March 4th, 2013
Join us at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 6 in Miller 105 for a panel discussion on the values and disciplinary norms that structure academic writing.
Academic writing in most disciplines has changed drastically over the last century. Some changes may be for the better, others for the worse, but either way, these changes restructure our thinking, our writing, and our teaching. Why have thesis statements and “road maps” become a standard expectation in so many fields? Why do we emphasize clarity and efficiency more than beauty or profundity? Have we become more comprehensible to non-experts or less so? How did the scholarly essay turn into the research article, and at what price? When future ages look back on our work, what will they say?
To help answer these and related questions, the panelists have been asked to compare academic writing in their fields with that of earlier generations and explore the hidden cultural factors — social, political, and economic — that have influenced the way we work and teach.
- Lyell Asher, English Department, Lewis & Clark
- Jan Mieszkowski, German Department, Reed
- Liz Safran, Geological Science Department and Environmental Studies Program, Lewis & Clark
- Peter Steinberger, Political Science Department and former Dean of the College, Reed
- John Holzwarth, Director, Writing Center, Lewis & Clark
Co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the Office of the Dean of the College.
February 25th, 2013
In this last week of February, we invite you to browse our collection
of African-American writers, poets, and historians. This selection is devoted to the thematic focus of LC’s Black Heritage Month, "Frames of the Black Experience: A Retrospective Through Film, Photography and the Arts." The books are located on the Diversions bookshelf in the library atrium, and you can also find them on our Pinterest board
For more info about the full slate of events commemorating Black Heritage Month, visit the LC Multicultural Affairs web page
February 18th, 2013
Please join us for UC Berkeley professor, Leigh Raiford's lecture "Civil Rights Movement Photography and Its Legacies" at 4 pm on Monday, February 18 in the Library Classroom.
In Fall 2010, just as it was announced that a museum would open to celebrate the life and work of famed civil rights movement photographer, Ernest C. Withers, revelations surfaced that Withers had worked from at least 1968 to 1970 as a paid FBI informant. The debates that ensued among civil rights activists, historians, journalists, photography buffs, pundits, bloggers and everyday folk about Withers’ guilt or innocence revealed continuing anxieties about black heritage, the legacies and memory of the civil rights movement, and the darker side of a movement we have enfolded into our popular culture as the apex of America’s efforts to better itself. It also brought to the surface concerns about artistic intent and aesthetic value. This talk explores what role photography–as document, as art, and as surveillance–played in the modern civil rights movement and how the medium continues to shape our memories of the “Second Reconstruction.”
Dr. Leigh Raiford is Associate Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley. She also serves as affiliate faculty in American Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies. Dr. Leigh Raiford received her BA from Wesleyan University, her PhD from Yale University, and was the Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies.
February 12th, 2013
Don't have any plans for Valentine's Day yet? Make a date with a book! Can you guess what you'll be getting? Stop by the display in the Watzek atrium to see if your guesses are correct, to see other books on display, or to pick up a hot date.
February 11th, 2013
Join L&C Law professor, Lydia Loren, from 3-4 pm on Wednesday, April 24th in the Library Classroom for a faculty workshop on open access publishing in the scholarly environment. Loren, a Lewis & Clark Law School faculty member with a specialization in intellectual property and copyright will provide an overview on the topic, followed by a discussion about the relevance of open access to various academic disciplines and the Lewis & Clark environment as a whole.
February 11th, 2013
Join Professor of Philosophy, Becko Copenhaver as she shares her Research as a Process Sequence (RPS) in a faculty workshop at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 19, in the library classroom. Copenhaver developed RPS to engage students in research over the course of a semester. Her sequence is a useful for students ranging from first-year to seniors.
February 11th, 2013
Join Watzek librarians Jim Bunnelle & Dan Kelley at 2 pm on Wednesday, February 13, in the Library Classroom for a faculty workshop on the future of e-books! Bunnelle (Collection Development Librarian) and Kelley (Research Librarian) will share the results from a local e-books survey, then lead a discussion about the act of reading and changes in scholarly publishing. We hope to gather input from faculty to inform the way we purchase content for our academic community.
February 7th, 2013
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February 6th, 2013
To celebrate the state of Oregon's 154th birthday, we've assembled a collection of books
all about the wonders and quirks of Oregon history. Browse our selection on the Diversions bookshelf or on Pinterest
. On February 14, 1859, President James Buchanan signed a bill that officially admitted Oregon to the United States of America. Happy 154th, Oregon!
January 31st, 2013
Join us in the LC Bookstore on February 26, at 3:30 pm, as we celebrate the latest book
from Law School Faculty Member, Erin Ryan
. Coffee and cookies will be served.