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  • Jeff Cruttenden BA ’12 is the cofounder of Acorns, a mobile app that has reinvented investing for a new generation.


  • Audiences entered a fairy-tale world of kings, court ministers, and magicians during the fall production of The King Stag, by 18th-century playwright Carlo Gozzi.
  • Jesse Lowes M.A.T. ’11 travels to the Galapagos Islands to invigorate his science classroom at home.
  • At age 30, C.J. Appleton rebounds from hardship to excel in football, basketball, and academics at Lewis & Clark.
  • The Small Business Legal Clinic celebrates 10 years of offering low-cost legal services to local entrepreneurs.
  • A new library exhibition—designed largely by students—examines the impact of World War I on the college, the nation, and the world.

President's Letter

  • The beginning of the new year and spring semester provides an ideal opportunity for reflection and renewal. At Lewis & Clark, we look back with pride on recent accomplishments and look ahead with resolve to the work that lies before us.


Faculty Books

  • A Mathematical Space odyssey: Solid Geometry in the 21st Century

    Roger Nelson, professor emeritus of mathematics, coauthors a text that presents techniques for proving a variety of geometric results in three dimensions. 

    Mathematical Association of America, 2015. 288 pages. 

  • Challenging Science Standards: A Skeptical View of the Quest for Unity

    Kip Ault, professor emeritus of teacher education, voices skepticism toward the quest for unity across sciences. Through analyses of disciplinary knowledge, school curricula, and classroom learning, his book uncovers flaws in the unifying dimensions of the science standards. It proposes respect for disciplinary diversity and attention to questions of value in choosing what science to teach. 

    Rowman & Littlefeild Publishers, 2015. 218 pages. 

  • Cameos for Calculus: Visualization in the First-Year Course

    Roger Nelson, professor emeritus of mathematics, presents 50 short enhancements or supplements (the cameos) for the first-year calculus course in which a geometric figure briefly appears. 

    Mathematical Association of America, 2015. 186 pages. 

Alumni Books

  • Empire Maker: Aleksandr Baranov and Russian Colonial Expansion Into Alaska and Northern California

    Kenneth Owens BA ’55 describes the journey of Aleksandr Baranov from his native Russia to North America, where he took command of the highly profitable sea otter business. his life was fraught with drama, and it’s all included in this scholarly biography about an as-yet little-known historical figure. 

    University of Washington Press, 2015. 360 pages. 

  • Let’s Share Our Ideas About Educational Leadership

    Louis Wildman BA ’63 shares his approach to education leadership with the intent to support the ideals of public education. 

    NCPEA Publications, 2015. 156 pages. 

  • A New Oracle of Kabbalah: Mystical Teachings of the Hebrew Letters

    Richard Seidman M.Ed. ’80 makes ancient teachings about the Hebrew alphabet, the Aleph Beit, accessible and practical for contemporary readers and spiritual seekers. Grounded in traditional and mystical Judaism, the book incorporates teachings from a variety of religious and cultural paths. 

    White Cloud Press, 2015. 208 pages. 

  • Wagons to the Willamette: capitan Levi Scott ad the Southern Route to Oregon, 1844-1847

    Stafford Hazelett JD ’83 edits this chronicle about Cpitan Levi Scott, who traveled west by the Oregon Trail in 1844, explored the Oregon Country, and guided wagon companies by the Southern Route to Oregon in 1846 and 1847. Scott’s reminiscence of the emigration years reveals a man of firm and friendly character and a careful observer of society. 

    Washington State University Press, 2015. 320 pages. 

  • Calm Technology: Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design

    Amber Case BA ’08 explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attentions only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. 

    O’Reilly Media, 2015. 152 pages. 


  • I was busy. I’d been raising children whose chief occupation, as far as I could tell, was the destruction of private property. Although—to be totally honest —they didn’t shy away from destroying public property, either. Could I take them anywhere? Or would their innate savageness be unstoppable— a rampage—twin toddler Godzillas, set loose on whatever poor city they came across?

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