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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 22 items )  

9th Annual CEAD Conference Brings Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education to EOU
LA GRANDE, Oregon, Feb. 9 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: Now in its ninth year, the Celebrate, Educate, Appreciate Diversity (CEAD) Conference invites students, employees and community members to learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion on Feb. 15 at Eastern Oregon University (EOU). EOU's Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion sponsors the annual, one-day event. Sponsorship from the EOU Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment makes the conference free   more

Carlyle Group: Titan Acquisition Holdings to Acquire Huntington Ingalls' San Diego Shipyard
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 13 -- Carlyle Group issued the following news release: Titan Acquisition Holdings, a bicoastal leader in ship repair and commercial and defense-related fabrication services created through the combination of Vigor Industrial and MHI Holdings, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Huntington Ingalls' San Diego Shipyard. The shipyard is one of the largest fleet service and repair sites in America, located in the nation's largest Navy port. This acquisition creates op  more

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland Opens as the Hyatt Centric Brand's First Hotel in the Pacific Northwest
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 11 -- Hyatt, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland in Oregon, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Pacific Northwest. The 220-room hotel is located in the heart of Portland's hip West End District, just steps from high-end eateries and landmarks such as Powell's Books and the Pearl District. The new hotel features a modern design and sleek guestrooms, as well as  more

Innovyze Expands Partner Network With Addition of Electro Scan FELL Technology to Improve Condition Assessments for Asset Rehabilitation Planning
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 12 -- Innovyze, a water infrastructure data analytics software, issued the following news release: Innovyze has added Electro Scan Inc. to its growing partner network of wet infrastructure technology providers. This latest partnership enables Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection data to be analyzed in real-time within the asset repair and rehabilitation engine of Innovyze solution, InfoAsset Planner. Inclusive of leading GIS platforms, analytics tools, and AI  more

Jimmy Crumpacker Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Oregon (district 2), Jimmy Crumpacker, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. The OR CD-02 election is scheduled for May 19, 2020. U.S. Term Limits has the support of nearly 70 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on C  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Secures $41.39 Million Loan for Harrison Square
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 14 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Libertas Companies acquires the office property in Portland's South Central Business District * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has secured $41.39 million in financing for Harrison Square, a 187,000-square-foot office building in Portland, Oregon's, South Central Business District. JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Portland-based Libertas Companies, to place the six-year, floating-rate   more

Legislation on Environmental Justice for Low-Income Utility Customers Passes the Oregon House
SALEM, Oregon, Feb. 15 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release on Feb. 14: * * * - Bill creates opportunity, seeks affordability * * * The Oregon House of Representatives passed legislation to help address the energy affordability gap for low-income Oregonians. House Bill 4067 kicks off a public process led by the Public Utility Commission to investigate ways to mitigate energy burdens and address other affordability and environmental justice inequities. "Oregonians   more

Lewis & Clark College: Special Collections Acquires First Italian Illuminated Manuscript in Portland Area
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 9 [TNSgrants] -- Lewis and Clark College issued the following news on Feb. 7: There is a new addition to Lewis & Clark's Watzek Library Special Collections' body of archival materials. Through a B.H. Breslauer Foundation grant, the college is now home to an Italian book of hours worth just over $45,000, which will make it the only Italian illuminated manuscript in the greater Portland area. In medieval times, books of hours presented a standardized set of daily prayers a  more

Linfield College President Dr. Miles K. Davis Elected to National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities Board
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon, Feb. 11 -- Linfield College issued the following news release: Linfield College president Miles K. Davis was elected to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the organization announced February 5th. Davis was among several new additions to the NAICU board, whose members set the association's agenda on federal higher education policy, oversee the organization's financial administration as well as encourage support for the NAICU's pr  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Judicial Appointments in Marion, Washington, Jackson and Deschutes Counties
SALEM, Oregon, Feb. 14 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that she will make four appointments to circuit court positions around the state: Manuel Perez in Marion County, Brandon M. Thompson in Washington County, Charles G. Kochlacs in Jackson County, and Alison M. Emerson in Deschutes County. "These are four of the busiest and hardest-working circuit courts in the state," Governor Brown said. "These attorneys have shown they can rise  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Brokers Unprecedented Agreement Between Timber and Environmental Groups
SALEM, Oregon, Feb. 11 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on Feb. 10: * * * - The memorandum of understanding will chart a new path for science-based forest management in Oregon * * * Governor Kate Brown announced a historic agreement between representatives from the state's forest industry and major environmental groups to chart a collaborative course toward meaningful, science-based forest management in Oregon. The agreement takes a significant step toward a ne  more

