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Dinah Dodds Endowment for International Studies

The Dinah Dodds Endowment for International Studies provides grants to students to allow them to extend their overseas experience in order to expand on work begun on their Lewis & Clark program. The fund also provides faculty grants to enhance specific programs—for example, by covering unbudgeted equipment or technology, seminars, and other educational resources.

The endowment was recently established by Missy Vaux Hall in honor of Dinah Dodds, professor emerita of German. “Through the years, I’ve been struck by the depth of Dinah’s engagement at Lewis & Clark and by her dedication to her students,” says Hall, a longtime friend of Dodds. “This endowment honors Dinah’s commitment and carries forward her legacy in international education.” Hall spent a year overseas when she was in college and understands the impact that such an experience can have on a student’s life. “I’m very committed to international education as a way to foster mutual problem solving and collaboration in this world,” she says. “If anything, it’s going to be more and more critical for people to have that experience, and I’m happy that this endowment will support that.”

If you would like to contribute to the Dinah Dodds Endowment Fund please contact Annual Giving Office and specify that you are making the donation to this fund.  Thank you!

Recent Recipients:

Spring 2014:

  • Ian Blair:  Soul Wars: Surveying Far Eastern Russia’s Religious Landscape in the Post-Moratorium Period of the “Law of Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations”
  • Marissa Burke: History, Biography, and Interpretations of Alsatian Poetry

Fall 2013:

  • Francis Donnelly, Chile: Relato Relativo: Exploring the history of U.S. political and commercial
    influence in Latin America
  • Jesenya Maldoando, Chile: Cultivating Community: The Urban Farming Experience in Santiago de Chile, La Paz, Bolivia, and Lima, Peru
  • McKenzie Phelan, Spain: Sidra & the Asturian Language: Lexical Nexus of Tradition and Production 

  • Eva Ramsey, East Africa:  Unraveling Marine Ecosystem Conservation in Tanzania

Spring 2013:

  • Erika Andal-James, London: The Inclusive Job Conference: No One Left Behind 2013
  • Raina Blumenthal, Ecuador: Studying Mobile Surgery/Dr. Edgar Rodas
  • Ciarra D’Onofrio & Maia Erickson, Morocco: Internship with the Amal Women’s Training Center in Marrakesh
  • Sita Fidler, Ecuador: The Correa Paradox: Plurality and Conflict in Ecuadorian Politics
  • Kathryn George, Ecuador: Integration of Cinterandes Foundation, Ecuadorian Medical Plants and Lewis & Clark College
  • Malcolm Hecht, Ecuador: Artistic Growth of the Children of El Arenal
  • Erik Lundgren, Ecuador: Studying Mobile Surgery/Dr. Edgar Rodas
  • Andrew Reetz, France: Science, Magic and Terrior: The “Natural” Wine Movement in France and Allied Regions
  • Tom Rodrigues, Ecuador: Cuenca Bike Map: Cycling Communities of Cuenca

Fall 2012:

  • Dale Forrister, Chile program: Registry of Endemic Flora and Fauna in the V region of Chile
  • Julian Michael Cross & Ted Hamilton, Chile program: Perceptions and Mitigation Strategies: Geohazards in South Central Chile
  • Bryan Sebok, Ecuador program; Documentary Pilot Program

Summer 2012

  • Emily Whitson, Ecuador Program: Center for the Promotion and Action of Women ( CEPAM) outreach program in Esmeraldas

Spring 2012

  • Claire Carver, Ecuador program: Galapagos Island Informational Installment at the Zoologico Amáru , Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Julia Cosgrove, Ecuador program: Arachnid bio-geography and conservation
  • Alexandria Moore, Ecuador program:  Biocentinela: Organic Shrimp Farming in Ecuador
  • Erika Peregrine, London Program: Adventures in musicology – in search of Hildegard von Bingen
  • Veronica Lu’ukia Nakanelua, New Zealand program, spring semester 2011/12:  “I am the River”: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, Practice, and Rights
  • Greg Hermann, New Zealand program:  Digital documentation of life in New Zealand

Spring 2011

  • Oren Kosansky, Morocco program:  International Research in Morocco:Student Participation in the Rabat Genizah Project
  • Alexandra Elliot Olson, Morocco program: Tools for Tolerance: Human Rights Education in Casablanca, Morocco and (2) Association Action Jeunesse.

Fall 2011

  • Danielle Nicole Blechert, India program: Educating Street Children in India