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Campus Abuzz with Student Research

Campus Abuzz with Student Research

Posted on June 29, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Although school is out for summer for most Gonzaga University students, the science labs are teeming with undergraduates’ research. Sixty-four science students are working alongside 25 faculty mentors in the lab and field conducting innovative research on topics ranging from waterfowl ecology to methane production and consumption in anaerobic environments.

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Rorholm Receives Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies Eva Lassman Student Research Award

Rorholm Receives Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies Eva Lassman Student Research Award

Posted on June 5, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies has awarded Marnie Rorholm, a student in Gonzaga’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies, the Eva Lassman Memorial Student Research Award, which includes a $700 stipend to assist in her study of a hate-related issue.

Students Install Floating Wetlands in Lake Arthur as Part of Earth Week

Students Install Floating Wetlands in Lake Arthur as Part of Earth Week

Posted on April 21, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – As part of Earth Week, Gonzaga University environmental studies students will install two Biohaven floating wetlands in Lake Arthur on Gonzaga’s campus at 4 p.m., Friday, April 21 in an effort to improve the lake ecosystem and provide a living laboratory for students.

Professor Arpin’s Research: Sharing Good News Improves Health

Professor Arpin’s Research: Sharing Good News Improves Health

Posted on February 14, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – New research from Sarah Arpin, assistant professor of psychology at Gonzaga University, concludes that partners who share good news, and believe their partners are receptive and supportive, sleep better. This is likely correlated to a decrease in loneliness, noted Arpin, who presented her research on military couples and relational health at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention in late January.

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Engineering Students’ Research Helps Advance Cars of Future

Engineering Students’ Research Helps Advance Cars of Future

Posted on December 9, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – The future is now for a dozen Gonzaga University senior engineering students who are gaining hands-on research experience with “connected vehicles.” The technology is expected to form a high-tech communication infrastructure that will enhance traffic safety and improve the effectiveness of driverless cars.

Research Offers Multiple Lessons

Research Offers Multiple Lessons

Posted on November 15, 2016

For Gonzaga University biology major Eric Gutierrez, worries about being in the path of a typhoon while in Southeast Asia conducting research on exotic beetles last summer turned out to be the least of his problems. Negotiating the language and cultural barriers the night he arrived got his blood rushing the most.

Gonzaga Introduces Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, Led by Professor Watson

Gonzaga Introduces Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, Led by Professor Watson

Posted on September 27, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences introduces the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, directed by Jeff Watson, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

Courtney Law Joins Gonzaga as Director of GU-UW Regional Health Partnership

Courtney Law Joins Gonzaga as Director of GU-UW Regional Health Partnership

Posted on July 21, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University has hired Courtney Law, Ph.D., as director of the Regional Health Partnership. Law will lead Gonzaga’s efforts within the partnership, an initiative with the University of Washington to expand and enhance medical education and research in the Spokane region.

Gonzaga Students Busy Conducting Summer Science Research in Lab, Field

Gonzaga Students Busy Conducting Summer Science Research in Lab, Field

Posted on June 29, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – It may be summer at Gonzaga University, but behind the scenes the campus is abuzz with undergraduate research projects. Sixty-two science students, led by 22 faculty members, are hard at work in labs and in the field gaining hands-on experience producing authentic research on topics ranging from invasive plant species in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests to developing compounds to aid in early cancer detection.