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  • Lewis Sharp BA ’65 leads the Denver Art Museum to national prominence.


  • by Shelly Meyer
    To many teens of color who are studying U.S. history, the long parade of textbook heroes–mostly white, mostly male–lacks relevance and vitality. But what if these students were encouraged to think critically about their textbooks, identify the missing narratives, and study their own heroes of color?
  • A new program focuses on who boys are by nature and who they become by nurture.
  • On site at the clinic (from left): Lisa LeSage, associate dean and director of business law progr...
    Big Help for Small Businesses
    Lewis & Clark’s Small Business Legal Clinic, located in the Old Town neighborhood of downtown Portland, is a real-world training ground that serves a real-life need: affordable legal services for hardscrabble businesses and bootstrapping entrepreneurs who couldn’t otherwise afford a lawyer.
  • by Ellisa Valo
    Some say that the current trend toward specialization in education and work has left no place for Renaissance men and women in today’s world. To those, we extend an invitation to Lewis & Clark College, where the liberal arts tradition that encourages exploration and discovery is alive and well. Meet five Renaissance students.

President's Letter

  • When students apply for admission to Lewis & Clark, they are affirming their values and aspirations–and ours. When faculty come here to teach, they are affirming their commitment to advancing knowledge, original thinking, and collaborative inquiry–and ours. When individuals apply to work here, they are affirming their principles–and ours.


  • Since 1982, Lewis & Clark’s Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) has helped students achieve a wide variety of academic goals. With projects ranging from attending anthropology conferences to researching snails in Africa, the program has distributed more than 850 grants to undergraduate students, totaling over $900,000.
  • It was a chance encounter with a pileated woodpecker that sparked Linda Castaneda’s fascination with wildlife.
  • For Penny Harrison JD ’87 and her friends, “You’ll want that day back!” is code for a book that isn’t worth reading. This simple shorthand has saved them a lot of wasted time over the years.
  • Jeff Rose M.A.T. ’97 began his career teaching fourth and fifth graders in the West Linn/Wilsonville School District. His natural leadership abilities quickly emerged, and Rose’s principal encouraged him to pursue school administration. In fall 2000, after earning his administrative credentials at Lewis & Clark, Rose jumped at the opportunity to head what was then called Russell Elementary in the Parkrose School District.
  • In March, John Henry Kreitler snagged his 17th Emmy nomination in 16 years. “Love Is Ecstasy,” a piece he composed with his writing partner for the daytime drama Passions, received a nod in the Outstanding Original Song category for the 34th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, airing on June 15.


  • Scott Leonard JD ‘07 has authored or coauthored three guides to Northwest hiking, including Take a Hike Seattle.

Alumni Books

  • Schorr Borderline

    Mark Schorr M.A. ’93, a real-life psychotherapist and author of 10 books, offers a mystery thriller about a Vietnam vet turned counselor who has a female client who turns up dead. The protagonist gets drawn into her world–and Portland’s darker side–in an effort to find her killer.

    St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006. 272 pages.

  • Nataf Redeeming Relevance in the Book of Genesis: Explorations in Text and Meaning

    Rabbi Francis Nataf BA ’81 brings a sophisticated approach to some of the central themes in Genesis, offering profound and relevant teachings from the Bible’s first book. He uses both modern and classical tools of interpretation that allow the book to be rooted in the Jewish tradition and yet still be of universal interest.

    Urim Publications, 2007. 125 pages.

  • Larsen Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

    Diana Larsen BA ’86 coauthors a text for software development teams, which includes the tools, tricks, and tips needed to fix problems throughout the life of projects.

    Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2006. 192 pages.

  • Freitas Bilingual and International Schools in Mexico and Central America

    Casia Freitas BA ’04 edited this guide to over 80 bilingual and international schools throughout Mexico and Central America. The book is especially helpful to new expatriate families in the process of choosing the most suitable school for their children and to higher education administrators in the United States.

    Institute of International Education, 2006.

  • Bailey Juice Alive: The Ultimate Guide to Juicing Remedies

    Steven Bailey BS ’76 coauthors a text that explains how to use fruits, vegetables, and herbs to make juices for good health.

    Square One Publishers, 2006. 258 pages.


  • Early one morning last year, when the streets of downtown Los Angeles were still mostly deserted, a strange figure appeared in the Goodwill store at 235 South Broadway, next door to the Guadalupe Wedding Chapel. She had on tennis shoes, dungarees, and a faded blue T-shirt, and was outfitted as if for a safari or a spelunking expedition. A khaki vest was stuffed with empty plastic vials; a black duffel bag across her shoulders held a pair of high-tech headlamps, a digital camera, and a venom extractor. She made her way to the front desk, past a rack of summer dresses on sale for six dollars and ninety-nine cents. Then she introduced herself to the store manager, Gina Torres, a statuesque woman with silver blond hair and thickly drawn eyeliner. She said that her name was Greta Binford and she wanted to hunt spiders in the basement.

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