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Social Justice in K-12 Education: Working Online and in the Community for Educational Equity Social Justice in K-12 Education: Working Online and in the Community for Educational Equity
The Social Justice in K-12 Education Capstone is a noteworthy example of a longstanding partnership between PSU, local schools, and education-focused organizations.
Community Partnership
Professions in the Art Brought Alive at Portland's King K-8 School Professions in the Art Brought Alive at Portland's King K-8 School
A unique partnership between College of the Arts faculty members and Northeast Portland's Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School transforms the school into a museum while providing one of a kind art practice experiences for students.
Community Partnership
Multnomah County's Preschool for All: Investing in Equity Multnomah County's Preschool for All: Investing in Equity
A partnership between PSU and advocates of early childhood education come together to develop a plan to provide access to affordable, quality preschool to every child in Multnomah County.
Community Partnership
The Portland Innovation Quadrant The Portland Innovation Quadrant
The Portland Innovation Quadrant (IQ) represents an emerging innovation-focused district and community committed to propelling Portland to global prominence at the intersection of health, science and digital technology
Community Partnership
Partnership Spotlight: The Center for Retail Leadership, Columbia Sportswear & Gerber Gear Partnership Spotlight: The Center for Retail Leadership, Columbia Sportswear & Gerber Gear
The Center for Retail Leadership began in 1994 as a partnership between Portland State University's School of Business and the food industry. Retail and packaged goods companies provided seed funding in order to establish a world-class resource for recruiting and developing top management talent specific to the food industry.
Community Partnership
Partnering with Daimler Trucks Partnering with Daimler Trucks
Portland State University and Daimler Trucks formalize relationship by announcing a strategic partnership.
Community Partnership
Driving Innovation with Collaboration Driving Innovation with Collaboration
With assistance from PSU, local start-up TangiTek moves closer to commercializing an innovative new technology.
Research
The 2017 PSU Cleantech Challenge The 2017 PSU Cleantech Challenge
A team comprised of students from McKay High School in Salem and Portland State University take home the big prize at this year's Cleantech Challenge for a project that turns waste plastic into funding for STEM programming at K-12 schools.
Community Partnership
Business Accelerator Company Profile: APDM Business Accelerator Company Profile: APDM
PSU spin-off company, APDM develops the world's most advanced motions monitoring technologies.
Organization
MAPS to Equity in Education and Student Success MAPS to Equity in Education and Student Success
The MAPS program is operated by the Student Community Engagement Center at PSU. Student mentors are dedicated to education, knowledge, social justice, and community engagement, and above all else, the success of every student in Oregon.
Community Partnership
Innovating to Dismantle Systems of Oppression Innovating to Dismantle Systems of Oppression
For the past several months, a group of PSU academic professionals, part of a cohort with the Office of Academic Innovation, has been gathering to discuss and enact change regarding on one of PSU’s most critical mandates, community-based learning.
Community Partnership
Equalizing Access to Justice Equalizing Access to Justice
In Professor Khalil Zonoozy’s “Equalizing Access to Justice” Capstone course, students take on the challenges of structural barriers to justice for racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. and the differential treatment they receive from the justice system.
Community Partnership
Keep Portland Housed: Research Informing Local Housing Policy Keep Portland Housed: Research Informing Local Housing Policy
Dr. Lisa Bates, associate professor of urban studies and planning, works with city agencies and community groups to identify and preserve Portland's stock of affordable housing.
Community Partnership
Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student Projects Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student Projects
Student Project
PSU and Partners Work Toward a More Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County PSU and Partners Work Toward a More Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County
Research
Getting the Message Across Getting the Message Across
Communicating the importance of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Research
Disentangling Factors that Influence the Pregnancy Outcomes of Latina Women Disentangling Factors that Influence the Pregnancy Outcomes of Latina Women
In partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, Dr. Lynne Messer examines a unique dataset that could inform the development of interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes for Latina women.
Research
Addressing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities Addressing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities
Dr. Kelly Gonzales explores relationships between discrimination and retention in diabetes-prevention programs designed to serve American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Research
Evaluating Oregon's Health System Transformation Evaluating Oregon's Health System Transformation
A report from PSU highlights $240M in savings and other successes resulting from the implementation of Oregon's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program.
Research
Q & A with Dr. David Bansgberg, Dean OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Q & A with Dr. David Bansgberg, Dean OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Dr. David Bangsberg, founding Dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health sits down for a conversation with Stephanie Argy, staff writer for University Communications.
Research
Harvest for Health Harvest for Health
A partnership between PSU, local farms, and health care providers brings healthy foods to people with diet-related illnesses.
Research
Harvest for Health Harvest for Health
A partnership between PSU, Zenger Farm, and healthcare providers makes farm fresh produce and nutrition education available to people that want to improve their health.
