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Lynn Le '11 (photo by Isaac Lane Koval)

Lynn S. Le ’11 named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30”

Franz Center

Alumni

Business

Entrepreneur and sports marketer Lynn S. Le ’11, has been named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Retail and E-Commerce Class of 2018.”

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University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business named a Best Business School 2018 by the Princeton Review

Business

Awards and Rankings

The Pamplin School of Business’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Portland has been named to the Princeton Review’s list of Best Business Schools 2018.

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Veterans Day 24-Hour Vigil

Air Force and Army ROTC conduct 24-hour vigil and commemoration ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11

Awards and Rankings

The University of Portland Air Force and Army ROTC will conduct a 24-hour vigil in honor of Veterans Day, concluding with a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, November 11, at 11 a.m., at the Praying Hands/Broken Wall Memorial on the campus's East Quad.

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Protest and reform have always been part of American democracy 

College of Arts and Sciences

History

Christin Hancock, associate professor of history and gender and women studies, and chair of UP's history department, notes that recent efforts at protest and reform, like taking a knee during the National Anthem, have been active aspects of American democracy since the founding of the U.S.

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Bonnie Toon-Sweeney

Bonnie Toon-Sweeney Memorial Scholarship supports next generation of theater professionals

Performing and Fine Arts

College of Arts and Sciences

Development

The family of the late Bonnie Toon-Sweeney ’94, a longtime figure in the Portland theater community, has endowed a $50,000 scholarship in her name that will assist students studying theater at the University of Portland to complete their degrees.

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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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Photo of Jim Berchtold, Amy Dundon-Berchtold and President Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C.

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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Photo of actor Kunal Nayyar '03

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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photo of Joanne Olsen

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, pa