University of the Pacific http://wamc.org en Dr. Craig Vierra, University of the Pacific - The Race to Replicate Spider Silk http://wamc.org/post/dr-craig-vierra-university-pacific-race-replicate-spider-silk <p>Despite all the advances in technology, Mother Nature remains our most skilled engineer.</p><p>Dr. Craig Vierra, professor and assistant chair of the University of the Pacific's College of Biological Sciences, is working on a way to replicate spider silk.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86904 at http://wamc.org Dr. Craig Vierra, University of the Pacific - The Race to Replicate Spider Silk Dr. Amy Smith, University of the Pacific – The Appeal of Jane Austen’s Characters http://wamc.org/post/dr-amy-smith-university-pacific-appeal-jane-austen-s-characters <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Amy Smith of the University of the Pacific probes the international appeal of the characters that populate the work of Jane Austen.<br><br>Amy Smith is an associate professor of English at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. In addition to a course in technical communication, she also teaches a popular course on Jane Austen.</p><p><a href="http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Schools-and-Colleges/College-of-the-Pacific/Academics/Departments-and-Programs/English/Faculty/Directory/Amy-Smith.html">About Dr. Smith</a></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 50153 at http://wamc.org Dr. Amy Smith, University of the Pacific – The Appeal of Jane Austen’s Characters