News - January 2016

University of Portland Nursing Professor Amber Vermeesch selected for National Faculty Policy Intensive Program


January 15, 2016

Nursing professor Amber Vermeesch has been selected as one of eight participants from around the nation for the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Faculty Policy Intensive program. She will also be recognized as an AACN Faculty Policy Fellow.


University of Portland receives three grants totaling $45,000 from The Alliance to fund collaborative undergraduate research in environmental and sustainability issues


January 11, 2016

University of Portland Shiley School of Engineering has received three separate grants totaling $45,000 for undergraduate student research projects dealing with environmental and sustainability issues. The research involves collaboration with other schools and organizations, and each project is funded by a $15,000 grant from the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (The Alliance) and the Katherine Bisbee II Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.


Feast of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to be celebrated on Jan. 20; Karen Eifler, co-director of Garaventa Center, to receive Spirit of Holy Cross Award

Awards and Rankings

Campus Ministry

Garaventa Center

January 9, 2016

Karen Eifler, co-director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture will receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award for her contributions to the work of the Congregation of Holy Cross.


University of Portland accounting students place second in national competition, held in Durham, North Carolina


Awards and Rankings

January 7, 2016

Isaac Mansuetti, Lance Chee and Connor Ward finished second in the 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition, held recently in Durham, North Carolina. The UP students’ finish earned a $3,000 award for the University and a $10,000 award to be split among team members.



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