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The Chronicle Magazine

winter 2009

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    Food for Thought

    By Genevieve J. Long
    On campus and off, Lewis & Clark community members are stirring up the local food culture.More >

In This Issue

  • By Dan Sadowsky
    A new generation encounters the academic richness and cultural diversity of Vietnam
  • With its international focus and highly supportive community, Lewis & Clark provides a welcoming environment for third-culture kids.
  • By Judy McNally
    Professors identify new ways to evaluate retirement portfolio risk.
  • By Bobbie Hasselbring
    Anne Bentley is a rising star in the miniature world of nano.
  • Like most of you, I approached opening my third-quarter investment statements with some dread. And as you know, that was before we endured the financial markets’ wild ride in October, the worst month in the American stock market since 1987.More >

On Palatine Hill

  • Commencement ceremonies from the three schools.More >
  • The peculiar, erratic stylings of a motorcycle-turned-trumpet are what first meet the ears of visitors to Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, a traveling exhibition now on display in the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark.More >
  • Lewis & Clark has been invited by the Henry Luce Foundation to join 67 select colleges and universities across the country to participate in the Luce Scholars Program.More >
  • Last spring, several Lewis & Clark undergraduates made a dramatic display of their academic fitness, winning a Truman Scholarship, three Goldwater Scholarships, and six Fulbright grants to further their education and research.More >
  • Rarely do a federal agency, an association of private lawyers, and an academic institution join together to organize a conference.More >
  • Scott Fletcher, previously chair of the Department of Education at the University of New Hampshire, joined Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling in August.More >
  • Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees has welcomed a new chair as well as four new faces.More >
  • Each year, students from the College of Arts and Sciences and Lewis & Clark Law School reflect on the extraordinary teaching of their respective professors and select one for top teaching honors.More >
  • Frances Delaney B.A. ‘08 believes there is an advantage to studying science at a small college. By the time she won the 2008 Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor, she had devoted countless hours to the study of chemistry and spent more than a year and a half in laboratories, engaging in research.More >

Alumni News

  • After many years of discussion and planning, a committed group of undergraduate alumni has realized the dream of acquiring dedicated space for alumni social gatherings and events. Lewis & Clark’s gatehouse, a stone and brick building at the main entrance to campus, has been refurbished and renamed the Morgan S. Odell Alumni Gatehouse.
  • In May, the Board of Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences welcomed three new members.


  • For someone who holds a prestigious appointment at a premier cancer research center, Brad Cairns B.S. ’87 spends a lot of time staring at zebra fish.
  • Every spring and fall, waves of salmon swim up the Columbia River to spawn. Roy Elicker strives to protect, enhance, and balance their biological and habitat needs with those of other fish and wildlife–while also keeping in mind the needs of people.
  • Television anchor Kate Kelly spent 40 minutes practicing in front of the camera, determined to coordinate the sign language she had just learned with the speed and inflection of her voice.“I don’t know how your teachers do this all day long,” she said to Jill Ellis M.Ed. ’75, cofounder and executive director of the Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID) in Berkeley, California.


  • In August Ryan McKinstry (B.A. ‘07) found himself, with fellow L&C graduate Avery Schmidt (B.A. ‘07), in the most surreal of circumstances when the small democratic nation of Georgia became embroiled in a conventional war against one of the most powerful armies on earth.More >

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