News - September 2017

Mike and Arlette Nelson

Michael and Arlette Nelson commit $10 million to strengthen programs and enhance the campus of the University of Portland

Business

Development

Nursing

September 22, 2017

Portland businessman Michael E. Nelson ’76, a member of the University of Portland Board of Regents, and his wife Arlette have made a $10 million gift to enhance the campus infrastructure and support academic programs, the University announced Friday.

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Dundon-Berchtold Hall Groundbreaking

President

Dundon-Berchtold Institute

Admissions

Development

September 21, 2017

On September 21, 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the site of the new academic building, Dundon-Berchtold Hall. The hall is scheduled for completion in January 2019.

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Kunal Nayyar ’03, actor staring in the CBS television comedy The Big Bang Theory, returns to the University of Portland on October 11

Business

Alumni

Performing and Fine Arts

September 20, 2017

Actor and alumnus Kunal Nayyar '03, currently staring in the hit CBS television comedy The Big Bang Theory, returns to the University of Portland for a public conversation on October 11.

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Brian Doyle

Late editor and author Brian J. Doyle honored with 2017 Spirit of Holy Cross Award

September 15, 2017

The Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers bestows a 2017 Spirit of Holy Cross award posthumously upon the late Brian Doyle, former editor of Portland Magazine.

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US News Top Engineering Program

University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering ranked 29th in nation by U.S. News & World Report

Engineering

Awards and Rankings

September 14, 2017

Shiley School of Engineering was ranked 29th nationally in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings.

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University of Portland

University of Portland ranked 6th in the West by 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

Awards and Rankings

September 12, 2017

For the 23rd consecutive year, the University of Portland has received a top-ten ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

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photo of Joanne Olsen

Faculty profile: Joanne Olsen

Nursing

September 8, 2017

Joanne Olsen, director of master’s programs in the School of Nursing, has held many positions in her nursing career. With experience in nursing, leadership, and hospital administration, Olsen is committed to producing insightful nurses through the School of Nursing master’s programs.

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Lynne and Kelly Slauson

Alumnae profile: Lynne '84 and Kelly '16 Slauson

Nursing

September 5, 2017

Mother and daughter Lynne and Kelly Slauson, share a love of nursing and a passion for helping others. Not only are Lynne ’84 and Kelly ’16 both graduates of UP’s School of Nursing, they also work together as advocates for rheumatoid arthritis, a condition Kelly has been diagnosed with since she was a baby.

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