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  • Faculty and students learn together in Lewis & Clark’s latest iteration of the first-year core course, Exploration and Discovery.
  • Rudolph P. Byrd B.A. ’75, a noted African American studies scholar, has dedicated his career to exploring issues of identity.
  • No place on earth is richer in biodiversity. Few places are poorer financially. How to help Madagascar raise its living standards without squandering its ecological treasures is an everyday question for these alumni.

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  • I have always been intrigued by kaleidoscopes. I remember being fascinated by the ever-changing symmetrical patterns I saw through that magical eyepiece. Later on, when I figured out how the configuration of mirrors created those patterns, I was no less impressed by the ingenuity of mind that could conceive such a wonderful contraption and then construct it out of tin, cardboard, a bit of plastic, and a few pieces of colorful glass. If anything, my admiration for the kaleidoscope was enhanced by understanding how it worked.


  • Kelsey Bunker J.D. ‘83 has a hip Jupiter Hotel in Portland’s lower Burnside district–the stretch between Grand and Sandy avenues, dubbed LoBu. Transformed from a seedy Travel Inn, this 80-room boutique hotel with its attached Doug Fir Lounge combines cutting-edge design with an indie ambience that offers “a new experience in urban hospitality.” In 2005, the hotel landed on Condé Nast Traveller’s coveted hot list.
  • Jack Kennedy J.D. ‘51, an active law school supporter and benefactor for many years
  • Matt Wuerker B.A. ‘79, a political cartoonist and illustrator, is on staff at the newspaper/website Politico.
  • Liz Flinn B.A. ‘91 became became YMCA Camp Widjiwagan’s first female executive director in 2006.


Faculty Books

  • John Kroger, associate professor of law, steers us through the complexities of life as a federal prosecutor, where the battle in the courtroom is the culmination of long, intricate investigative work.

    Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008. 480 pages.

  • Pauls Toutonghi, assistant professor of English, offers a tragicomic debut novel, which paints a loving, cockeyed picture of the Soviet immigrant experience in the twilight of the Cold War.

    Three Rivers Press, 2007. 272 pages.

  • Ruth Shagoury, Rogers Professor of Education, explores how primary educators can nurture young learners through the transition from spoken to written language.

    Allyn & Bacon, 2008. 144 pages.

  • Nicholas Smith, Miller Professor of Humanities, coedits an introduction to ancient philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers to the Neo-Platonists.

    Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 472 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Jules Boykoff M.A.T. ’98 writes about the suppression of dissent in America.

    AK Press, 2007. 400 pages.

  • William Burt B.S. ’76 chronicles the odyssey of Kyleah, a young girl who awakens an ancient evil slumbering in the mountains above her village and who seeks the fabled firebird to combat the scourge. This is book six in Burt’s King of the Trees series for readers age 8 and up.

    Winepress Publishing, 2007. 255 pages.

  • Stephen Ingram B.A. ’83, author and photographer, examines the natural history of California and Nevada’s cacti, agaves, and yuccas, including their origins, ecology, and conservation. The book features more than 60 species, complete with detailed text, 262 color photos, 16 botanical watercolors, and 52 range maps.

    Cachuma Press, 2008. 244 pages.

In Memoriam

  • Edith Kilbuck B.M. ‘52, professor emerita of music, died March 23 of respiratory failure at age 76. She served on the college faculty from 1963 until her retirement in 1989.


  • Last fall, I visited Haiti for one week–long enough to learn that this island nation, only 700 miles from the tip of Florida, is much more than its poverty.

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