L&C Magazine | Spring 2008
- Lewis & Clark’s mentoring program offers a lifeline to new teachers.
- Five Lewis & Clark graduates make their mark as documentary filmmakers.
- Lewis & Clark embraces a 21st-century vision of environmental studies that is holistic, interdisciplinary, and firmly rooted in a sense of place.
- My reflections on the 1962 Mexico program and the launch of the overseas study program.
- Lewis & Clark spends 25 percent of its Federal Work-Study dollars off campus.
You may well be reading this letter at the very time Marcia and I are traveling to Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong, enjoying the opportunity to deepen our connections with alumni, parents, and friends. This is our second trip to Asia in three years. Wherever we go on behalf of Lewis & Clark, our itinerary is always ambitious, our encounters are always exhilarating, and our experience is always rewarding.
On Palatine Hill
- Lewis & Clark’s reputation for providing graduate-level research opportunities to undergraduates continues as science faculty secure grants from prominent funding organizations.
- Sierra, the magazine of the Sierra Club, took up the topic of climate change initiatives at colleges and universities in its “Coolest Schools” issue (November/December 2007). Lewis & Clark Law School topped the list of law schools to attend if you want to become an environmental attorney
- Kim Stafford, director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute, recently received the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award, one of two special awards that Portland-based Literary Arts bestows annually in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community.
- Letters from Readers
- Spring 2008
- Lewis & Clark senior Adan Vielma recently won a national video contest, culminating in a trip to Capitol Hill and a scholarship from the Task Force on the Future of American Innovation.
- Minda Heyman is the new director of the Center for Career and Community Engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Lively colors, improved lighting, new carpet, and a host of other upgrades greeted students upon their return to Templeton Campus Center at the beginning of the fall term. Over the summer, workers completed a dramatic facelift of the central floor of Templeton.
- Lewis & Clark and Waseda, one of Japan’s premier universities, have shared a mutually supportive relationship since the early 1990s. Previously, Waseda has sent dozens of its students to Lewis & Clark. But now, for the first time, Lewis & Clark is sending its own students to Waseda (specifically, Waseda University’s School of International Liberal Studies).
- Beck’s approach to music education earned her the distinction of Master Teacher by the American Musicological Society at its annual conference in November 2007. Beck is only the third teacher to earn such an honor from AMS.
- The Pioneer Express shuttle bus, which transports Lewis & Clark students to and from campus and around Portland, sported a new look in the fall: Lewis & Clark’s logo and the school colors.
- Ocean wave technology could eventually power as much as 10 percent of the world’s electrical demand, but it is an alternative energy source that comes with little-understood legal, economic, and environmental impacts.
- In Paderborn, Germany, a small city near Cologne, Lauren Edwards BA ‘07 is using her Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to provide basic instruction in business English, marketing, and banking.