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Emma Martinez '18

Emma Martinez ’18 receives national award for work in immigration and social justice

Awards and Rankings

Social Work

The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) recently recognized University of Portland student Emma Martinez ’18 with the prestigious 2017 Outstanding Student Award, given to students majoring in social work who are making a difference in their community.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Faculty profile: Joanne Olsen

Nursing

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

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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STEM education transformation

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

Awards and Rankings

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

Mathematics

Engineering

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.

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Students arrive in Lund Family Hall on Move-In Day

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

Admissions

Residence Life

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.

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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

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.

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Cascadia Zone Online Course

University of Portland launches Cascadia Subduction Zone online education program

Education

Environmental Studies

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.

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Service Plunge at Caesar Chavez Elementary School

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

Awards and Rankings

Moreau Center

Campus Ministry

Student Activities

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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Shiley School of Engineering

$25,000 Esco Foundation grant advances University of Portland innovation initiatives

Engineering

Development

The University of Portland has received a $25,000 grant from the Esco Foundation of Portland for the development of an interdisciplinary makerspace in the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering.

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Former UP soccer star Christine Sinclair '06 appointed to Order of Canada

Awards and Rankings

Athletics

Alumni

Christine Sinclair '06, former UP soccer powerhouse was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest honors, second only to membership in the Order of Merit which is a personal gift of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Eiffel Tower

Seven University of Portland graduates awarded international government teaching awards

International Languages and Cultures

Seven University of Portland graduates have been awarded International Government Teaching Awards in 2017, according to the University’s international languages and cultures department. All will be serving in English teaching assistantships (ETAs) during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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University of Portland nursing major Kyle Doty receives American Psychiatric Nurses Association Scholarship

Nursing

University of Portland nursing major Kyle Doty receives American Psychiatric Nurses Association Scholarship

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Carol DellOliver

Carol Dell'Oliver Hired as Health & Counseling Center Director

Health Center

Carol Dell'Oliver Hired as Health & Counseling Center Director effective August 2

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The University of Portland welcomes prospective students to campus for Oregon Private College Week, July 24-28

Admissions

As part of Oregon Private College Week, the University of Portland is joining 11 other private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state in welcoming hundreds of prospective students and their families to campus July 24-28.

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Sr. Angela Hoffman, O.S.B.

Sr. Angela Hoffman, professor of chemistry, awarded $15,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science program

Chemistry

Development

College of Arts and Sciences

Sr. Angela Hoffman, O.S.B., professor of chemistry at the University of Portland, was recently awarded $15,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science program.

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Message to the UP community from Fr. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C.

President

A message from the president on the University's commitment to environmental stewardship.

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Joane Moceri, dean of UP's School of Nursing, presented with Outstanding Alumna Award from UW Tacoma

Nursing

Awards and Rankings

University of Portland School of Nursing dean Joane Moceri was named the 2017 Outstanding Alumna of the University of Washington Tacoma's Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Program in June.

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Shiley School of Engineering Welcomes New Faculty

Engineering

The Shiley School of Engineering will be welcoming five new faculty to campus this August.

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School of Nursing launches two new masters programs

University of Portland’s School of Nursing launches two new Masters of Science programs for health care professionals

Nursing

The University of Portland’s School of Nursing has this week received accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for two new Master of Science (MS) programs for health care professionals.

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Pamplin School of Business awarded Seven Seals Award

Pamplin School of Business awarded Seven Seals Award

Business

The University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business has been awarded the Seven Seals Award for their support of military personnel.

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Cassi Khol  and Robert Winstead

Mock’s Crest Productions presents “The Pirates of Penzance,” June 9-25 at the University of Portland

Performing and Fine Arts

Mock’s Crest Productions will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved operetta of mistaken identity, “The Pirates of Penzance,” in the Mago Hunt Center Theater at the University of Portland (9000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland) on June 9-11, 15-18, and 22-25.

