News from the College of Arts & Sciences
Future Memories of This Land: The Confluence Project, Indigenous Counter-Narratives, and Maya Lin’s Counter-Monuments will be on display in L&C’s Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art from February 10 to April 2, 2022. The exhibition is particularly timely in light of today’s conversations on monuments, decolonization, and social justice.
Mia Wolpert BA ’19 put her history experience to work for the Althorp Estate in England, the childhood home of Princess Diana.
Paloma González BA ’04 seeks to diversify the U.S. Foreign Service at home and abroad.
During 2022, L&C will revitalize Templeton Campus Center, transforming it into the “heart of campus.”
Led by the songwriting talents of Erik Yates BA ’00 and Nat Keefe BA ’00, the five-member band Hot Buttered Rum brings their unique mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and soul to audiences in the U.S. and abroad.
During the pandemic, Ochuko Akpovbovbo BA ’21 used her time in isolation to create Parachute Media, a growing digital publication and community organization created by and for Gen Z and millennial women and nonbinary people of color.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Lewis & Clark $331,000 in American Rescue Plan funds for Building Humanities Collections for the Community. These funds will help rebuild and reinvigorate Watzek Library’s Special Collections program, which was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kellan Navarre BA ’20 works to make life a little bit sweeter for all. Her plant-based chocolate mousse company, Goddess Mousse, was born out of a Lewis & Clark classroom and has grown into a favorite of farmers markets and grocers throughout Portland.
The annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies engages attendees in conversations about race, ethnicity, and identity. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Joy & Justice. The symposium runs from November 10 to November 12.
The 24th annual ENVX Symposium–titled “A Post-Truth Environment?”–will take place October 19–21. The symposium will offer a combination of in-person, online, and livestreamed events. All are free and open to the public.
In small-group meetings, trained student leaders support their peers’ mental health and well-being.
Lewis & Clark is adding two new varsity sports teams to its roster.
Kim Stafford, founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute and former Oregon poet laureate, has gifted his personal archive to Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives. It will be available to the public in 2022.
In Professor Peter Drake’s software development course, computer science students apply the skills they have learned to real-life problems, such as earthquake preparedness and biology research.
Mila Pruiett BA ’22 has earned funding from the American Conifer Society to support her senior thesis on regeneration in urban and rural parks. The research will grow out of Pruiett’s prior lab work related to old-growth conifer forests.