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  • Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 interviewed for both scholarships following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believed Kowal was a perfect candidate for these distinguished awards.
  • As sustainability becomes increasingly relevant in all academic and professional arenas, a new course offered in conjunction with the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership gives students of any major an introduction to the challenges of running a sustainable business and the laws and technicalities of sustainability in the business world.
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  • Warren Kluber BA ’12 arrived at Lewis & Clark unsure of what he wanted to study. An English degree, a passion for the power of theatre, and a summer research project studying oral traditions in West Africa clarified his path. Now a PhD candidate at Columbia University, he has published his scholarly insights in three leading academic journals. We caught up with Kluber to learn more.
  • The Office of Sustainability is working to reduce Lewis & Clark’s use of plastic bottled beverages and straws, and will begin to focus on packaged food, plastic tumblers, and plastic utensils as appropriate alternatives are identified.
  • In order to become a healthier community, Lewis & Clark will be smoke- and tobacco-free effective August 1, 2018.
  • Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, has been chosen to serve as Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced this morning. Stafford will serve a two-year term as “an ambassador of poetry across the state.”
  • Violent current events can easily lead to feelings of powerlessness and despair. Divisive political and social rhetoric can further these feelings. But there are ways to take care and action.
  • In the summer of 2017, Ary Hashim BA ’20 put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. He returned to Malaysia this past summer to double the number of lights and solar panels, and expand to an additional village in the area. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.

  • Mae Johnson BA '19 and Sydney Owada BA '19 at the opening reception for their new exhibit.
    Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
  • Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo has been awarded a $249,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund Kuo’s ongoing student-supported research into environmental toxin remediation and phosphorus recovery. The research he and his students are doing aims to better degrade neurotoxins found in pesticides and chemical weapons.
  • Lewis & Clark’s Office of Educational Technology sponsored a workshop to teach students how to use virtual reality technology in film. Sabrina Cerquera BA ’20 used the technology to plan and execute an original project, taking her creative work from concept to reality.
  • The graduate school will welcome three cohorts of art therapy students in fall 2018.

    “As the only art therapy program in the state of Oregon, we are thrilled to have a new home at Lewis & Clark.” — Art Therapy Program Director Mary Andrus

  • At Lewis & Clark, where students learn science by doing science, collaborative research with professors is an academic hallmark. The John S. Rogers Science Program supports several such projects each summer, and this year included multidisciplinary research with an especially timely goal: create a computer game that will teach users how to act in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
  • Nina Oishi BA ’18 is this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Senior Woman Recognition Award, given annually in honor of outstanding scholarship, character, personality, contributions to campus and community life, and potential for future achievement.
  • Bradley Davis BA ’18, Caia Jaisle BA ’18, and Kelley Koeppen BA ’18 have been chosen to participate in the Fulbright program, a highly competitive award which fosters international scholarship and understanding through travel and research.
  • Shelby Collum Davis speaking at the Davis Scholars Reception.
    President Wim Wiewel has announced a gift of $500,000 from philanthropist Shelby Davis to honor Institutional Professor Emeritus Roger Paget, his longtime friend who passed away on April 1.
  • Kate Smock BA ’18, is this year’s recipient of the Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.
  • Benno Kolland BA ’21, a rising sophomore from Santa Cruz, California, has built and launched a rocket to a height of two miles—higher than the altitude of Mount Hood. His next step? Bringing commercial space flight within reach.
  • Please join us on Wednesday, May 23, in celebrating Vice President and Provost Jane Atkinson on the occasion of her retirement following 40 years of unparalleled leadership and service at Lewis & Clark.
  • Megan Glavin BA ’19 and Sema Hasan BA ’18 were selected to present their original research at the 2018 Notre Dame Peace Conference, an event for students from around the world to share their work and discuss issues related to peace studies, social justice, and global activism.
  • The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.