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Local Government Fiscal Resiliency Study Local Government Fiscal Resiliency Study
Building a Data-driven Model to assess the Capability of Local Governments and their Communities to Maintain Core Public Services. Prepared for the North Star Civic Foundation.
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Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab
A Portland State University capstone course helps college and high school students interested in STEM disciplines acquire essential skills not frequently taught in the classroom or laboratory.
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Are Structures Built on Pile Foundation on Solid Groud Are Structures Built on Pile Foundation on Solid Groud
A Portland State University study asks: how will structures with pile foundations fare when the soil turns to liquid?
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Let the Bacteria Do the Dirty Work Let the Bacteria Do the Dirty Work
Ph.D. student Bashar Al-Daomi developed a low-cost technology that could revolutionize water treatment practices in developing countries around the world.
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PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point
A Portland State University professor recently received a $350,000 federal grant to study how high-intensity fires, re-burns, and human activity could result in the collapse of forest ecosystems.
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Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters
In Portland State University’s Applied Coastal Ecology Lab, a team of researchers led by Professor Elise Granek examine how land-based contaminants affect organisms in Oregon’s nearshore environments.
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How Much Food do Oregonians Waste and Why? How Much Food do Oregonians Waste and Why?
Portland State University's Community Environmental Services, in partnership with Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality, takes a close look at the food Oregonians are tossing out and their reasons for getting rid of it.
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The Battery Beneath Our Feet The Battery Beneath Our Feet
"Can we store thermal energy generated during the summer underground for use during the winter?" asks a Portland State University study led by geologist Dr. John Bershaw.
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Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds
Portland State University's Dr. Michael Murphy studies the population biology of native birds living in the city's forested parks to gain a better understanding of what species need to survive in an urban setting.
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What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter? What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter?
Can a study of children's experiences as they transition from preschool to kindergarten lead to systemic changes in Portland schools that help kids retain the benefits of a pre-K education? Researchers at Portland State University have partnered with Portland Public Schools to find out.
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Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness
Portland State University's Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with the Children's Institute, supports the evaluation of the Early Works initiative at Southeast Portland's Earl Boyles Elementary School.
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Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness
Portland State University's Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with the Children's Institute, supports the evaluation of the Early Works initiative at Southeast Portland's Earl Boyles Elementary School.
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PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles
Portland State University recently received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation for research that seeks to improve our understanding of silver nanoparticles. The award is part of a larger $500,000 grant split between PSU and Oregon State University (OSU), which are collaborating on the study.
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Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing
Portland State University will join seven other universities in forming a research center for brain-inspired computing – a set of technologies that has the potential to enable computers to do tasks that, as of now, are uniquely human.
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The Port of Portland The Port of Portland
Since 2003, CES has provided ongoing operational support for waste management programs for the Port of Portland.
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Single Family Can Weight Study Single Family Can Weight Study
CES coordinates the Single-Family Weight Study for the City of Portland.
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Using green nanotechnologies to improve water quality
PSU physicist Dr. Simon Fowler has developed a green technology capable of eliminating potentially harmful compounds from water supplies.
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PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award
PSU’s Meredith Holgerson recently received the Raymond L. Lindeman Award for research suggesting small ponds produce surprisingly large quantities of greenhouse gases.
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Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class
A recent article co-authored by Portland State University anthropologist Charles Klein shows that the term does little to shine a light on the real lives of people who make it into this social classification.
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Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County
PSU faculty member Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction, and Amy McQueen, David Douglas School District (DDSD) math specialist, have completed a three-year, $1 million project to improve mathematics education in East Multnomah County.
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StreetRISE at Outside In
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AWARE
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Single Family Can Weight Study
CES coordinates the Single-Family Weight Study for the City of Portland.
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Portland Multifamily Recycling Project Portland Multifamily Recycling Project
This partnership helps support multifamily tenants and managers with recycling signage, educational outreach and infrastructure, in an effort in increase knowledge and participation of recycling in multifamily complexes.
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Portland Event Recycling Project Portland Event Recycling Project
For a number of years, CES has managed the City of Portland’s Event Recycling Program (PER), which works to decrease landfill-bound waste from nearly 200 community events annually.
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Wasted Food Measurement Study Wasted Food Measurement Study
PSU's Community Environmental Services partners with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to tackle wasted food
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Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling
Research Assistant Professor Dr. Melissa Lucash recently received a $1.4M grant from the National Science Foundation to study relationships between wildfires, climate change, Alaskan forests, and carbon cycling.
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Mapping the Memory Molecule Mapping the Memory Molecule
Assistant Professor Steve Reichow was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Whitehall Foundation to study the structure of a molecule thought to be critical to memory formation, learning, and cognition.
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A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley
Graduate anthropology student, Tia Cody uses LiDAR data and computer modeling to search for archaeological sites in Oregon's Calapooia watershed.
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Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions

Graduate chemistry student, Haley Irving builds and tests virtual models of photocatalytic molecules in research that seeks to move society away from fossil fuels and the production of industrial toxic waste.

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Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists
With support from the W. M. Keck Foundation, PSU researchers will develop an online electron microscopy platform to promote undergraduate nanoscience education.
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Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students
At Portland State University, Professor Ralf Widenhorn is developing an innovative curriculum to help students on pre-health tracks get the most of of physics courses.
