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Chinese Officials Visit Portland State to Learn Sustainable Urban Land Use

More than 30 senior officials from China's Ministry of Land and Resources will be in Portland Sept. 10–16, 2006, as part of the China-U.S. Sustainable Land Use Training Program, sponsored in part by Portland State University.

PSU Chemistry Professor Discovers New Treatment Approach for Malaria

A Portland State University (PSU) researcher has designed a promising new approach to treatment for the most common form of malaria.

Portland State Professor's Book Examining Abortion Politics Hits Stands Aug. 31

Portland State University Political Science Professor Melody Rose has authored an insightful book on abortion, "Safe, Legal, and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States," that hits bookstore shelves on August 31, 2006.

PSU Biologist Discovers First Acid-Loving Microbes at Bottom of the Sea

A team of researchers led by Anna-Louise Reysenbach, a microbiologist at Portland State University, has discovered and characterized the first acid-loving microbes living at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The results of the study, “A ubiquitous obligate thermoacidophilic archaeon from deep-sea hydrothermal vents,” were published in the July 27, 2006 issue of Nature.

Microsoft CEO, Gov. Kulongoski to Cut Ribbon on New Engineering Building, May 9

Portland State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new engineering building in the Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology (1930 SW Fourth Ave.) with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a host of luminaries: Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski; Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft Corporation Chief Executive Officer; Fariborz Maseeh, The Massiah Foundation founder and president; Dan Bernstine, Portland State University president; and Robert Dryden, dean of Portland State’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

State Board Approves Biology Ph.D. for Fall 2006

The State Board of Higher Education this month approved a new doctoral degree program in Biology at Portland State University, effective fall 2006.

Professor Lisa M. Zurk Earns NSF CAREER Award, to Research Terahertz Imaging

Portland State University Professor Lisa M. Zurk has received a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award program for her proposal, “Electromagnetic Scattering and Propagation in Random Media at Terahertz Frequencies.”