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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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Drawings from one of the workshops at the GOALS summit. Ellena Rosenthal/PSU Vanguard

GOALS summit: a demand for women in leadership

Portland State had a new type of student on campus last Tuesday. Around 275 high school girls from around the state of Oregon convened in the Smith Memorial Student Union…
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Dr. Elise Granek (left) and PSU student Dominic Galen prepare oysters for testing. Courtesy of Inside PSU

PSU researchers discover toxic compounds in local oysters

The Portland State Department of Environmental Science and Management conducted research on local oysters and found harmful compounds such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides and mercury. The study began in summer 2013,…
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Protesters walk out to support #DisarmPSU

Portland State University Student Union lead a campus walk-out today at 12 p.m. Activists, both students and nonstudents gathered to support the #DisarmPSU campaign. According to the PSUSU Facebook page,…
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Portland State President Wim Wiewel speaks at a recent press conference. Brad Bourgeois/PSU Vanguard

PSU business tax campaign suspended as college affordability coalition forms

A controversial tax proposal on Portland Metro Area businesses to support Portland State students was suspended today, with an agreement between the university and the business community to address alternative…
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Wim Wiewel raps with Student Media on campus issues

President Wim Wiewel met with Student Media representatives on Friday, April 21 to discuss recent events on campus. Editorial staff from the Vanguard and the Pacific Sentinel had the opportunity…
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