L&C Magazine | Summer 2008

Featured Stories

  • Nation Focuses on Global Warming

    A Lewis & Clark–based initiative captures national attention and spurs discussion of global warming solutions.
  • Sticky Business

    Biologist Kellar Autumn studies what makes geckos stick
  • Getting to the Core of the Matter

    Faculty and students learn together in Lewis & Clark’s latest iteration of the first-year core course, Exploration and Discovery.
  • Protecting ‘A Global Good’

    No place on earth is richer in biodiversity. Few places are poorer financially. How to help Madagascar raise its living standards without squandering its ecological treasures is an everyday question for these alumni.
  • Visible Man

    Rudolph P. Byrd BA ’75, a noted African American studies scholar, has dedicated his career to exploring issues of identity.

President's Letter

The Transformative Power of Science

I have always been intrigued by kaleidoscopes. I remember being fascinated by the ever-changing symmetrical patterns I saw through that magical eyepiece. Later on, when I figured out how the configuration of mirrors created those patterns, I was no less impressed by the ingenuity of mind that could conceive such a wonderful contraption and then construct it out of tin, cardboard, a bit of plastic, and a few pieces of colorful glass. If anything, my admiration for the kaleidoscope was enhanced by understanding how it worked.

On Palatine Hill

  • A Growing Reputation in the Sciences

    With a recent surge in national grants and student awards, recognition of Lewis & Clark’s achievements in the sciences is growing rapidly.
  • Spring Break in the Borderlands

    A group of Lewis & Clark undergraduates trekked to the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand Oaxacan immigration to Oregon. The students were part of Elliott Young’s U.S.-Mexico Borderlands course.
  • Letters from Readers

    Letters from Readers
  • Gross Wins Teaching Award

    Karen Gross, assistant professor of English, won a 2008 Graves Award in recognition of her teaching accomplishments.
  • Meet Pio

    Strength, pride, and endurance. All three are descriptive of Lewis & Clark’s athletics program as well as its new mascot: a Newfoundland named Pio.
  • Bolton, Krueger Square Off

    When John Bolton and Robert Krueger finished their conversation with the Lewis & Clark community at the 46th annual International Affairs Symposium, the several hundred students who attended the event had much to ponder.
  • Preparing for Rwanda’s Future

    Viviane Gakire Kabeho is the 2007–08 Romeo Dallaire Scholarship recipient. The scholarship provides full tuition, books, and living expenses for a qualified African student wishing to study the English language at Lewis & Clark for one academic year.
  • Here Comes the Sun

    In an effort to expand its use of alternative energies, Lewis & Clark is partnering with Honeywell International, a technology and manufacturing company, to supply the campus sports facility with solar power.
  • Family Therapy in India and Egypt

    Last winter and spring, several graduate students in Lewis & Clark’s counseling psychology department journeyed to India and Egypt to gain valuable intercultural experience for their future work as family therapists, school psychologists, and community counselors.
  • Hughes Institute Awards $1.3-Million Grant

    This spring, the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) endorsed Lewis & Clark’s interdisciplinary approach to the sciences by awarding the college a landmark $1.3-million grant.
  • Pio Sports

    Women’s Tennis, Baseball, and Track
  • Poetry Reimagined

    In February, the Department of English hosted a well-attended poetry symposium, cosponsored by the Kinsman Foundation, to explore the relevancy of poetry in today’s world.
  • Stafford Archive to Lewis & Clark

    The family of poet William Stafford has generously given his papers to Lewis & Clark College, where they will be in the care of Special Collections at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library.

Alumni News

Outstanding Alumni in the Spotlight

Each year, Lewis & Clark honors alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding accomplishments and community service. We’re proud to announce the 2008 honorees.


  • A Voice for the Voices of Dissent

    A political scientist, poet, and former pro soccer player, Jules Boykoff writes about the suppression of dissent in America.
  • Champion of Mental Health and Addictions Treatment

    Glenn Maynard MEd ‘78 directs the Avel Gordly Center for Healing at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and maintains a clinical practice.
  • Taking Flight With the Jupiter Hotel

    Kelsey Bunker JD ‘83 has a hip Jupiter Hotel in Portland’s lower Burnside district–the stretch between Grand and Sandy avenues, dubbed LoBu. Transformed from a seedy Travel Inn, this 80-room boutique hotel with its attached Doug Fir Lounge combines cutting-edge design with an indie ambience that offers “a new experience in urban hospitality.” In 2005, the hotel landed on Condé Nast Traveller’s coveted hot list.
  • Spiders With Their Heads (and Bodies) in the Sand

    Rebecca Duncan BA ‘06 spent most of her junior and senior years at Lewis & Clark conducting an independent research project using an evolutionary framework to unite biology and physics.
  • Drawn to Politics

    Matt Wuerker BA ‘79, a political cartoonist and illustrator, is on staff at the newspaper/website Politico.
  • Changing Lives in the Great Outdoors

    Liz Flinn BA ‘91 became became YMCA Camp Widjiwagan’s first female executive director in 2006.
  • Music Professor Emerita Kilbuck Mourned

    Edith Kilbuck B.M. ‘52, professor emerita of music, died March 23 of respiratory failure at age 76. She served on the college faculty from 1963 until her retirement in 1989.
  • Kennedy Remembered for Service to Bar, Law School

    Jack Kennedy JD ‘51, an active law school supporter and benefactor for many years

In Memoriam

Music Professor Emerita Kilbuck Mourned

Edith Kilbuck B.M. ‘52, professor emerita of music, died March 23 of respiratory failure at age 76. She served on the college faculty from 1963 until her retirement in 1989.