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Biology Student Explores the Forests of the Future

Mila Pruiett BA ’22 has earned funding from the American Conifer Society to support her senior thesis on regeneration in urban and rural parks. The research will grow out of Pruiett’s prior lab work related to old-growth conifer forests.

Reaching the Moon Thanks to Physics, Theatre, Math, and Dance

The supportive liberal arts community Ben Kolligs BA ’18 found at L&C provided him opportunities to discover his passion in robotics and to advance his career, even before he graduated. Next up, graduate studies in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University!

First-gen student-athlete is UCLA bound

Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21 is this year’s winner of the Rena J. Ratte Award, Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor. This fall, Gonzalez will begin a five-year PhD program in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles.

National Science Foundation Honors Two Alumni

Two recent Lewis & Clark alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Three other L&C alumni have been given honorable mentions.

Students Take First and Third Place at State-Wide Japanese Speech Competition

Helen Cecile Nowatka BA ’22 and Armando Montoya Rodriguez BA ’22 both earned awards at this year’s Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest, an annual competition cosponsored by the Toyama Prefectural Government of Japan and the Japan-America Society of Oregon.

Five Lewis & Clark Students and Alumni to Participate in Highly Competitive Fulbright Program

Emily Hayes-Rich BA ’19, Stephen Holden Jones BA ’18, and David Manicke BA ’21 have recently been awarded Fulbright research grants, while last year’s winners, Noah Foster-Koth BA ’19 and Cole Harris BA ’20, are now hoping to begin their postponed fellowships. The Fulbright Program was particularly competitive this year, with applications up 12 percent.

Theatre Department Explores Gender and Performativity in The Secretaries

The Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Speak at 148th CAS Commencement Ceremony

Lewis & Clark College is proud to announce this year’s speaker at the virtual 148th commencement ceremony of the College of Arts and Sciences will be the Honorable Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The Ambassador was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate on February 23, 2021.

Lewis & Clark Alumna Launches Advice Column at The Oregonian

Lizzy Acker BA ’05 is the pen behind The Oregonian’s new column doling out sharp, honest advice on the big and small problems in life. Acker is a trending news reporter at the paper, covering a range of issues relevant to the Oregon community.

New Data Science Minor Builds from Interdisciplinary Foundation

Through strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, data science engages individuals in computing, statistics, interpretation, and communication. The new minor will reflect the strength of a liberal arts curriculum above all else, thanks to the diligence and passion of faculty members across the college.

Lewis & Clark Welcomes First Class of Posse Scholars

In 2010, President Barack Obama donated a portion of his $1.4 million Nobel Prize award to the Posse Foundation, one of 10 organizations he chose to recognize. Lewis & Clark is partnering with the Posse Foundation to provide mentoring and full-tuition scholarships to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds. The inaugural cohort—10 students from the Washington, D.C., area—will arrive on campus this fall.

Computer Science’s New Concentration: Cybersecurity

Starting in the fall of 2021, Lewis & Clark’s Department of Mathematical Sciences will begin offering a new concentration within the computer science program: cybersecurity. The new concentration in cybersecurity provides students an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together technology, people, information, and processes through the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems.

International Affairs Major and ASLC President Earns Rangel Fellowship

ASLC President Mikah Bertelmann BA ’21 has been awarded a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, designed to prepare outstanding individuals for careers in the foreign service with the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Program supports new graduates through two years of graduate study and professional development.

Cabaret in the Time of Coronavirus

From November 4–7, the Lewis & Clark Theatre Department, along with the Music Department presented the musical Cabaret. Taking place in socially lively 1930s Berlin, this musical is a sharp political commentary told through provocative characters and musical numbers. Battling circumstance and technology, the performance could be seen both in-person and virtually while following health and safety guidelines.

59th Annual International Affairs Symposium Searches for Clarity in Controversy

For almost 60 years, Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium has been nationally recognized as a hub for discussing the most pressing matters in foreign affairs. From April 5 to April 7, the symposium will focus on controversy and emphasize opposing viewpoints on environmental degradation, the conflicts of multiculturalism, and the structure of the future international system.

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Senior Speaker: Tuse Mahenya BA ’21

Tuse Mahenya BA ’21 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 8.