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Ahead of Schedule and Over Goal

We did it! We reached, and exceeded, our $155 million fundraising goal in the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Lewis & Clark’s history. And, we did it one full year earlier than anticipated. 

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  • From Göbekli Tepe

    Toru Nakamura BA ’68, inspired by the vivid memory of his late chorister daughter, searched for his ancestors’ footsteps from the time of Göbekli Tepe to the imagined future of our world. First written in Japanese, this book is the English version. Amazon Publishing Solutions, 2023. 125 pages.

  • Women in Mass Communication: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Laura Wackwitz BA ’91 coedits a volume that addresses the myriad changes in media and mass communi- cation disciplines in relation to women over the last five decades. Featuring 23 authors from around the world,this edition focuses on marginalization practices—race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, social class, and in multiple societies—providing insight into identity and difference in a global context. Routledge, 2022. 250 pages.

  • Transit: The Story of Public Transportation in the Puget Sound Region

    Jim Kershner BA ’75 addresses the history and evolution of public transit in the distinctive Puget Sound region, from the era of Seattle’s streetcars in the 1880s to today. Scandals, triumphs, and dramasmark each twist and turn of this complex tale. Kershner’s book covers not only the nuts and bolts of transit history but also the human element behind transit decisions. HistoryLink, 2019. 144 pages.

  • Let America Be America Again: Conversations With Langston Hughes

    Christopher De Santis BA ’89 edits a collection of Hughes’ texts, ranging from early interviews in the 1920s, when Hughes was a busboy and scribbling out poems on hotel napkins, to major speeches, such as his keynote address at the First World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966. Hughes’ words further amplify the international reputation he established over the course of five decades through more widely published and well-known poems, stories, novels, and plays. Oxford University Press, 2022. 368 pages.

  • What the Kek Kek Saw

    Pieter Lefferts BA ’80, sets this novel in an imagined culture and society of the animals populating the eastern woodland ecosystems of New York’s Adirondack Mountains. At its core, the book is a call to all of us human animals to find a way to better listen to and understand our relationships with the other sentient beings on this planet—and to learnfrom our often wiser brethren. Lefferts’ novel is a 2023 Nautilus Book Awards Gold Winner for Young Adult Fantasy. UnCollected Press, 2021. 316 pages.

  • The Kylie Android

    Michael Metroke BS ’75, JD ’79, MPA ’85 authors this science fiction murder mystery. The plot follows a detective tracing the path of a criminal who’s murdered an android, thereby threatening a fragile peace between Earth’s humans and their manufac- tured androids. This work is the sequel to his previous book, The Masada Affair. There’s also a third book in the works. Outskirts Press, 2022. 184 pages.

  • A Promise Kept: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and McGirt v. Oklahoma

    Robert James Miller JD ’91, professor of law at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, coauthors a book that explores the circumstances and implications of McGirt v. Oklahoma, likely the most significant Indian law case in well over 100 years. Combining legal analysis and historical context, this book gives an in-depth, accessible account of how the case unfolded and what it might mean for Oklahomans, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and other tribes throughout the United States. University of Oklahoma Press, 2023. 304 pages.

  • Prisons Have a Long Memory: Life Inside Oregon’s Oldest Prison

    Tracy Schlapp BA ’87 and Daniel Wilson BS ’88 edit this anthology of writings by incarcerated people in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Using questions sent by middle and high school students as prompts, the book offers emotionally charged, and often tragic, stories describing life in prison. Bridgeworks Oregon, 2022. 160 pages.

  • Sweet Cherries

    Lynn Long BA ’75 coauthors a comprehensive analysis of the his- tory of the cultivation of the sweet cherry. Taking into account genetics, production physiology, and many other factors, the authors provide a comprehensive look at the many facets of this specialty crop. Long is a retired professor and extension horticulturist at Oregon State University. CABI, 2020. 360 pages.

  • Infertile Environments: Epigenetic Toxicology and the Reproductive Health of Chinese Men

    Janelle Lamoreaux BA ’03, drawing on fieldwork in a Nanjing, China, toxicology lab, investigates how epigenetic research into the effects of toxic exposure conceptualizesand configures environments. Duke University Press Books, 2023. 160 pages.

  • Night Hag

    Amy Baskin, administrative coordinator for the English and history departments, as well as for the summer Fir Acres Writing Workshop, has penned her first full collectionof poetry. In the voice of Lilith, the first woman, these poems explore femininity. Unsolicited Press, 2023. 116 pages.

  • The Refugee Ocean

    Pauls Toutonghi, professor of English, takes readers on a journey from Aleppo on the brink of civil war, to Lebanon in the late 1940s, to Havana during the Cuban Revolution, to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. This novel grapples with what it means to be an immigrant, shows how wounds can heal, and highlights the role of music and art in the resilience of the human spirit. Simon & Schuster, 2023. 352 pages.

  • The Incarceration of Native American Women: Creating Pathways to Wellness and Recovery Through Gentle Action Theory

    Carma Corcoran, director of the law school’s Indian Law Program, examines the rising number of Native American women being incarcerated in Indian Country. She explores how a combination of F. David Peat’s gentle action theory and the Native traditional ways of knowing and being could heal Native American women who are or have been incarcerated. University of Nebraska Press, 2023. 200 pages.

  • Seeking Tong-Shaan, Encountering Gum-Shaan: What It Meant to Be Cantonese in China and America, 1850–1900

    Doug Lee BS ’68, JD ’88 pens his first book, a study of the Cantonese people over the final 50 years of the 1800s in America. This unique examination of history will be of interest to both academic readersand the general public. Lee’s book is the first in a planned nine-volume series. Dorrance Publishing, 2023. 498 pages.

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