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Next: microchips restore eyesight

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1011_NextRichard Taylor, a University of Oregon professor of physics, art and psychology, is putting his combined talents to work on a microchip to help people who have lost their sight see again.
 

Powerlist: Oregon foundations

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011

This month's Powerlist ranks Oregon foundations by total assets.

 

2011 List: 100 Best Nonprofits To Work For in Oregon

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1011_Nonprofit_01Our third annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project celebrates great workplaces in the nonprofit sector. Nearly 5,500 employees from 170 nonprofits statewide participated in this year’s survey.
 

Oregon's number 1 nonprofits

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1011_Nonprofit_02Profiles of the number one large, medium and small nonprofits.
 

Vernonia stakes future on new school

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1011_Vernonia_01Flood-ravaged Vernonia stakes its future on a new green school and the hope of what it can ignite.
 

How open source got its groove back

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1011_OpenSource_01Portland lost some allure during the recession, but developers once again are smitten by its culture, community and cost of living.
 

The state we're in: lumber production

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Western softwood mills sawed 11.1 billion board feet of lumber in 2010, 27.9% more than 2009. July year-to-date they have produced 6.5% more lumber than last year.
 
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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

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