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  • Students preparing for their Dance X performance at a second showing rehearsal.

    Lewis & Clark’s annual Dance Extravaganza, also known as Dance X, highlights the original works of student choreographers and performers. This year’s event will take place on December 2 and 3, with performances at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on the Main Stage in Fir Acres Theatre.

  •    Back row (from left): Bruce Suttmeier, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan, president of Lewis & C...

    At a five-state conference in November, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recognized the outstanding work of science researchers Margaret Metz, associate professor of biology, and Jack Waite BA ’23 and Sofia Reeves BA ’23.

  • Tiger 24 will be available for streaming on all major digital platforms starting December 6.

    Warren Pereira BA ’99 spent more than a decade making Tiger 24, a film that focuses on tiger conservation through the highly publicized removal of a tiger dubbed T-24 from his natural habitat in India.

  • Exterior entrance of Aubrey R. Watzek Library featuring a concrete cast of an owl carving made by Chief Don Lelooska (1933–96) of the C...
    November is Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, so we asked five L&C community members to share their stories and what this month means to them.
  • Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Freddy Vilches and Associate Professor of Music Lance Inouye pose with the conductor of the Urubi...
    Freddy Vilches, associate professor of Hispanic studies, composed a Latin American suite to help commemorate the 160th anniversary of Urubichá, Bolivia. In August, he traveled to the Bolivian town for a live performance, along with L&C orchestra director and Urubichá guest conductor Lance Inouye.
  • Cascadia 9.0 video game graphic thumbnail
    Cascadia 9.0 was developed as part of an ongoing research project to determine what motivates young adults to prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters. Using video games as research and outreach tools, L&C researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to disaster preparedness.
  • Professors Greta Binford and Liza Finkel headshots with the NSF logo in the middle.

    L&C students interested in STEM teaching careers will soon have a new opportunity to collaborate with undergraduate and graduate school faculty as well as Portland-area science teachers. Together, they will create conservation-centered data science teaching methods and materials to benefit 6th through 12th graders. The project is funded by a $105,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

  • Students sit and talk together above the reflecting pool at the estate gardens.

    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.

  • Damien Geter, composer of the Requiem, receives a hearty round of applause from the performers and audience.

    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.

  • 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).
  • Templeton Renovation - Top Floor Foyer
    The student center renovation is well on its way. Take a tour with us via photos!
  • Students walking on undergraduate campus near the Career Center.
    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 Bates Center Sustainability Internship course. Check out the experiences of some of those students.
  • Lewis & Clark’s new Center for Social Change and Community Involvement ​​helps students create meaningful impact in their local and global communities.
  •    Portrait of Sarah Lind-Macmillan
    Sarah Lind-MacMillan BA ’22, an international affairs major and current student body president, is Lewis & Clark’s latest Rangel Fellowship winner. The Rangel, awarded annually to just 45 students nationwide, is designed to help diversify the ranks of the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Students presenting their business ideas at Winterim, an entrepreneurial workshop hosted by the Bates Center. This photo was taken in Jan...
    Members of the Lewis & Clark community can now benefit from streamlined admission to graduate programs at Babson College, the leader in entrepreneurship education, through a new 4+1 pathway program.
  • 2022 Winterim Group Shot. All Winterim participants followed college COVID-19 safety protocols, including required vaccinations, pre-even...
    From January 9 through January 14, nearly 30 Lewis & Clark students immersed themselves in the study of entrepreneurship and leadership through Winterim, a fast-paced and supportive experience that culminated in a pitch competition with $6,750 in cash prizes.
  • Portrait of Ochuko Akpovbovbo
    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.
  • For generations of Lewis & Clark students and visitors, getting lost in Templeton Campus Center was a rite of passage. But no more!
  • In small-group meetings, trained student leaders support their peers’ mental health and well-being.
  • The Office of Sustainability is excited to share the launch of a pilot project: the Lewis & Clark ReUse Room and Thrift Shop.
  • Kim Stafford posing outside, wearing a brimmed hat, green vest, and long sleeved blue shirt.
    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.
  • Executive Director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer
    Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Life Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer will serve as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement.
  • Wiewel Announcement
    President Wiewel announced today that next academic year will be his last as president of L&C. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy. The institution is well positioned for future success.”
  • Rory Bialostosky BA '22, newly elected member of the West Linn City Council.

    Rory Bialostosky BA ’22 will become the youngest City Councilor for the city of West Linn, Oregon. He received the most votes in a field of ten candidates, securing one of the two open positions for a four year term. He plans to continue his undergraduate studies while serving on the city council.

  • Matt on left, Ramez on right
    Ramez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.
  • Celtic Inner Strength Symbol
    We want first to acknowledge the deep concern and uncertainty our community is experiencing with regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please do know that Lewis & Clark and our Spiritual Life staff are here to support you in any and every way we can. We appreciate each of you and your student groups and activities, and we celebrate the interconnectedness and interdependence of our community.
  • Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences have approved the creation of a new health studies minor. Drawing upon Lewis & Clark’s strong culture of interdisciplinary learning and current course offerings, the new minor recognizes the growing interest students have in public health and the value of a liberal arts approach to solving the world’s current and future public health challenges.
  • Professor Magali Rabasa speaking at the Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies in 2017.

    Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Magalí Rabasa has received the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award. The grant will allow Rabasa to pursue research on feminist economies of knowledge in the Americas over a two-year period. This summer, she will travel to New York to conduct research in the Interference Archive, a space that catalogues the cultural production of social movements.

  • Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives has recently added another rare book, an Italian book of hours, to its growing collection of archival materials. The book, valued at more than $45,000, was acquired thanks to a highly competitive grant from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation. Starting next spring, students will have the opportunity to examine the text in depth in Professor Karen Gross’s manuscript analysis course.