L&C Magazine | Spring 2012

Featured Stories

President's Letter

Active Learning

Lewis & Clark students excel at what they know and what they do. But sometimes, like any of us, they need a nudge to explore things outside their comfort zones, outside their usual areas of achievement. That push is a vital part of the educational experience we provide, and it’s something we should talk about more often.

On Palatine Hill

  • Law School Leaps Ahead in Rankings

    Lewis & Clark Law School jumped nine places to 58th in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Lewis & Clark is also ranked one of the top 15 law schools in the western United States.
  • International Affairs Symposium

    In April, Lewis & Clark hosted its 50th International Affairs Symposium, titled Global Rifts: Dynamic Relationships Among States, Societies, and the World System.
  • Lewis & Clark Hosts Mayoral Debate

    On February 13, Portland’s three mayoral candidates—Jefferson Smith, Charlie Hales, and Eileen Brady— shared their views on education, the environment, and sustainability in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.
  • PioSports

    Men’s Basketball and Swimming updates.
  • English Prof Wins Teaching Award

    Rachel Cole, associate professor of English, has won the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in recognition of outstanding teaching. The award, which is administered by Pomona College and the American Council of Learned Societies, is given biennially to young professors teaching at western liberal arts colleges.
  • Technologies of the Future

    Do you understand the mechanics behind a selfclamping ski boot? Or why hydrophobic kale wax might make a good hair spray? You would if you’re enrolled in Technologies of the Future, a new joint offering of the biology and chemistry departments.
  • Gender Studies Symposium

    The 31st annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in mid-March, explored topics related to gender, sex, law, and social change.
  • Fred Fields’ Generous Bequest

    In February, President Barry Glassner announced a $10 million bequest to Lewis & Clark from the late Fred Fields. The gift is the second largest in the college’s history.
  • Buzz

    A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.
  • Meeting Portland’s Counseling Needs

    Underserved Oregonians dealing with mental health, addiction, and relationship issues have a new place to turn for help: the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which recently opened near downtown Portland.

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend

June 21–24: Enjoy Summer in Portland

Save the Date

September 25 - Worldwide Black and Orange Parties


  • Illustrating With Feminine Flair

    Strolling through the streets and gardens of Tokyo, Chico Hayasaki stops to notice the silhouettes of flowering trees and a pink-orange cloud floating above the setting sun.
  • Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

    John “Jack” Kemp BS ’63, a life trustee of Lewis & Clark College, Warren Smith, a former faculty member of Lewis & Clark College
  • Heeding the Call of Wilderness Protection

    To our north is one of the Earth’s last wild places: the Canadian boreal forest. At 2.2 million square miles—nearly 60 percent the size of the United States—it’s one of the planet’s richest habitats.
  • Serving Up Fusion-Style Ramen—and More

    Patrick Fleming BS ’92, Brannon Riceci BS ’92, and Tim Parsons BA ’91 create interesting one-bowl meals with exotic flavors at Boke Bowl.
  • To Catch a Technology Thief

    Ken Westin BA ’99 developed technology that allows laptop and smartphone users to track their devices and capture photos of thieves.

In Memoriam

Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

John “Jack” Kemp BS ’63, a life trustee of Lewis & Clark College, Warren Smith, a former faculty member of Lewis & Clark College

In Memoriam

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