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    Fall 2007
  • Will Pritchard, assistant professor of English, specializes in 17th- and 18th-century British literature. His book,  Outward Appearances: The Female Exterior in Restoration London, will be published by Bucknell University Press in 2008. This poem appeared in the 2006-07 edition of the Lewis & Clark Literary Review.
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    Andrew Dittmore B.A. ‘04 was recently awarded a prestigious National Defense and Science Engineering Graduate Fellowship, which rewards individuals with demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced science and engineering. He’s the first Lewis & Clark graduate to receive this honor, and one of 200 winners selected from 3,400 applicants.
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    “I remember when spiny lobsters were as thick as fleas on a dog,” says Kat West J.D. ‘97, who grew up in the Florida Keys. “It was hard to throw a rock in the water without hitting one.” But over the years, she watched the lobster population dwindle significantly. Later, during two years of extensive travel after graduating from the University of Florida, West discovered similar widespread habitat degradation and made a commitment to help reverse that trend.
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    In the wee hours of the morning in Hawaii, 11-year-old Gwen Pacarro B.A. ‘76 rolled out of bed to deliver newspapers with her brother. At age 14, she ventured into babysitting, and the following year she was part of the team that opened the first Farrell’s ice cream parlor franchise in Honolulu.
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  • In May, the Board of Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences elected a new president and welcomed several new members from across the nation. The board’s primary charge is to strengthen ties between and among alumni and the College. Members may serve two three-year terms.
  • Albany Society members enjoyed a summer barbecue in the College’s Grape Arbor on August 15. The society is composed of alumni who graduated from Lewis & Clark 50 or more years ago.
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    by Romel Hernandez
    A growing number of educators face the challenge of teaching students whose first language is not English. How do they cope with the realities of today’s mixed-language classrooms?
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    by Ellisa Valo
     On November 14, 2007, the United Nations will observe the first annual U.N. World Diabetes Day, as established last year by U.N. Resolution A/61/225. People living with diabetes all over the world have Clare Rosenfeld CAS ’08 to thank for that.
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    by Shelly Meyer
    Deep in southwest Portland, in a stream that borders Lewis & Clark Law School, the salmon are awake.
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    by Dan Sadowsky
    A biochemistry-biophysics collaboration produces insights into the formation of long-term memory.
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    by Shelly Meyer
    The embodiment of the Keen Footwear ethos is its president, Kirk Richardson B.S. ‘75.  A 27-year Nike veteran, Richardson landed the top spot at Keen in 2006.
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    Greg Volk, who has more than 25 years of experience in higher education resource development, has joined Lewis & Clark as vice president for institutional advancement. In his new position, he oversees development, alumni relations, and communications efforts at the College.
  • Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees has welcomed several new faces–plus one returning member. As the body responsible for the ongoing success of the College, the board is empowered to appoint the president and make major financial and planning decisions.
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    Judi Johansen J.D. ‘83, former president and CEO of PacifiCorp, is Lewis & Clark’s new chair of the Board of Trustees. Over the course of her wide-ranging career in utilities, Johansen has also served as administrator and CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration and as vice president of business development with Avista Energy. She has held numerous leadership roles in civic affairs.
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    To be named an outstanding teacher in 2007, your last name had to start with “k” and end in “er.” Not really, of course, but Lewis & Clark’s top teachers for 2007 share similar-sounding names and a commitment to stellar teaching.
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  • Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling will host Hope in a Time of Violence on November 16 and 17.
  • Robert Miller, professor of law, weighed in on Russia’s contested claim to land below the Arctic Sea in an August Los Angeles Times column, employing his expertise on the history of the Doctrine of Discovery and Native American land rights. Miller charts the discovery doctrine’s role in land-rights disputes from the 15th century to this most recent manifestation, miles below the North Pole.
  • Chris Wold, associate professor of law and director of the law school’s International Environmental Law Project (IELP), along with Erica Thorson, staff attorney, and six Lewis & Clark law students, traveled to The Hague, Netherlands, in June to help protect endangered species.
  • Focus the Nation, a national project that’s housed at Lewis & Clark, won an Impact Award from MySpace for its efforts to create community engagement around the global warming crisis.
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