L&C Magazine | Fall 2007
- Deep in southwest Portland, in a stream that borders Lewis & Clark Law School, the salmon are awake.
- 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?
- The embodiment of the Keen Footwear ethos is its president, Kirk Richardson BS ’75. A 27-year Nike veteran, Richardson landed the top spot at Keen in 2006.
- 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.
- A biochemistry-biophysics collaboration produces insights into the formation of long-term memory.
You see them everywhere you go in Germany, the yellow bags and the green dots. But they don’t litter the landscape. They help sustain it.
On Palatine Hill
- 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.
- Judi Johansen JD ‘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.
- Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling will host Hope in a Time of Violence on November 16 and 17.
- Total first-year applications: 5,359 (a new record)
- Gil Seeley, James W. Rogers Professor Emeritus of Music, received a prestigious award for his dedication to furthering choral arts in Oregon, including his artistic direction of the Oregon Repertory Singers. On July 18, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski conferred the Governor’s Arts Award on Seeley and seven other distinguished recipients in a ceremony held at the Capitol Galleria.
- In May, Lewis & Clark’s Gamma of Oregon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated more than 35 new members, including one alumnus. A faculty review committee selects students on the basis of academic excellence and breadth in the liberal arts as well as good character. The committee chooses alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction since graduating at least 10 years ago.
- 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.
- 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.
- Emily McCartan BA ’07 has been described by one professor as the embodiment of “the ideal the liberal arts seeks to achieve” for her ability to balance intellectual rigor and civic engagement. In recognition of her accomplishments, she won the 2007 Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor.
- Truman, Goldwater, and Fulbright winners.
- Track and Field, Baseball, and more sports news.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kate Iris Hilburger CAS ’07 vividly remembers the first women’s health workshop she attended in rural Nicaragua. Under the scattered shade of broadleaved tropical trees, two dozen Nicaraguan women–most of them young and juggling small chidren–listened attentively to a discussion of sex and gender, learning about their bodies and cultural attitudes toward women.
- 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.
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.
- In the wee hours of the morning in Hawaii, 11-year-old Gwen Pacarro BA ‘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.
- “I remember when spiny lobsters were as thick as fleas on a dog,” says Kat West JD ‘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.
- Andrew Dittmore BA ‘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.