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Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University
In the Mackiewicz Research Group, undergraduate students under the guidance of Dr. Marilyn Mackiewicz synthesize and functionalize nanostructures used by medical researchers exploring new ways to detect and treat disease.
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Forest Governance for Resilient Systems Forest Governance for Resilient Systems
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Driving Innovation with Collaboration Driving Innovation with Collaboration
With assistance from PSU, local start-up TangiTek moves closer to commercializing an innovative new technology.
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Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Working with universities, agencies, and citizens to study, monitor, and protect our freshwater resources.
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Achieving Justice for Survivors from Communities of Color
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Volunteers of America-Miracles: Family Recovery Support
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Caring Connections Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative
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Tribal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting
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Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention
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My Life T4
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HIV and Drug Use Prevention Needs Among Homeless Youth in the U.S.
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Evaluation and Technical Assistance for the Oregon Independent Living Program (ILP)
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Chime In: National HIV Behavioral Surveillance
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Pop up Porch Pop up Porch
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Measuring Total Employer Cost of Compensation for Teachers in Eight K-12 Public Schools in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho
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Water Matters Water Matters
PhD Student Jackie Dingfelder's exploration of New Zealand's approach to inclusive, integrated water management practices reveals valuable insights for policymakers on both sides of the Pacific.
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Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast
Dr. Tucker Childs works with communities in remote West African villages, documenting the region's endangered languages and cultures.
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Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential
In two recent studies, Portland State University’s Dr. C. Jonah Eleweke examines the challenges people with disabilities in Nigeria face when trying to access services that can help them reach their full potential and contribute to national development.
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Understanding Climate Change in South America Understanding Climate Change in South America
Dr. Paul Loikith and graduate student Judah Detzer are analyzing South American weather and climate data to improve our understanding of climate and climate change across the continent.
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Virtual Waters Virtual Waters
Dr. Scott Wells uses state-of-the-art hydrodynamic modeling to address surface water quality issues that affect the environment and society.
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Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World" Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World"
In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Jeremy Spoon traveled to Nepal to study the ways natural disasters reshape social-ecological systems. What he and his team learned could improve the future of disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts.
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Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
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HRSA Integrated Care
The Integrated Care Project provides a stipend to 32 MSW students per year who participate in an advanced integrated primary care and behavioral health care field placement that provides several specific integrated care learning activities. Students will also engage in a specialized curriculum and field seminar and evaluation activities.
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Oregon’s Looming “TECC” Challenge Oregon’s Looming “TECC” Challenge
The Imminent Rise of “Total Employer Costs of Compensation” for Oregon Local Government
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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
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Elevating Timber to New Heights Elevating Timber to New Heights
PSU researchers launch a new study to support the construction of wooden skyscrapers.
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Diatomix Inc. Diatomix Inc.
Improving indoor air quality one coat of paint at a time.
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Lessons from the History of Medicine Lessons from the History of Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Tappan's research delves into the history of efforts to treat and prevent malnutrition in Uganda.
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Getting the Message Across Getting the Message Across
Communicating the importance of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, a study led by Dr. Rajiv Sharma asks: has access to primary health care changed for people with different racial, ethnic, and gender profiles?
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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.
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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.
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Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Study: Marion County
CPS conducted an in-depth study of the hazardous materials transported through Marion County, Oregon. Results of the study inform emergency management policies and community pre-planning efforts.
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Energy Trust:  Compiling and Analyzing Manufactured Housing Tax Records Energy Trust: Compiling and Analyzing Manufactured Housing Tax Records
A review of county-level property tax rolls was conducted, to better understand the age at which a manufactured housing unit is decommissioned in Oregon.
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Improving Public Engagement and Public Records Management at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
In August 2016 the Center for Public Service (CPS) was retained by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) through an Intergovernmental Agreement to engage in a two-track evaluation of certain processes relating to public records and how DEQ might improve its processes.
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A Glimpse into the Future A Glimpse into the Future
It’s no crystal ball, but PSU’s Northwest Economic Research Center developed a tool policy makers can use to peer into the future of the Portland metro region.
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How Eco Driving Works How Eco Driving Works
PSU's Donald Truxillo asks: Can organizations reduce fuel consumption by encouraging employees driving fleet vehicles to follow simple guidelines while behind the wheel?
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Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
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Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
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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.
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Safe Crossing Safe Crossing
Dr. Sirisha Kothuri’s research enhances the efficiency of signalized intersections for all users.
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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.
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Transit Agencies Ride Social Media Transit Agencies Ride Social Media
With so many public transit agencies on board with social media, PSU economist, Dr. Jenny Liu asks how they’re using these platforms and to what effect.
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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.
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The Transportation Research & Education Center The Transportation Research & Education Center
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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.
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Is this the Beginning of the End for the Serial Number? Is this the Beginning of the End for the Serial Number?
With a novel algorithm and a high-resolution terahertz laser scanner, Dr. Suresh Singh might change the way we keep track of our most valuable possessions.
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A Model Fault A Model Fault
Assistant Professor Brittany Erickson develops computational models to simulate earthquakes and explore the geophysical processes associated with them.
