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  • August 30

    Ellie Miller BA ’20 was chosen as one of only six undergraduate students in the nation to participate in the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) Fellowship program in Washington, D.C. A French and psychology double major with a focus in Arabic, Miller stood out in a field packed with international affairs and political science majors. 

  • August 1
    After years of specimen collecting, venom milking, and proteomic sequencing, arachnologist and Lewis & Clark Professor of Biology Greta Binford and her team have published evidence to put to rest a longstanding urban legend: the venom of the daddy long-legs spider won’t hurt you. Their research appears in the new issue of Frontiers in Evolution and Ecology.
  • Grace Starling BA '20 taking in the sights during her time in Oman.
    July 29
    Grace Starling BA ’20 is spending the summer in Oman intensively studying Arabic through the Critical Language Scholarship Program. The highly immersive eight-week program is equivalent to one year of college language studies. 
  • July 10
    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) seeks to stimulate new research through their highly competitive Summer Stipend program, which receives more than 800 applications a year. This year, NEH awarded 82 grants—and 2 of the 4 Oregon recipients are Lewis & Clark professors for their scholarly examinations of Buddhism and Socrates respectively.
  • Julia Huggins BA '13 at the Lynn Canal, Alaska.
    June 17
    Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
  • Peter Bradley BA '19. Photo by Ben Ritter Photography .
    May 8

    Lewis & Clark has been a top 10 producer of Fulbright scholars in recent years. Peter Bradley BA ’19 has received an English Teaching Fellowship to Argentina and adds to the long list of Lewis & Clark recipients aiming to improve intercultural relations.

  • Grace Mehlhaff BA ’16, on assignment as an education volunteer in Namibia.
    March 19
    For the seventh time in the last 10 years, the Peace Corps this week named Lewis & Clark to the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Nine Lewis & Clark alumni currently volunteer worldwide. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, nearly 400 Lewis & Clark alumni have served overseas.
  • March 18
    Associate Professor of Sociology Maryann Bylander’s article “A Conflict of Interest” was recently published in The Baffler, a cultural and political journal. Focusing on the flaws of development and microfinance in Cambodia, the article is one of many ways Bylander is bringing her research findings to audiences beyond the academic sphere.
  • Glick and colleagues after their first "run" on the BLT.
    February 11
    Lewis & Clark’s high-performance computing (HPC) system has been propelled by a collaborative initiative driven by professors, staff members, and students. Although many are unaware of this HPC system—named BLT for its worker nodes “bacon, lettuce, and tomato”—it is paving the way for current and future research opportunities.
  • October 3

    While studying overseas, Ella Bock BA ’19 captured a winning shot of her experience in Varanasi, India. The international affairs major went on the India regional area study program in fall 2017 and left with fond memories immortalized on film. One day trip on the river led to a spectacular photo that won third place in The Washington Post’s Annual Travel Photo Contest.

  • 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 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • May 30
    Bradley Davis BA ’18, Caia Jaisle BA ’18, and Kelley Koeppen BA ’18 have been chosen to participate in the Fulbright program, a highly competitive award which fosters international scholarship and understanding through travel and research.
  • May 9
    Matthew Nelson BA ’08 has turned a passion for language and literature into a career as an English language fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Nepal. Going beyond the traditional framework of language instruction abroad, Nelson incorporates filmmaking, digital storytelling, and coding into his teaching.
  • April 25
    At a ceremony attended by faculty, staff, students, and friends, Elizabeth Bennett, assistant professor of international affairs, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year, a distinction based solely on student nominations by Lewis & Clark’s Pamplin Society of Fellows.
  • February 28
    Lewis & Clark’s fifth annual student-run Middle East and North Africa Symposium explores how art and history intersect in the region. Running March 6 through 8, the symposium is free and open to the public.
  • February 28
    Lewis & Clark’s fifth annual student-run Middle East and North Africa Symposium explores how art and history intersect in the region. Running March 6 through 8, the symposium is free and open to the public.
  • Professor Samir Parikh
    April 9
    Lewis & Clark Law Professor Samir Parikh, the Kenneth H. Pierce Faculty Fellow and director of Lewis & Clark College’s Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership, has received a Fulbright-Schuman Grant, which will allow him to spend six months of his upcoming sabbatical at various institutions throughout Europe.
  • March 12

    Lewis & Clark’s overseas and off-campus programs are among the best in the nation.

     

  • February 26
    Phyllis Yes has worked as a multimedia artist for years, with materials ranging from jewelry to a hand-painted Porsche. Her first play, Good Morning, Miss America, is based on her own experiences caring for her aging parents and is set to make its world premiere at CoHo Productions in Northwest Portland this March.
  • Ian in Zolotoy Rog Bay, winter 2014
    February 26
    The Peace Corps announced this week that Lewis & Clark ranked 16th among small schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up 9 spots from 2016.
  • February 15
    The fourth annual student-run symposium, History and Movement: Transition in the Middle East, explores the development of modern and historical discourse through the lens of transition. Students will discuss gender, religion, politics, and the implications of continuity and change in the region over time. The symposium kicks off on Monday, February 19.
  • 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 27
    Citing how international education is in “Lewis & Clark’s DNA,” President Wim Wiewel extolled the critical need for the international exchange of people and ideas in a guest column in the post-Thanksgiving Sunday Oregonian.
  • 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 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.
  • September 26
    International affairs alumna Lyla Bashan has turned an expansive career in diplomacy into a handbook for those who want to change the world for the better. Now her lessons in foreign service from Tajikistan to Armenia are in the pocket of students everywhere with the release of her first book Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.
  • September 12
    The new 2018 U.S News & World Report Best Colleges rankings identify Lewis & Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs as among the best in the nation. The peer rankings also feature Lewis & Clark on the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” list, a select group of 30 liberal arts colleges where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • 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.

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