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  • After three decades of service, several pillars of the campus community retire.
  • Illustrated by Dennis Adler
    The class of 2011 offers its to-do list for future Pioneers (and the rest of us).

President's Letter

  • The competition among colleges to recruit talented students is now so intense and widespread that the Chronicle of Higher Education recently dubbed it “intergalactic.” Using that adjective as a starting point—hyperbolic as it may be— I can say that our achievements this year boldly take Lewis & Clark into uncharted territory of success and opportunity.


  • Exploring forests, romping in creeks, and swimming in lakes and rivers near the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Brett VandenHeuvel J.D. ’05 fell in love with the great outdoors. He grew up near Muskegon, where the industrial south transitions into the rural north.
  • Although Dr. Makoto Uchiyama B.A. ’04 was born in Bangkok, grew up in Malaysia, and had never lived in Japan, Uchiyama considers Japan his homeland, his native culture. As a resident physician in Portland’s Legacy Health System, he felt compelled to put his medical training to use on the ground after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit on March 11. The subsequent tsunami, fires, and nuclear threat confirmed his resolve.
  • It’s early morning in Rockaway Beach, and 75-year-old Karla Steinhauser B.S. ’58 fires up the propane burner, preheating her black refrigerator-sized smoker to 140 degrees. She loads fish—filleted, salted, and seasoned the day before—onto eight 20- by 40-inch racks.


  • Greta Binford, associate professor of biology, is the subject of a new children’s book about her hunt for an elusive recluse spider.

    Candlewick, 2011. 64 pages. $13. Purchase here.

Faculty Books

  • Greta Binford, associate professor of biology, is the subject of a new children’s book about her hunt for an elusive recluse spider.

    Candlewick, 2011. 64 pages.

  • Judith Armatta J.D. ’75 provides an eyewitness account of the historic trial of Slobodan Milsevic, the “Butcher of the Balkans.” While bringing the proceedings to life, she explains complex legal issues and assesses the trial’s implications for victims in the Balkans and on the world stage.

    Duke University Press, 2010. 576 pages.

  • Robert Goldman, professor of sociology, coauthors a book that examines how corporate television ads from the last 15 years have organized predominant images, tropes, and narrative representations of a world in transition.

    John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 224 pages.

  • Marla McGhee, associate professor of educational leadership in the graduate school, coauthors a text that documents how school administrators and librarians can work together to create a strong school library program.

    Linworth, 2010. 149 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Adam Bradley B.A. ’96 coedits a pioneering anthology that demonstrates the wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition of rap music. The book covers more than 300 rap lyrics written over 30 years.

    Yale University Press, 2010. 920 pages.

  • Dana Haynes B.A. ’86 pens his first thriller revolving around a mysterious plane crash, an FBI agent, a deadly female spy, and an aviation disaster investigation.

    Minotaur Books, 2010. 352 pages. $10.

  • Kimberly Vierra B.S. ’94 coauthors a practical guide for doing business in Vietnam and navigating the country’s unique business environment.

    John Wiley & Sons, 2010. 224 pages.

  • Lisa Cach M.A. ’96 pens a novel for young adults that follows a teen’s journey to a boarding school in France and her dreamscape encounters with a handsome boy from the 1500s.

    Speak, 2011. 304 pages.

  • Michael Montoya B.A. ’89 presents an ethnographic study highlighting the racial politics that underlie genomic research into type 2 diabetes, a widespread chronic disease that affects ethnic groups disproportionately.

    University of California Press, 2011. 282 pages.

  • Steven Hawley M.A.T. ’96, a journalist and self-proclaimed “river rat,” argues that the best hope for the Snake River lies in dam removal, a solution that pits the power authorities and Army Corps of Engineers against a collection of Indian tribes, farmers, fishermen, and river recreationists.

    Beacon Press, 2011. 256 pages.

  • Inara Scott J.D. ’00 authors a novel for young adults about a teen with telekinetic powers who is selected for a prestigious, yet mysterious, academy.

    Hyperion, 2010. 304 pages.

In Memoriam

  • Honoring alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have recently passed.


  • by Rishona Zimring, Associate Professor of English A few months ago, a quantity of time reached out and grabbed the American consciousness by the throat. “Four hours” loomed large in the anxious minds of millions. A mild panic swept the nation. “Four hours”: too long. What do we do for hours, for hours and hours, for hours on end?

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