Books for Juneteenth

Check out a selection of titles in recognition of Juneteenth available from Watzek Library.

Winners Announced in 21st National NALSA Writing Competition

Two papers explored sovereignty in association with the COVID-19 pandemic; a third paper explored solutions to Tulsa’s post-McGirtwhite-collar crime.

National Student Affairs Leader Selected as Vice President for Student Life

Dr. Evette Castillo Clark will become the vice president of student life effective August 1.

Yvonne Gurira Receives Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate Award

Yvonne Gurira is named this year’s Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate, a merit award given in memory of Florence Kaufelt, a lifelong friend of animals, to a graduate of our Animal Law LLM program.

On a Pedestal

How do the arts help us answer the question,
“What is an appropriate monument for this time and place?”

Transforming Lives

The graduate school’s TransActive Gender Project provides a holistic range of services and expertise for transgender and gender-diverse children and youth, as well as their families.

From Stumptown to Portlandia: Students Explore Portland’s History

Reiko Hillyer, associate professor of history, teaches a course about Portland’s multifaceted history, which encourages students to develop a deeper sense of place.

Arielle Hammond

Education in Leadership

Arielle Hammond is one of five recipients nationwide to receive the AASA Educational Administration Scholarship for aspiring superintendents.

Professor and Alumna Lisa Collins Named Carnegie Foundation Great Educator

The Great Educators series celebrates the invaluable contributions by educators of color, spotlighting diverse leaders in the education system who work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.

Meet the Dean of Equity and Inclusion Finalist: April 26 at 4 p.m.

An invitation to attend a Zoom webinar with a finalist for the position of Dean of Equity and Inclusion on Tuesday, April 26, at 4 p.m.

Senior Speaker: Shalini Hanstad BA ’22

Shalini Hanstad BA ’22 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 7.

CreativePDX - Trip Leaders needed

Apply today to be a CreativePDX New Student Trip Leader!

Come see student fiber artists at work on the Exquisite Gorge project!

Come see students in Studio Art/Art History and Environmental Studies working with fiber arts on a collaborative project with artist Amanda Triplett. The studio space is Fields 206 and is open Mondays/Wednesdays, 11:30-2:30.  Project encompasses collection of climate data from the Columbia Gorge.

Art Therapy Hosts Second Open Studio for Ukrainian Community on May 1

Art therapists will be present at the event on Sunday, May 1, 2022 to facilitate the process as we set our hearts and wishes in motion by creating art inspired by Ukrainian traditions. All art supplies will be provided and interpreters will be available.

Ramadan 2022

Ramadan began at sundown on Friday, April 1 and will last 30 days. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by over two billion Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Ramadan concludes with Eid Al-Fitr, a feast day to end the month of fasting, full of community celebrations. We in the Office of Spiritual Life wish to say Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim students, staff, and faculty and offer our support and resources. 

Darrius Wallace Portrayal of Frederick Douglass

Show/Performance title: The Starry Road To Freedom
Précis: This show takes us on the journey of what it truly means to be free. From Frederick Douglass as a young boy who is heavily influenced by his grandmother to self realization through the power of the written and spoken word we witness Douglass dramatic discovery of freedom through 7 different characters played by Phil Darius Wallace. He creatively uses song, poetry, monologue and speeches to bring the Frederick Douglass Story to life.

This show is to be held in Evans Auditorium Monday, April 11th from 4:30pm-5:45pm.

Alumna to Bring Therapeutic Letter Writing Project to Underserved Communities

Luna, The Letter Bus, developed by Holly Roland ’12, is on a mission to hit the road this summer!

CJRC Student Advocates for Oregon Legislation

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and its students, working on the issue of nonunanimous jury convictions, advocated for a state law to give those convicted by nonunanimous jury in the past the right to petition to have their cases vacated.

2022 Senior Art Exhibition: Don’t Blink

Don’t Blink showcases 13 art projects that are the product of the hard work and commitment of the art department’s 2022 graduating class.

Pursuing International Justice for Forced Marriage Victims

Lewis & Clark Law Visiting Professor attended a hearing at the International Criminal Court as a member of her legal team invited to present views to the Judges on a Ugandan warlord’s appeal of his convictions for forced marriage of girls and women and other crimes against humanity.

Renée Watson is the Graduate School’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

Renée is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, educator, and community activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor.

Juliette Reséndez, Graduate Admissions Counselor, Receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowship

The fellowship supports Reséndez in attending the Association of Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) Pre-Summit Institute’s Inclusive Marketing & Recruitment session and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certificate program.


Fir Acres Main Stage production of Medea - an interview with the Director.

Community Dialogue to Discuss Meaning of Lewis and Clark Name and History

A campus-wide shared learning experience is being planned to explore the meaning and significance of Lewis and Clark.

Alum’s Online Art Gallery Empowers Emerging Artists of Color

Andrea Lewis BA 20 recently launched Plural, an online art gallery representing emerging artists of color with work across a range of mediums. The gallery was founded with the mission of celebrating the plurality of experiences, identities, and styles of artists worldwide.