L&C Magazine | Spring 2012
- Lewis & Clark offers students an integrated approach to career and community service.
- A new workshop gives students the opportunity to explore the way innovators and entrepreneurs think.
- The women’s basketball team, ranked in the top 10 nationally, advances further than ever before in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
- The Lewis & Clark overseas study program celebrates its 50th year.
- Elena Garcia-Velasco MAT ’97, a transformative Spanish educator, is Oregon’s Teacher of the Year.
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
- 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.
- In April, Lewis & Clark hosted its 50th International Affairs Symposium, titled Global Rifts: Dynamic Relationships Among States, Societies, and the World System.
- 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.
- Men’s Basketball and Swimming updates.
- 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.
- 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.
- The 31st annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in mid-March, explored topics related to gender, sex, law, and social change.
- 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.
- A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Patrick Fleming BS ’92, Brannon Riceci BS ’92, and Tim Parsons BA ’91 create interesting one-bowl meals with exotic flavors at Boke Bowl.
- Ken Westin BA ’99 developed technology that allows laptop and smartphone users to track their devices and capture photos of thieves.