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Arianna Huffington to keynote Portland State gala

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, will be the distinguished keynote speaker at Portland State University’s 16th Annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center. 

Creating Futures campaign surpasses $50 million

The PSU Foundation has raised more than $50 million for scholarships through the Creating Futures mini campaign, surpassing its initial goal nine months ahead of schedule.

PSU Library publishes five open textbooks written by faculty

Portland State University Library has published five open textbooks authored by PSU faculty for PSU students. In their first term of use, these textbooks saved students more than $23,800.

Textbooks costs are growing and can be a significant barrier for students. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that, in the 2012-13 academic year, students at public universities paid an average of $1,250 for textbooks and supplies. 

PSU project lands $945,000 federal emergency recovery grant

The Federal Transit Administration has announced a $945,000 grant for a Portland State University project to help transportation agencies respond to regional emergencies. The project is led by TREC (the transportation research and education center for PSU), with partners TriMet, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Metro.

Portland State University among Peace Corps’ 2015 top volunteer-producing graduate schools

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2015– The Peace Corps today announced its 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Graduate Schools across the country. This year, Portland State University ranked No. 4, with 13 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

PSU launches Comics Studies certificate for aspiring artists, writers and scholars

Portland State University has launched a new Comics Studies certificate for students who want to join the city’s robust comics scene as artists, writers and scholars.

PSU researchers uncover high levels of hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapor

(Portland, Ore.) January 22, 2015 – In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Portland State University researchers reveal that e-cigarette vapor can contain hidden formaldehyde at levels five to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes. 

U.S. News names Portland State in top 50 best online MBAs

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Portland State University among the top 50 best online MBA programs in the country, released Jan. 7.

Portland State partnership awarded $1 million for math education leadership program

A partnership led by Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education has received a $1 million state grant to improve math instruction in two east Portland school districts.  

The East Metro Mathematics Leadership Project will focus on research-based instructional practices that support student mathematics learning while developing teacher leaders in two east Portland districts, David Douglas and Centennial. The Multnomah Education Service District is also a partner on the project.