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  • May 12
    Lewis & Clark has been awarded a $750,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for the interdisciplinary project “Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative,” which will address circumstances such as inequitable access to higher education and physical and mental illness in the Portland area using a liberal arts lens. The project will extend over four years, beginning this fall, engaging students and faculty in a series of community-wide partnerships.
  • February 7
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives has recently added another rare book, an Italian book of hours, to its growing collection of archival materials. The book, valued at more than $45,000, was acquired thanks to a highly competitive grant from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation. Starting next spring, students will have the opportunity to examine the text in depth in Professor Karen Gross’s manuscript analysis course.
  • November 7
    The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded the Resonance Ensemble $100,000 to enable them to pursue an ambitious collaboration with the Oregon Symphony and several independent artists to put on the world premiere of Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem. Lewis & Clark’s Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Katherine FitzGibbon serves as Resonance Ensemble’s Artistic Director.
  • Assistant Professor of Biology Norma Velazquez-Ulloa in her lab.
    December 17

    Assistant Professor of Biology Norma Velazquez-Ulloa has been awarded a competitive New Investigator grant from the Medical Research Foundation, funded by OHSU. With the funding, she will continue her research: identifying genes that mediate the effects of developmental nicotine exposure.

  • Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer.
    December 13
    Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer has been awarded a 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 in Portland.
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