News - August 2017

STEM education transformation

University of Portland receives $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster systematic instructional change in STEM education

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August 28, 2017

The University of Portland has received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve teaching environments for undergraduate students in STEM classes by increasing student-centered, evidence-based learning methodologies.


Students arrive in Lund Family Hall on Move-In Day

University of Portland welcomes Class of 2021, second largest class in school history


Residence Life

August 24, 2017

The University of Portland welcomes the Class of 2021 as freshmen move into the dorms on Thursday, August 24. At approximately 1,018 students, the new freshman class is the second-largest in University history.


2017 Moreau Center Service Plunge

Over 120 University of Portland students volunteer at schools, parks and non-profits as part of annual Service Plunge, August 22-23

Moreau Center

August 22, 2017

Over 120 University of Portland students, including freshmen and transfer students, arrived early on campus this week to volunteer at local schools, parks and non-profit organizations during the Moreau Center’s annual Service Plunge, August 22-23.


Cascadia Zone Online Course

University of Portland launches Cascadia Subduction Zone online education program


Environmental Studies

August 18, 2017

Dr. Robert Butler, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at the University of Portland, has developed a new online course, “Cascadia Earthquake Education,” designed for K-12 educators and others who teach children about the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the science behind the earthquake that could someday devastate the region.


Service Plunge at Caesar Chavez Elementary School

Princeton Review ranks University of Portland 5th in nation among schools that make an impact

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Moreau Center

Campus Ministry

Student Activities

August 11, 2017

The Princeton Review has ranked the University of Portland fifth in the nation among colleges and universities whose students are making a positive impact in their communities through volunteer service, on-campus engagement, and other meaningful contributions.



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