Points of Pride

Winterim Bridges the Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship

From January 11 through January 15, 21 Lewis & Clark students will immerse themselves in the study of entrepreneurship and leadership through Winterim. Winterim is a fast-paced and supportive experience where students collaborate in small groups to research, create, develop, and pitch a venture. This year’s virtual Winterim also features a number of special, open-to-the-community sessions. Details can be found in the story.

International Affairs Major becomes West Linn’s Youngest City Councilor

Rory Bialostosky BA ’22 will become the youngest City Councilor for the city of West Linn, Oregon. He received the most votes in a field of ten candidates, securing one of the two open positions for a four year term. He plans to continue his undergraduate studies while serving on the city council.

Professor’s Paper on Wolf Protections Cited by the New York Times

Professor Dan Rohlf’s interdisciplinary paper, co-authored with Carlos Carroll, Bridgett VonHoldt, Adrian Treves, & Sarah Hendricks, was cited in the October 29, 2020, New York Times article describing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to remove federal protections for grey wolves under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Mathematics and Chemistry Double Major Named Rhodes Finalist

Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21 advanced to the final round of interviews for the Rhodes Scholarship, widely regarded as the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The scholarship allows exceptional, leadership-driven students from around the world to pursue higher degrees at the University of Oxford. Gonzalez is the fourth Lewis & Clark student to be named a Rhodes finalist in the last five years.

Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Resilience Booklets

The annual Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Resilience commemorated those we have lost in the last year due to transphobic violence and to celebrate the achievements and future of our community.

CJRC’s Work with Nonunanimous Juries Featured Prominently in OSB Cover Story

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) and Clinic Director Aliza Kaplan were prominently featured in the OSB Bulletin for the work Professor Kaplan and the Clinic have done to end nonunanimous jury convictions and help people convicted by a nonunanimous jury post Ramos.

Criminal Justice Reform Clinic Obtains 14 Clemencies Since April

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) petitioned for and received an amazing 14 commutations for their clients since April of this year. CJRC also made Oregon history when Governor Kate Brown commuted its client to the Parole Board after reducing his sentence from Life Without Parole to Life, the first time such a commutation has happened in Oregon.

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.

Linda Christensen, OWP Director, Receives Prestigious Education Award

“I can’t think of any teacher in America who has had such a wide and positive influence on the teaching of English to under-served students in American secondary schools.” - Sheridan Blau, Teachers College at Columbia University

Assistant Professor Nathaniel Brown Discusses Shortcomings of Oregon’s Mental Health System with OPB

“Oregon is predominantly white as a state, and you can’t run from that. You can look and see the number of providers that are located in the state of Oregon. And when you look at it, you can see who’s in the majority, who’s not in the majority.”

Digital Exhibit: Movement and Resistance in 20th Century Albina

This digital exhibit, created by Watzek’s Special Collections and Archives in support of the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark, seeks to depict ninety years of Albina’s history with a special focus on acts of resistance by Albina’s Black residents.

Join the Lewis & Clark Posse

Lewis & Clark recently announced a five-year partnership with the Posse Foundation. Starting in fall 2021, this initiative will bring five cohorts of ten Posse Scholars to study on Palatine Hill with full-tuition scholarships. There are two ways to support this partnership: make a gift directly to the fund or become a Posse Partner. The college is matching gifts for both!

President Wiewel in the Oregonian: “Oregon’s Small Colleges, Universities Managing COVID-19 Successfully - So Far”

President Wim Wiewel led a group of Oregon private college and university presidents in a column that appeared in The Oregonian on Sunday, Oct. 25. The topic: how schools like Lewis & Clark have managed a return to in-person learning during the time of COVID-19.

SAA Candidates Explore Deficit Thinking in NASPA Presentation

Ariadne (Addie) Cheng ’22 and Michael Paz ’21 have been selected to present their research, “Where they ought to be: Tools for combating deficit thinking with minoritized students.”

Working At The Roots: How Animal Advocates Can Become Critical Allies Against Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

Studies have proven a clear link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Animal advocates can play an important role in stopping violence to human and non-human animal victims, by becoming allies in the fight against domestic violence.

Assistant Professor Joslyn Armstrong Offers Career Advice for Recent Graduates

Armstrong discusses what she believes recent graduates in mental health fields will need to know in order to find success, why the demand for mental health services is on the rise, and how technology and teletherapy will continue to play a significant role in the field.

Alums Honored by the Oregon State Bar

The Oregon State Bar is honoring four alumni from Lewis & Clark Law School. The 2020 Annual Awards, will be presented on November 6, 2020, in a virtual ceremony.

Online Learning Produces Great Teachers: Q&A with the MAT Program Directors

Our program is organized around principles of effective teaching that transcend any particular delivery method; the foundational skills that teachers need are the same whether they are teaching online or in person.

Lewis & Clark Law Student Legal Observers Attend Portland Protests

Lewis & Clark law students were highlighted In the October 2020 issue of Multnomah Lawyer for their work as Legal Observers (LO) during the protests that have been happening every night since May 25 in downtown Portland.

Professor Campbell Receives NCTE Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award

This award, established in 1995, honors outstanding affiliate journals and their editors who demonstrate excellence in these publications.

Students Win Big at the Invent Oregon Collegiate Competition

Ramez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.

“Spiderwoman” Sits Down with Big Biology Podcast

Biology professor and spider expert Greta Binford is the featured guest on the latest Big Biology podcast! Listen to the episode to hear Greta answer the question of whether venom use is based on body size, and how venom from Spiderman applies to this question.

Law Alum Works to Pass First Emergency COVID Workplace Standards in Virginia

Jason Yarashes JD ’12, lead attorney and program coordinator of the Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers at the Legal Aid Justice Center, led the charge to get Virginia to pass the first COVID-19 enforceable emergency workplace standard in the United States. Other states, including Oregon, are using this development to try and push their respective states and localities to do the same.

What Are Appropriate Punishments?

The APSA awarded a grant to Assistant Professor of International Affairs Dr. Suparna Chaudhry for her project, “Gender Violence and Public Attitudes Towards Punishment”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 1992 Commencement Speech

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever sit on the nation’s highest court, saddened the Lewis & Clark community. On September 29, 2020 from 5:00-6:00p.m. the Law School’s Alumni Board is hosting an online vigil to honor and reminisce on this amazing woman’s career and life.

Free problem gambling treatment modules now available online

The 10 training modules designed for problem gambling counselors and supervisors, as well as other mental health professionals, who want to learn more about including family members and important others in problem gambling treatment.

TransActive Gender Project: Serving the Community in Challenging Times

TransActive Gender Project continues to develop and deliver gender diversity focused services to children, youth, families, businesses, and communities amidst the pandemic. Learn more about what we have been doing to help facilitate that vision.