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University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business ranked top part-time MBA program in Oregon by U.S. News & World Report

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Business

The University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked 84th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Grad School rankings. The Pamplin School of Business is ranked highest out of Oregon institutions that offer part-time MBA programs.

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University of Portland continues as top school for Fulbright awards among master’s level institutions

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The University of Portland continues to be one of the top producers of Fulbright awards in the nation among master’s level institutions, according to a study released by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Portland magazine editor Brian Doyle selected as winner of 2017 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing

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The John Burroughs Association announced today that Brian Doyle, editor of the University of Portland’s Portland magazine, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing for his book Martin Marten, published by Macmillan Publishers in 2015.

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University of Portland ranked top university in Oregon in Kiplinger’s “Best College Values: Private Universities” for 2017

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For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger's Personal Finance annual ranking of best values in its private universities category for 2017. The University of Portland was ranked 58th nationwide among all private universities.

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Sr. Sue Bruno, O.S.F. honored as recipient of Spirit of Holy Cross Award on Blessed Basil Moreau Feast Day, January 20

Residence Life

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All members of the University of Portland community are invited to celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, on Friday, January 20, at 5 p.m., at Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Sr. Sue Bruno, O.S.F., Fields Hall Director, will be formally honored as a recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Holy Cross Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Congregation upon its lay collaborators.

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Rhodes Scholar finalist Parkes Kendrick '17

Scholar-athlete Parkes Kendrick '17 selected as finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics

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Athletics

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

University of Portland senior Parkes Kendrick has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. If successful, Kendrick will become the first University of Portland student to be named a Rhodes Scholar.

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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

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

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Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

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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University of Portland ranked 7th in the West

University of Portland ranked 7th in the West by 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

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Nursing

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For the 22nd consecutive year, the University of Portland has received a top-ten ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The University is 7th out of 124 institutions listed in the “Regional Universities – West” classification.

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University of Portland School of Nursing ranked no. 4 in the West

Nursing

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UP nursing program ranked no. 4 in the West, no. 46 in US by NursingSchoolsAlmanac.

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University of Portland ranks no. 18 in “Top 21 STEM Colleges of 2016” by Forbes.com

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Chemistry

UP ranks no. 18 in Forbes.com's list of top STEM schools.

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University of Portland named best Oregon college for value by MONEY Magazine's annual Best Colleges 2016-2017

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The University of Portland has been named the best college in Oregon for value in a ranking released today by MONEY Magazine, a Time Inc. publication. MONEY’s annual Best Colleges rankings and search tools are designed to help families find a great college at a great price.

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University of Portland alumni awarded teaching assistantships in France

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

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International Languages and Cultures

Kealey Johnson '16 and Douglas Blair '15 were awarded French Teaching Assistantships by the French Ministry of Education

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Six University of Portland students and one alumnus awarded prestigious 2016 Fulbright grants to work and study abroad

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Awards and Rankings

Seven Fulbright finalists have been awarded English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) in Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, and Turkey.

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University of Portland student newspaper, The Beacon, amasses awards, student internships

Student Affairs

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Student Activities

The University of Portland’s student-run weekly newspaper, The Beacon, has won four regional Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and advances to the national competition in the following categories: General News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, Online Sports Reporting, and Photo Illustration.

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University of Portland’s Bonnie Parks receives 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

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Library

Collections technology librarian Bonnie Parks has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award for her distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services division of the American Library Association makes the award each year to a leader in the field.

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University of Portland is a national top producer of Fulbright students and faculty

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Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Sociology

University of Portland ranks fourth among peer institutions for number of student Fulbrights and ties for second among peers for faculty Fulbrights.

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UP ranked top university in Oregon in Kiplinger’s “Best College Values: Private Universities” 2015-16

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For the sixth consecutive year, University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger's Personal Finance annual ranking of best values in its private universities category. University of Portland was ranked 51st nationwide among all private universities, up from 65th in 2014-2015.

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Feast of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to be celebrated on Jan. 20; Karen Eifler, co-director of Garaventa Center, to receive Spirit of Holy Cross Award

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Campus Ministry

Garaventa Center

Karen Eifler, co-director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture will receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award for her contributions to the work of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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University of Portland accounting students place second in national competition, held in Durham, North Carolina

Business

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Isaac Mansuetti, Lance Chee and Connor Ward finished second in the 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition, held recently in Durham, North Carolina. The UP students’ finish earned a $3,000 award for the University and a $10,000 award to be split among team members.

