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Physics Nobel laureate sheds light on future of LED tech

The future is in light, according to blue LED inventor and Nobel laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura. Portland State hosted Nakamura on Wednesday, June 1 to discuss LEDS, or light-emitting diodes,…
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Crime Blotter: May 9-22

May 9 Suspicious Behavior/Student of Concern Lincoln Hall At about 11:30 a.m. CPSO officers made contact with an individual appearing to be under the influence of narcotics and/or alcohol after…
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The year in review

Another academic year is coming to a close. Maybe you’ve been too wrapped up with your nose in your textbooks to pay attention to what’s been happening around campus. Don’t…
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Researchers assess Oregon wildfire vulnerability

Anyone in the Portland area late last August can probably recall the blankets of smoke that covered the city. Silhouettes of office buildings and green treelines blended into the sky,…
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Students address the board about the lack of services provided for ethnic student groups. Andy Ngo/PSU Vanguard

Trustees hear from students at special session

The Portland State Board of Trustees held a special two-hour meeting on Wednesday, May 25, as a space for students and board members to discuss issues such as mandatory health…
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CEPE welcomes new director Michelle Giovannozzi

The School of Business Administration recently named Michelle Giovannozzi director of its Center for Executive Education, with an eye toward adding flexibility and online accessibility to its training regiment. Giovannozzi…
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New program to educate teachers for the visual-impaired

Portland State has won a federal grant for $1.2 million to develop a certification program for orientation and mobility specialists to instruct those who are blind or visually impaired. Awarded…
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Institute for Sustainable  Solutions has acquired Bee City USA certification. Courtesy of Portland State Student Sustainability Center

Sustainability students acquire Bee City USA certification

This month, Portland State officially became the 10th certified Bee Campus USA institution in the country since the initiative launched last year. The new apiary, which consists of two beehives…
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Community Cleanup crew exposes pervasive problem on campus: buttheads

Park Blocks flush with trees, a waterfront view, the bustle and ring of the streetcar, and what else? Countless cigarette butts. Community members at Portland State are working to reclaim…
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Biology research lab approaches new learning methods in the sciences

When Dr. Erin Shortlidge became part of Portland State’s biology department in fall 2015, she was put in charge of a new sort of science project: how to effectively absorb…
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Chemistry grant takes aim at life’s origins

How did we get here? How did life spring to Earth four billion years ago? Portland State chemistry professor Dr. Niles Lehman has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the…
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