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Portland's Heavy Metal Workshop Portland's Heavy Metal Workshop
Portland State's Materials Research Laboratory: the one lab on campus where building bridges isn't just a metaphor.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research
Professor Will Parnell publishes book on early childhood research
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Feeding the Regional Economy Feeding the Regional Economy
A new report from PSU researchers highlights the region’s diverse and robust food economy.
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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.
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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.
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Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
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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.
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Fourth Avenue Parklet Fourth Avenue Parklet
Architecture students designed and built a mini-park on SW Fourth Avenue, adjacent to the popular food cart pod that draws crowds from nearby offices and classrooms.
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Art, Building Art, Building
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Harrell Fletcher on Social Practice MFA Program Harrell Fletcher on Social Practice MFA Program
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Professional Development in the 21st Century Professional Development in the 21st Century
Researchers at Portland State University have developed a powerful new training tool that helps make practice perfect.
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Addressing Aphasia Addressing Aphasia
Assistant Professor Gerasimos Fergadiotis studies language processing and develops tools to diagnose aphasia and assess the efficacy of treatments.
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Modernizing Statistics Education Modernizing Statistics Education
Dr. Jennifer Noll recently received a prestigious “CAREER” grant from the National Science Foundation to study new methods of teaching statistics to non-mathematics majors.
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Aging in Place Aging in Place
In PSU’s Biomedical Signal Processing Lab, Research Associate Professor Eric Wan develops technologies that apply signal processing and machine learning to solve a number of problems, including those faced by older adults who have made the choice to age in place.
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Lost Tides Lost Tides
At Portland State University, a mix of researchers, high school teachers, and students investigate the ways manmade and natural alterations to the environment affect the Lower Columbia River Estuary.
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StoneStable, Inc. StoneStable, Inc.
Portland start-up StoneStable, Inc. is using technology developed at Portland State University to change the way vaccines are stored during transport.
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In Solidarity In Solidarity
Assistant Professor Jean Aguilar-Valdez works from within communities to address inequalities in science education.
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Creating 21st Century Tools to Support Braille Learners Creating 21st Century Tools to Support Braille Learners
Dr. Holly Lawson and colleagues are developing new eLearning platforms, materials, and tools to help visually impaired adults, educators, and service providers successfully learn Unified English Braille.
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PSU Biomedical Startup Receives $1.4M NIH Grant PSU Biomedical Startup Receives $1.4M NIH Grant
Elex Biotech, a drug development company with close ties to PSU, continues early-stage testing of compounds that treat the cause of ventricular arrhythmias associated with heart failure.
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The Inclusive, Shared Storybook Reading Project The Inclusive, Shared Storybook Reading Project
With a combination of online training, social networking platforms, and shared reading, Dr. Samuel Sennott connects families, youth service providers, and children with complex needs to resources that promote and facilitate communication and literacy skills.
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The Play’s the Thing The Play’s the Thing
Professor Michael Clark studies the role of play in society, in the past, present and future.
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New book on school readiness published by Will Parnell New book on school readiness published by Will Parnell
Rethinking Readiness in Early Childhood Education: Implications for Policy and Practice
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New book by Christine Chaillé features math and science for early childhood New book by Christine Chaillé features math and science for early childhood
Integrating Math and Science in Early Childhood Classrooms through Big Ideas: A Constructivist Approach.
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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.
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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.
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Reclaiming Futures Receives $2M to Pilot Innovative Youth Intervention Program Reclaiming Futures Receives $2M to Pilot Innovative Youth Intervention Program
With a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Reclaiming Futures will develop, implement, and evaluate a program that aims to identify and treat youths who may be on paths to substance abuse.
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Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design
A new interdisciplinary program will provide engineering and architecture students the experience, training, and skills to address issues of energy consumption in the building sector.
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Biology’s go-to Molecules  Biology’s go-to Molecules
New faculty member Steve Reichow studies the form and function of membrane proteins, a class of proteins with potentially significant implications for our understanding of physiology and the targeted treatment of disease.
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My Life My Life
Developed at PSU, a program designed to improve life outcomes for foster youth transitioning into adulthood will soon be implemented by university partners in communities in Oregon and beyond.
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Transportation Technology and People (TTP) Lab Transportation Technology and People (TTP) Lab
Evaluation of new technologies and application of advanced modeling and data analysis techniques to enable the optimal use of infrastructure, as well as ensuring environmental quality, livable communities, and economic growth.
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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.
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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.
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The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
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Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Andrew and Jonathan Thorsvik have developed a battery technology that could replace inefficient and toxic lead-acid batteries in automobiles.
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A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants
Clean Tech Challenge finalist Alex Bigazzi has developed a portable, low-cost sensor suite and data management application to help bicyclists map air pollutants while measuring pollutant intake during rides.
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Smart Shades Smart Shades
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists propose using solar-powered shades to reduce heat gain and related energy consumption in houses.
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The Portland Shower The Portland Shower
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists have developed a system to conserve water in showers while reducing utility bills.
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Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Ben Hendrickson, Morley Blouke, and Josh Olesen propose a change in the way we harness the sun’s energy for electrical use.
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Portland Public Schools: Building the Framework for Boundary Review Portland Public Schools: Building the Framework for Boundary Review
A series of three reports address issues specific to the project phase and provide detailed recommendations and concrete next steps for moving forward on district capacity, alignment, policy review, and community engagement efforts.
