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The new research study shows how a program in multiple elementary schools allows college students to work toward dismantling systems of injustice.
The new research study shows how a program in multiple elementary schools allows college students to work toward dismantling systems of injustice.
A new series of studies shows that powerful people may actually feel more grateful than those with less power — a finding that bucks previous research. Power is defined as both control over resources (money, status, decision-making) due to social standing as well as one’s self-perceived influence.
Gonzaga University’s most “epic” tradition unfolds on Friday, Oct. 4, in an all-day public reading aloud of the oldest of the Greek epics, Homer’s “Iliad.” That’s 15,693 lines of poetry to be read until finish expected around midnight.
Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman’s History 193 course can look forward to traveling somewhere new and far away — and often into the past — most afternoons this fall.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University’s MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship program launched in 2001 after receiving support from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has provided 68 scholarships for qualified Native American students who have gone on to make a big difference in their communities.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Ivan Jimenez, a Gonzaga University senior engineering management student from Sammamish, Washington, is one of three students statewide selected as recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Civic Leadership Award for his service and social justice activities. Jimenez was recognized and presented with a $1,000 check at the Washington Campus Compact Students Serving Washington Awards ceremony on April 19 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The awards recognize the top student civic leaders at Washington Campus Compact member institutions who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to addressing critical campus or community issues. The three winners were selected from each higher educational institution type: two-year, four-year public, and four-year private schools. Jimenez — who is also earning a concentration in civil engineering — was honored for his involvement since his freshman year in multiple programs at Gonzaga’s Center for Community Engagement
Gonzaga University athletics has created a culture, consistent with the university’s core values, of developing the whole person. The No. 1 men’s basketball team and a wide number of Gonzaga teams succeed in competition and their collective community outreach is just as impressive.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Top researchers and thought leaders focused on hate and building peace will participate in the 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Deena J. González, Ph.D., former associate provost for faculty affairs and professor in the department of Chicana/o, Latina/o studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has been named provost and senior vice president at Gonzaga University effective June 1.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Professor Jennifer Shepherd, chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department at Gonzaga University, has been researching since 1998 to find new ways to treat parasitic infections, a Third World epidemic.
A growing body of research points to loneliness as an impending epidemic with an enormous impact on the health of individuals and society. A new study published by Professors Sarah Arpin of Gonzaga University and Cynthia Mohr of Portland State University in Oregon examines the social consequences of temporary loneliness.
The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies will mark its 20th anniversary with a program featuring a video presentation by Nadine Strossen, author, law professor and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, followed by a panel discussion. The event begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom.
The Gonzaga University Exceptional Bulldogs Hockey program will expand and help more youth overcome learning and communications difficulties thanks to donations from The Isaac Foundation — allowing it to become part of the Spokane Youth Hockey Association
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University’s Faith and Reason Institute will celebrate and reflect on the 20-year anniversary of “Faith and Reason,” the famous encyclical of Pope John Paul II, with a series of events in September highlighted by lectures from Most Rev. Charles Chaput, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and author Robert Royal.
Twenty-two female undergraduate students from across the state of Washington who are energized to become more involved in the political process have gathered at Gonzaga University for a summer women’s leadership institute through July 17.
Students in Gonzaga University’s Collegiate DECA Club kicked off the growing season recently in the GU Campus Garden, planting a variety of vegetables and learning to grow food using sustainable practices. Through their efforts, students learn the empowering nature of taking food security into their own hands.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- In a remarkable new opportunity, seven Gonzaga University School of Law students and a Creighton University School of Law student will travel to The Hague, Netherlands in June to spend two weeks conducting evidence and document review for prosecutors in pending cases at the International Criminal Court.
As a sophomore and the star point guard of the Camas (Washington) High School Papermakers, it seemed Jake Hansel had a world of opportunities to play college ball. But all that changed for Hansel, now a Gonzaga University freshman studying mechanical engineering.
SPOKANE, Wash. - With nearly 40 years of history offering leadership programs for graduates and undergraduates, Gonzaga University will establish a School of Leadership Studies effective June 1, affirming its commitment to the importance of this field of study for the institution, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced today.
Gonzaga University proudly announces that New York activist Tarana Burke, originator of the “Me Too" movement, and journalist Ronan Farrow, who helped break the story exposing multiple accusations of assault and harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, will share their perspectives on their work and the movement at 7 p.m., Friday, April 20 at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Harvard University Professor James McCarthy, a Gonzaga University alumnus, and Rutgers University Professor Paul Falkowski will share the prestigious 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for their decades of scholarship and public leadership in understanding and communicating the impacts of climate change.
SPOKANE, Wash. – “Coming Home: A Soldiers’ Project,” an original play based on interviews with military veterans that explores what it’s like to return from war to Spokane and Gonzaga University, makes its world premiere at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2 at Gonzaga’s Magnuson Theatre. The play was written by Kathleen Jeffs and directed by Charles M Pepiton
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University recently unveiled a completely rebuilt public website, www.gonzaga.edu, featuring an abundance of new features and content, as well as the University’s first intranet, called myGU. Developed with input from users ranging from employees to prospective students, and current students to alumni, these new websites offer better and easier ways to explore, learn, work and connect with Gonzaga.
