$6 million gift will help public health students unlock their potential

Gift from FamilyCare Health and the Heatherington Foundation for Innovation and Education in Health will fund scholarships, internships and a new pre-health director.

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American Studies Program closing ceremony gallery

Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America celebrated the 92 members of the American Studies Program’s 31st class on Dec. 13.

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Religion professor wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Stephen Patterson, George H. Atkinson professor of religious and ethical studies, recently received a $100,000 prize and the 2020 Grawemeyer Award, an honor recognizing the most outstanding idea in religion, music composition, world order, psychology and education.

Alfredo Zuniga ’12

Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

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.

Waller Hall at night next to Star Trees illuminated by colorful holiday lights

Star Trees holiday lighting celebration

Bearcats and friends gathered on Dec. 4 for Willamette’s annual holiday festivities.

Upcoming Event

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan. 20–24

Join the Willamette community for events honoring the life and legacy of one of the greatest American leaders and humanitarians.


Fannie Lou Hamer speaking into a mic; text: "Nobody's free until everybody's free. Fannie Lou Hamer
Upcoming event

Dramatic Vocal Arts Opera

Jan. 30–Feb. 2

Willamette’s music students perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Der Schauspieldirektor” and Antonio Salieri’s “Prima la musica e poi le parole.”

detail shot of mary cassatt's woman in black at the opera
Upcoming exhibition

John Buck: Prints and Sculpture ...

Jan. 26–March 29

Nationally recognized Montana artist explores global issues via complex iconography layered with multiple meanings.

John Buck's "The Cat" nine color woodcut with hand coloring copyright 2019 John Buck, licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society, NY. photo by Aaron Wessling
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Stephens-Davidowitz highlights the power of big data

Bestselling author and data scientists Seth Stephens-Davidowitz shares his digital truth serum.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz speaks on the Hudson Hall stage
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Biology alum gives keynote at United Nations General Assembly

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

Pat Keys ’05
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Willamette Law clinic students submit report to United Nations Human Rights Council

Report details children’s rights violations at U.S.-run facilities.

United Nations building

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