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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday May 31, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Eastern Connecticut State University: New Doucette Research -'Firearms, Dementia, Clinician'
WILLIMANTIC, Connecticut, May 21 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news: Five years ago, USA Today reported on a 75-year-old woman in Oregon who called the 911 dispatcher begging for help after her husband of 57 years accidentally shot her in the stomach. Her husband, suffering from dementia, sat in a wheelchair holding the gun, not realizing what he had done or why. Unable to remember, he could not talk. Fortunately, the wife survived after 30 pints of blood, three s  more

Eastern Oregon University to Develop Reopening Plan Alongside Employees, Students
LA GRANDE, Oregon, May 28 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: As universities wrap up spring term, Eastern Oregon University announced that it is developing campus reopening plans. Oregon's public universities are working with state leaders and have developed a framework with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for review by the Oregon Health Authority. "We are looking forward to the gradual reopening of our main campus in preparation for fall term and   more

Eastern Oregon University: Incoming Faculty Member Brings Expertise to New Program
LA GRANDE, Oregon, May 28 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: Shannon Donovan, Ph.D., is one of the first Sustainable Rural Systems (SRS) professors at Eastern Oregon University. As a founding faculty member, Donovan will help shape the program as it grows. The SRS program implements a project-based learning model designed to give students hands-on experience and training in all aspects of a rural community. The innovative nature of the new program attracted Donovan. "  more

George Fox University Names Morse Dean of Portland Seminary
NEWBERG, Oregon, May 27 -- George Fox University issued the following news release: Dr. MaryKate Morse, a lead mentor in Portland Seminary's leadership and spiritual formation doctor of ministry track and a professor at the institution for more than 30 years, will assume the role of dean of the seminary, effective Wednesday, July 1. Morse has served at the George Fox University-affiliated seminary in a variety of faculty and administrative capacities and was instrumental in developing the semi  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces $30 Million Investment to Protect Agricultural Workers and Secure Oregon's Food Supply Chain
SALEM, Oregon, May 30 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced a $30 million investment to secure Oregon's food supply chain and protect essential agricultural workers. The Governor's Office worked with state agencies, farmers, and farmworker advocates to develop a funding proposal to deploy rapid support and resources to Oregon's agricultural producers to meet harvest demands and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. "Oregon's agricultural w  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Gathering Big Data to Accelerate the COVID-19 Fight
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 27 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: A nationwide collaboration of clinicians, informaticians and other biomedical researchers aims to turn data from hundreds of thousands of medical records from coronavirus patients into effective treatments and predictive analytical tools that could help lessen or end the global pandemic. Through the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (, about 60 clinical institutions   more

Oregon Health & Science University: Key to Oregon Study Update - COVID-19 Testing
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 29 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: In alignment with new guidance ( from the Food and Drug Administration that restricts the use of home-based COVID-19 test kits, the Key to Oregon study will temporarily delay the mailing of home-based test kits to study participants. Instead, Key t  more

Oregon State University: Produce-Buying Incentive Program a Win-Win for Oregon Consumers and Farmers
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 27 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study. The Double Up Food Bucks program is one of many produce-incentive programs that pair with SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program commonly referred to as food stamps. For every dollar SNAP recipien  more

Portland Community College: Profiles From Distance - Andrea Lowgren Uses History to Show How Places Evolve
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 27 -- Portland Community College issued the following news: Welcome to "Profiles From a Distance," which is a series designed to showcase the talented and diverse cadre of people who constitute Portland Community College. First up is Andrea Lowgren, an instructor of history at the Cascade Campus. A self-described "feminist social justice historian," she's also a world traveler, a hiking enthusiast, and an installer of artisanal backyard patios. Lowgren is also the creator  more

Research Group Advocates Prioritizing Recess as Schools Look Ahead to Students' Return: Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 28 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: As K-12 schools look ahead to students returning to classrooms in the fall after an extended period of coronavirus-induced isolation, an international group of researchers has one plea: Don't forget about recess. Recess is a crucial time for kids to engage in physical activity, as well as practice their social and emotional regulation skills. And it's going to be an integral part of allowing kids to recover from th  more

Rutgers University-Newark's Luis Rivera Helps Congress Shape COVID-19-related Legislation, Policy
NEWARK, New Jersey, May 28 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Luis Rivera, an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers University-Newark, has been helping to shape federal legislation and policy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rivera currently serves as a Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden for Oregon. Through the yearlong fellowship, administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and  more

Southern Oregon University Ken Kempner Studies Role of Women Faculty in Saudi Universities
ASHLAND, Oregon, May 28 -- Southern Oregon University issued the following news: Southern Oregon University emeritus professor Ken Kempner, a former dean of social sciences at SOU, has continued studying the role of higher education in developing countries - most recently, the role of women in Saudi Arabia's universities. Kempner's research was cited last month in a story in the life sciences magazine The Scientist about women faculty members at Saudi universities. "I have been most surprised  more

Southern Oregon University's Danielle Mancuso Recognized by International Group
ASHLAND, Oregon, May 30 -- Southern Oregon University issued the following news: The Association of College Unions International has recognized Danielle Mancuso, SOU's associate director of student life, with the organization's Excellence in Volunteer Service Award. Mancuso served as the association's 2019 Region IV Conference coordinator and co-chair, and developed the first joint regional conference in ACUI's modern regional structure. Mancuso has held volunteer positions with the associatio  more

TRACE Week Three Results Suggest One Person Per 1,000 in Corvallis Infected With SARS-CoV-2: Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Oregon, May 27 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Results from the third weekend of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on May 9-10. The study, Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-Level Coronavirus Epidemics, known as TRACE-COVID-19 for short, began the weekend of April 25-26 and continued the subsequent two weekends. The fourth and final w  more