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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Electrifying Oregon's Transportation for All Remains Priority for Portland General Electric, Customers, and Oregon Clean Fuels Program
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 2 -- Portland General Electric, is a fully integrated electric utility, issued the following news release: Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) announced this year's PGE Drive Change Fund is now accepting applications in support of transportation electrification projects for community-based organizations. This year's $2.25 million in grants are funded by sale of Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits, which PGE aggregates on behalf of customers who charge their elect  more

Lisa Fragala and Melanie Muenzer to Lead Lane Community College Board in 2020-21
EUGENE, Oregon, July 3 -- Lane Community College issued the following news release: The Lane Community College Board of Education unanimously elected Lisa Fragala as chair and Melanie Muenzer as vice chair for 2020/21 at its July 1 work session. Fragala was appointed to the board in October 2018 to fill the At Large Position 7 vacancy. She won election in May 2019 to a four-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023. She represents LCC on the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) board. Fragala  more

OHSU Establishes Research Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 3 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release on July 2: Oregon Health & Science University will establish a federally funded research center focused on studying the properties of herbs used traditionally to lower stress, improve sleep and mood, and stave off cognitive decline in aging. The OHSU Botanical Research Center is a collaboration between OHSU, Oregon State University, the University of Mississippi and Redmond-based Oregon's Wild Ha  more

Ore. A.G. Rosenblum Highlights First Report on Oregon New Hate, Bias Crimes Laws
SALEM, Oregon, July 3 -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued the following news release: Oregon Attorney General Ellen highlighted the results of the first Senate Bill 577 report " from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC), which is designed to share data on Oregon's new hate and bias crimes and bias incidents law. The report, which was statutorily required under Senate Bill 577, was released on July 1. Much of the data came from the Oregon Department of Justice's new Bias Re  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Extends Face Coverings Requirement Statewide
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 30 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning this Wednesday July 1. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces. Face covering requirements are already mandated in eight counties. "From the beginning of the reopening process, I have said that reopening comes with the risk o  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Louisiana Abortion Case
SALEM, Oregon, June 30 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on June 29 regarding the Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo on the Louisiana abortion case: "Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took action to uphold constitutional protections of women's reproductive rights and freedom. The court's decision today affirms what we know: everybody should have the freedom to make their own decisions about their health, families, lives, and future. "I was proud to   more

Oregon Gov. Brown: Statewide Public Awareness Campaign on Face Coverings Launches
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 3 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown launched a statewide public awareness campaign with Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy to inform Oregonians about the urgent importance of wearing face coverings when out in public. Wieden+Kennedy provided their creative services at no cost to the state. "Today, we find ourselves at a crossroads. The individual choices each of us makes will decide whether we reduce the spread of t  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Addressing the Topic of Race at Home
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 1 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following commentary by Antwon Chavis, assistant professor of pediatrics at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital: Recent events have been illuminating reminders that racism is still present in our society. As a Black man, I have to acknowledge that it continues to be a chaotic time to be a racial minority in the United States. Among the discussions I'm a part of regularly, the topics of discussing race relations with ki  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Medical Students Create Video to Focus on Racism in Health Care
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 30 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Tony McDade. For some of us, the growing list of names are a constant reminder of racism's stronghold in our society. For others, COVID-19 has forced us to pay attention to the issues of police brutality and structural racism, as we no longer have the daily distractions that allow us to turn a blind eye. Watching the murders of George Floyd and Ahmau  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Understanding the Aggressive Breast Cancers Missed by Mammogram Screening
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 1 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release on June 30: About 20% to 30% of women with breast cancer have tumors that are missed by mammogram screening. And these interval breast cancers - discovered between routine mammograms - seem to be more lethal than those detected by screening. A new study by Oregon researchers has found that survival is worse only if the interval cancer appears within one year after a mammogram that did not detect c  more

Oregon State President Ed Ray Leaves a Legacy of Leadership and Transformation
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 1 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: In 17 years at the helm of Oregon State University, President Edward J. Ray has led a dynamic transformation, fueling unprecedented momentum and widespread impact for the state's largest public university. He guided Oregon State's growth in reputation as an internationally recognized public research university; expanded access and reduced barriers to success for all students; and upheld the university's land grant   more

Oregon State Receives $5.9 Million to Study Environmental Health Problems
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 4 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: An Oregon State University-led research center has been awarded $5.9 million to support studies aimed at understanding how environmental exposure to chemicals affect human health. Researchers with the Pacific Northwest Center for Translational Environmental Health Research will provide the scientific research needed by outside stakeholders - health care providers, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, regulatory age  more

Oregon State University: Crystal Structure Discovered Almost 200 Years Ago Could Hold Key to Solar Cell Revolution
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 4 -- Oregon State University issued the following news on July 3: Solar energy researchers at Oregon State University are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago. Not all materials with the structure, known as perovskites, are semiconductors. But perovskites based on a metal and a halogen are, and they hold tremendous potential as photovoltaic cells that could be much less expensive to make than the si  more

Oregon State University: Higher Ed Leader Alexander Assumes Presidency
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 2 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: F. King Alexander, a prominent national advocate for public higher education, becomes Oregon State University's 15th president. Alexander, past president and chancellor of Louisiana State University, was selected by the OSU Board of Trustees in December to succeed Edward J. Ray. Ray, who stepped down June 30, is now president emeritus at Oregon State. Alexander assumes the helm at a time of extraordinary momentum   more

Portland Community College's Community Education Program Enters New Online World for Classes
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 30 -- Portland Community College issued the following news: Like with all classes and support services, Portland Community College's Community Education Program courses have entered a new virtual reality. To continue to serve students who are looking for fun activities or new skills to better their lives, Community Ed has redesigned classes for remote learning and acquired technology to enhance online access. In addition, it has enlisted additional staff to help prospect  more

Portland General Electric Program Will Transform Hundreds of Homes Into a Virtual Power Plant
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 2 -- Portland General Electric, is a fully integrated electric utility, issued the following news release: Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) is set to launch a pilot program that will incentivize installation and connection of 525 residential energy storage batteries that PGE will dispatch, contributing up to four megawatts of energy to PGE's grid. The distributed assets will create a virtual power plant made up of small units that can be operated individually  more

Skidmore College: Chemistry Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Teaching
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 2 -- Skidmore College issued the following news: Skidmore College Professor of Chemistry Kimberley A. Frederick and colleagues from three research universities have received a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to develop innovative approaches to the teaching of chemistry. Frederick, who is project director for the $75,000 grant, and colleagues Renee Cole of the University of Iowa, Marya Lieberman of the University of North Dakota and Vince Remcho of Or  more