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November 27th, 2017

  • Image preview 3:30pm: “Spirit/Medium/Media: A Critical Examination of the Relationship Between Animism, Animators, and Anime” by Jolyon Thomas (University of Pennsylvania)
    This talk critiques the oft-repeated argument that Japanese animation (anime) is thematically and aesthetically unique because it draws upon Japan’s ancient animistic traditions. I argue that when professional observers describe anime as “animistic,” they use a politically fraught and technically inaccurate term to engage in certain political projects related to environmentalism or cultural nationalism. I also argue that when these professional observers repeat the essentialist idea that “Japanese people believe that spirits exist in everything,” they categorically ignore the potentially “spiritual” qualities of the material objects that are actually used to make anime in the first place (celluloid, ink, computer screens, cameras, cables). I conclude by offering alternative language that can more accurately depict what anime directors and their audiences do when depicting or observing relationships between spirits and nature in animated film. These attitudes and ideas can be deemed meaningful and even religious, I argue, without relying on the loaded language of “animism.”

December 9th, 2017

  • 3:00pm: Wind Symphony & Percussion Ensemble
    The Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and Low Brass Ensemble invite you to an afternoon of diverse music on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3pm in Evans Auditorium. Composers featured on the concert will include Meij, Mackey, Maslanka, Saucedo, Jarvis, and Slayter. Please set aside this date and invite your friends and family to attend. This will be a concert you don’t want to miss!

December 15th, 2017

  • 7:30pm: Palatine Trio
    Lewis & Clark’s Palatine Trio (Inés Voglar, violin, Nancy Ives, cello, Susan DeWitt Smith, piano), perform music by Portland composer Tomas Svoboda.
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    ELC’s 2011 Mushroom Hunt was a great success! We had a huge group, hunted in a number of different spots in Mt. Hood National Forest. A fun weekend, lots of good food and good times. And who doesn’t love walking around in the woods?
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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    A day of awareness and celebration of real, locally-sourced, sustainable and safe food on October 24, 2011. 
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    Photos of program lecturers and performers.
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    2009 International Fair
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