News - October 2016

Portland women win the team and individual WCC Championship titles, while men take second

Athletics

October 28, 2016

The eighth-ranked Portland women's team won the 2016 West Coast Conference Cross Country Championship on Friday, while junior Lauren LaRocco ran away from the field to win the individual title at Mission Bay Park. The No. 12 Portland men also had a solid showing at the WCC's, finishing second only to No. 4 BYU.

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Fr. Richard Berg, CSC

Fr. Richard Berg, CSC's "Scars" adapted into stage play, premieres January 24

Development

October 27, 2016

After interviewing a group of nine active duty military veterans undergoing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, Fr. Richard Berg, CSC wrote a fictional story incorporating the soldiers’ stories and his own research. The resulting novel, Scars, was published by Corby Books, Lakeville, Ind., in 2013. The book has converted to a stage play by scriptwriter Roccie Hill and producer John Beaulieu and will be premiered on January 24, 2017, at 7 p.m., during the Fertile Ground Festival, held January 19-29 at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Ore.

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Dr. James Covert

Dr. James Covert, UP professor emeritus in history, passes away

College of Arts and Sciences

History

Alumni

October 18, 2016

James Thayne Covert, Ph.D., professor emeritus in history at the University of Portland, died at his home on Thursday, October 13, of complications from a stroke. He was 84 years old.

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Michael Williamson '18

Michael Williamson '18 competes at University Start Up World Cup

Business

Franz Center

October 18, 2016

University of Portland senior finance major Michael Williamson was awarded runner up in his category for his business venture, Sentri Performance, at the finals of the University Start-Up World Cup, held Friday, October 7, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Shiley School of Engineering students

Shiley School of Engineering continues to surge in Northwest

Engineering

October 11, 2016

The University of Portland's Shiley School rises in prominence among schools of engineering as it builds a reputation for drawing women and underrepresented minorities.

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2016 Service Plunge at Peninsula School

University of Portland listed on annual President's Service Honor Roll for 8th Year

Moreau Center

Awards and Rankings

October 11, 2016

The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the 2015 award winners for the annual President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and the University of Portland has been named once again.

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Circle of four women cross country runners

Women’s cross country ranked no. 5 nationally

Athletics

October 5, 2016

The Pilot women's cross country team notches its highest national ranking in program history.

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Taylor Zehren '16 awarded Fulbright to Argentina, brings student Fulbright total to seven for 2016

Awards and Rankings

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

October 3, 2016

Taylor Zehren '16 was awarded UP's first student Fulbright to Argentina. He is the seventh UP student to accept a Fulbright award for 2016-2017.

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Shiley School of Engineering hosts Summer Project Showcase

Engineering

October 3, 2016

The Shiley School of Engineering held a Summer Project Showcase in September to highlight industry-based research projects completed by students.

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Illustration of University of Portland athletic P logo.

Pilot Student Athletes Excel in the Classroom

Athletics

October 1, 2016

Pilot student athletes demonstrate academic excellence, with 39% of all Pilot athletes earning Dean's List recognition in the fall of 2016, with representatives from every UP athletic team.

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