Simon Fowler, a doctoral physics student, explains the process behind the ultraviolet water purification prototype his team constructed. Update: Fowler's team won the ISS stimulus grant for the EPA P3 grant. The other team members are  civil engineering undergraduate Emilio Molina, and Director of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Jun Jiao. Photo by Jaime Dunkle

Stimulus awarded for EPA grant application

A student-led team of researchers was awarded a stimulus grant to support their preparation of a proposal to the Environmental…
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Drew Pizzolato and Jill Castek of the Literacy, Language and Technology research group at Portland State University. Photo by Christopher Sohler

LLTR working to bridge the participation divide

The Multnomah County Library is one of 51 establishments to receive the National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum…
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Klamath National Forest. Photo courtesy of Erik Wheaton/Public Domain

Faculty receives grant to study climate change, Klamath region

Portland State environmental science and management faculty members Robert Scheller and Melissa Lucash received a grant from the National Science…
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A BuddyUp representative describes features to interested students. Photo by Christopher Sohler


At a school like Portland State, in which over 30,000 students are enrolled, navigating academics and campus life can be…
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Crime Blotter Nov. 10–16

November 10 Theft Lincoln Hall Around 5:30 p.m. Officer Denae Murphy responded to a faculty member’s call that her wallet…
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The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science's upcoming high school mentoring program will focus on urban sustainability. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

College of Engineering recruiting for innovation challenge

The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and computer science at Portland State is seeking students majoring in computer science, engineering…
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The boilers of the West Heating Plant were replaced with energy-efficient alternatives as part of an effort to increase sustainable energy use on campus. Similar projects will be made possible by PSU's carbon credit deal with Chevrolet. Photo courtesy of PSU Campus Planning Office

Carbon credit deal struck between Chevrolet, PSU

On Campus Sustainability Day, Oct. 22, Portland State announced a deal with car company Chevrolet to sell two and a…
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International Relations Major Irina Rudenko relaxes in the light therapy booth located at the SHAC Mind Spa. Photo by Christopher Sohler

SHAC debuts Mind Spa

The Student Health and Counseling Center at Portland State unveiled the Mind Spa on Nov. 3 on the third floor…
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PSU Professor Alex Ruzicka holds up a copy of a historic certificate given to a company
so that they could mine iron out from under Northern Arizona’s Meteor Crater. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory hosts fundraiser

The Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, a group in Portland State’s Department of Geology dedicated to the study and public education of…
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The Ping family is requesting videos and photos of Kevin Ping to create a memorial slideshow. Submissions can be sent to Photo provided by Karisa Harris-Cleary

Missing student Kevin Ping found dead

Missing Portland State student Kevin Ping was found dead Thursday evening in McMinnville, Oregon. The 21 year old left his…
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Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) beat all opponents for reelection despite a recent wave of scandals. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Military Department through Creative Commons

Elections results 2014

Last night, the election season drew to a close. The Republicans took majority in the Senate, making this the first…
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