News - February 2016

University of Portland announces 2016 Commencement speakers and honorees


February 26, 2016

Allen and Kathleen Lund head the list of honors at the 2016 Commencement ceremonies. The Lunds will receive the University's highest honor, the Christus Magister Medal.


University of Portland is a national top producer of Fulbright students and faculty


Awards and Rankings

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement


February 23, 2016

University of Portland ranks fourth among peer institutions for number of student Fulbrights and ties for second among peers for faculty Fulbrights.


Gift from University of Portland engineering alumnus establishes Richard and Diane VanGrunsven Professor of Engineering



February 23, 2016

University of Portland has received a gift from engineering alumnus Dick VanGrunsven '61, for $30,000 to establish a new term professorship in the Shiley School of Engineering. Over the three-year term of the project, mechanical engineering professor Timothy Doughty will have the title “The Richard and Diane VanGrunsven Professor of Engineering.”


University of Portland hosts National Association of Teachers of Singing Classical Auditions; sends 7 UP students to regional finals

February 5, 2016

Some 160 high school and college students competed in the regional competition. Seven UP students qualified for the regional finals, including three students who placed first.


UP ranked top university in Oregon in Kiplinger’s “Best College Values: Private Universities” 2015-16

Awards and Rankings

February 1, 2016

For the sixth consecutive year, University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger's Personal Finance annual ranking of best values in its private universities category. University of Portland was ranked 51st nationwide among all private universities, up from 65th in 2014-2015.



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