L&C Magazine | Winter 2005
- Over winter break, more than 50 faculty and staff members moved into John R. Howard Hall, located at the heart of the academic campus.
- James F. “Jimmy” Miller, renowned investor and philanthropist, would have been 100 years old on February 20. Although he didn’t live to see that milestone (he died June 3, 2004), he left behind a living legacy of Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and alumni who continue to benefit from his generosity.
- With the introduction of its first doctoral program, Lewis & Clark takes a bold step toward advancing education throughout the region.
- Meet Tom Hochstettler and His Family
- With the addition of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation Telescope, Lewis & Clark’s astronomy program reaches new heights.
On Palatine Hill
- This spring, the Paul L. Boley Law Library celebrates the acquisition of its half-millionth volume.
- More than 350 faculty and students from 25 institutions presented their research at the 13th annual Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research, sponsored by the Murdock College Science Research Program.
- Portland General Electric selected Lewis & Clark College for a Green Power Leadership Award in October.
- This spring, the Business Law Program at the law school celebrates its 10th anniversary.
- What do Mohammad Bader, Marjan Baradar, and Zaher Wahab have in common?
- Liz Safran’s environmental geology class was one of the last field trip groups to visit Mount St. Helens in late September before increased volcanic activity closed the Johnston Ridge Observatory overlooking the mountain.
- Last fall, a dozen new faculty members joined Lewis & Clark College, enriching the community with their teaching and research talents.
- Reiko Hillyer doesn’t feel particularly comfortable being called a minority scholar. “I’m a historian, first and foremost,” she says. Hillyer, whose mother is Japanese and father is Jewish, is Lewis & Clark’s first minority scholar in residence.
- Many of them were toddlers when the Berlin Wall fell; they’ve never known a president without the last name of Clinton or Bush; and they’re masters of instant messaging, cell phone calling, and all things digital.
- Seeking to find workable and sustainable solutions to Oregon’s natural resource issues, former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced the creation of the Kitzhaber Center at Lewis & Clark Law School in August.
- Gecko feet may hold the key to the development of synthetic self-cleaning adhesives, according to Kellar Autumn, associate professor of biology.
- “I know there’s a God, because I actually shook hands with the devil,” said Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, who spoke at Lewis & Clark on November 18.
- At last count, more than 250 alumni had joined the graduate school’s online discussion of The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, by Simon Wiesenthal.
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on September 22.
- “Pamplin Society members reflect and inspire the College community as a whole,” said Tom Hochstettler, president.
- Lewis & Clark’s newest trustees share a common bond: They are all graduates of the institution.
Dan Cooper ’79 spent 1980 through 1985 hiking the continental Divide from Mexico to the Bering Strait, becoming the first person known to have made that trek in modern history.
Every year, Alumni and Parent Programs offers fun and informative events in cities across the country and on campus.
The Dean A. Sempert ’49 Scholarship was officially launched at the 2004 Alumni Honors Banquet.
“We owe the College a great deal for helping us with the best reunion of our lives,” says Frances Hart ’76, one of 26 students who participated in Lewis & Clark’s first overseas study program to Peru in 1973.
With more than 200 alumni milling about campus, Alumni Weekend 2004 was a great success.
- Ken Lewis ’67
- Mary Kay Britton ’62
- The College of Arts and Sciences recognized three alumni for their outstanding achievements and community service at the annual Alumni Honors Banquet in September.
- Randy Massengale ’78