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  • December 20, 2019
    Board of Regents Appoints Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries

    PORTLAND, Ore. – December 20, 2019—Concordia University-Portland Board of Regents announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries to a 12-month term as interim president, beginning Jan. 2, 2020.

    Most recently, Dr. Ries served as president emeritus of Concordia University-St. Paul, also part of the Concordia University System, where he retired after eight years as president.

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  • December 12, 2019

    Saturday, December 14

    Concordia University–Portland’s fall 2019 graduates are 1,183 strong, representing undergraduate students, master’s candidates, doctoral candidates, and even law students earning their Juris Doctor from our School of Law in Boise, ID. They come from 49 US states and 14 countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hungary, Italy, Taiwan, and Vietnam. What ties them all together? They are each ready to transform society in their own way. Congratulations fall 2019 graduates from Concordia University–Portland!

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  • December 3, 2019
    The Oregonian Publishes Op-Ed by Julie Dodge

    For a powerful message about how we can all help address addiction in our communities, read this impactful Oregonian op-ed by Julie Dodge, Concordia University’s College of Health & Human Services interim dean.



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  • November 18, 2019
    The grant advances research of collaboration and social interactions in virtual spaces

    PORTLAND, Ore. – November 18, 2019— Mozilla Corporation granted $25,000 to Concordia University-Portland to advance the research of “Unique Social and Spatial affordances of Hubs by Mozilla for Remote Participation in Live Events.”

    The research grant, led by Fellow Jessica Outlaw, will help further develop the use of virtual reality (VR) technology by examining the collaboration between virtual spaces and social interactions.

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