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Future of WorkSource - Oregon Employment Department Report Future of WorkSource - Oregon Employment Department Report
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Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover
Research Excellence Award winner, Dr. Steve Thorne takes innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.
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Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies
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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.
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An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon
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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.
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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.
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Radioactive Portland Radioactive Portland
Post-bac student Selicity Icefire analyzes the distribution of radon gas in the Portland metro region and throughout Oregon in order to help the state and its citizens identify and manage the risk of the poisonous gas.
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The Golden Wave The Golden Wave
Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
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Into the Past Into the Past
In Alaska’s Seward Peninsula on the Bering Strait, Dr. Shelby Anderson and her collaborators search for clues that shed light on the lives of the people who lived in the region long ago.
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A Big Showing for Business Accelerator Companies in Angel Oregon Competition A Big Showing for Business Accelerator Companies in Angel Oregon Competition
Portland State University Business Accelerator company-in-residence Nouvola wins $256K at Angel Oregon. Energy Storage Systems Inc., and HoneyComb Corporation, also companies-in-residence, advance to the finals.
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Working Productively and Happily Working Productively and Happily
Psychologist Dr. Liu-Qin Yang studies organizations and workers around the world to help both reach their full potential.
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What is in a Number? What is in a Number?
One of Dr. Eva Thanheiser's research foci is on how preservice elementary teachers conceive of numbers and what motivates them to learn mathematics--factors critical to the mathematics of future elementary school students.
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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.
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Psychology in a Social Context Psychology in a Social Context
Dr. Cynthia Mohr collects data on shared experiences in order to study health behaviors in the context of interpersonal relationships.
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The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education
From Portland State University to a network of partners providing educational programs to adult learners, the Learner Web supports education, equity, and social justice.
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Professor Olivia Murray publishes new book: Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education Professor Olivia Murray publishes new book: Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education
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Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters
With her research, Dr. Kelly Clifton is paving the way for multi-modal transportation in the Portland metro region.
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Three Cities Fire and Emergency Services Project Three Cities Fire and Emergency Services Project
The Center for Public Service worked with Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village ("Three Cities") to analyze the services provided under the Gresham Fire and Emergency Services IGA. The purpose of this project was threefold: To understand the operational, financial and revenue realities that structure fire/EMS service for the Three Cities (Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village); to propose alternatives and options for service delivery to the Three Cities ("Menu of Options); and to help the Three Cities diligently prepare for future service delivery arrangements for fire/EMS services.
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Learning from a Fish Out of Water (and Air) Learning from a Fish Out of Water (and Air)
Dr. Jason Podrabsky recently received a NSF grant to study the role of microRNAs in the cellular processes that give the Annual Killifish a remarkable ability to survive in some very extreme environments.
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Book on spirituality by PSU Professor Rick Johnson benefits mental health practitioners Book on spirituality by PSU Professor Rick Johnson benefits mental health practitioners
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Snapshots, Bridges, and Positive Outcomes Snapshots, Bridges, and Positive Outcomes
Dr. Dawn Richardson works with underrepresented and underserved communities to improve health and promote equity here in the Portland metro region and beyond.
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Bring new life to your classroom with this practical guide Bring new life to your classroom with this practical guide
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Education and Fine Arts faculty collaborate on ePortfolio book Education and Fine Arts faculty collaborate on ePortfolio book
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New book published by Professor Ann Fullerton focuses on supporting persons with autism to choose and participate in recreation New book published by Professor Ann Fullerton focuses on supporting persons with autism to choose and participate in recreation
Supporting Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation
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Improving Fluids Systems for Spacecraft Improving Fluids Systems for Spacecraft
PSU innovators take a new approach to designing tools to improve fluid management systems in space.
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The Social Determinants of Health Initiative The Social Determinants of Health Initiative
Contributing to a sustainable world.
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The Civil Engineering Writing Project The Civil Engineering Writing Project
Dr. Susan Conrad and her collaborators study documents written by civil engineers and students to develop materials that will hone students' writing skills without adding courses to the curriculum.
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Partnering with Marginalized Populations to Improve Health and Healthcare Partnering with Marginalized Populations to Improve Health and Healthcare
Dr. Christina Nicolaidis and her community partners are designing and implementing research projects with the goal of improving health and healthcare for populations traditionally not-well served.
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Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy
Dr. Patricia Wetzel considers relationships between grammar, language acquisition, instruction, and technology in "Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?"
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Water Sustainability Water Sustainability
Professor of Geography, Heejun Chang's collaborative water research examines the complex factors involved in changing hydrologic systems and provides governments, policy makers, and resource managers the data and tools to develop plans to address the growing demand on fresh water supplies.
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Unlocking the Language and Culture of 17th Century Spanish Theater Unlocking the Language and Culture of 17th Century Spanish Theater
Professor DeLys Ostlund is bringing a little-known play by one of Spain's greatest playwrights into the 21st century in a first-of-its-kind critical edition.
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Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation
The Center for Public Service evaluated Clackamas County’s alternate work week pilot project based on data collected between November 2008 and July 2009.
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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.
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The Center for Public Interest Design The Center for Public Interest Design
At Portland State University's newest research center, design is for equity. Design is for sustainability. Design is for the best interests of everyone.
