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22 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Plan for Portland neighborhood includes historic district protection, new building codes

Combine five working groups, five goals, six vision statements, 13 principles and 14 critical actions, and the sum is the draft for creating a sustainable, mixed-use India Street neighborhood.


Related Topix: Portland, ME, University of Southern Maine, UC Davis

Yesterday | The Oregonian

TriMet track repairs will disrupt Northeast Portland MAX, bus service in August

Service on MAX and the No. 70 bus line will be disrupted for five days in Northeast Portland's Lloyd District starting Aug. 11 as crews replace a problematic track switch .


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Multnomah (Portland, OR), Hillsboro, OR, Clackamas, OR

Yesterday | The Bee

Lawsuit aims to stop city's plan for PSU

Mayor Charlie Hales' plan to provide urban renewal money for Portland State University has been socked with a legal challenge even before the City Council passes it.


Related Topix: Oregon

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Ethiopian runners: Portland has resources to help if needed

Members of Portland's growing Ethiopian community and others march in May to protest killings in Ethiopia.


Related Topix: Multnomah County, OR

Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People

If humanity ever wants to colonize a planet beyond the solar system, it's going to need a really big spaceship.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy


Guest Commentary/City Policies: Dona t confuse criminals and homeless

"Any policy that punishes those in poverty is a bad policy," says Dr. Donna Beegle, former professor at Portland State University and CEO of Communication Across Barriers.


Related Topix: Arlington, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Petroleum News

Oil Patch Bits: URS hires Knutson and Vivian to its team

URS said that Dave Knutson and Shannon Vivian recently joined its team. Knutson joined URS as a staff engineer.


The Washington Post

COMIC-CON 2014: Brian Michael Bendis illuminates the craft, and commerce, of becoming a comics pro

WHEN PUBLISHER Random House reached out to Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis to see whether he was interested in creating a book about how to write comics, Bendis knew he had to do it.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Silicon Alley Insider

Nike Bought Its Iconic 'Swoosh' Logo Design For A Measly $35 In 1971

In 1971, Phil Knight - who now has an estimated net worth of $19 billion - was teaching accounting at Portland State University.


Portland Tribune

Southeast Portland pedestrian bridge to be replaced

The bridge, which was originally built by Union Pacific in approximately 1943, is being replaced as part of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Milwaukie, OR, Clackamas County, OR

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Getting your money's worth out of college in Oregon isn't a simple equation: Editorial

In this 2012 file photo, Dr. Wim Wiewel, president of Portland State University, explains why the tuition of both community colleges and universities in Oregon doubled over the past ten years, using a graph that shows how cost of instruction has shifted to tuition as state support declines.


Related Topix: Oregon, Reed College, Whitman College, Opinion


How to Breathe Cleaner Air While Biking: Ride at 11 MPH

Portland State University Ph.D candidate Alex Bigazzi has been biking around Portland with a $300 homebuilt air quality monitor.


Related Topix: Portland, OR

Portland Tribune

PSU expands Urban Honors program

Tristan Weitkamp, a Portland State University student who graduated last month with honors, recently went to Nicaragua with the honors program.


The Oregonian

'Whitelandia': Portland filmmakers say they're learning from mistakes after igniting...

As gentrification has changed their Alberta Street neighborhood, two white filmmakers set out to make a documentary examining Oregon's history of racism.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Oregon

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Newberg Graphic

Lawsuit could waylay urban renewal funds for PSU

Mayor Charlie Hales’ plan to cancel the Education Urban Renewal Area surrounding Portland State University is running into a potential buzz saw.



Recharge Wrap-up: VW Golf TDI wins green car award, DC buses might go electric

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has won the award for 2014 Northwest Green Car or the Year.


Related Topix: Coupe, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, BMW i8, BMW, Alternative Energy, Herndon, VA

University Business

Maryland university selects cloud-based eRA

In 2012, Towson University set a strategic goal to transform all paper-based processes related to research administration and primary compliance support to an electronic format.


Related Topix: Towson University, Georgia Southern University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Southern University, Coastal Carolina University

The Washington Post

Studying Jon Snow: U-Va. offering a Game of Thronesa course

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington in HBO's "Game of Thrones." If "The Simpsons" can be the subject of a college course , as well as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" , it was only a matter of time before "Game of Thrones" would make it onto some course catalog.


Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, Kit Harington, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, University of Virginia

Beaverton Valley Times

Walking art: Journeying from PSU to Timberline - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:00

Art comes in many forms. To one group of classmates from Portland State University, even walking is a form of art.


Related Topix: Sandy, OR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Universities as elements of urban/downtown revitalization: the Portland State story and more

The Portland Streetcar passes through the plaza in front of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs.


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Arizona, University of Arizona, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania