News from the College of Arts & Sciences

Summer Interns ‘Go Green’ and ‘Earn Green’

This summer, L&C students gained hands-on work experience through paid internships in the green sector, thanks to L&C’s Career Center and the Sustainability Internship course. Check out the experiences of some of those students.

L&C Selected for Equity in Mental Health on Campus Initiative

In September, in collaboration with the Steve Fund, Lewis & Clark will begin an 18-month process to improve its racial climate, policies, and practices to prioritize the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Welcome, New Students!

Incoming first-year and transfer students share why they chose L&C.

Monica Lewinsky BS ’95 Returns to Campus

In her personal, vulnerable narrative, Lewinsky celebrated compassion; destigmatized asking for help; and revealed her hope for a legacy of emerging from the unimaginable to add value to the world.

Whether in the Lab or Among the Trees, Summer Means Science

Over the summer, the Rogers Science Research Program offers L&C students the opportunity to work directly with professors on a variety of research projects. These paid summer positions provide valuable hands-experience usually reserved for graduate students.

Can You Spot Skin Cancer? L&C Psychologists Bring Their Expertise to Public Health Campaign

In collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon, psychology professors Jerusha and Brian Detweiler-Bedell conduct research to help Oregonians identify and respond to the risk of melanoma.

‘An African American Requiem’ Confronts Racial Violence Through Music

Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, led by L&C’s Kathy FitzGibbon, worked with artist-composer Damien Geter to present a bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States. The Requiem premiered in Portland and was performed at the Kennedy Center in late May.

Liz LeJeune BA ’22 Receives AAUW Senior Woman Recognition Award

Liz LeJeune BA ’22 is this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Senior Woman Recognition Award, which honors outstanding scholarship as well as significant contributions to campus and community life.

Fulbright Winners to Circle the Globe as Researchers and Teachers

As recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards, four members of the L&C community will work abroad next year: Meredith Stinger BA ’19 (India), Mila Wolpert BA ’19 (France), Amelia Madarang BA ’22 (Taiwan), and Alex Webb BA ’22 (Colombia).

Scholar, Dancer Prepares for Yale Law After Winning College’s Highest Honor

Paige Underwood BA ’22, a political science and mathematics double major, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.

Lewis & Clark Offers First-of-Its-Kind Gender Diversity Certificate

The nine-month intensive program prepares individuals to better support trans-spectrum children, youth, and adults, and to educate those within the PK-12 education system and other youth-serving organizations.

Speech and Debate Squad Excels in National and Regional Competition

With three members earning national titles in the last year, Lewis & Clark’s speech and debate squad is proving that its foundation in the liberal arts—along with the varied backgrounds and interests of its members—translates into success.

From Stumptown to Portlandia: Students Explore Portland’s History

Reiko Hillyer, associate professor of history, teaches a course about Portland’s multifaceted history, which encourages students to develop a deeper sense of place.

Drew Blauth BA ’23 Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Blauth is one of 417 students selected from a pool of more than 5,000 nationwide for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent award for undergraduates in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Longtime Physics Professor Named Teacher of the Year

Michael Broide, associate professor of physics, is the 2022 Teacher of the Year. The award caps off a 30-year career of instilling a love of physics in Lewis & Clark students.