News from the College of Arts & Sciences

The History of Incarceration Turned Inside-Out

In late April, 15 students from Lewis & Clark and 15 students from the Columbia River Correctional Institution performed an original theatre piece as the culmination of their Inside-Out history course, Crime and Punishment in the United States.

Hayes Elected New Chair of L&C’s Board of Trustees

Paula Hayes BS ’92, Lewis & Clark’s new board chair, is an entrepreneurial cosmetics chemist and founder and CEO of Hue Noir.

Faculty Provide Election Expertise to City of Gresham

Todd Lochner and Ellen Seljan of the political science department served as consultants to the City of Gresham’s Charter Review Committee. They focused mainly on city council elections, sharing their expertise on electoral systems and local political institutions.

Fulbright Winners Foster Connection Worldwide

As recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards, four members of the L&C community will work abroad as teachers and researchers next year: Grace Bird BA ’23 (Bulgaria), Caroline Gray BA ’17 (Kenya), Michael Mulrennan BA ’22 (Andorra), and Lucia Sheridan BA ’23 (Germany).

Neuroscience Scholar Wins College’s Highest Honor

Gila Winefeld BA ’23, a biochemistry and molecular biology 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.

Family History as American History

Valerie White, L&C’s ombudsperson, shares her family’s history as Black abolitionists in an exhibit at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia and in an upcoming book.

Social Change Grants Drive Projects in Rwanda and Armenia

Amani Rene Pacifique, L&C’s 2022–23 Dallaire scholar, and Mikayel Kamendatyan BA ’24 have each been awarded $5,000 Nielson Social Change Innovation Grants. These grants will support social change projects in their home countries over the summer.

Festival of Scholars and Artists Highlights Student Achievement

On April 14, the undergraduate campus took a break from classes to enjoy the Festival of Scholars and Artists, an annual event that includes research discussions, poster sessions, live music and theatre performances, and much more.

ReUse Room Brings Thrift Shopping to Campus

The ReUse Room, L&C’s sustainable thrift shop, enables students to donate goods and shop for free clothes, housing and school supplies, shelf-stable food, and more!

Yoshiko Reynolds Named Teacher of the Year

Instructor in Japanese Yoshiko Reynolds is the 2023 Teacher of the Year.

Senior Speaker: Katrina Kuzmina BA ’23

Katrina Kuzmina BA ’23 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 6.

International Affairs Symposium Focuses on Conflict, Compliance, and Chaos

The 61st annual Lewis & Clark International Affairs Symposium is one of the oldest student-run symposia in the country. This year’s event, which runs from April 10 to April 12, is titled Functions of Fear: Conflict, Compliance, Chaos.

L&C President Awarded Top Student Affairs Leadership Honor

President Robin Holmes-Sullivan was honored with a “Pillar of the Profession” award from the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated distinction in their field and made a lasting impact on the institutions where they have worked.

Sri Lankan Olympic Swimmer Competes for Lewis & Clark

Aniqah Gaffoor BA ’26, who represented her home country of Sri Lanka in the Tokyo Olympics, now competes on the L&C swim team. She’s also setting her sights on the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Lewis & Clark Unveils Revitalized Student Center

This spring, Lewis & Clark unveiled the newly renovated Stephanie Fowler Student Center (formerly known as Templeton). Designed to be the “heart of campus,” the updated student center features enhanced meeting and activity spaces, outdoor gathering spots, and improved accessibility features.