After experiencing the rich musical and cultural traditions of Colombia with Gonzaga University’s Chamber Chorus in 2015, Mitchell Davey longed for a deeper understanding of the people he would meet during his next study abroad experience.
Gonzaga University student-athletes are graduating at a rate of 99 percent according to the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) numbers released by the NCAA this week, which is tied for the highest percentage in the nation.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Laurie Arnold, assistant professor of history and director of Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies program, a $138,662 grant to host a Summer Institute for faculty development titled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau.”
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University School of Law is launching a new Center for Civil and Human Rights this fall to further its mission-based commitment to public service and social justice, and to advance understanding of the law surrounding civil rights and civil liberties.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Top researchers and thought-leaders focused on hate and justice will participate in the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies Oct. 19-21 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 300 Spokane-area immigrant and refugee learners from preschool through age 80 representing over 50 countries and speaking more than 40 languages are taking part in Gonzaga University’s 19th annual Summer Language Program on campus.
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.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Monique Rizer, a 2001 Gonzaga University graduate, knows the transformative impact of education. After attending various postsecondary institutions, she entered Gonzaga at age 22, married, and with a 2-year-old son. Now she is directing a bipartisan national initiative focused on providing opportunities for others.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Less than a month after the Gonzaga basketball team’s historic season ended within a hairsbreadth of capturing the national championship in a loss to North Carolina, Gonzaga honors math student Hannah Tolson edged Kerry Scott, a Tarheel, to win the national championship in rock climbing.
SPOKANE, Wash. – With two bee apiaries at the Hemmingson Center Roof Garden and one at Bozarth Mansion, Gonzaga University has become the 25th educational institution in the nation – and first in the state of Washington – to be a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal educational institutions to benefit these endangered pollinators.
SPOKANE, Wash. – As Gonzaga University enters its first Final Four appearance on Saturday following a magical 36-1 season and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament – its 19th consecutive Big Dance – key institutional numbers underscore how Gonzaga has leveraged basketball success to support its academic mission.
An All-American on the court and in the classroom, guard Nigel Williams-Goss has been a dream come true for Gonzaga University. As the Zags, the top seed in the West, prepare to face No. 4-seed West Virginia in the Sweet 16 on Thursday in San Jose, California, Williams-Goss intends to be a “DreamKeeper.”
SPOKANE, Wash. – A year ago, Killian Tillie was back home in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, weighing multiple opportunities from American colleges offering basketball scholarships. Ultimately, two things drove the 6-foot-10-inch forward’s decision to attend Gonzaga University. “Gonzaga’s coaches have had a lot of success developing international players, especially bigs like me,” Tillie said. “Plus, Gonzaga wins – and that’s always fun.”
SPOKANE, Wash. – The anxieties Przemek Karnowski was feeling five years ago when he arrived in the United States to begin his college career at Gonzaga University had nothing to do with basketball. It was everything else – being half a world away from his family and friends, the strange culture, the challenging language, the unfamiliar food, the worries about academics.
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 and improved overall health, 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.
By Peter Tormey SPOKANE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee told Gonzaga University journalism students Friday that the increasingly blurred lines between fact and fiction in American public discourse threatens our democracy, underscoring the crucial importance of quality journalism.
SPOKANE, Wash. – While the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team reached No. 1 on Monday in both the AP and USA Today polls for the second time in history, the University also reported that 98 percent of its student-athletes are graduating, the third-highest Graduation Success Rate among Division I schools in the nation, according to the latest numbers released by the NCAA.
Jonathan Brown, the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will discuss, “Why Shouldn’t I Think There’s a Problem with Islam?” in a free, public lecture at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Ballroom.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 200 Gonzaga University students erupted in applause Wednesday night when Ryan Lewis of the popular hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as the surprise guest for the Comprehensive Leadership Program’s Fishbowl conversation.
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.
Upon graduating from Gonzaga University in 2014, Jason Iloreta wanted to serve others and nearly joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Instead, Iloreta heeded a more personal calling to return home to Kauai, Hawaii, to serve his brother Josh who has been in a wheelchair his entire life after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth.
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.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Allie Burgett, a Gonzaga University senior from Brewster, Wash., has been chosen by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. For Burgett, who is majoring in political science and criminal justice, it’s a dream come true.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences welcomes William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who will discuss “Making an Impact: Veterans and the Humanities” in a free public lecture in Cataldo Hall’s Globe Room at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14.
Gonzaga-in-Florence, Gonzaga University’s flagship study abroad program begun here in 1963, will mark the 50th anniversary of the devastating flooding of the Arno River on Nov. 4, 1966, one of the worst in Florence history, with a special exhibition opening at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Mozilo Center