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Portland State, South Korean Research Institute to Sign Collaboration Agreement, Oct. 28

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Flexible Work Schedule Research by PSU's Graduate School of Social Work

Fifty-six percent of companies surveyed allow employees to address personal or family issues on company time, according to a survey of human resources professionals by the Regional Research Institute (RRI) for Human Services at Portland State University, WorldatWork® and the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP).

Tracking the invasive mudsnail

Researchers in PSU's Center for Lakes and Reservoirs have a couple of serving suggestions for the New Zealand mudsnail: frozen, dried, or marinated in a toxic bath of Formula 409—anything to help prevent the spread of this miniature menace from Down Under.

Energy and Water Appropriations Includes $150,000 for Solar Energy Facility at PSU

The office of Sen. Gordon Smith (R–Ore.) today notified Portland State University that the House and Senate conference report on the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 2419) includes $150,000 in funding for PSU’s “Solar Photovoltaic Test Facility System, Materials and Installation Project.”

PSU School of Fine and Performing Arts Dean to Retire, Interim Dean Appointed

Robert Sylvester, dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts (FPA), has announced his decision to leave the dean's position to return to the faculty ranks. Barbara Sestak, associate vice provost for Research and Sponsored Projects has accepted the appointment as interim dean and Nancy Koroloff, professor in the Graduate School of Social Work, will take over Sestak's former position.

PSU Researchers Track New Zealand Mudsnail to Deschutes River

New reports from the lower Deschutes River and the Oregon coast show that the tiny but highly invasive New Zealand mudsnail, also known as Potamopyrgus antipodarum, continues to increase its foothold in Oregon.

The popularity of these destinations among outdoor enthusiasts from around the United States heightens concern for the further spread of New Zealand mudsnails (NZMS) throughout Oregon.