June 2014 Government & Community Relations Update

Kitzhaber signs RAIN declaration; RAIN appears before legislative panel

June 2, 2014
On May 28, Governor Kitzhaber signed a Declaration of Cooperation with members of RAIN, a regional partnership focused on innovation, entrepreneurism, and economic development in the South Willamette Valley, during a ceremonial event to commemoration the launch of the initiative.
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Museum opens exhibit made possible by funds secured by Congressman DeFazio

June 2, 2014
On May 30, the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) opened the "Explore Oregon" exhibit and welcomed the public to the new 2,755-square-foot exhibit hall devoted to the state's natural history and geology.
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Professor Toomey invited to testify on earthquake early warning; Morse Center to host event on the Hill

June 2, 2014
University of Oregon Professor of Geophysics Doug Toomey has been invited to testify before the US House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in support of earthquake early warning.
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