L&C Magazine | Fall 2015

Featured Stories

  • Character Builder

    Actor Usman Ally transforms scholarly insight into compelling characters.
  • Science With Heart

    Can a compound in red wine improve heart healing?
  • Return. Reflect. Reconnect.

    Lewis & Clark Law School celebrates 100 years of excellence in legal education.
  • Preacher and Doc

    Bob Fitch BS ’61, a noted photographer, has documented some of America’s greatest 20th-century human rights campaigns.

President's Letter

Individual Action, Collective Wisdom

Portland flies its DIY flag proudly, but even in our city Do It Yourself does not mean Do It Alone.

On Palatine Hill

  • New Home, New Leader for Career Center

    This fall, Lewis & Clark opened its new Career Center with a new leader at the helm.
  • Congratulations, Graduates of 2015

    “I believe there’s not a college in America that is more appropriately named for all the searches that we prize, that we love. You’re here, at Lewis & Clark, arguably, the quintessence of what works in American education … small liberal arts colleges. You all chose right!”

    —Ron Suskind

  • Board Updates

    In May, Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees announced a new board chair and a new board member.
  • Homecoming: Focus on Football

    Each year the Lewis & Clark community joins together to cheer on the Pioneers.
  • Alan Finn Named CFO

    Alan Finn will become Lewis & Clark’s new vice president for business and finance and treasurer on October 1.
  • A Passion for Math and Chinese Drives Ratte Award Winner

    Katie Keith, a mathematics major and a Chinese minor, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’shighest honor. A native of Bozeman, Montana, Keith embodies the award’s criteria of “a graduating senior who has pursued and achieved the utmost in excellence while attending Lewis & Clark.”

  • buzz

    A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.
  • Exploring Careers in Munich

    Part of Ralf Saborrosch’s job with Lewis & Clark’s yearlong Munich program is helping students secure internships and work during their time in Germany.
  • Theatre Prof, Law Prof Named Top Teachers

    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.

Leadership and Support

Philanthropy Leadership Dinner

More than 200 guests gathered to celebrate members of the Leadership Society, Heritage Society, and Elliott Circle.

Scholarship Luncheon

More than 160 donors, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon.

On the Road President Visits Iceland

In July, President Barry Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Turning Knowledge Into Action: Internships as a Rite of Passage

On behalf of his fellow graduates, Yash Desai noted that their new degrees put them in position “to create the most value not just for ourselves but for others, in whatever we do.”

Alumni News

Alumni Weekend 2015 Sizzles

Nearly 1,000 alumni, friends, and family braved Portland’s record-breaking heat to attend Alumni Weekend.


In Memoriam

Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

Honoring alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have recently passed.


Alumni Weekend 2015 Sizzles

Photos by Brian Foulkes

Scholarship Luncheon

Photos by Brian Foulkes

Philanthropy Dinner

Photos by Brian Foulkes 

Preacher and Doc

Photos and captions courtesy of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.