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University of Oregon stadium events sizzle

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Monday, February 28, 2011
0311_UOStadium_02Love it or hate it, the strange floor at the University of Oregon’s new basketball arena is definitely eye-catching. It is also removable. Once the ball game ends, preparations can begin to ready the facility for everything from bull riding to the Eugene Symphony.
 

Hot and cold energy

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
0311_NextWithout sufficient storage capabilities, alternative energy is inconsistent and unreliable. Richard Peterson, professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, is developing a thermal energy storage system that competes with current energy storage methods.
 

Powerlist: Financial planning firms

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

This month's Powerlist ranks Oregon financial planning firms by assets under management (AUM).

 

100 Best Category Winners and Methodology

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The 100 Best overall score is based on five employee survey category scores and the employer survey of benefits score. Here are the top 3 large, medium and small company winners in each of those categories, as well as the methodology used to conduct the survey.

 

The 2011 List: Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 18 this year with nearly 14,000 employees participating. The small size category is comprised of the top 33 highest-scoring companies with 15-34 Oregon employees.

 

The 2011 List: Top 34 Medium Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 18 this year with nearly 14,000 employees participating. The medium size category is comprised of the top 34  highest-scoring  companies with 35-99 Oregon employees.

 

The 2011 List: Top 33 Large Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 18 this year with nearly 14,000 employees participating. The large size category is comprised of the top 33 highest-scoring companies with 100 or more Oregon employees.

 

 
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