CUPA in the News

CUPA's faculty and students are regularly featured in the news because of the real-world solutions they implement in our community and around the world. Below is just a sampling of how the work of the individuals at CUPA embodies Portland State's motto, Let Knowledge Serve the City. 

KATU's Your Voice, Your Vote: Covering Trump's immigration proposal, government shutdown
Chair and Professor of Political Science, Chris Shortell, served on a Your Voice, Your Vote panel on KATU News to discuss the DACA program and whether another government shutdown is imminent. (VIDEO)

The Skanner: Bill Examines Cops’ Mental Health
Ron Louie and Richard Goerling—both adjunct faculty members in our Criminology & Criminal Justice program— talk with The Skanner about a new approach to addressing police officers' mental wellbeing.

Beaverton Valley Times: Ealy will leave city position
Randy Ealy, a graduate of Portland State University's MPA program, was just named manager of local government affairs for Portland General Electric. Ealy served as City of Beaverton's chief administrative officer for 9 years under Mayor Denny Doyle.

The Washington Post: Why is India ‘missing’ 63 million women — even though development is roaring?
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Joshua Eastin, was featured in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog discussing why gender equality has declined in India over the last decade, despite its economic progress.

Bike Portland: A former Portlander wants to know what ‘women led’ cities would look like
Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, a graduate of Portland State University's Master of Urban Studies program, is addressing sexism in urban planning and encouraging women to get involved with the city planning process.

Oregon's Kitchen Table, a program of the National Policy Consensus Center, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to restore public access to one of Oregon’s most iconic places: Multnomah Falls. If the campaign is successful, nearly 10 miles of trail that climbs 600 feet to the top of Multnomah Falls, up to Wahkeena Falls, and then over to Angel’s Rest will re-open in 2018. Read about the Be There for the Gorge campaign and learn how you can get involved!

Press Release: Craig Shinn Honored by Special Districts Association of Oregon
Craig Shinn, Public Administration Professor Emeritus, was honored with the 2018 Lifetime Educational Achievement Award from the Special Districts Association of Oregon. Shinn is the first recipient of this award given by the organization representing the 1,035 special districts of Oregon that provide a wide range of services around the state from the most rural communities to urban areas.

KATU: As Portland grows, some have words of warning about 'irresponsible' development
Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Brian Renauer, and Associate Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Lisa K. Bates, weigh in on the effects of Portland's redevelopment.

Inside PSU: An academic approach to reducing Portland airport waste
University Communications highlighted the great work that Community Environmental Services is doing out at Portland International Airport. (VIDEO) 

Capital Press: Oregon event focuses on farming challenges
Fishtrap, Wallowa County's literary nonprofit, will host a discussion on today’s farming challenges, from succession planning to the culture of agriculture. Brett Brownscombe of the National Policy Consensus Center will be on hand alongside other policy makers to discuss agricultural perspectives.

Lake Oswego Review: Lake Oswego's Rob Wagner picked to replace Devlin in state Senate
PSU Political Science alum, Rob Wagner, was just selected to represent State Senate District 19. His predecessor, Sen. Richard Devlin, resigned in December after being appointed to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.