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Educating the Next Generation of Power Engineers Educating the Next Generation of Power Engineers
In the PGE Foundation Power Engineering Education Laboratory, undergraduate and graduate students under the guidance of Dr. Robert Bass are gaining the experiences they'll need to power a rapidly changing world.
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Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs
Dr. Tugrul Daim and his Research Group on Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Management work with industry partners to help them identify and meet technological needs.
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On the Rocks On the Rocks
For 11 years, the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory has brought the out of this world down to earth.
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Improving Programs that Promote School Readiness Improving Programs that Promote School Readiness
Dr. Andrew Mashburn's research focuses on what works in preschool and afterschool programs aimed at improving outcomes for disadvantaged children.
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Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology
Dr. Shankar Rananavare and his graduate students have shown how incorporating nanoparticles into the production of integrated circuits may provide the next breakthrough in the power of our electronic devices.
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In Defense of Plants In Defense of Plants
Professor of Biology, Dr. Daniel Ballhorn studies the way plants defend themselves from attack—it's research that has both expected and surprising implications.
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Chris Keil. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature Chris Keil. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature
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Sarah Woodbury. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature Sarah Woodbury. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature
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Phil Rowlands. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature Phil Rowlands. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature
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Ceri Shaw. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature Ceri Shaw. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature
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Mike Jenkins. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature. Mike Jenkins. Panelist: Culture Wars. Other Voices in British Literature.
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In the Cellular Machine Shop In the Cellular Machine Shop
Cancer biologist Dr. Justin Courcelle Studies cellular replication, its mechanisms, processes, and rules; some of his recent findings have just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' Early Edition
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Going Viral Going Viral
Virologist Dr. Ken Stedman and his graduate students introduce innovations that may lead to improvements in vaccine storage and delivery.
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EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants
Clean Challenge semifinalists EndoBright propose producing a natural dye that may overcome some of the primary disadvantages of using natural dyes in foods and cosmetics.
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The Science of Conserving Our Cultural Heritage The Science of Conserving Our Cultural Heritage
Conservation Scientist Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare develops diagnostic tools that help museums and conservators better monitor the conditions of coatings protecting some of our most prized cultural possessions.
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The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium
Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from departments across campus gather to share their ideas and celebrate their research at the first annual, campus-wide student research symposium.
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Audrey Lingley PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Audrey Lingley
Audrey Lingley's presentation at the recent campus-wide student symposium illuminated aspects of her dissertation: Seeing Crucibles: Legitimizing Spiritual Development through Critical Historiography
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman
Nicole Zimmerman's research focuses on electric vehicle charging stations: how they effect the grid, and ways to make them better.
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Andrew Cohen. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Andrew Cohen. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
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Katja Garloff. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Katja Garloff. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
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PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Kate Washington PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Kate Washington
Is Portland's Pearl District living up to its claim that the neighborhood increases social capital for all its residents? Kate Washington lays the groundwork to answer that question in her study: "The Pearl District: An Urban Neighborhood."
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The Clean Challenge The Clean Challenge
In the first round of the Clean Challenge 16 teams of cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch their ideas for a chance to receive $5,000 in funding for project development.
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes
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Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc. Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc.
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Using Diatoms to Enhance Photo-Electricity Conversion Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Using Diatoms to Enhance Photo-Electricity Conversion
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems
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Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System
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Gina Herrmann. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Gina Herrmann. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
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Bridges to Use Bridges to Use
Undergraduates in the School of Business Administration's Strategy Capstone course partner with Innovation & Intellectual Property and gain real world experience researching and planning paths forward for technology developed at PSU.
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Arthur Bradford at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Arthur Bradford at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging
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CCIRARE CCIRARE
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The Innovation Program: Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Today The Innovation Program: Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Today
Providing engineers and computer science students with the experience and skills they'll need to be innovators in their future careers.
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Student Innovators: Buck McKay Student Innovators: Buck McKay
Mechanized modulation: how a device built by a PSU mechanical engineering student allows for hands free manipulation of effects pedals for musicians.
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Student Innovators: The Tea Meister Team Student Innovators: The Tea Meister Team
Innovation Program participants are brewing up innovations one cup at a time.
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Artificial Intelligence, Education, & Complexity Artificial Intelligence, Education, & Complexity
Dr. Melanie Mitchell is developing machine intelligence and educating students at PSU and around the world.
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Student Innovators: Matthew Stewart Student Innovators: Matthew Stewart
PSU engineering student and long distance runner Matthew Stewart introduces a design for a cart to carry gear for runners.
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Student Innovators: Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding Student Innovators: Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding
PSU engineering students Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding build a car safety harness for dogs, addressing design flaws in other similar harnesses.
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Survey Research Lab Survey Research Lab
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The Sánchez Nano-Development Lab The Sánchez Nano-Development Lab
Developing and implementing state of the art technology and techniques for nanoscale imaging.
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Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician
Dr. Dacian Daescu knows the math on weather forecasting—he's one of just a handful of mathematicians in the world developing the math that runs computer forecasting models.
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SWEETSense Inc. SWEETSense Inc.
Integrating data acquisition technology to support a more sustainable environment while continuing to innovate exciting technology with a focus on socially-redeeming values.