Ore. Gov. Brown: U.S. Forest Service Recognizes Oregon's Leadership Toward Improving Forest Health
SALEM, Oregon, Feb. 15 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: The U.S. Forest Service recognized Oregon's leadership towards reducing wildfire risk and improving forest health. The federal recognition, and commitment to continued collaboration to advance stewardship of Oregon's forests, follows the announcement of a historic agreement made earlier this week between representatives from the state's forest industry and major environmental groups to end Oregon's "Timber W  more

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife: Gov. Brown Appoints Members to Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee
THE DALLES, Oregon, Feb. 4 -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife issued the following news release: Gov. Brown appointed nine members to the new Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee who will advise the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on expenditures related to the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund. Six of the members represent Oregon's ecoregions and three members represent all Oregonians with interests in conservation and recreation. The members of the commi  more

Oregon Health & Science University Engaged in High-Level Surgical Assessment
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 13 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: * * * - Program by the American Society of Surgeons aims to evaluate hospitals' ability to provide the highest standards of surgical care. * * * Oregon Health & Science University is one of 16 hospitals across the United States, Japan and Australia to participate in the development of a new program by the American Society of Surgeons to assess hospitals' ability to provide the highest standar  more

Oregon House Continues Work to Reform the Public Defense Service
SALEM, Oregon, Feb. 12 -- The Oregon House Democrats issued the following news release: * * * - House Bill 4004 updates the PDSC and makes key policy requirements * * * The Oregon House of Representatives voted to continue needed reforms to the state's public defense service. House Bill 4004 makes changes to the make up of the Public Defense Service Commission (PDSC) and directs the creation of specific policies concerning compensation, caseloads, oversight and more. "Public defenders are w  more

Oregon State University President Calls for Increased Attention to Mental Health, Basic Needs of Students
CORVALLIS, Oregon, Feb. 12 -- Oregon State University issued the following news on Feb. 11: Approaching the close of a 17-year tenure as Oregon State University's president, Edward J. Ray called on the state of Oregon, the federal government and Oregonians to help address college students' mental health and basic needs and reduce the tuition burden that students and their families pay for college. In his annual State of the University address to more than 950 people at the Oregon Convention Ce  more

Oregon State University Tied for Fourth Nationally in Producing Faculty Fulbright Scholars This Year
CORVALLIS, Oregon, Feb. 12 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University is tied for fourth nationally among universities for producing faculty Fulbright scholars this academic year, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program announced. Eight Oregon State faculty members were named Fulbright scholars for 2019-20, qualifying OSU as a "top producing" university, according to the program. Only 21 universities nationally in the research institution category received that re  more

Oregon State University: Fossilized Insect From 100 Million Years Ago Is Oldest Record of Primitive Bee With Pollen
CORVALLIS, Oregon, Feb. 13 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news on Feb. 12: Beetle parasites clinging to a primitive bee 100 million years ago may have caused the flight error that, while deadly for the insect, is a boon for science. The female bee, which became stuck in tree resin and thus preserved in amber, has been identified by Oregon State University researcher George Poinar Jr. as a new family, genus and species. The mid-Cretaceous fossil from Myanm  more

Oregon State University: Maintaining Moss-Free Roof Takes Some Effort
CORVALLIS, Oregon, Feb. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: In the moist Pacific Northwest, moss on roofs is inevitable. The ubiquitous plant clings to shingles, causing damage that can lead to expensive repairs and replacements. There's nothing to be done about the moisture, but moss also needs shade to grow. The key to keeping it at bay is to trim trees so sunlight filters to the surface of the roof. "You can clean all you want but to keep moss at bay, the environment n  more

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables Announce Major Solar Facility in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 15 -- Portland General Electric, is a fully integrated electric utility, issued the following news release, dated Feb. 11: Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) and Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), announced an agreement to purchase power from a new 162-megawatt solar generation facility - the largest in Oregon - to be developed and built in eastern Oregon. The new facility will supply power and the accompanying renewable energy credits to   more

Trusted Computing Group Addresses the Rapid Pace of IoT Security With New Guidelines for Software Updates on Embedded Systems
BEAVERTON, Oregon, Feb. 11 -- Trusted Computing Group issued the following news release: Cybersecurity for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) is taking a step forward, as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) announced its latest guidelines and best practices for software and firmware updates for embedded systems. Firmware and software updates are of increasing importance. Attackers constantly target the firmware and software in embedded systems, such as appliances and connected doo  more

Washington State House Passes Rep. Ramel's Scenic Bikeways Legislation
OLYMPIA, Washington, Feb. 14 -- Washington House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Washington State Rep. Alex Ramel: The Washington State House of Representatives approved HB 2587, Representative Alex Ramel's scenic bikeways legislation. This was Ramel's first bill to pass off the house floor, and it received resounding bipartisan support. The program, which would designate scenic bikeways across the state, is modeled after a successful program in Oregon. "Washington St  more