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  • Tuajuanda Jordan, a biochemist and science education advocate, is Lewis & Clark’s new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Pioneer football team enjoys its best season in 35 years.

President's Letter

  • Standing on the deck of the S.S. President Cleveland, about to sail for Japan, Steve Crow was “scared spitless.” But he was also raring to go, this first-year student from eastern Oregon farm country. Looking across San Francisco Bay, he thought, “If I can succeed in this, nothing can get in my way.”


  • As Alexis Fox JD ’09 settles into the rhythm of her regular 4-mile run, she can’t help replaying the disturbing video footage in her head. At a Canadian slaughterhouse, a horse is still conscious after being hit by a stun gun. Writhing in pain in the kill box, the mare is then hoisted up by one leg to be butchered and dismembered.
  • When he was a novice monk, Donald Altman remembers sitting cross-legged on a low futon, swathed in saffron-colored robes. As he contemplated his vows, he became distracted by a giant-sized Cadbury milk chocolate bar that was sitting on a nearby shelf.
  • The spaceship’s rocket ignites at 50,000 feet above the earth. In a matter of seconds, the craft accelerates to 2,500 mph—over three times the speed of sound— pinning passengers to their seats. Cobalt blue skies fade to black outside large viewing windows. The rocket engine shuts off, its roar replaced by instant quiet.

Faculty Books

  • Oren Kosansky Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition

    Oren Kosansky, associate professor of sociology/anthropology, coedits this volume that brings together scholars in anthropology, history, religious studies, comparative literature, and other fields to chart new directions in Jewish studies across the disciplines.

    University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 448 pages.

  • Roger Nelsen Icons of Mathematics: An Exploration of Twenty Key Images

    Roger Nelsen, professor emeritus of mathematics, coauthors a book about 20 icons of mathematics— geometrical shapes such as the right triangle, the Venn diagram, and the yang and yin symbol—and explores the mathematical results associated with each.

    Mathematical Association of America, 2011. 327 pages.

  • Jerry Harp For Us, What Music? The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice

    Jerry Harp, assistant professor of English, examines the poetry and literary influences of the late Donald Justice, his former teacher and one of the 20th century’s “most quietly influential poets,” according to the Poetry Foundation.

    University of Iowa Press, 2010. 198 pages.

  • Mitch Reyes Public Memory, Race, and Ethnicity

    Mitch Reyes, associate professor of rhetoric and media studies, edits this text that takes into consideration the influence of race and ethnicity on our collective practices of remembrance. How do the ways we remember the past influence racial and ethnic identities? How do racial and ethnic identities shape our practices of remembrance?

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 225 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Jason Stanford Adios, Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush.

    Jason Stanford BA ’92 coauthors a book described as “the first full reckoning with Rick Perry’s record.” He retraces the rise of an obscure cotton grower from the plains of west Texas to a presidential candidate of the Republican Party.

    Amazon Digital Services, Kindle Edition, 2011.


  • When writing her poem “All Times and All Tenses Alive in This Moment,” Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, says she was “thinking about faith and doubt and how the two can be entwined and even, perhaps, simultaneous. I wanted each line to read as a declaration and as an open question.”

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