Author of 11 novels and dozens of short stories, Kim Stanley Robinson is perhaps best known for the award-winning Mars trilogy¬—Red Mars (1992), Green Mars (1993), Blue Mars (1996)—which chronicle the settlement and terraforming of Earth’s next of kin.
Should it come to pass, a bid to bring Major League Soccer to Portland has a significant upside for Portland State football with nil-to-no drawbacks. It’s just that a lot of ifs, hows and whys are the in way.
The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman is “so” done with Earth Day and all the consciousness-raising around the need for green energy, he said Monday in the Peter W. Stott Center.
Seeking comment on his campus visit Feb. 18-19, John Charles Gordon of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies replied in an e-mail, “I have withdrawn from candidacy for the position.”
Portland State President Wim Wiewel has decided to boost James F. Miller Grant funding for student sustainability projects from $35,000 to $70,000, according to Sion Zivetz with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices.
Proposals from 19 faculty and staff teams are among the first beneficiaries of Portland State’s multi-million dollar grant from the James F. Miller Foundation.
The Portland City Council unveiled an ambitious $503 million spending package this month designed to stimulate the local economy by fast-tracking public infrastructure projects, assisting small businesses and creating jobs.