News from the College of Arts & Sciences

Gallery Show Highlights Indigenous Counter-Narratives to the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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.

Designing a Career in Cultural Heritage

Mia Wolpert BA ’19 put her history experience to work for the Althorp Estate in England, the childhood home of Princess Diana.

Working at the Intersection of Diplomacy and Diversity

Paloma González BA ’04 seeks to diversify the U.S. Foreign Service at home and abroad.

From “A Maze” to “Amazing”: The Renovation of L&C’s Student Center

During 2022, L&C will revitalize Templeton Campus Center, transforming it into the “heart of campus.”

Warm Up to the Music of Hot Buttered Rum

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.

Creating an Online Community for Young Women and Nonbinary People of Color

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.

Building Humanities Collections for the Community

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.

Tasting Success With Plant-Based Chocolate Mousse

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.

Annual Ray Warren Symposium Explores Joy and Justice

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.

Environmental Affairs Symposium Focuses on the Notion of Facts in Our Time

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.

Peer to Peer: The Pioneer Support Network

In small-group meetings, trained student leaders support their peers’ mental health and well-being.

Coming Soon: Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Soccer

Lewis & Clark is adding two new varsity sports teams to its roster.

Renowned Portland Poet Gifts Personal Archive to Watzek

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.

Computer Science Students Tackle Real-World Problems

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.

Biology Student Explores the Forests of the Future

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.