As Portland State’s enrollment continues to increase by at least 2,000 students every year, the university’s need for more student and faculty space continues to run headlong into a dilemma that confronts many urban campuses located in cities with expensive real estate: the dilemma of infrastructural expansion.
After Portland State’s student-run radio station, KPSU, lost its AM signal last summer, the station’s website suddenly became the de facto medium for broadcasting beyond campus.
Portland State’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science has launched a pilot program this term to encourage and cultivate innovation in students.
Term by term, Portland State is steadily introducing more online courses into its curriculum as a greater number of students are expecting the university to shift to an online atmosphere.
Young female veterans of the U.S. military are nearly three times more likely to commit suicide than civilian women, according to a recent study co-authored by Portland State’s professor of community health Dr. Mark Kaplan, research associate Nathalie Huguet, Ph.D. and Oregon Health and Science University’s Dr. Brentson McFarland, a professor of psychiatry.
During the Student Senate meeting, senators discussed a change to the amount of signatures required to amend the constitution.
Several human rights groups, including Portland State’s own SUPER (Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights), have recently criticized Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski for conducting business with Israel despite the nation-state’s ongoing human rights violations.
Jeffrey D. Robinson, associate professor of communication at Portland State, recently obtained a $340,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate how the initial communication between breast-cancer patients and their surgeons influences a patient’s psychosocial health during treatment and recovery.
Earlier this month, the Life Sciences Collaboration Building [LSCB] Steering Committee announced that it has achieved a series of “significant milestones” regarding the development of the Life Sciences Collaborative Complex.
Jason Newsom, associate professor of community health at Portland State, recently co-authored a scientific study whose results strongly suggest that volunteering in one’s community can increase the longevity of older adults living with functional limitations.
During Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting, the Senate Finance Committee discussed Portland State’s summer fee.