Community Partnership
Revolution in Pedal Power Revolution in Pedal Power
As bikes equipped with battery-powered motors hit the road, PSU’s John MacArthur is there to ask how they might alter the transportation landscape.
Research
Safe Crossing Safe Crossing
Dr. Sirisha Kothuri’s research enhances the efficiency of signalized intersections for all users.
Research
Attitude Adjustment Attitude Adjustment
Exploring new avenues of research, Ph.D. student Tara Goddard partnered with Project Implicit to investigate how drivers’ attitudes may impact safety for cyclists on the road.
Research
Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers
Transportation engineer Krista Nordback explains why it’s a big deal that we don’t have accurate counts of how many people are riding bikes on our streets.
Research
City of Brookings Annexation Project City of Brookings Annexation Project
The Center for Public Service helped the City of Brookings respond to public concerns and opposition to City annexation of the adjacent community of Harbor.
Research
Art History Major Erin Frye Works with Curators at Portland Art Museum Art History Major Erin Frye Works with Curators at Portland Art Museum
At the Portland Art Museum, PSU art history major Erin Frye is assisting curator Sara Krajewski with preparations for an upcoming exhibition of prints by Andy Warhol.
Student Project
Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents
Dr. Mark Woods' research takes him back and forth between PSU and OHSU as he develops new and more effective MRI contrast agents.
Research
Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research
Could advanced data mining reveal new insights into treatments for concussions? Systems Science Professor Martin Zwick is trying to show the way.
Research
Unlocking Life's Code Unlocking Life's Code
While the Smithsonian Institution’s Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code was on exhibit at OMSI, museum-goers learned about the genome and life science research at PSU.
Research
Feeding the Regional Economy Feeding the Regional Economy
A new report from PSU researchers highlights the region’s diverse and robust food economy.
Research
Using Big Data to Improve Cities Using Big Data to Improve Cities
Computer scientist Kristin Tufte develops ways that cities can use “big data” to address critical social and environmental issues.
Research
Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure
Ph.D. student Marissa Matsler’s research helps the city lay groundwork for a “green infrastructure” asset management plan.
Research
Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
Research
Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency
PSU faculty create a first-of-its-kind map Portlanders can use to address the environmental and health impacts of climate change.
Research
Understanding the Total Employer Cost of Worker Compensation Understanding the Total Employer Cost of Worker Compensation
The Center for Public Service at Portland State University has developed software that the state of Oregon, cities, counties and other local governments will soon be able to use to more accurately measure and manage their cost of personnel services.
Research
Social Practice Goes to School Social Practice Goes to School
The Art and Social Practice MFA at PSU and Martin Luther King Jr. School in Northeast Portland partner and the idea of creating a “living museum” in a dynamic neighborhood takes off.
Research
Dispatches from Rwanda Dispatches from Rwanda
Jonathan Fink, Vice President of Research & Strategic Partnerships, travels to Rwanda to meet PSU Professor Evan Thomas who is in the country working on a program to reduce childhood diarrhea and pneumonia.
Research
Cyber Discovery Camp Cyber Discovery Camp
PSU hosts teams of high school students and teachers at an interdisciplinary summer camp designed to cultivate cyber citizenship and interest in STEM-related fields.
Research
Getting Your House in Order 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.
Research
Health & Hygiene on the Streets of the Rose City Health & Hygiene on the Streets of the Rose City
Research from graduate students in the School of Social Work promotes the adoption of a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.
Research
The Cully Neighborhood Youth Project The Cully Neighborhood Youth Project
From the university-wide student research symposium: undergraduates Dechen Dolkar and Kasey Zamago present a project involving Portland’s youth in plans to bring improvements to their neighborhood.
Research
Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap In Portland's Public Schools Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap In Portland's Public Schools
Drs. Esperanza De La Vega and Moti Hara partner with PPS's Research, Evaluation, and Assessment office to recognize schools where culturally responsive practices are shrinking the achievement gap.
Research
The Social Determinants of Health Initiative The Social Determinants of Health Initiative
Contributing to a sustainable world.
Research
Assessing Context at Oregon Schools Recognized for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap Assessing Context at Oregon Schools Recognized for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap
PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant recipients Professors Esperanza De La Vega and Moti Hara of the Graduate School of Education are conducting research that may soon help Oregon recognize schools where efforts to close the achievement gap are succeeding.
Research
Making Population Data Available to Everyone: the Population Research Center Making Population Data Available to Everyone: the Population Research Center
At PSU, the Population Research Center is providing population-related data and research for the State of Oregon.
Research
The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Providing the Portland metropolitan region with the tools and information policymakers and citizens need to advance the economic, environmental, and social goals of the region.
Research
A Life Dedicated to Public Service A Life Dedicated to Public Service
The Center for Public Service supports innovation in the public and non-profit sectors.
Research