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UP business professor Sam Holloway receives Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management

Business

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Sam Holloway, a professor in the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business, has received the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management.

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UP biology professor Elinor Sullivan awarded $3.7 million grant from National Institute of Mental Health

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Biology

University of Portland biology professor Elinor Sullivan has been awarded a $3.7 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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University of Portland’s Laura A. McLary, a professor of German, named Oregon Professor of the Year by Carnegie Foundation and CASE

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International Languages and Cultures

College of Arts and Sciences

Laura McLary, professor of German at the University of Portland, was named Oregon Professor of the Year by the national Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the international Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

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University of Portland professor Alice Gates wins 2015 Marie O. Weil Outstanding Scholarship Award

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Sociology

Social Work

Alice Gates, a faculty member of the University of Portland’s sociology and social work department, is this year’s winner of the Marie O. Weil Outstanding Scholarship Award, co-sponsored by the Association of Community Organizations and Social Administration (ACOSA) and Taylor & Francis Publisher.

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University of Portland professor Martin Monto wins Hugo Beigel Award for Scholarly Excellence

Sociology

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University of Portland sociology professor Martin Monto has received the Hugo Beigel Award for Scholarly Excellence

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Karen Eifler, co-director of University of Portland Garaventa Center and education professor, receives 2015 Spirit of Holy Cross Award

Garaventa Center

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Karen Eifler, a professor in the University of Portland’s School of Education and co-director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture at UP, has received a 2015 Spirit of Holy Cross Award.

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UP civil engineering professor, associate dean Mark Kennedy receives Oregon Engineer of the Year Award from American Society of Civil Engineers

Engineering

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Mark Kennedy, University of Portland civil engineering professor and associate dean for the Shiley School of Engineering, has received the 2014-2015 Oregon Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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U.S. News & World Report ranks UP 7th in West; among top ten for 21st consecutive year

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President

For the 21st consecutive year, University of Portland has received a top-ten ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its “2016 America’s Best Colleges” publication.

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UP environmental science professor Robert Butler receives 2015 Neil Miner Award from National Association of Geoscience Teachers

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Environmental Studies

University of Portland environmental science professor Robert F. Butler has received the Neil Miner Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

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UP named one of America's "Green Colleges" for sixth consecutive year by The Princeton Review

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University of Portland is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

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University of Portland students awarded teaching assistantships in France

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

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University of Portland French studies students Britta Geisler, Rubama Nasir, and Julia Maynard have been granted teaching assistantships in France, according to French instructor Trudie Booth, international languages and cultures.

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University of Portland professors John Orr and Nick McRee awarded Faculty Fulbrights to teach abroad

Sociology

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English

Two University of Portland professors have received prestigious Fulbright grants to teach overseas, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Six UP students awarded prestigious Fulbright grants to work and study abroad

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Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

History

Communication Studies

English

University of Portland, a leader among its peer institutions in producing Fulbright scholars for several years, has announced that six students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright grants to work and study abroad.

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University of Portland ranked 14th nationally among peers in students studying abroad

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Study Abroad

University of Portland is ranked 14th nationally among its peer institutions in students studying abroad for a long-term duration, defined as more than one academic semester.

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Chika Eke, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, awarded prestigious three-year research fellowship from National Science Foundation to study at MIT

Engineering

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Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Chika Eke, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, has been awarded a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

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The Beacon named nation's best newspaper for colleges/universities with fewer than 5,000 students

Student Activities

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University of Portland student newspaper, The Beacon, won the Apple Award for "Best Newspaper" for colleges/universities with fewer than 5,000 students.

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University of Portland ranked 20th nationally among peer schools in number of Peace Corps volunteers

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University of Portland is ranked 20th nationally among its peer institutions in producing Peace Corps volunteers, according to a study released today. The University has regularly placed among the top 20 since 2010.

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University of Portland accounting team advances to national finals

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Business

Four University of Portland accounting students won the regional round of the KPMG Case Competition, held in Chicago, Ill., January 17-18.

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UP ranked the top private Oregon university, 65th nationally in Kiplinger's 2014-15 Best Value Private Colleges

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For the fifth consecutive year, University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual ranking of best values in private colleges and universities.

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