Observer Article

At the Height of Its Game

When basketball phenom LeBron James takes to the hardwood this winter, there will be distractions: deific expectations of the man Sports Illustrated tabbed The Chosen One; reminders of a failed […]... More>


Presidential Column

Mentoring: Reflections on Becoming an Academic Great-Grandparent

Like ships passing in the night (or more like academic conference-goers rushing through a crowded hotel lobby), I recently met my first academic great-grandchild. The encounter was fleeting, the exchange […]... More>


Student Notebook

Food for Thought

First, you take an introduction to psychology class and recognize that understanding the multitude of topics in psychology won’t be easy. Then you make an even quicker realization that sorting […]... More>


Observer Article

Martin Gipson: A True Sportsman

On April 23, 2005, the late Martin Gipson will be inducted into the University of the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a unanimous induction despite having never suited […]... More>


Cover Story

A Different Battle

Better equipment has increased soldiers’ survival rates in explosions in Iraq, but they come home with brain injuries that have doctors scrambling for answers. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, […]... More>