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PSU center contributes to national study showing early intervention prevents psychosis

A new national study analyzing results of early psychosis intervention programs in Oregon and five other states shows a package of pre-emptive services can prevent young people with signs of a psychotic disorder from developing full-blown psychosis. 

Portland State reaches green pinnacle in college ranking with Princeton Review for second year

(Portland, Ore.) August 4, 2014 — Portland State University (PSU) this week was named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll in the 2014 Guide to Best Colleges. PSU achieved the highest possible score on the seventh annual “Green Ratings" of colleges—a rigorous ranking of environmentally friendly attributes of campuses across the nation.

PSU students help determine Cully neighborhood’s walkability needs

Three Portland State University graduate students in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning used GIS technology to collect and analyze residents’ thoughts about walkability needs for Portland, Oregon’s northeast Cully neighborhood.

Their report, Engaging Cully, was the final product of a ten-week course called Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS), taught by PSU professor Vivek Shandas

Getting Your House in Order

Associate Professor Lisa K. Bates partners with the Portland Housing Center to develop and assess a culturally specific financial education course designed for African-Americans.
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NY Times: E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors

PSU professor James F. Pankow's groundbreaking research into the chemistry of tobacco products and how that chemistry promotes habit initiation and long-term addiction continues to attract national attention. Pankow has a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Portside: Trash to Treasure and Getting to Zero

The Port of Portland's summer issue of Portside includes a cover story on the Port's "Material Metamorphosis" featuring its work with PSU's Community Environmental Services. 

Read the full issue here

 

Excerpt:

PSU researchers bridge gap between marine scientists and policy makers

In late May, two dozen professionals with an interest in Oregon’s ocean gathered in a Corvallis meeting room to bridge some gaps.

They came representing organizations as diverse as Oregon Department of State Lands, the Surfrider Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coastal county planning departments and regional universities. Some were land use decision makers while others came from a marine-related research background, with stores of data waiting for them back in the lab. 

Energy Efficiency Markets: Will District Energy Efficiency Focus Attract Businesses in Portland?

Read the original story in EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com

With a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Portland State University will build a living lab to evaluate, in real time, the effects of district energy efficiency upgrades in a section of Portland, Ore., and will study whether the upgrades boost economic development.