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Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle, award-winning author and editor of the University of Portland’s acclaimed Portland Magazine, passes away on May 27

The University of Portland lost a beloved member of our community when Brian Doyle, award-winning author and editor of Portland magazine for 25 years, passed away early this morning, May 27, 2017 from complications related to a brain tumor.

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2017 Davis Scholarship Recipients

Eight first generation students will attend the University of Portland on a full ride from the Davis New Mexico Scholarship this fall

Admissions

Eight students from New Mexico will attend the University of Portland on a full ride scholarship this upcoming fall, thanks to the Davis New Mexico Scholarship, which provides access to higher education for students who will be first in their families to earn a four-year college degree.

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Alumnus David Allstot ’69 accepts prestigious position at Oregon State University

Engineering

Alumnus David Allstot ’69 has accepted a faculty position as a senior research professor at Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Allstot graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the University of Portland in 1969.

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Shiley School of Engineering honors three retiring professors

Engineering

The Shiley School of Engineering is proud to honor three retiring professors. Professors James Male, Wayne Lu, and Zia Yamayee retired at the end of the spring 2017 semester.

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Opus Prize

University of Portland selected to host $1 million Opus Prize

Dundon-Berchtold Institute

President

The University of Portland has been selected to host the 2018 Opus Prize, a $1 million annual award which recognizes individuals or organizations who address critical social issues within their communities.

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Computer Science graduate Christine Chen named valedictorian

Engineering

When Christine Chen ’17 arrived at the University of Portland, she had no experience in programming or calculus. Four years later, Chen has graduated from the Shiley School of Engineering as valedictorian with a degree in computer science.

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Civil engineering graduate Reyn Stisher awarded Shiley Dean's Award

Engineering

Civil engineering graduate Reyn Stisher ’17 is the Shiley School of Engineering’s 2017 Dean’s Award recipient.

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University of Portland ranked top Oregon university in two recent rankings

University of Portland was ranked the top Oregon school for best return on investment among 300 private and public institutions in Forbes Magazine's second annual ranking of America's Best Value Colleges for 2017. The Pamplin School of Business Master of Business Administration program has been ranked highest of Oregon institutions that offer part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report Best Grad School rankings.

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University of Portland ranked top Oregon university in Forbes's "Best Value Colleges 2017”

Awards and Rankings

The University of Portland has been ranked the top Oregon school for best return on investment among 300 private and public institutions in Forbes Magazine's second annual ranking of America's Best Value Colleges for 2017.

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Shiley School of Engineering students participate in Franz Center’s $100K Challenge Venture Competition

Engineering

Students from the Shiley School of Engineering participated in the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation’s annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition, held at the University of Portland on Saturday, April 29.

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2017 Commencement

Over 900 graduates to participate in 2017 University of Portland Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 7  

Commencement

Celia Hammond, the first female president of the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), will address the 2017 University of Portland Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 7 at the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center on the University campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd..

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Lily D'Amico

Economics student Lily D'Amico’s Oxy camping chair takes top honors at University of Portland’s 2017 $100K Challenge Venture Competition

Franz Center

A record 36 teams participated in the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation’s annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition, held at the University of Portland on Saturday, April 29.

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Shiley School of Engineering's Ashley Martinez '17 receives Fulbright Student Grant

Engineering

Civil engineering graduate Ashley Martinez ’17 was awarded a prestigious Fulbright student grant and will be moving to Mexico City this Fall.

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Electrical engineering student presents research in Washington, D.C.

Engineering

Electrical engineering student Quentin Ward ’17 was one of 60 students from around the country to present research at the annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.

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$100K Challenge Venture inspires student entrepreneurs and inventors

Franz Center

A virtual farmers market. A new way to store and charge your smart phone. A program which makes learning math fun for high school students. Low glycemic snack bars for diabetics. These are just a few of the business ideas which will be presented by promising entrepreneurs competing in the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation’s annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition, at the University of Portland on Saturday, April 29.

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Adele Kennedy '17

Three University of Portland students take top honors at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, DC  

College of Arts and Sciences

Performing and Fine Arts

Awards and Rankings