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3 hrs ago | Petroleum News

Oil Patch Bits: URS hires Knutson and Vivian to its team

URS said that Dave Knutson and Shannon Vivian recently joined its team. Knutson joined URS as a staff engineer.


7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

COMIC-CON 2014: Brian Michael Bendis illuminates the craft, and commerce, of becoming a comics pro

WHEN PUBLISHER Random House reached out to Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis to see whether he was interested in creating a book about how to write comics, Bendis knew he had to do it.


Related Topix: Entertainment

9 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Nike Bought Its Iconic 'Swoosh' Logo Design For A Measly $35 In 1971

In 1971, Phil Knight - who now has an estimated net worth of $19 billion - was teaching accounting at Portland State University.


13 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Southeast Portland pedestrian bridge to be replaced

The bridge, which was originally built by Union Pacific in approximately 1943, is being replaced as part of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Milwaukie, OR, Clackamas County, OR

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Getting your money's worth out of college in Oregon isn't a simple equation: Editorial

In this 2012 file photo, Dr. Wim Wiewel, president of Portland State University, explains why the tuition of both community colleges and universities in Oregon doubled over the past ten years, using a graph that shows how cost of instruction has shifted to tuition as state support declines.


Related Topix: Oregon, Reed College, Whitman College, Opinion


How to Breathe Cleaner Air While Biking: Ride at 11 MPH

Portland State University Ph.D candidate Alex Bigazzi has been biking around Portland with a $300 homebuilt air quality monitor.


Related Topix: Portland, OR

Portland Tribune

PSU expands Urban Honors program

Tristan Weitkamp, a Portland State University student who graduated last month with honors, recently went to Nicaragua with the honors program.


The Oregonian

'Whitelandia': Portland filmmakers say they're learning from mistakes after igniting...

As gentrification has changed their Alberta Street neighborhood, two white filmmakers set out to make a documentary examining Oregon's history of racism.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Oregon

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Newberg Graphic

Lawsuit could waylay urban renewal funds for PSU

Mayor Charlie Hales’ plan to cancel the Education Urban Renewal Area surrounding Portland State University is running into a potential buzz saw.



Recharge Wrap-up: VW Golf TDI wins green car award, DC buses might go electric

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has won the award for 2014 Northwest Green Car or the Year.


Related Topix: Coupe, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, BMW i8, BMW, Alternative Energy, Herndon, VA

University Business

Maryland university selects cloud-based eRA

In 2012, Towson University set a strategic goal to transform all paper-based processes related to research administration and primary compliance support to an electronic format.


Related Topix: Towson University, Georgia Southern University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Southern University, Coastal Carolina University

The Washington Post

Studying Jon Snow: U-Va. offering a Game of Thronesa course

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington in HBO's "Game of Thrones." If "The Simpsons" can be the subject of a college course , as well as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" , it was only a matter of time before "Game of Thrones" would make it onto some course catalog.


Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, Kit Harington, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, University of Virginia

Beaverton Valley Times

Walking art: Journeying from PSU to Timberline - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:00

Art comes in many forms. To one group of classmates from Portland State University, even walking is a form of art.


Related Topix: Sandy, OR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Universities as elements of urban/downtown revitalization: the Portland State story and more

The Portland Streetcar passes through the plaza in front of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs.


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Arizona, University of Arizona, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania

Beaverton Valley Times

This city's about to blow! - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:37

In less than two weeks, Gresham will turn into Swingtown for two days when the Mt.


Related Topix: Gresham, OR, 9, Beer, Portland, OR, Troutdale, OR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Friday Harbor High '03 grad earns master's degree

Friday Harbor High School graduate Michael Pretz, Class of 2003, earned a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University, maintaining a 4.0 GPA over the course of the 3-year program.


Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA

Business Journal

Meet Team Shelley: Portland startup community rallies around one of its own

Members of the Portland startup and investor community are throwing their support behind one of their own this week, with dozens of people signing on to the fundraising effort of Team Shelley and its namesake Shelley Gunton .


The Oregonian

Portland-based consultants teach white-men-only diversity training, gain popularity with Fortune 500 corporations

Bill Proudman, CEO of White Men as Full Diversity Partners, pursued a career in diversity training after the death of a beloved mentor.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Samoa News

Class of 2013: Pacific...

The Pacific Horizons School's Class of 2013 turning their tassels to be recognized as the official PHS Class of 2013.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Texas Tech

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Dallas' new bike czar is ready to roll

Ashley Haire, Dallas' new bike coordinator, takes control of the city's bike plans at a critical time.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Sylvan (Portland, OR), University of Texas at Austin, University of Arizona