L&C Magazine | Summer 2004
- Today I fly to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport. I was so lucky to be selected to join the JASON XV Project expedition team, traveling with the scientists and production team to Barro Colorado Island and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the middle of the Panama Canal Zone… . I will update this [Web] page with my daily journals so my fourth-grade students and students anywhere in the world can follow along “virtually.”
- The array of test tubes and glass vials lining the shelves of a small, temperature-controlled chamber in the Biology-Psychology building hold hundreds of the world’s most reviled yet ecologically vital organisms: spiders.
- Jeff Ray ’82, a pit bull disguised in business attire, confronted Boise’s police chief outside the police station with TV cameras rolling. It was February 14, 2003, the day the city’s mayor had resigned in scandal.
- In a high-profile legal tussle over 9,200-year-old human remains, one of the most prominent attorneys is 28-year-old Rob Roy Smith JD ’00.
- International Fair, one of the College’s most well-known and long-standing traditions, celebrates the rich variety of traditions and heritages from every corner of the world.
On Palatine Hill
- Lewis & Clark hosted three commencements this spring to celebrate the achievements of its graduates.
- Kimberly Reil ’04 won Second Overall Prize in the “Hype!” Fujifilm/SPS Student Photo Contest for the Chromira print below.
- It is now beyond serious dispute that the process used by Multnomah County Commissioners this past March in their clandestine decision to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses was hopelessly ill-advised, unwise, and a violation of every principle of open government.
- What started out as a four-page consultation paper for Kacky Hoffman’s school psychology internship class turned into a $1.4-million grant supporting after-school programming for three Portland elementary schools for five years.
- It is not always easy being married, but on life’s hardest days—if you are in the hospital, if you are in a funeral home, if you are in court—being married matters.
- Quick on Land and Water
- For the third time in five years, a professor in the sciences has been named Lewis & Clark’s Teacher of the Year. For 2004, students selected Michael Broide, associate professor and chair of physics, for the honor.
- Mark your calendar now for Alumni Weekend, which is slated for September 30 through October 3.
- On March 18, about 40 donors joined appreciative students and staff for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon.
- Scholars and international experts debated the role of global humanitarian intervention in dealing with human rights crises during Lewis & Clark’s 42nd annual International Affairs Symposium in April.
- “Academia and activism are part of my personal chemistry,” says Matthew Levinger, associate professor of history.
- Fred W. Fields stepped down as chair of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees in May, after serving in that role since 2001.
- Swimmers in Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion are a bit warmer thanks to a 30-kilowatt Capstone microturbine, fueled by natural gas, which is producing electricity for the building and efficiently heating the College’s eight-lane pool.
- Lewis & Clark Law School students won the National environmental Law Moot Court competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, on February 22.
- Physics Club members have dropped pumpkins from the rooftop of Olin Center for Physics and Chemistry to study the properties of falling bodies.
- In April, Lewis & Clark’s Gamma of Oregon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 47 new members, including one alumna. 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.
- She’s been described as a “jewel of a student” and “an unquestioned academic leader.” Indeed, Leah Honigman ’04 made such a positive impression on the faculty at Lewis & Clark that they selected her for the Rena J. Ratte Award in May.
- On June 3, more than two dozen past recipients of the College’s Aubrey R. Watzek Award gathered to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the event.
- With the close of the 2003-04 academic year, four longtime members of the campus community announced their retirements. They leave with the gratitude and respect of their colleagues and of their students new and old.
- Nancy Nagel, professor of education and a 12-year veteran of Lewis & Clark, has been named associate dean of the graduate school.
- Oregon Repertory Singers, Portland’s internationally renowned choral group, has teamed up with Lewis & Clark to become the College’s first choir in residence.
- On May 6, the College’s Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee and named Thomas J. Hochstettler, vice president for academic affairs at International University Bremen, the 23rd president of Lewis & Clark College. He will assume his new post on August 16.
- In a few short months, friends and colleagues of retired Multnomah County Circuit Judge Roosevelt Robinson raised nearly $60,000 for a scholarship fund in his honor at Lewis & Clark Law School.
- John Bates has taught the intricacies of finance to Lewis & Clark undergraduates. He has built a successful business around serving as a litigation consultant and an expert witness to major New York Stock Exchange brokerage firms.
- According to the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA/CAE), more K-12 schools will be built or modernized in the United States over the next decade than were produced during the past 40 years combined.
- Beginning this fall, Lewis & Clark students may dig into a classical studies minor or soar into a dance minor.
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