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The NACBS is the largest interdisciplinary academic organization devoted to British and imperial studies. The undergraduate essay contest is open all to colleges and universities in the US and Canada and is highly competitive. This is a great honor for Maley!
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Paul was born in Wales and studied at Cambridge, the Shakespeare Institute, and the University of Athens. Paul taught for many years at the University of Warwick and the University of Tennessee, before moving to Portland with his wife Grace and his son Luke. In Portland Paul worked with IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), Breitenbush Press, Mountain Writers, and in the mid 1990s he became the archivist for the Estate of William Stafford. When the Stafford Archives were donated to Lewis & Clark in 2008, Paul continued to work as the Stafford Archivist at the Watzek Library Special Collections, and as an instructor for the Lewis & Clark English Department and the Northwest Writing Institute. As a member of the Special Collections staff, Paul has had a vital role as an author, editor, bibliographer, and exhibit curator. These projects have included work on William Stafford, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, western exploration, modern literature, Oregon poetry, pacifism, utopian studies, Charles Dickens, and early publications of classical literature. In 2010 Paul gifted his own Charles Dickens collection to the College, and in 2011 he gifted his extensive collection of rare British literature and classics.
As a creative writer and literary scholar, Paul is the editor and translator of Modern Poetry In Translation 4 (1968), which included the first selection of Greek poet Yannis Ritsos published in England. He is also the translator of Eleni Vakalo’s Genealogy (1971), Ritsos’ Monochords (2007), and Constantine P. Cavafy’s Twelve Poems (2010). His collection of poems Bone from a Stag’s Heart was a 1988 British Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His fourth collection of poems, Some Business of Affinity (2006), was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. Paul also co-edited with Vince Wixon The Answers Are Inside the Mountains, Meditations on the Writing Life, and Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer's Vocation for the University of Michigan Press.
Paul’s last day with us will be August 31. Please join with us in thanking him for his outstanding service and wishing him and his family all the very best.
During Mark’s tenure Watzek Library has distinguished itself amongst liberal arts libraries by developing a robust program in digital initiatives and collections in partnership with students, faculty, and staff. The library received special commendation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the innovative use of technologies to enrich library collections and improve services to users in the College’s 2008 accreditation report. Mark has played major roles in securing grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS), which have helped support expanding faculty research, access to the arts, and library preservation. He regularly blogs at liberalartslibrary.blogspot.com and has published and presented widely, including a chapter on digital scholarship in a forthcoming volume from ACRL Press on Interdisciplinarity and academic libraries. In 2006, he co-authored Digital Libraries : Integrating Content and Systems (Oxford: Chandos).
Mark received a B.A. in History and Journalism, and master’s degrees in History and Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to arriving at Lewis & Clark he was the Systems and Technical Services Librarian at Central Oregon Community College in Bend. Mark enjoys commuting to Palatine Hill on his bike or in his running shoes 12 months per year. On the weekends, he can be found running trail ultra marathons, listening to classic country music, and spending time with his three year old son, Rowan.
The Source caught up with Doug to find out more about his family’s legacy.
That’s right, we are proud to announce the James J. Kopp First-year Research Awards. Two first-year students who submit research projects produced in the spring 2012 semester of Exploration and Discovery, which exemplify excellence in the discovery and use of library and scholarly resources, will win this award. I know what you’re thinking– WHAT fantastic thing will they win? Well, do you see that owl holding a check for two hundred smackers? So big deal, you say, they get an owl holding a check? I think you are missing the point. Forget about the owl for a second, and concentrate on the check. That’s right, a check for $200 could be yours if you will stop procrastinating and get back to work on that research project. And when you are finished, submit an application here. Who knows, if your project is extra specially good, we may even throw in the owl.
Students in this year’s program include majors in psychology, art, English, biochemistry and biology. Though based in Cuenca for most of the semester here, the program also includes academic travel to the southern Amazon Basin, the Oriente, an exploration of the capital Quito and surrounding areas, and a visit to the famous Ingapirca ruins and an indigenous Cañari community in the highlands. Check in on their cultural observations as they post to the Lewis & Clark Around the World site.
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