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  • This week I am working to provide LiveWhale events to all student groups in the Lewis & Clark College of Arts and Sciences. When completed, this will allow all groups to post their events on their own page as well as the central campus calendar. Currently, only some groups have this capability. There are several steps involved, including adding the proper subdirectories — for instance, the Climbing Club at…
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    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.
  • We’re about to cross the six month mark from our launch of the new site last summer, so today, we assembled a bunch of communicators from all three schools to talk about our four home pages and well (and not) they are working. We had a really good session, fleshing out a bunch of issues that people were having using LiveWhale and how we might better utilize its features, or get changes/improvements made. We also discussed ways to share resources better. And th…
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    In June, the college launched an extensive redesign, complete with improved navigation, a new content management system, and a fresh look.
  • In April, Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees formed a search committee to guide the process of finding Lewis & Clark’s next president. 
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    Upon President Tom Hochstettler’s departure, the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Jane Atkinson, vice president and provost, as interim president beginning August 1.
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    Thomas J. Hochstettler, Lewis & Clark’s 23rd president, came to the college in 2004 from the University of Bremen in Germany via academic posts at Rice University, Bowdoin College, and Stanford University. He leaves the college at a time of strength, buoyed by increasing numbers of highly qualified students, nationally recognized faculty, energized alumni, rising philanthropic dollars, and a growing academic reputation.

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    Letters from readers of the Chronicle.
  • Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees has welcomed a new chair as well as four new faces.
  • This spring, the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) endorsed Lewis & Clark’s interdisciplinary approach to the sciences by awarding the college a landmark $1.3-million grant.
  • In an effort to expand its use of alternative energies, Lewis & Clark is partnering with Honeywell International, a technology and manufacturing company, to supply the campus sports facility with solar power.
  • More than 350 faculty and students from 25 institutions presented their research at the 13th annual Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research, sponsored by the Murdock College Science Research Program.
  • Liz Safran’s environmental geology class was one of the last field trip groups to visit Mount St. Helens in late September before increased volcanic activity closed the Johnston Ridge Observatory overlooking the mountain. 
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    “I know there’s a God, because I actually shook hands with the devil,” said Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, who spoke at Lewis & Clark on November 18. 
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    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on September 22. 
  • “Pamplin Society members reflect and inspire the College community as a whole,” said Tom Hochstettler, president. 
  • Gecko feet may hold the key to the development of synthetic self-cleaning adhesives, according to Kellar Autumn, associate professor of biology.
  • Many of them were toddlers when the Berlin Wall fell; they’ve never known a president without the last name of Clinton or Bush; and they’re masters of instant messaging, cell phone calling, and all things digital. 
  • Reiko Hillyer doesn’t feel particularly comfortable being called a minority scholar. “I’m a historian, first and foremost,” she says. Hillyer, whose mother is Japanese and father is Jewish, is Lewis & Clark’s first minority scholar in residence.
  • Annie van Thillo ’05, a theatre major, helped Lewis & Clark wrap up the 2004-05 academic year on a colorful note when she draped the campus in fabric for her senior thesis project.
  • Over spring break, eight students from Lewis & Clark impersonated government officials from Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) and infiltrated the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. But don’t worry—they weren’t arrested. 
  • You can have your pi and eat it too. 
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    On March 15, about 60 donors joined appreciative students and staff for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. 
  • Chemistry Superstar Wins Ratte Award
  • Students selected Andrew Cortell, assistant professor of international affairs, as Lewis & Clark’s Teacher of the Year for 2005. 
  • Faculty Art Exhibition
  • Grant Success
  • Faculty Emeriti: Where are they now?
  • Hoop Dreams in the Philippines
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