Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco newest Vollum award winner
At convocation, the official opening of the 1999-2000 academic year, the Vollum
Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Science and Technology was given to Jane Lubchenco. Lubchenco, the Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and distinguished professor of zoology at Oregon State University, has been honored frequently for her accomplishments in research, education, the promotion of better use of science in policy and management, and innovative leadership of leading science organizations. She has served extensively on federal and international commissions and panels and is a leading advocate for basing environmental policies on sound scientific understanding. The Vollum Award was created in 1975 as a tribute to the late C. Howard Vollum, a 1936 Reed graduate and lifelong friend of the college. Winners are selected for the perseverance, fresh approach to problems and solutions, and creative imagination that characterized Howard Vollum's career.
Jane Lubchenco urges the convocation audience to be better stewards of our planet.
Roger Porter, professor of English and humanities, spoke at convocation on "Odyssean Autobiography: Exile, Memory, Song." The Kaul Auditorium was filled with first-year students and their families at Reed for convocation, a prominent feature of student and parent orientation.
Emertius trustee Ernest Bonyhandi '48
The Kaul Auditorium was crowded with new students and their families at Reed for convocation.
Photos by Jan Pierce