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  • September 18
    In a guest column published by The Oregonian, GEI director Melissa Powers explains why Oregon Gov. Kate Brown should take executive action to address the climate crisis, and why Oregon can’t afford to let Republican obstructionism derail the state’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
  • August 19
    Staff attorney Amelia Schlusser spoke with OPB’s Cassandra Profita about GEI’s recommendations for addressing Portland’s diesel pollution problem. Later in the week, Amelia discussed diesel-related policy solutions on OPB’s All Things Considered
  • August 7
    In the Portland metropolitan area, pollution from diesel-fueled vehicles and engines presents a significant risk to public health and causes temperature increases that contribute to global climate change. GEI’s Deconstructing Diesel Law & Policy Roadmap aims to help local governments and community stakeholders better understand the legal frameworks and regulatory limitations local governments must navigate to effectively address diesel pollution.
  • GEI Team
    March 4
    The law school’s Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law Program is now accepting applications from Lewis & Clark JD students who will be graduating in May of 2019 for a Green Energy Institute (GEI) Fellow position to begin in the summer or fall of 2019.  The one-year fellowship provides a tuition-free LLM degree offered pursuant to Lewis & Clark’s joint JD/LLM degree program.
  • November 13

    Oregon has ambitious climate goals that call for the state to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and the state legislature and executive branch agencies have adopted a variety of climate and energy-related policies that aim to reduce Oregon’s climate impacts and support the transition toward renewable energy. Despite these efforts, however, Oregon is not currently on track to meet its long-term climate goals. GEI’s Taking Charge analysis explains why a comprehensive climate and energy governance framework is necessary to achieve meaningful progress in decarbonizing state and local economies, and presents a series of governance options that would support Oregon’s efforts to reduce emissions and transition to a clean energy system. 

  • October 17
    Legislative and economic forces — particularly in the western states — are providing impetus toward the goal of 100% renewable energy. This opportunity was the focus of elected officials, business leaders, regulators, and policy advocates at the Lewis & Clark Law School Green Energy Institute conference, “Re-Energizing the West,” on October 7.
  • July 19
    GEI releases a fact sheet on the benefits of Oregon’s Renewable Energy Tax Credit between 2013 and 2015
  • November 30
    A new report by the Green Energy Institute evaluates Oregon’s efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions and concludes that the state’s current system for meeting its climate-related policy goals won’t succeed.
  • October 7
    GEI’s policy report explores strategies for maintaining reliability and modernizing the electricity sector under the Clean Power Plan
  • January 28

    On January 28, the Green Energy Institute published a report, “Solar Building Standards: How American Cities Can Lay Foundations for a New Generation of Solar Development,” by staff attorney Nick Lawton. The report explains how solar building standards, which are local ordinances requiring solar power as a standard feature on new or renovated buildings, could offer significant benefits to many energy market stakeholders. Instead of relying on subsidies to entice investment from relatively affluent property owners, solar building standards would result in widespread solar development that keeps pace with construction and growing energy demand. At the same time, these new policies could lower costs of solar power, facilitate its integration into the energy grid, save property owners money, promote resilience to power outages, and allow utilities to develop business models that benefit from distributed solar arrays. The report describes the nation’s first two solar building standards, which were enacted in two California cities in 2013, and then offers design options that local governments should consider when adopting these policies. The report also explores possible arguments against solar building standards, which have dwindling merit as the economics of solar power continue to improve. The report concludes that as solar power’s costs of continue to decline and its benefits become increasingly clear, more local governments should give solar building standards strong consideration. 


    For more information on this report, please contact Nick Lawton at

  • January 13
    January 13, 2015
  • Tina Packer Lecture
    October 31
  • The Christians
    October 29
  • Kathakali Performance
    October 8
    Performance - Recital by visiting artists from India
  • Tina Packer
    October 7
    Workshops and Lecture by an acclaimed Shakespeare actor, director, and scholar
  • Group advising
    October 2
  • 2019 One Act Festival
    September 23
  • New Scholars
    September 13
    A New Scholars Symposium exploring the issues of cross-cultural performance
  • August 23
  • August 20
    A list of audition and performance dates for theatre department productions in fall 2019
  • August 20

    Calling all students, both new and returning, interested in theatre and dance:  come! meet! learn about!  the theatre department faculty and staff. 

  • May 14
  • Exits and Entrances
    February 5
    The Theatre Department will host a series of professional development panels including Alumni and professional Theatre artists. 
  • Associate Professor Stephen Weeks and President Wim Wiewel.
    January 16
    Associate Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Stephen Weeks was awarded the 2018 David Savage Award.
  • Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer.
    December 13
    Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer has been awarded a grant from the Whiting Foundation to support the expansion of her interdisciplinary project, “Theatre From the Inside-Out: Illuminating Mass Incarceration.” Specifically, the grant will enrich Hillyer’s course Crime and Punishment in U.S. History, which she teaches at the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland.
  • October 18
    Sweeney Todd , a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens on November 2. Director Rebecca Lingafelter has transformed the traditional setting of Fleet Street into a post-apocalyptic, subterranean world where the audience and student orchestra will sit among the actors. The musical will feature Liam Beveridge BA ’20 as Sweeney in his first-ever singing role.
  • September 24

    This meeting is designed to give you a clearer and detailed picture about the requirements for a Theater Major/Minor, about our Concentrations, our Overseas and Off-Campus programs, and about the specific scheduling of theatre courses for the next four years.

  • September 11
    Warren Kluber BA ’12 arrived at Lewis & Clark unsure of what he wanted to study. An English degree, a passion for the power of theatre, and a summer research project studying oral traditions in West Africa clarified his path. Now a PhD candidate at Columbia University, he has published his scholarly insights in three leading academic journals. We caught up with Kluber to learn more.
  • July 28

    Tues, Sept 4, 5:00pm


  • June 1
    The Symposium, organized by the Lewis & Clark Theatre faculty Rebecca Lingafelter and Štĕpán Šimek in collaboration with the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, will feature readings of Professor Šimek’s new translations of Three SistersUncle VanyaThe Seagull and The Cherry Orchard.  In addition there will be presentations and panel discussions on Chekhov in contemporary translation, Chekhov’s dramaturgy, Chekhov in performance, and Chekhov in contemporary Russia with scholars and artists from across the country.


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    Associate Professor Stephan Simek’s new translation of Petr Zelenka’s award-winning play Theremin appears in “Czech Plays: Seven New Works.”



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