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  • 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.
  • July 5
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections has been awarded a $30,100 competitive grant in support of a five-year project to interview members of Portland’s Vietnamese community, collecting oral histories that will document the region’s complex and changing urban landscape.
  • Sherlock Ortiz BA ’20, Adriana Rogers BA ’19, and Anna Schall BA ’20
    April 24
    With concerns over gerrymandering increasingly at the forefront of American politics, three undergraduates will work at the Voting Rights Data Institute this summer to help develop mathematical solutions to partisan gerrymandering. The six-week interdisciplinary program is a collaboration of Tufts University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • April 18
    Andrea Dean BA ’17 fell in love with mathematics and computer science at Lewis & Clark and is now using her knowledge at Amazon. She’s solving problems in machine learning at a new prototype store. Our Chronicle magazine caught up with her in Seattle for this profile.
  • Symposium cochairs Samuel Stites BA ’18 and Vinaya Bharam BA ’19
    March 27
    Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium is the oldest student-run symposium in the country. This year’s event, which runs April 9 through 11, will explore current topics intersecting with sovereignty via debates among prominent scholars.
  • February 28

    The 37th annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore what security looks like in the face of modern dangers. Students, faculty, and guests from Portland and beyond will examine issues through the lenses of community engagement, gender politics, and misconceptions surrounding sexuality. The student-run symposium runs from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9.

  • December 12
    Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret Metz’s research explores how climate and latitude affect the coexistence of tree species in forests around the world. Her recent research on forest diversity in Ecuador is featured in the international science journal Nature.
  • December 8
    Lacey Jacoby BA ’17 (biology and sociology/anthropology) spent the summer of 2017 researching the impacts of microcredit in Cambodia. Her hometown newspaper caught up with Lacey to learn what led her down that research path, and what she plans to do next.
  • November 20
    The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has recognized Tamily Weissman-Unni, associate professor of biology and cochair of neuroscience, with the 2017 Lynwood W. Swanson Promise for Scientific Research Award.
  • November 13
    The 14th annual Ray Warren Symposium, Legacy: Race and Remembrance, which ran from November 8 to 10, examined the way we view the past, reflect on the stories we tell, and delve into how storytelling can help us imagine a more equitable future.
  • October 19
    Max Clary ’18 has been using his education and skills to advocate for social change throughout his time at Lewis & Clark, and now he’s secured a nomination for the 2017 Wyatt Starnes Battle of the School Award. Given by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, the prize recognizes young leaders committed to improving the world through entrepreneurship.
  • October 16
    This year’s symposium, Environmental Engagement in Tough Times, will take on pressing environmental issues with an emphasis on their social dimensions, like sustainable housing and equitable city growth. The three-day event kicks off with a keynote panel in Portland’s Pearl District on October 24.
  • October 11
    Three sociology students have returned to Lewis & Clark from their research in Cambodia alongside Assistant Professor of Sociology Maryann Bylander. They presented to peers and faculty the conclusions from their fieldwork on the practical and ethical implications of microcredit in developing countries.
  • Physics professor Mohamed Anber and physics major Ben Kolligs '18 work through a theoretical phys...
    September 19
    This summer Lewis & Clark acquired a computational server that will improve the speed and ease of research calculations. Researchers studying computational physics, genetic sequencing, and climate modeling have already begun to imagine how this powerful hardware will enhance their research.
  • August 16
    Just a year after joining Lewis & Clark, Assistant Professor Mohamed Anber is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant in support of his work in elementary particle physics. With colleagues and students from other departments, Anber is helping build new research capabilities for asking and answering very big questions.
  • August 10
    Each week in June and July, students in the John S. Rogers Research Program present their original findings in front of peers and faculty at the Science Brown Bags. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in science by facilitating student-faculty collaboration on research projects.
  • A photo taken by Bylander of a vehicle packed with Cambodian migrant workers and their children a...
    July 7
    Assistant Professor of Sociology Maryann Bylander studies mobility and migration in the Global South. Currently in Cambodia leading a field research expedition with students, Bylander has just had a column published in the Phnom Penh Post. In it, she urges better treatment of migrant Cambodian workers in Thailand.
  • June 12
    Student-athlete Katie Kowal BA ’17, winner of Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor—the Rena Ratte Award—earned degrees in both physics and political science. As the Boulder, Colorado, native heads off to begin a two-year fellowship at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Katie shares some of her favorite and formative Lewis & Clark memories.
  • May 31
    Classics and German studies double major Geneva Karr ’17  had “the complete Lewis & Clark experience,” from overseas studies to archeology to athletics. She now heads to the University of Oregon on a full ride, a slew of impressive accomplishments already behind her.
  • April 7
    Assistant Professor of Sociology Maryann Bylander will travel this summer to Cambodia with three Lewis & Clark students to investigate the use of microcredit—a finance model of providing small, affordable loans to new businesses in developing areas. The expedition is being funded by an ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grant.
  • The 2017 International Affairs Symposium co-chairs.
    March 31
    The 55th Annual International Affairs Symposium is the oldest student-led symposium in the country. This year, attendees will evaluate how population and demographic shifts shape contemporary world issues. The program runs from Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
  • 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.
  • From left: Assistant Professor Ben Gaskins, Katie Kowal BA ’17, Assistant Professor Ellen Selja...
    February 23
    America’s voters disagree sharply on many issues, as evidenced by the contentious presidential election, but a strong majority do agree on one question: campaign finance reform. What are the best ways to enforce campaign finance laws? A team of political science researchers seeks to find out.
  • 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.
  • January 30
    “When the ‘Yellow Peril’ Became Just Like Us,” on exhibit at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library, explores the complexities of the United States’ perception of China through images, artifacts, and documents from 1800 through the 1950s. Curated by Susan Glosser, Associate Professor of History and Program Director of Asian Studies, the special collection runs through February.
  • November 11
    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jessica Kleiss and her students look to the clouds to improve climate change prediction.
  • 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.
  • Professor of Biology Greg Hermann and Beverly Rabbitts '06 microinject a worm to alter its gene e...
    August 16

    Biology professor Greg Hermann has been awarded a nearly half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, his third NSF grant since joining Lewis & Clark. His three-year project on the development of lysosome-related organelles in nematodes will engage between 25 and 55 undergraduates each year in mentored, investigative, and original research.

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