

Biology alum gives keynote at United Nations General Assembly

10.14.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Pat Keys' speech to the second committee focused on climate change, global wealth inequality and sustainability.

Alex Compton ’06

Collaborative research catalyzes career

08.20.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Undergraduate research experiences catalyzed the career of Alex Compton ’06, virologist and lead investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

Victoria Black Horse (Photo by Dominick Reuter)

Alumna builds bridges to a healthier future

07.01.2019 | Rosemary Camozzi

Medical resident Victoria Black Horse ’13 laid her foundation for medical school at Willamette University and continues to mentor Native American students entering the field.

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More than 130 undergraduates recognized at Academic Honors and Awards

04.30.2019

Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements at a ceremony April 29 in Cat Cavern.

Cooper Battle in lab

A Growing Threat

04.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Students in Willamette’s ‘Battle Lab’ target cancer cells.

sarah pope in lab coat

Chasing down a childhood dream

04.15.2019 | Tom Morlan

The pre-vet studies of Sarah Pope ’13 took her from Willamette to a biodiversity hotspot in South Africa.

Assistant Professor of Biology Rosa León-Zayas, Karen Espinoza ’19, Moncerrad Barajas Gomez ’21, Arianna Cannady ’19, Kat Vazquez ’21, Dayton Towata ’19  and Jash Sekai ’19.

Students find ‘all races, all research fields’ represented at science conference

11.13.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students present summer research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science conference.

Black and white photo of Winona LaDuke speaking before a crowd

Willamette celebrates indigenous people

10.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Lectures, presentations and a film commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October.

Two female students hold a bee

New Willamette ‘hotel’ provides good ‘bee-search’

10.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Faculty member, students build bee hotel to learn more about the species’ behavior.

Joni Roberts, Gordy Toyama, Ashley Town Stovin, Chris Sabato. Don Tompson, Jim Ames, Sarah Kutten, Ron Jones

Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

06.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Student stands smiling in Cat Cavern after receiving an award

More than 140 undergraduates honored

04.30.2018

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements April 23 in Cat Cavern.

Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos speaks to three students about an exhibit in Hatfield library

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

03.02.2018

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

Student working in chemistry lab

NSF awards Willamette $646,986 for STEM program

12.22.2017

The funding will support underrepresented youth in STEM fields.

Bird walk

Up with the lark for Willamette walks

10.30.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

SCRP participants in front of Ford Hall

A summer of science turns students on to research

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

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

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More than 100 undergraduate students honored

04.17.2017

College of Liberal Arts students received more than 100 academic honors and awards.

2016 Webber Scholars

Outreach program encourages girls to consider science

12.12.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

For 20 years and counting, the Webber scholarship has helped female scholars teach elementary students.

Chris Smith

Coevolution and Darwin’s “abominable mystery”

11.04.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Associate professor Chris Smith’s research offers clues into a long-standing evolutionary question.

Olivia Mancl ’17

Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Olivia Mancl ’17 earns accolades on the track and in the classroom.

Maya Kaup '17

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

11.04.2015 | Erin Dahl

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

Christina Johnson '14 earns National Science Foundation fellowship

04.27.2015

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

Six faculty members achieve tenure

03.16.2015

The promotions take effect for the 2015-16 academic year.

Biologist explores the science behind owl attacks on Salem runners

02.13.2015

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

Kaeli Swift

Unmasking a researcher

02.02.2015 | Adam Torgerson

Kaeli Swift ’09 wears a mask as she uncovers the corpse. She knows she’s being watched.

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