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At Western, students channel their passion, develop their purpose, and pursue that purpose with everything they’ve got.

We bring together those who want to change the world, with the people who are changing it. This is a place where, together, we can Make Waves.

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The Fire in Our Belly is Hotter than Lava.

Professor of Geology Jackie Caplan-Auerbach doesn’t run from fire, she runs to it. Along with a team of undergraduate students, she is studying an erupting underwater volcano in Hawaii (talk about hands-on learning). Through seismometer readings, they hope to better understand the nature of volcanoes and how to protect the regions that surround them.