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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday June 14, 2020 ( 16 items )  

49th Rogue Community College Commencement Will Be Online
GRANTS PASS, Oregon, June 9 -- Rogue Community College issued the following news: The 49th Rogue Community College Commencement will be different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure the safety of our students, their families and their friends, commencement will be streamed online. "RCC is proud of our graduates and nothing gives us more joy and pride than celebrating their achievements," said Kori Ebenhack, vice president of Student Services. "Although we can't meet in person,  more

Clackamas Community College to Launch Job Corps Program for At-Risk Youth
OREGON CITY, Oregon, June 11 -- Clackamas Community College issued the following news: Clackamas Community College was recently awarded $1,186,848 from the U.S. Department of Labor to pilot a Job Corps Scholars Program. CCC was one of 20 grant recipients totaling nearly $24 million as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling. "As we look toward defeating  more

Eastern Oregon University Board Approves Budget, Tuition for 2020-21
LA GRANDE, Oregon, June 9 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: Eastern Oregon University's Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the academic year via Zoom on June 4 and approved a preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Trustee Dixie Lund opened the meeting with a motion of gratitude for EOU students and employees and their collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "A heartfelt expression of gratitude to the employees and students of EOU for their hear  more

Evenstads Establish New Scholarship at Linfield to Increase Diversity in Wine Industry
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon, June 13 -- Linfield College issued the following news release: Domaine Serene Winery, founded by Grace and Ken Evenstad, is donating $500,000 to Linfield College to increase diversity in the wine industry. The gift will establish an endowed scholarship for underrepresented populations in the college's wine studies program, allowing more students to receive a top-rated wine education at an affordable cost. "Our entire team is immensely pleased to contribute toward Linfield'  more

Letter From Lewis & Clark College President Wiewel
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 10 -- Lewis and Clark College issued the following letter on June 9 by President Wim Wiewel: In response to a message we sent last week from Executive Council about the murder of George Floyd, I received many replies from students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Some were appreciative, others were critical. I heard stories of racism and microaggressions experienced on our own campus and in the wider world. And I heard calls to do better: exhortations to an institution commit  more

Lewis & Clark College: Recent Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Grant in Uganda
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 10 -- Lewis and Clark College issued the following news: Cole Harris BA '20 undertaking research in Zanzibar.Cole Harris BA '20 undertaking research in Zanzibar.Lewis & Clark College is continuing its legacy of consistently producing Fulbright scholars, even in the midst of a pandemic. Cole Harris BA '20 is the latest recipient of the highly competitive award, which will see him in Uganda in January of next year. The Fulbright Scholar Program, widely regarded as the most  more

N.M. Department of Economic Development: Quantum Computing Leader Brings Research Center New Mexico SavantX Set Create 116 Jobs in Santa Fe
SANTA FE, New Mexico, June 13 -- The New Mexico Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: A company at the leading edge of quantum computing is relocating some operations to New Mexico, and plans to hire over 100 employees, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced. After considering locations in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and California, SavantX Inc. has chosen Santa Fe, N.M. for its corporate research headquarters. The operations, sales  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Comprehensive Coronavirus Testing Plan for Long-Term Care Facilities
SALEM, Oregon, June 11 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on June 9: Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon will be implementing a comprehensive coronavirus testing plan to protect the residents and staff of long-term care facilities, prioritizing those facilities at greatest risk for outbreaks. "From the beginning of this pandemic, it has been one of my top priorities to protect the residents and staff of long-term care facilities," said Governor Brown. "We too  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Healthy Schools Reopening Council
SALEM, Oregon, June 11 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that she will be convening a Healthy Schools Reopening Council to advise her and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) during the Ready Schools, Safe Learners K-12 schools reopening process. The council will ensure all community voices--especially those representing school employees and Oregon's Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color--have a forum to give f  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Reopening Process
SALEM, Oregon, June 13 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on the reopening process: "When we began reopening nearly a month ago, I was clear that COVID-19 case counts would rise. We now see that happening in several parts of the state, both urban areas and rural communities. "As I have said before, reopening comes with real risk. As we navigate the reopening, we are carefully monitoring the capacity of our public health system to respond to COVID-19 cases without beco  more

Oregon Health & Science University President Issues Statement on Taking Action to Address Institutional Racism
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 7 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following statement from President Danny Jacobs: On Saturday, I shared with you my view that addressing the structural racism responsible for the unjustified killing of Black men and women demands the attention of us all. In this piece, I wrote about the importance of holding ourselves accountable and the need to take action. Now is that time. I have read many comments and I have received great feedback and suggestions  more

Oregon Health & Science University: New Algorithm Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 13 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Researchers and physicians at Oregon Health & Science University, using artificial intelligence and automated monitoring, have designed a method to help people with type 1 diabetes better manage their glucose levels. The research was published in the journal Nature Metabolism. "Our system design is unique," said lead author Nichole Tyler, an M.D.-Ph.D. student in the OHSU School of Medicine. "  more

Oregon Health & Science University: New Recommendations for Early Detection, Treatment of Unrecognized Anxiety Disorders in Women, Adolescent Girls
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 9 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Nearly 40% of women are affected by anxiety disorders, mental health conditions characterized by excessive, uncontrollable worry, during their lifetimes. This is twice the rate of men. Despite this high prevalence and availability of methods for screening and treatment, only 20% of affected people seek care for these conditions. To improve detection of unrecognized anxiety, the Women's Preventiv  more

Oregon Timber Harvests Don't Appear to Affect Rare Salamander, Study Finds
CORVALLIS, Oregon, June 9 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: A seven-year field experiment on 88 tree stands across Oregon's western Cascade Range found no discernable difference in the abundance and occupancy rates of rare Oregon slender salamanders on recently harvested tree stands - clear-cuts - compared to stands late in the harvest rotation - older than 50 years. The findings are published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management. The project was a collaboration of   more

Portland Community College Plans Its First Affordable Housing Project at Portland Metro Workforce Training Center
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 13 -- Portland Community College issued the following news: The high cost of rents in Portland is a challenge for many residents, including students at Portland Community College. PCC is working to address this issue by partnering with Home Forward to create affordable housing as part of the redevelopment of the Portland Metro Workforce Training Center (PMWTC) in Northeast Portland. Home Forward, the independent government agency that is the largest provider of affordabl  more

Southern Oregon University Offers Various Commencement Recognitions in Lieu of Ceremony
ASHLAND, Oregon, June 10 -- Southern Oregon University issued the following news: Raider Stadium will be strangely empty Saturday, when Southern Oregon University's traditional Commencement Ceremony was planned until the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily ended all mass gatherings in Oregon. But SOU remains in celebration mode this week with a variety of displays and program-level virtual, video and drive-through acknowledgements. And all 1,000-plus Class of 2020 graduates will be recognized with s  more