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Dori Laub. Lecture and Seminar at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Dori Laub. Lecture and Seminar at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Virtual Device Technologies Virtual Device Technologies
Enabling effective, inexpensive, and convenient virtual prototyping for developers of software and electronic devices.
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Elex Biotech—New Approaches to Managing Cardiovascular Disease Elex Biotech—New Approaches to Managing Cardiovascular Disease
A Portland biotech startup is designing and developing drugs to help those suffering from cardiovascular disease.
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The Green Building Research Lab The Green Building Research Lab
Supporting fundamental and applied research relevant to the green building industry, and serving as a teaching resource for students studying building science.
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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.
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Facilitating Paths to Use Facilitating Paths to Use
Innovation: Working in concert with external partners, the office of Innovation & Intellectual Property helps researchers like Dr. Carl Wamser move their innovations out of the lab.
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Synthesizing Solutions to Save Lives Synthesizing Solutions to Save Lives
Innovation: Dr. Rob Strongin and the Strongin Group have developed a method for identifying a biomarker that may be indicative of early stage ovarian cancer.
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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.
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What's next for Solar Power and Green Roofs What's next for Solar Power and Green Roofs
Dr. Carl Wamser discusses next generation solar cells, green roofs, and an upcoming OMSI event: "Connecting Researchers and Public Audiences."
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Developing 3D Editing Technology Developing 3D Editing Technology
Professor Feng Liu answers the challenges of stereoscopic image and video editing.
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A Powerful Tool for Managing the Spread of Invasive Species A Powerful Tool for Managing the Spread of Invasive Species
iMapInvasives invites Oregonians to share information about where they’ve found invasive species and what they’ve done to manage them.
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Intervening for Positive Change in At-Risk Youths Intervening for Positive Change in At-Risk Youths
Reclaiming Futures unites communities to help justice-involved teens overcome drugs, alcohol and crime.
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Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom
Providing teachers with tools to incorporate geography into lessons: The Student Atlas of Oregon connects children to Oregon and the world beyond.
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Dialogues for Deep Change Dialogues for Deep Change
Diasporas in Dialogue is a manual for community reconciliation that provides a platform for bringing refugee communities together.
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Bringing Innovation to Light Bringing Innovation to Light
This winter graduate students with an entrepreneurial spirit will have the chance to get hands-on experience with the processes involved in commercializing state-of-the-art technology in the New Venture Management course through the department of Engineering & Technology Management.
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David Cohen. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities David Cohen. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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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.
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A Jewel of PSU Innovation A Jewel of PSU Innovation
Dr. James McNames and members of the APDM team talk about their unique, wireless inertial sensors, the Mobility Lab and how they came to develop the world’s most advanced motion monitoring technology.
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Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria
DesignMedix, a Portland biotech startup, is designing the next generation of hybrid drugs to resolve issues of drug resistance in infectious diseases such as malaria.
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2012 Oregon Lab2Market Intensive 2012 Oregon Lab2Market Intensive
Developing ideas, zeroing in on markets, acquiring venture capital: how 30 seconds in an elevator can make a company.
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Little Structures,  Big Impact Little Structures, Big Impact
Multifaceted innovations in nanotechnology developed at Portland State by former Professor Dr. Mingdi Yan and brought to market by Swiss company SuSoS AG are improving everyday objects at the nanoscale.
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Timothy Morton. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Timothy Morton. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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John W. Haines. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities John W. Haines. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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La Famille Léger. Lecture and Concert at the Portland Center for Public Humanities La Famille Léger. Lecture and Concert at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Natalie Debray. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Natalie Debray. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Tim DuRoche. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Tim DuRoche. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting
Peter Dusicka is engineering a seismic brace technology for retrofitting buildings and bridges that will save infrastructure as well as lives.
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The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation
The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation combines research, education and knowledge to promote safe, convenient and accessible travel by walking and cycling.
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Carolyn Merchant. Keynote Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Carolyn Merchant. Keynote Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Kenneth Reinhard. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Kenneth Reinhard. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Improving Child and Family Services in Oregon and Beyond Improving Child and Family Services in Oregon and Beyond
The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services at Portland State University: integrating research, education and training to promote best practices in public child welfare.
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Lijia Zhang. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Lijia Zhang. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Fedosy Santaella. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Fedosy Santaella. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Soheil Najm. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Soheil Najm. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Fflur Dafydd. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Fflur Dafydd. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Bringing Mentoring Research Under One Banner Bringing Mentoring Research Under One Banner
The Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research brings together researchers from across campus to improve youth, college, and workplace mentoring.
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Leveraging Voices: the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Leveraging Voices: the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Shelley Gunton talks about taking innovation and entrepreneurship to new heights and building networks of support to help a community of aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Osman Pontes Conteh. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Osman Pontes Conteh. International Writers Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Barbara Garson. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Barbara Garson. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Dale Jamieson. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Dale Jamieson. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Tom Bissell at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Tom Bissell at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Joshua Kendall at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Joshua Kendall at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Thomas Bender. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Thomas Bender. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Christopher Cokinos. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Christopher Cokinos. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.
