SU Alumna Fighting Ocean Pollution with Cora Ball

Ask a person what chores they dread doing, and one of the first to top their list will surely be laundry. A former Seattle University student has created a device intended to simultaneously improve the environment and wash your socks. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ROZALIA PROJECT Brooke Winslow (right) holding a Cora Ball. Brooke Winslow, […]

Planting the Seeds for STEM at Pacific Science Center

The 10th annual Life Sciences Research Weekend was held at the Pacific Science Center last Friday, transforming the museum into an educational playground where children—and their parents—could witness the wonders of science. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR He’s the hero the Pacific Science Center deserves, but not the one it needs right now. The three-day-long […]

Apple’s Secret Sauce and the Value of Privacy

It’s 2016 and privacy is a pipedream. Personal lives are plastered over social media. Street corners are plagued with cameras. Confidential information is no longer padlocked in the dusty file cabinet in the basement. Instead, we carry the weight of that file cabinet in a condensed, rectangular form—our phones are our diaries, scrapbooks and banks. […]

Gravitational Fields MAking Waves on Earth and Physics

Each year, astronomers gaze up at the sky and uncover new things about our universe—and occasionally they find something big, like last week’s groundbreaking recording of gravitational waves. Most of the findings don’t always have a huge impact back here on Earth. Some—like the recent sighting of a supermassive black hole that is 21 billion […]

Jesuit Education Embraces Natural Science

As members of a Jesuit institution, the students and faculty of Seattle University have a unique opportunity to explore the interface between faith and reason. Fr. Tom Lucas, S.J. will add his voice to the conversation next month with his lecture, “The Evolving Ecosystem of Jesuit Education,” which will be held on Feb. 2 from […]

Are We Alone in the Cosmos?

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher and Jesuit priest, once said, “If we don’t enter the future together, we won’t enter it at all.” Franciscan sister and doctor of Pharmacology Ilia Delio has one piece of advice for us to achieve this goal: Slow down. On Oct.15 Delio will host a forum discussing Pope […]

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