PSU to build orphanages in Haiti

The Portland State Department of Architecture recently learned that it will receive part of a Partner University Fund $485,000 grant, which will fund collaborative efforts between PSU and Ecole Speciale d’Architecture de Paris in designing and building sustainable orphanages in Haiti.

Best paper awarded to OTREC researchers

Portland State Professor Miguel Figliozzi and graduate student Alex Bigazzi received the best paper award at the annual Transportation Research Forum (TRF) for their paper addressing the effects of heavy traffic and bottlenecking on congestion costs, including time, fuel and emissions.

Online exclusive: Health and Mexican migration

Nelly Salgado de Snyder, a professor and researcher at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, will speak at Portland State this Thursday about the issue of psychological and social determinants of health among Mexican immigrants in the United States.

Preserving Old Towne

Cultural characteristics of the historic Old Towne area of St. Helens, Ore. will perhaps be better conserved due to the work of several Portland State graduate students.

Oregon promotes career readiness

Oregon officially introduced the National Career Readiness Certificate last month. The certificate demonstrates fundamental abilities in three key areas: applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.