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

Eastern Oregon University Named to Transfer-Friendly Honor Roll
LA GRANDE, Oregon, April 3 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: With more than 3.5 million members inducted since it was established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has earned its title as the official honor society for two-year colleges. This year, PTK recognized Eastern Oregon University for "excellence in the development of transfer pathways." Only those institutions that score in the top 25% of the organization's Transfer Friendliness Ratings are named to t  more

Linfield College V.P. McKeegan Named President at Mount Aloysius College
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon, April 3 -- Linfield College issued the following news release: John McKeegan, Linfield vice president for institutional advancement and the college's general counsel, has been named president at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. McKeegan, who was born and raised in Pennsylvania, joined Linfield in 2010 as advisor to the president and general counsel. He was appointed vice president three years later. His presidency at Mount Aloysius begins June 1, 2020. "I  more

Mount Aloysius College Announces New President
CRESSON, Pennsylvania, April 3 -- Mount Aloysius College issued the following news: The Mount Aloysius College Board of Trustees announced that John N. McKeegan, J.D. will serve as the College's 15th president. Mr. McKeegan is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and General Counsel at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and has held leadership positions there since 2010. McKeegan will begin his presidency on June 1, 2020, following the retirement of Dr. John W. Mills who has serv  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Continued Agreement on Science-Based Forest Management
SALEM, Oregon, April 1 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement: * * * - Timber and environmental groups reinforce their commitment to February pact brokered by Governor Brown * * * Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement on receiving a reaffirmation of commitment from forest industry and environmental groups to work together on a science-informed policy development process related to forest practice laws and regulations. In February, the signatories to the or  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Oregon Progress on Personal Protective Equipment Acquisition, Highlights Urgent Need for Federal Contribution
SALEM, Oregon, March 30 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Oregon Dental Association among the first organizations to donate, collecting members' reserves of masks and gloves for distribution to hospital staff and first responders * * * Governor Kate Brown announced Oregon's progress acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of her directive to collect as much available supply as possible from around the state. The effort is underway in a  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Statewide Initiative to Support Small Businesses
SALEM, Oregon, April 3 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Coronavirus Small Business Resource Navigator connects businesses with resources * * * Governor Kate Brown announced the launch of the Coronavirus Small Business Resource Navigator, which will help connect small businesses to financial support and information they need to stay in business through the COVID*19 crisis. "My goal is to connect thousands of Oregon's small businesses with the federal,   more

Ore. Gov. Brown Appoints Andrew Stolfi as DCBS Director
SALEM, Oregon, April 4 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown this week appointed Andrew Stolfi as the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. In March, as head of the agency's Division of Financial Regulation and as Oregon's insurance commissioner, Stolfi spearheaded the state's negotiations with Oregon insurers, which led to an agreement to waive cost  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Issues Commercial Eviction Ban
SALEM, Oregon, April 2 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - New order strengthens residential eviction ban, prohibits late fees * * * Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-13 , placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment, in light of the impacts on business owners caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The order also strengthens Governor Brown's previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants la  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Statement on Special Session
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 3 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement on calling a special legislative session: "I am very grateful for the thoughtful and important work of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response. The committee has surfaced many important issues being faced across Oregon by this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. "My top priority is the health and safety of all Oregonians, as well as protecting their livelihoods through this crisis. Right now,   more

Ore. Gov. Brown: Statewide COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign Launches
SALEM, Oregon, March 30 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - The Stay Home, Save Lives campaign aims to unite Oregonians and save lives * * * Governor Kate Brown launched a statewide public awareness campaign with Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, the Oregon Health Authority, and public health partners to inform Oregonians about the urgent importance of staying home to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are facing an unprecedented crisis.  more

Oregon Health & Science University Launches In-House COVID-19 Testing Lab
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release on April 3: OHSU's research arm has been ramping down for weeks so more resources can be directed to our local response against the global coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn't mean those not involved in direct patient care have stopped working. One prime example is an in-house COVID-19 testing lab that OHSU staff built from scratch and opened for business on March 24. Toda  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Drugs Considered for COVID-19 Can Raise Risk for Dangerous Abnormal Heart Rhythms
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: As some consider treating coronavirus patients with a combination of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin, cardiologists are advising caution because both medications can increase the risk for dangerous abnormal heart rhythms. In guidance published in the American College of Cardiology publication Cardiology Magazine, cardiologists from Oregon  more

Oregon State Freezes Tuition for Returning Undergraduate Students
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 4 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oregon State University students and their families, the university's Board of Trustees voted to freeze tuition rates for currently enrolled undergraduate students at OSU's Corvallis and Bend campuses for summer session and the 2020-21 academic year. OSU will review the changing circumstances of COVID-19 and the university's financial outlook over the coming w  more

Oregon State University Parenting Experts Offer Advice for Families Under Quarantine
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 1 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: When schools started closing their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents nationwide suddenly found themselves trying to home-school their children, work from home, and keep everyone fed and clothed while maintaining some semblance of sanity. Two early childhood researchers at Oregon State University's College of Public Health and Human Sciences are offering guidance for how to make the best of thes  more

Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Produces Critical COVID-19 Test Component for Oregon Hospitals
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: As the number of COVID-19 cases grows, hospitals worldwide are straining to find the medical supplies necessary to test and treat infected patients. When Samaritan Health Services asked Oregon State University last week if there was anything the university could do to help, scientists in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine realized their diagnostic lab already had all the ingredients an  more

Oregon State University: Bison in Northern Yellowstone Proving to Be Too Much of Good Thing
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 1 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Increasing numbers of bison in Yellowstone National Park in recent years have become a barrier to ecosystem recovery in the iconic Lamar Valley in the northern part of the park, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists. In the valley, foraging by bison exerts 10 times the environmental pressure of elk, historically the area's dominant herbivore - that's a problem because biso  more

University of Washington: Study Synthesizes What Climate Change Means for Northwest Wildfires
SEATTLE, Washington, April 3 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest - from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire season in Oregon, to the 2018 Maple Fire, when normally sodden rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula were ablaze. Many people have wondered what this means for our region's future. A University of Washington st  more