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  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • November 2
    As sustainability becomes increasingly relevant in all academic and professional arenas, a new course offered in conjunction with the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership gives students of any major an introduction to the challenges of running a sustainable business and the laws and technicalities of sustainability in the business world.
  • October 17
    Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.
  • September 26

    In the summer of 2017, Ary Hashim BA ’20 put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. He returned to Malaysia this past summer to double the number of lights and solar panels, and expand to an additional village in the area. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.

  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • 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 6
    Cailin O’Brien-Feeney BA ’07 has been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to serve as the first associate director of the State of Oregon’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation. His charge: preserve Oregon’s environment and promote widespread access to the state’s abundant natural beauty.
  • September 4
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.
  • May 2
    In recognition of Lewis & Clark’s commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability, President Wiewel has been invited to attend the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. The event is organized and hosted by Second Nature, which established the Climate Leadership Network to promote responsible environmental initiatives among colleges and universities.
  • February 13
    The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.
  • 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 12
    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
  • November 20
    Symposia examine contemporary and historical issues.
  • 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.
  • August 22
    Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top 5 “Cool Schools” for 2017, an annual ranking that assesses 200 of North America’s most sustainability-minded colleges and universities. Lewis & Clark is the only liberal arts college on the West Coast to make the top 10.
  • August 22

    “Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

    Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships ($24,000 per year for up to three years), as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

  • Franny and Kori on the roof of the Sally McCracken Building in Portland.
    May 25
    Environmental studies majors and varsity track and cross country runners, Frances Swanson ’17 and teammate Kori Groenveld ’18 linked their passions for environmental sustainability and social justice. Their partnership yielded a project to help combat gentrification and the unequal distribution of renewable energy infrastructure in downtown Portland.
  • March 10
    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, which supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership, has selected Kori Groenveld ’18 as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship. Winners will be announced in April.
  • February 10
    Lewis & Clark Associate Professor of Geological Science Liz Safran joins the team of the acclaimed original series, Oregon Field Guide, for a trip down the geological wonderland that is Oregon’s Owyhee River. A geomorphologist, Safran studies how landscapes evolve.
  • November 11
    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jessica Kleiss and her students look to the clouds to improve climate change prediction.
  • October 20
    Rhodes Scholar Tamma Carleton BA ’09 has progressed from earning her bachelor’s degree in economics to publishing original research in the premiere global science weekly. Her newest work connects climate change to societal impacts.
  • October 19
    Events at Lewis & Clark examine contemporary and historical issues.
  • September 22
    Supports MA in a field related to international development and includes professional experience with USAID.
  • September 18
    Echoing Green seeks social entrepreneurs who exhibit fearlessness in defending their ideas, an unwavering belief that all individuals have the potential to contribute meaningfully to society, and a powerful passion for developing new solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.
  • September 18
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; andrecruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
  • September 18
    The MASDAR Institute is the centerpiece of the MASDAR Initiative, a landmark program by the government of Abu Dhabi to establish an entirely new economic sector dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy.
  • September 7
    For the fifth year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities.
  • Lily Clarke examines some of the mushrooms she studies.
    July 29

    Lily Clarke BA ’15 grew up in the tiny town of Condon, Montana—population: 343. She’s now a Fulbright fellow studying ethnomycology in Nepal, pairing her interest in ecology with her passion for giving back to the communities in which she works. Clarke shared her inspirational story with the Missoulian newspaper earlier this month.

  • 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.
  • 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.
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