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Alumni Edition, August 2019

Hundreds Gather for Alumni Weekend 2019

Alumni, family, and friends traveled from near and far to reminisce and reconnect during Alumni Weekend. We celebrated the classes ending in 4s and 9s, along with special gatherings honoring Greek life, the Ray Warren Symposium, and the retirement of Sandi Bottemiller. Check out our photos and mark your calendars for Alumni Weekend 2020, June 25–28.
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Earthquake Preparedness Research Lands $500K Grant

Led by Associate Professor of Geological Science Liz Safran, an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students have been awarded a four-year National Science Foundation grant to design a video game and study its capability to educate and motivate young people to be prepared for a massive earthquake. Read the full story.
Amber Case ’08 [photo]

Two New Trips Added to Pioneer Travel

Travel with us! We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for new trips to Iceland and Israel and West Bank in 2020. In addition, space is still available on our Cuba 2020 trip, and limited spots are open on our Greece 2019 trip. Having recently returned from our Cuba 2019 trip, Laura Mundt BA ’91 reflects: “This was truly a trip of a lifetime. I was so impressed by the experiences we had—music, artists, and lectures—many of which we would not have had access to had we traveled to Cuba on our own. I also loved the mutual L&C connection among travelers and the involvement of a faculty member.” Learn more about Pioneer Travel.
Amber Case ’08 [photo]

Biogeochemist Julia Huggins Awarded Vanier Scholarship

Since graduating in 2013 with a degree in biology, Julia Huggins has been very busy. From researching Patagonia’s temperate rainforest to leading expeditions for National Geographic and attending graduate school at the University of British Columbia, she has held true to her passion for combining academic rigor with deep explorations in the field. As a result, Huggins has just been awarded the Vanier Scholarship (aka “Canada’s Rhodes Scholarship”) to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia.
Amber Case ’08 [photo]

The Most aMAYzing Classes

It was a battle right up to the finish line! Classes competed in the aMAYzing Race to see who could raise the most money for L&C during the entire month of May. One class was crowned the Most aMAYzing Class in each decade. Congratulations to the Classes of 1956, 1969, 1974, 1985, 1999, 2001, and 2018!
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Recent Alumnus Earns Fulbright to Teach in Argentina

While Peter Bradley BA ’19 prepared to walk across the stage at commencement in May, he was also busy planning for his next adventure as a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina. With this next chapter in his journey, he joins generations of L&C alumni in improving intercultural relations.

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