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Portland Business Journal: Monster El Nino offers confusing outlook for ski season on Mt. Hood

Read the original story in the Portland Business Journal's Sustainable Business Oregon blog

El Nino means lousy ski and snowboard conditions on Mt. Hood.

That's how the usual media narrative goes. Yet that storyline doesn't sit well with Dave Tragethon, the man charged with selling season tickets at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Geography minor in Water Resources

The Minor in Water Resources offers broad training in spatial perspectives of sociopolitical and biophysical dimensions of water resource issues at local, regional, national, and international scales.
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K-12 geography education in Oregon gets $200,000 boost

Portland State University’s Center for Geography Education in Oregon (C-GEO) has received a $200,000 grant from the John and Betty Gray Geography Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to improve geography education in Oregon’s K-12 schools.

PSU Sustainability stars honored with awards

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions and its partners across campus hosted the 8th Annual Sustainability Celebration this week, marking the end of an academic year that saw great strides in both operational and educational sustainability at Portland State. 

Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, co-authored a paper titled "Space and Time Dynamics of Urban Water Demand in Portland, Oregon, and Phoenix, Arizona" in Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, Vol. 29: pp. 1135-1147.

Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, co-authored a paper titled "Space and Time Dynamics of Urban Water Demand in Portland, Oregon, and Phoenix, Arizona" in Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, Vol. 29: pp. 1135-1147. 

Heejun Chang, Britt Crow-Miller, Geography faculty, and graduate student Matt Bonnette presented a paper titled "Determinants of Urban Water Consumption in Three Western US Cities" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicag

Heejun Chang, Britt Crow-Miller, Geography faculty, and graduate student Matt Bonnette presented a paper titled "Determinants of Urban Water Consumption in Three Western US Cities" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago, April 23. Chang also participated as a panel discussant in "Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating Sustainability Programs in Geography Departments: Is it Time for a Sustainability Specialty Group?"

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in China

What: Brownbag Lunch Presentation on Sustainable Development and Public Participation in China

Where: Market Center Building 123
1600 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201

When: Friday May 8, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

How much: FREE! RSVP.

Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, co-authored a book chapter titled "Rapid Land Use Changes and Ecosystem Services Shift in Coastal Areas: A Case Study of Korea," published in Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective, Cambridge University Press.

Heejun Chang, Geography faculty, co-authored a book chapter titled "Rapid Land Use Changes and Ecosystem Services Shift in Coastal Areas: A Case Study of Korea," published in Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective, Cambridge University Press.