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The Chronicle Magazine

spring 2012

In This Issue

  • by Romel Hernandez | Photography by Steve Hambuchen Lewis & Clark offers students an integrated approach to career and community service.
  • by Romel Hernandez | Photography by Adam Bacher
    A new workshop gives students the opportunity to explore the way innovators and entrepreneurs think. 
  • by Bobbie Hasselbring | Photography by Robert Reyolds
    Elena Garcia-Velasco M.A.T. ’97, a transformative Spanish educator, is Oregon’s Teacher of the Year.
  • by Bobbie Hasselbring | Photography by Will Crew
    The women’s basketball team, ranked in the top 10 nationally, advances further than ever before in the NCAA Division III Tournament. 
  • Lewis & Clark students excel at what they know and what they do. But sometimes, like any of us, they need a nudge to explore things outside their comfort zones, outside their usual areas of achievement. That push is a vital part of the educational experience we provide, and it’s something we should talk about more often.More >

On Palatine Hill

  • Rachel Cole, associate professor of English, has won the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in recognition of outstanding teaching. The award, which is administered by Pomona College and the American Council of Learned Societies, is given biennially to young professors teaching at western liberal arts colleges.More >
  • Do you understand the mechanics behind a selfclamping ski boot? Or why hydrophobic kale wax might make a good hair spray? You would if you’re enrolled in Technologies of the Future, a new joint offering of the biology and chemistry departments.More >
  • Underserved Oregonians dealing with mental health, addiction, and relationship issues have a new place to turn for help: the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which recently opened near downtown Portland.More >
  • On February 13, Portland’s three mayoral candidates—Jefferson Smith, Charlie Hales, and Eileen Brady— shared their views on education, the environment, and sustainability in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.More >
  • Men’s Basketball and Swimming updates.More >
  • In February, President Barry Glassner announced a $10 million bequest to Lewis & Clark from the late Fred Fields. The gift is the second largest in the college’s history.More >
  • Lewis & Clark Law School jumped nine places to 58th in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Lewis & Clark is also ranked one of the top 15 law schools in the western United States.More >
  • The 31st annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in mid-March, explored topics related to gender, sex, law, and social change.More >
  • In April, Lewis & Clark hosted its 50th International Affairs Symposium, titled Global Rifts: Dynamic Relationships Among States, Societies, and the World System.More >
  • A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.More >

Alumni News


  • To our north is one of the Earth’s last wild places: the Canadian boreal forest. At 2.2 million square miles—nearly 60 percent the size of the United States—it’s one of the planet’s richest habitats.
  • It’s lunchtime in Portland’s central east-side industrial district. Enticed by the aroma of slow-cooked meats, fresh vegetables, and handmade noodles, hungry diners step up to Boke Bowl’s counter to place their orders. Their selections are served up hot, fresh, and fast at communal tables in a modern urban setting.
  • Strolling through the streets and gardens of Tokyo, Chico Hayasaki stops to notice the silhouettes of flowering trees and a pink-orange cloud floating above the setting sun.
  • Parked on a residential street in Vancouver, Washington, Ken Westin noticed movement to his left and felt his pulse quicken. A menacing-looking man, the one Westin recognized as a computer thief, sauntered out of a nearby house and began washing his car. Westin pretended to look for directions on his mobile phone but instead dialed a police detective.


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