#GOALS

CATEGORIES: May 2017
WLC Chair, Dr. Chad Gasta, plans to spend his spare time "practicing" his surgery skills.

WLC faculty are – even if not everyone would agree – humans.  Modern humans are marked by their drive for progress. We aren’t content with our current status or skill level – we strive!

This summer, many of us have big plans. We will, of course, be working on our usual projects – research and teaching, etc. However, a few of us have leisurely pursuits in mind. (Hover over images for captions.)


Dr. Gasta plans to spend his spare time "practicing" his surgery skills.
WLC Chair, Dr. Chad Gasta, plans to spend his spare time “practicing” his surgery skills.
Dr. Charles Nagle and Dr. Julia Dominguez are taking a risk this summer diving into the sky and then into their research!
Dr. Charles Nagle and Dr. Julia Dominguez are taking a risk this summer diving into the sky and their research!
Dr. Stacy Lindshield will apprentice at "Big Al's Auto Emporium" this summer, learning the tricks of the trade.
Dr. Stacy Lindshield will apprentice at “Big Al’s Auto Emporium” this summer, learning the tricks of the trade.
Gordon Ramsey scares some, but Dr. Ghinwa Alameen plans to take him on with her amazing cooking!
Gordon Ramsey scares some, but Dr. Ghinwa Alameen plans to take him on with her amazing cooking!
Dr. Cristina Pardo-Ballester plans to pass the time in the Capybara exhibit in Valencia's Bioparc exploring non-human communications (and getting some extra cuddles).
Dr. Cristina Pardo-Ballester plans to pass the time in the Capybara exhibit in Valencia’s Bioparc exploring non-human communications (and getting some extra cuddles).
To better understand the amount of time it takes her students to warm up to her at the start of the year, Prof. Beth Martin is headed to Antarctica to get a little chilly.
To better understand the amount of time it takes her students to warm up to her at the start of the year, Prof. Beth Martin is headed to Antarctica to get a little chilly.
Prof. Celeste Chaves can't get enough of teaching, so she'll be training volunteer firefighters this summer!
Prof. Celeste Chaves can’t get enough of teaching, so she’ll be training volunteer firefighters this summer!
Dr. Peggy Mook will accomplish her goal of completing the Tour de France in July while also completing her field work in Greece.
Dr. Peggy Mook will accomplish her goal of completing the Tour de France in July while also completing her field work in Greece.
Frida Khalo's "Portrait Of Doña Rosita Morillo" inspired Dr. Elisa Rizo's summer plans. She pulls it off well, don't you think!
Frida Kahlo, or Elisa Rizo? Frida Kahlo’s “Portrait Of Doña Rosita Morillo” inspired Dr. Elisa Rizo’s summer plans. She pulls it off well, don’t you think?
As master mixologists, Professors Goodman and Meyers know how to shake things up in the classroom. We’ll take two.
As master mixologists, Professors Goodman and Meyers know how to shake things up in the classroom. We’ll take two!
In between finishing a couple of articles on French feminist theorists, Dr. Michèle Schaal will clear her mind by chopping down sustainably-grown trees in Oregon. Sharp axe, sharp mind – or so they say.
In between finishing a couple of articles on French feminist theorists, Dr. Michèle Schaal will clear her mind by entering an international lumberjack competition. Sharp axe, sharp mind – or so they say.
Research on the remaining tensions between two cultures after a civil war can be draining. To combat this, Dr. Megan Myers spends time with puppies. Obviously.
Writing a manuscript can be draining. To combat this, Dr. Megan Myers spends time with puppies. Obviously.
We have built him stronger. What will Dr. Maximilian Viatori’s field work be like now? Check back next year to find out. #cyborgforlife #thisisthedroidyouarelookingfor
We have built him stronger. What will Dr. Maximilian Viatori’s field work be like now? Check back next year to find out. #cyborgforlife #thisisthedroidyouarelookingfor
Teaching Chinese courses five days a week leaves nonetheless provides Prof. Ling Cai ample time to hone her tennis skills. “Bring it on, Serena!”
Teaching Chinese courses five days a week nonetheless provides ample time for Prof. Ling Cai to hone her tennis skills. “Bring it on, Serena!”
Whether digging deep into her research on Ghana, or pursuing her alpinist passions, Dr. Ann Reed is always forging a new path.
Whether digging deep into her research on Ghana, or pursuing her Alpine passions, Dr. Ann Reed is always forging a new path.