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  • October 18
  • September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
  • Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer.
    December 13
    Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer has been awarded a $5,000 planning grant from the Whiting Foundation to support the expansion of her interdisciplinary project, “Theatre From the Inside-Out: Illuminating Mass Incarceration.” Specifically, the grant will enrich Hillyer’s course Crime and Punishment in U.S. History, which she teaches at the Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) in Portland.
  • December 3
    At first glance, chemistry and English have little in common. Yet two courses from these disciplines are now intertwined, thanks to a rare tome acquired in 2014 by Watzek Library’s Special Collections: an illuminated 15th-century book of hours.
  • July 26
    Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo has been awarded a $249,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund Kuo’s ongoing student-supported research into environmental toxin remediation and phosphorus recovery. The research he and his students are doing aims to better degrade neurotoxins found in pesticides and chemical weapons.
  • July 9
    At Lewis & Clark, where students learn science by doing science, collaborative research with professors is an academic hallmark. The John S. Rogers Science Program supports several such projects each summer, and this year included multidisciplinary research with an especially timely goal: create a computer game that will teach users how to act in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
  • Connecticut River near Chang Farm
    May 6
    Earthrise protects another river from polluters! Yesterday, the District of Massachusetts federal court approved a settlement that will require Chang Farms to comply with its Clean Water Act permit and cease its illegal discharges into the Connecticut River.
  • December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
  • August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
  • October 27
    Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.
  • Katherine FitzGibbon
    February 23
    Recently, The Oregonian spotlighted Lewis & Clark Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Katherine FitzGibbon and her work on social justice through choral music.
  • New Music Week: March 11-18, 2018
    January 31
    New Music Week is a week of concerts and lectures showcasing contemporary music in the Lewis & Clark Department of Music during March 11-18, 2018. All are welcome to attend!
  • March 27
    The Horror of Normalcy: Katherine Dunn, Geek Love, and Cult Literature opens to the public April 4. This exhibition provides a first look at the literary archive of the cult Portland author, who arranged to bequeath her collection to Lewis & Clark before her death in 2016.
  • March 1
    Featuring panels, discussions, and keynote lectures from Roxane Gay and Eli Clare, Lewis & Clark’s 36th annual Gender Studies Symposium, “Point of Access,” will confront how gender and sexuality interact with power. The symposium, which runs March 8 through 10 and is free and open to the public, is a student-led effort to foster conversations on the nuances of privilege and accessibility.
  • February 17
    Lewis & Clark’s third annual student-run Middle Eastern Studies Symposium explores how cultural identity interacts with religion, gender, and resistance. Beginning Monday, February 20, and running through Wednesday, the symposium is free and open to the public.
  • September 22
    Summer residency for young artists and inventors.
  • Flickr image of Oregon Supreme Court courtesy of Bob Nikkel
    September 12
    Campaign finance reform is not a topic for the faint of heart. But recent graduates Maya Gold BA ’14 and Walker Davis BA ’15 are intrepid researchers, and the result of their labors is an academic paper, just published in Election Law Journal, that explores the often-convoluted world of Oregon’s campaign finance laws.
  • June 28
    Putting their summers to good use, Lewis & Clark’s Rogers Science fellows will present their research findings to their professors and peers at a weekly ‘Brown Bag’ session. While the program is open specifically to students of math and science, the skills they develop—tenacity, creative thinking, and strong presentation skills—are valuable across all fields of study.
  • June 15

    A team of five Lewis & Clark students have qualified for the final rounds of the 2016 Cleantech Challenge. The competition, held at Portland State University, invites student entrepreneurs to showcase their inventions and compete for a $10,000 grand prize.

  • January 19
    When Sam Reiter BA ’15 appears on stage later this month in her original one-woman show, Baba Yaga, it’ll be the culmination of years of hard work, research, and growth. It will also be the start of a new artistic sojourn.
  • October 30

    Lewis & Clark College’s 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, running from Wednesday, November 11 to Friday, November 13, will delve into a perennial-yet-timely topic: race and opportunity in the educational system.

  • October 1
    Lewis & Clark’s 18th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium this year runs from October 20-22, and is free and open to the public. The student-organized symposium will explore how environmentalism and sustainability can be promoted in all fields of study with this year’s theme Environment Across Boundaries.
  • June 11

    A new annual event showcases student research, performance, and art.

  • March 30
    Student and faculty chemistry research
  • Photo by Daphne Yuen ’17.
    October 14
    Thirteen students spent their summer studying the geology, art, religion, and history of one of the world’s most famous volcanoes.
  • Maggie Costello '16 and Sofia Knutson '16
    October 2
    Maggie Costello ’16 and Sofia Knutson ’16 spent the summer working with Professor of History Elliott Young to study the relationship between immigration and incarceration in the United States and Mexico. They reflect on this experience in the following Q&A.
  • Julian Harris '16, Kenzie Batali '15, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Casey Jones
    September 22

    Kenzie Batali ’15 and Julian Harris ’16 spent the summer working with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Casey Jones to find a potential treatment in red wine for coronary heart disease. They reflect on this experience in the following Q&A.

  • September 18
    A biology and mathematics double major, Kristen Crandell B.A. ’09 has published her undergraduate research as the cover story in the journal Zoology.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy at Lewis & Clark.
    September 12
    Events at Lewis & Clark examine contemporary and historical issues.
  • Aojie Zheng '15 and Assistant Professor of Physics Shannon O'Leary
    September 2
    Aojie Zheng ’15 is working with Assistant Professor of Physics Shannon O’Leary to study how laser light can be used to detect and measure magnetic fields. She reflects on this experience in the following Q&A.

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