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Ramona Ilea. Eating Animals: A Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Ramona Ilea. Eating Animals: A Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Camas Davis. Eating Animals: A Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Camas Davis. Eating Animals: A Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Kathy Hessler. Eating Animals: A Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Kathy Hessler. Eating Animals: A Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Carl Wilson. A Conversation About Modern Music at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Carl Wilson. A Conversation About Modern Music at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Frank Black. A Conversation About Modern Music at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Frank Black. A Conversation About Modern Music at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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James Feldman. Environmental History Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities James Feldman. Environmental History Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Nancy Langston. Environmental History Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Nancy Langston. Environmental History Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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William Cronon. Environmental History Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities William Cronon. Environmental History Forum at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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David T. Goldberg. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities David T. Goldberg. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Lauren Berlant. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Lauren Berlant. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Beth H. Piatote. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Beth H. Piatote. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Stephen Gardiner. Plenary Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Stephen Gardiner. Plenary Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Natalie Jeremijenko. Plenary Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Natalie Jeremijenko. Plenary Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Cary Wolfe. Plenary Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Cary Wolfe. Plenary Speaker at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Bryan Norton. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Bryan Norton. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Tang Ling. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Tang Ling. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Farangis Siahpoor. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Farangis Siahpoor. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Eduardo Halfon. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Eduardo Halfon. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Laura Fish. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Laura Fish. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Maxine Case. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Maxine Case. International Writers at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Thomas Love. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Thomas Love. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Shawn Smallman. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Shawn Smallman. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Michele Ruth Gamburd. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Michele Ruth Gamburd. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Kari Norgaard. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Kari Norgaard. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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David Li. Faculty Lunch and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities David Li. Faculty Lunch and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Srinivas Aravamudan. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Srinivas Aravamudan. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Lon Kurashige. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Lon Kurashige. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt. Faculty Lunch and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt. Faculty Lunch and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Susanna Morrill. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Susanna Morrill. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Paul Silverstein. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Paul Silverstein. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.
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Thomas Bartlett. Roundtable at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Thomas Bartlett. Roundtable at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Matt Sutton. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Matt Sutton. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Nabil Boudraa. Roundtable on the Middle East Nabil Boudraa. Roundtable on the Middle East
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Michael Breen. Faculty Lunch and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Michael Breen. Faculty Lunch and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Removing Constraints to Scientific Discovery: "Data Near Here" Removing Constraints to Scientific Discovery: "Data Near Here"
Dr. David Maier and Veronika Megler, both of the department of Computer Science, talk about a technology developed to help scientists draw relevant observations from massive datasets.
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Bob Meister. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Bob Meister. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Maria Mavroudi. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Maria Mavroudi. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.
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Ed Cohen. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Ed Cohen. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Tim Kasser. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Tim Kasser. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Bridget Guarasci. Roundtable at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Bridget Guarasci. Roundtable at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Karen Engle. Symposium at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Karen Engle. Symposium at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Greg Mullins. Symposium at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Greg Mullins. Symposium at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Joseph Slaughter. Symposium at the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Joseph Slaughter. Symposium at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.
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Geneviéve Massard-Guilbaud. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Geneviéve Massard-Guilbaud. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Rita Felski. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Rita Felski. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Building a Better Learning Environment Building a Better Learning Environment
Innovation & Intellectual Property helps negotiate a partnership between public, private, and non-profit organizations leading to the construction of the green modular classroom, an affordable, sustainable alternative to current portable classrooms.
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kaPoW! A New Defense against Web Attacks kaPoW! A New Defense against Web Attacks
Wu-chang Feng, Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science, is looking to place his new defense mechanism between your favorite Internet services and attackers.
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Revolutionizing Training Methods in Human Services and Beyond Revolutionizing Training Methods in Human Services and Beyond
Innovators at the Regional Research Institute, Dr. Laurie Powers and Janet Walker, bring a technology-based approach to implementing advances in the fields of human services and mental health care.
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Collaboration & Development: Applying Nanoscience to the Preparation of Solid Phase Conjugate Vaccines Collaboration & Development: Applying Nanoscience to the Preparation of Solid Phase Conjugate Vaccines
Maintaining patents and seeking commercial partnerships: Dr. Jun Jiao and her research associate, Dr. Haiyan Li, collaborate with researchers at Providence Health & Services Oregon to develop a nanoparticle -based vaccine adjuvant.
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Where Nanoscience Meets Cancer Detection: the Onset of Innovation Where Nanoscience Meets Cancer Detection: the Onset of Innovation
From invention disclosure to provisional patent application: Dr. Raj Solanki and his team introduce a high-specific ovarian cancer antigen binding single-stranded DNA sequences for detection of ovarian cancer.
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Reconciling Work and Family Obligations to Increase Wellbeing Reconciling Work and Family Obligations to Increase Wellbeing
Organizational Psychologist and PSU Psychology Professor, Leslie Hammer is looking at changes in workplace systems that will improve the health and wellbeing of working families.
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Climbing the Steel Wall Climbing the Steel Wall
Dr. Julie Rosenzweig and Dr. Eileen Brennan of the School of Social Work at Portland State University advocate for better work-life compatibility for parents raising children with disabilities.
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Renisa Mawani. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Renisa Mawani. Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Sarah Sentilles. Workshop and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sarah Sentilles. Workshop and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Rob Nixon. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Rob Nixon. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Intergenerational Finance: A Business Partnership with the Future Intergenerational Finance: A Business Partnership with the Future
Giving future generations investment power in our current economy is the concept behind Intergenerational Finance.
