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  • Brandon Wiebe is the founder and president of the Lewis & Clark College Cheese Club, which hosts biannual tasting soirees that draw upwards of 100 attendees in search of cheese snacks and enlightenment. Last spring, Wiebe and a dedicated cadre of campus cheese aficionados organized the first-ever Pacific Northwest Symposium on Cheese, held at the College.
  • Ever Carradine ’96 came to Lewis & Clark to find her own path. In the end, her footsteps led back to the footlights of the family trade.

Profiles

  • Rita Ott Ramstad M.A.T. ‘98 channeled her emotions into “A Wish for My Children,” the last poem in her autobiographical collection The Play of Light and Dark, for which she won the 2003 Oregon Book Award.
  • Delusional optimists. That’s the moniker opposing counsel gave Brenna Bell ’97, J.D. ’01 and her band of grassroots organizers from Tryon Life Community Farm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability education.
  • Perched on a stool in his home-based shop, Don Floren ‘53 grips a surgically sharp carving tool and begins shaping a large block of Oregon alder. Faced with the diminishing availability of Honduras mahogany, his quintessential favorite material, Floren has adopted alder–an abundant local wood that carves and finishes nicely.
  • Niels Marquardt ‘75 has traveled the world as a career officer with the U.S. Foreign Service and currently serves as ambassador to Cameroon and neighboring Equatorial Guinea in western Africa.

Faculty Books

  • Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History, has compiled a rich documentary history that strives to let Oregon Indians tell their own story. From “first encounters” in the late 18th century to modern tribal economies, this volume presents first-person accounts of events threatening, changing, and shaping the lives of Oregon Indians.

    Oregon State University Press, 2006. 608 pages.

  • Peter Drake,  assistant professor of computer science, provides a concise and engaging introduction to Java and object-oriented programming with an abundance of original examples.

    Prentice Hall, 2005. 592 pages.

  • Craig Johnston, professor of law, coauthors a casebook that highlights the basic tensions in environmental law, such as environmental integrity and economic growth, overregulation and underregulation, risk minimization and benefit maximization. For use in advanced and introductory courses in environmental law.

    West Publishing Company, 2005. 863 pages.

  • Paul Powers, assistant professor of religious studies, explores the nature and role of intent in premodern Islamic legal rule books, including ritual, commercial, family, and penal law.

    Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. 248 pages.

  • Ed Brunet, Casey Professor of Law, coauthors a volume that is a source of arguments and practical suggestions for changing the American arbitration process.

    Cambridge University Press, 2006. 416 pages.

  • William Funk,  professor of law, and Craig Johnston, professor of law, coauthor a new casebook that is an excellent tool for teaching students how to analyze environmental issues and become environmental lawyers.

    West Group, 2005. 771 pages.

  • Roger Nelsen, professor of mathematics, coauthors a book that shows how visualization techniques may be employed to produce pictures that have interest for the creation, communication, and teaching of mathematics.

    The Mathematical Association of America, 2006. 190 pages.

  • Chris Wold, associate professor of law and director of the International Environmental Law Project, provides a thorough and balanced assessment of this developing area of law that affects consumer, regulatory, and trade policy choices for governments around the world.

    Carolina Academic Press, 2005. 976 pages.

  • Chana Cox, senior lecturer in humanities, offers a defense of liberalism, the political philosophy that holds that governments should be established for the protection of individual liberty.

    Lexington Books, 2006. 298 pages.

  • John Grant, professor of law, coauthors a reader-friendly selection of international criminal law documents, organized within broad subject headings and with introductions.

    Cavendish Publishing, 2006. 551 pages.

  • Bruce Podobnik, associate professor of sociology, coedits a volume examining the emergence of the resistance movement that has arisen to challenge neoliberal forms of globalization.

    Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. 206 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Patty Cafferata ’63 describes this art deco hotel–its owners, its furnishings, its social functions, and its place in Reno’s history.

    Eastern Slope Publisher, 2005. 80 pages.

  • Penny Kittle M.A.T. ’89 coauthors a text that enables readers to explore the writing process by writing rapidly on suggested topics or those of their own choosing.

    Heinemann, 2005. 112 pages.

  • Janet Cook ’88 authors the text for a striking coffee-table book showcasing Mount Hood and its environs. The book features color photography by Hood River resident Peter Marbach.

    Graphic Arts Books, 2005. 144 pages.

  • Jessica Singer M.A.T. ’98 shares how she transformed her high school classroom into a force for positive social change by focusing her curriculum and teaching on the core theme of social activism.

    Heinemann, 2006. 160 pages.

  • Kelley Harness ’82 combines exceptional archival research with telling analysis of significant examples of music, art, and drama to challenge the prevailing view that Florence saw a political and artistic decline during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. She argues convincingly that the female domination of these years brought forth artistic patronage that was both continuous and well-conceived.

    University of Chicago Press, 2006. 408 pages.

  • Eric Beckett Weaver ’88 offers a groundbreaking anthropological and sociological approach to nationalism through an exposé of the belief systems and psychology of extreme nationalists for whom nationalism is a form of religion. He illustrates this approach with examples taken primarily from Hungary.

    Peter Lang Publishing, 2006. 244 pages.

In Memoriam

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

Afterword

  • Less than a week after Katrina made landfall, I was observing the one-year anniversary of my husband’s death. Jura died outside, under a big sky, doing what he loved: hiking.

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