On the evening of Friday, May 10th, more than 80 students and alumni met at the Simon Benson House for their first-ever University Studies Peer Mentor Program alumni gathering. PSU students have been peer mentoring in Freshman Inquiry and Sophomore Inquiry classes since 1994, where they support retention and student success in academic settings at Portland State.
Andrew Giarelli, University Studies faculty, has been appointed as an American Studies peer reviewer for the Fulbright Scholars program for a three-year term. He has also been appointed as visiting senior lecturer in the American Studies department at Charles University, Prague, for the spring semester.
Karen Gibson, Urban Studies and Planning faculty, and Leanne Serbulo, University Studies faculty, authored “Black and Blue: Police-Community Relations in Portland’s Albina District, 19641985,” published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly. In the article, they argue that Portland’s African Americans, who collectively made up less than ten percent of Portland residents and were segregated into neighborhoods including the Albina di
Smith Memorial Student Union Room 327, 328 and 329
Stop by the Senior Capstone Fair to learn about the Capstone courses being offered this summer and in the next academic year. The fair is a perfect opportunity for students and community members to meet with Capstone instructors, to ask questions and explore the possibilities each Capstone course offers.