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Modeling Software for Microgravity Fluid Mechanics Modeling Software for Microgravity Fluid Mechanics
Dr. Mark Weislogel, Professor of thermal and fluid sciences, and his team of collaborators from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science reimagine modeling software for fluid mechanics in microgravity.
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Collaboration, Inspiration, Breakthrough Collaboration, Inspiration, Breakthrough
Innovation: Dr. Robert Daasch, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dr. Glenn Shirley, Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, develop a method for supporting decision-making in the testing and manufacturing of semiconductors
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Conserving Oregon's Rich Biodiversity Conserving Oregon's Rich Biodiversity
Innovation: Supporting biodiversity conservation: the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center at Portland State University
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Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment
Innovation: Associate Professor of Biology, Radu Popa and his colleagues are using black soldier fly larvae to recycle nutrients from waste water.
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The Bright Side of a Heavy Metal The Bright Side of a Heavy Metal
PSU innovators Andrea Goforth and Anna Brown see Bismuth nanoparticle materials as the imaging agents of the future.
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A Partnership to Create New Sensors for a Better Tomorrow A Partnership to Create New Sensors for a Better Tomorrow
Innovators at Portland State University and Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc. aim to address critical public health challenges in the developing world and help international aid organizations become more sustainable.
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Innovation & Intellectual Property Releases Acclaimed Documentary Film Innovation & Intellectual Property Releases Acclaimed Documentary Film
Of razor wire and comfort: Portland State’s Dr. Jan Haaken makes the plea for a better understanding of residents at the Oregon State Hospital in Guilty Except for Insanity
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PSU Professor Robert Strongin Partners with Boulder Diagnostics PSU Professor Robert Strongin Partners with Boulder Diagnostics
Portland State University, Dr. Robert Strongin, & Boulder Diagnostics envision the future of new tests & reagents just over the horizon.
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NSF Initiative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) NSF Initiative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
A video presentation for PSU by the National Science Foundation on the SEES initiative and investments.
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Video: Shaping our Place, Scaling up Solutions Video: Shaping our Place, Scaling up Solutions
CIMM: A new collaborative research center aims to scale-up solutions
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The Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Services Project The Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Services Project
Improving the safety, stability, and wellbeing of high need formerly homeless families and families at risk of homelessness by embedding trauma recovery services and trauma informed practice in housing communities that serve these families.
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Bridges to Housing Bridges to Housing
A regional initiative aimed at moving high need homeless families out of the cycle of homelessness by providing permanent affordable housing and intensive case management services that build on the strengths of family members.
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Better Futures Better Futures
Increasing Postsecondary Preparation and Engagement of Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions in Foster Care
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My Life My Life
Youth in Foster Care Build Successful Adult Lives
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reUtica reUtica
A collaborative documentary by Matt and John Dean Ossowski exploring sustainability-focused community initiatives in Portland, OR and Utica, NY.
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Visions & Voices Visions & Voices
Black & White Photographs by Diverse Women Working in Various Aspects of the Sex Industry
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Coalition of Communities of Color Coalition of Communities of Color
A partnership between the Coalition of Communities of Color & PSU reports the disparities and experiences of communities of color in Multnomah County.
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Research Profile - Carl Wamser Research Profile - Carl Wamser
Carl Wamser and about 50 others researchers worldwide are developing synthetic membranes using a similar process to convert sunlight into electricity—on a scale that one day could be used in homes and skyscrapers.
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Research Profile - David Sailor Research Profile - David Sailor
Scientists say cities are heat islands and that's where David Sailor associate professor of mechanical engineering, steps in.
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Research Profile - John Dash Research Profile - John Dash
Researchers around the world, including John Dash, professor emeritus of physics, are pursuing a way to make hydrogen squeeze itself, so to speak.
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Research Profile - Loren Lutzenhiser Research Profile - Loren Lutzenhiser
Before the survey, commissioned by the California Energy Commission, "It was assumed," says Lutzenhiser, "that people would tar and feather you" if you suggested they do without modern conveniences such as air conditioning. "That was the received wisdom, but that's not what happened."
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Research Profile - Jeanne Enders and Pamela Tierney
Drs. Jeanne Enders and Pamela Tierney presented their research paper "Designing for Sustainability: Applying Management Theory to the Pursuit of Sustainable Design" at Business & Sustainability Conference
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TREC TREC
TREC is the Transportation Research and Education Center for Portland State University.
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Languages Offered at PSU Languages Offered at PSU
Offering over 23 languages
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Venezuelan Killifish Venezuelan Killifish
In partnership with the American Heart Association
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Preventive Medicine and Community Health Programs Preventive Medicine and Community Health Programs
PSU aids emerging countries
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Research for NASA Research for NASA
Launching a balloon satellite
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Food Industry Leadership Center Food Industry Leadership Center
Leadership and research for Oregon's food industry
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Cascadia Meteorite Lab Cascadia Meteorite Lab
Meteorite research and awareness
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Portland's Watersheds Portland's Watersheds
Research and action
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Sustainable Development Sustainable Development
The College of Urban and Public Affairs
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Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Lake management and aquatic issues
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