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August Profiles

Willamette Welcomes Class of 2013 The 541 new first-year students arrived on campus this week for orientation.


Unlocking Secrets of Co-evolution Biology Professor Chris Smith and his students research co-evolution in America’s southwest deserts.


Aiming High Environmental science graduate Jon Shea ’05 followed his career path to the top of the world — literally.


Alumna Teacher Honored Cary Cermak-Rudolf ’98, MAT’01 received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.


Third Alumna Earns Fulbright Emily Johnson ’08 will go to Benin to research connections between climate change, health and gender.


Falling Toward a New Life Sara Brown ’01 was negotiating a jump she had made many times before, but this time a gust of wind blew her off course and changed her life.


Summer of Science Camas flower pollination, atom-trapping lasers, vibration exercise and local food systems — students and faculty spent their summer investigating science’s mysteries.