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  • On November 14, 2007, the United Nations will observe the first annual U.N. World Diabetes Day, as established last year by U.N. Resolution A/61/225. People living with diabetes all over the world have Clare Rosenfeld CAS ’08 to thank for that.


  • The embodiment of the Keen Footwear ethos is its president, Kirk Richardson B.S. ’75.  A 27-year Nike veteran, Richardson landed the top spot at Keen in 2006.
  • A biochemistry-biophysics collaboration produces insights into the formation of long-term memory.
  • by Romel Hernandez
    A growing number of educators face the challenge of teaching students whose first language is not English. How do they cope with the realities of today’s mixed-language classrooms?

President's Letter

  • You see them everywhere you go in Germany, the yellow bags and the green dots. But they don’t litter the landscape. They help sustain it.


  • Andrew Dittmore B.A. ‘04 was recently awarded a prestigious National Defense and Science Engineering Graduate Fellowship, which rewards individuals with demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced science and engineering. He’s the first Lewis & Clark graduate to receive this honor, and one of 200 winners selected from 3,400 applicants.
  • In the wee hours of the morning in Hawaii, 11-year-old Gwen Pacarro B.A. ‘76 rolled out of bed to deliver newspapers with her brother. At age 14, she ventured into babysitting, and the following year she was part of the team that opened the first Farrell’s ice cream parlor franchise in Honolulu.
  • “I remember when spiny lobsters were as thick as fleas on a dog,” says Kat West J.D. ‘97, who grew up in the Florida Keys. “It was hard to throw a rock in the water without hitting one.” But over the years, she watched the lobster population dwindle significantly. Later, during two years of extensive travel after graduating from the University of Florida, West discovered similar widespread habitat degradation and made a commitment to help reverse that trend.

Faculty Books

  • Goodstein Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming

    Eban Goodstein, professor of economics, authors a passionate plea for saving the environment and a pragmatic argument for the central role political activism must play if we are to stop global warming.

    University of Vermont Press, 2007. 184 pages.

  • Hulse Mémoires de guerre d’un soldat américain (1918-1919): Le bon endroit

    Lloyd Hulse, professor emeritus of Spanish, translates into French the journal his father kept as an American soldier in World War I. The Right Place, by Hugh C. Hulse, was published posthumously in La Grande in 1969. Though his father’s account had been widely read in Eastern Oregon, Lloyd Hulse believed the insightful, often amusing story deserved to be retold in France.

    L’Harmattan, Paris, 2007. 274 pages.

  • Rutsala How We Spent Our Time

    Vern Rutsala, professor emeritus of English, offers poems that, according to one reviewer, are “conversational but endlessly skillful in the ways they keep the language vivid and fresh and surprising.”

    University of Akron Press, 2006. 84 pages.

  • Cushing Bittersweet Canyon

    Larry Cushing J.D. ’52 authors a novel about a ranching family in Central Oregon, including their struggles with the land, legal conflicts, gold mining, and romance.

    Self-published, 2007. 334 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Magnuson The Moses Probe

    Ted Magnuson M.A. ’03 authors a sci-fi adventure, complete with intergalactic space travel.

    Mundania Press, 2006. 264 pages.

  • Perkins Mr. Ambassador: Warrior for Peace

    Edward Perkins CAS ’56, life trustee of Lewis & Clark College, pens a memoir of his experiences as a foreign service officer–focusing, in particular, on his role as the first black U.S. ambassador to South Africa in 1986, at the height of apartheid.

    University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. 560 pages.

  • Nelson Fighting for Paradise: A Military History of the Pacific Northwest

    Kurt Nelson M.P.A ’98 traces the military history of the Pacific Northwest, from early Indian warfare through World War II.

    Westholme Publishing, 2007. 320 pages.

  • Rebensdorf Chick Flick Road Kill: A Behind-the-Scenes Odyssey Into Movie-Made America

    Alicia Rebensdorf B.A. ’97 offers a nonfiction story of a young woman’s travels to popular-culture landmarks in the United States. She describes the book as “part memoir, part travelogue, and part media commentary.”

    Seal Press, 2007. 280 pages.

  • Kauffman In Deepest Consequences

    Scott Kauffman J.D. ’78 pens a novel about a fictional public defender, Calvin Samuels, who has a passion for sticking by the underdog. The book has been nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Literary Publishing Award in the category of best debut novel of 2006.

    Medallion Press, 2006. 589 pages.

  • Misko For What He Could Become

    Jim Misko B.A. ’55 authors a novel about a man, half Irish and half Athabaskan Indian, who leaves his native village, fights in World War II, falls into alcoholism, but eventually finds love.

    Northwest Ventures, 2006. 370 pages.


  • Will Pritchard, assistant professor of English, specializes in 17th- and 18th-century British literature. His book,  Outward Appearances: The Female Exterior in Restoration London, will be published by Bucknell University Press in 2008. This poem appeared in the 2006-07 edition of the Lewis & Clark Literary Review.

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