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W&L's Contact Speaker's Series Presents the Second Talk on the Middle East: Spotlight on the Culture

Lexington, VA -- November 1, 2007 • The second lecture of Spotlight on the Middle East, Washington and Lee University's Contact-sponsored speaker series will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Spotlight on the Culture will be given by Davar Ardalan, author of My Name is Iran, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

Winners of 2007 Davis Moot Court Competition Announced

Lexington, VA -- October 30, 2007 • After over a month of oral arguments and judging, the 2007 John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy Competition concluded with the final round on Friday, October 26 in the Millhiser Moot Court Room at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Arif Noorani ‘09 was named Best Oralist and the Best Brief Award went to Jessica Berenyi ’08 and Anna Ku ’08.

2007 Phi Alpha Delta Charity Auction Raises over $10,000 for Local Charity

Lexington, VA -- October 30, 2007 • On Thursday, October 25, students at the Washington and Lee School of Law once again showed their generosity, raising over $10,000 during the 2007 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) charity auction. The last three auctions together have raised over $41,000 for local charities.

Inaugural Dean's Lecture to Address Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Lexington, VA -- November 5, 2007 • Rodney A. Smolla, dean and professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, will deliver the inaugural Dean's Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in Sydney Lewis Hall. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow in the Moot Court Room lobby.

Simpson Honored with Award for Exemplary Achievement from SECAC

Lexington, VA -- October 25, 2007 • Dr. Pamela Simpson, Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, was recently recognized by the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) with the Award for Exemplary Achievement. She was presented with SECAC's highest honor at its annual meeting held October 17-20 in Charleston, W.Va.

W&L's Campus Kitchen Wins National Excellence Award

Lexington, VA -- October 25, 2007 • Washington and Lee's Campus Kitchen was presented with the "Excellence in Operations" award at the national Campus Kitchen Project's (CKP) conference this past weekend.

Two Public Events Dealing with Nuclear Power to be Held at W&L

Lexington, VA -- October 25, 2007 • Washington and Lee University will sponsor two public events in November dealing with nuclear power-a lecture on "How to Ensure Nuclear Energy Remains Peaceful" and a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power. They were organized by Dr. Frank Settle, visiting professor of chemistry at W&L and founder of ALSOS Digital Library for Nuclear Issues (alsos.wlu.edu).

Jailed Reporter Vanessa Leggett to Give Keynote for W&L's Ethics Institute

Lexington, VA -- October 24, 2007 • Vanessa Leggett, a lecturer and freelance writer who was jailed in 2001 for her refusal to betray confidential sources for her book, will be the keynote speaker for Washington and Lee University's 44th Institute of Ethics in Journalism. The talk is on Friday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

Washington and Lee University Adds to Art Collection

Lexington, VA -- October 24, 2007 • Washington and Lee University has recently added to its art collection with the unveiling of a copy of a Frank Buchser portrait of Robert E. Lee, the original of which is displayed in the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C.

W&L's Jost Appointed to Institute of Medicine Conflict of Interest Committee

Lexington, VA -- October 22, 2007 • Washington and Lee University Law Professor Timothy S. Jost has been appointed to an Institute of Medicine committee to examine financial conflicts of interest between medical practitioners, researches, and educators and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

W&L President Ruscio Adds New Executive Assistant to Team; Restructures Office

Lexington, VA -- October 22, 2007 • Valerie J. Cushman, new executive assistant to President Kenneth P. Ruscio of Washington and Lee University, joined the W&L community on Oct. 10. Her arrival corresponds with a restructuring of the president's office and of her position.

Editor of Shenandoah, R.T. Smith, Authors New Poetry Collection, Outlaw Style

Lexington, VA -- October 19, 2007 • R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, is the author of Outlaw Style, a newly released collection of narrative and lyric poems. Outlaw Style is Smith's 23rd book of poetry and was published by the University of Arkansas Press.

DeLaney Lectures on "Telling Our Stories: School Desegregation in Western Virginia"

Lexington, VA -- October 18, 2007 • Prof. Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, will present a lecture entitled "Telling Our Stories: School Desegregation in Western Virginia" as part of the Chavis Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of the University Commons.

History Professor Awarded SSRC Book Fellowship

Lexington, VA -- October 19, 2007 • Mark Carey, assistant professor of history, has received a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Book Fellowship to assist in the writing and publication of his first scholarly monograph.

W&L Joins Statewide Campaign to Prevent Dating Violence on College Campuses

Lexington, VA -- October 17, 2007 • Beginning the week of Oct. 15, Washington and Lee University will participate in a statewide awareness effort aimed at stopping dating violence on college campuses. The project, called the Red Flag Campaign, helps students identify "red flags" for dating violence in their friends' relationships and encourages them to intervene.

W&L's Contact Speaker's Series Presents Spotlight on the Middle East

Lexington, VA -- October 17, 2007 • Spotlight on the Middle East, Washington and Lee University's Contact-sponsored speaker series will present four different lectures on the Middle East. On Monday, Oct. 29, Ambassador Dennis B. Ross will give a talk on Spotlight on Diplomacy in the Middle East.

W&L Professor Awarded Artist's Fellowship in Poetry from Virginia Commission for the Arts

Lexington, VA -- October 11, 2007 • Lesley Wheeler, professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an Individual Artist's Fellowship In Poetry for 2007-2008 from The Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Washington and Lee to Host Series of Environmental Awareness Activities on Oct. 16

Day's Events Include Greenhouse Gas Inventories Workshop, Campus Sustainability Poster Session, World Food Day Teleconference and Evening Film.
Lexington, VA -- October 11, 2007 • Washington and Lee University will host a series of environmental awareness activities on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference (COVES). The three-day conference continues on Wednesday and Thursday on the adjoining campus of the Virginia Military Institute.

School of Law to Launch New Clinic to Assist Low-income Taxpayers

Lexington, VA -- October 4, 2007 • Beginning in January 2008, a new clinic serving low-income taxpayers will begin operations at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Directed by visiting clinical professor Michelle Drumbl, clinic students will represent low-income taxpayers in resolving their controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, provide outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language on their rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers, and engage in tax and administrative policy advocacy.

W&L Assistant Professor Named Sherman Emerging Scholar

Lexington, VA -- October 4, 2007 • Jonathan Eastwood, assistant professor of sociology at Washington and Lee University, has been named the sixth Sherman Emerging Scholar by the Department of History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They selected him for this distinction through a national competition.

Wendy Zomparelli To Speak About The Future of News

Lexington, VA -- October 3, 2007 • Wendy Zomparelli, recently retired president and publisher of The Roanoke Times and the Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor this fall in Washington and Lee's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, will speak about the future of news at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 17. She is the fourth Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor at W&L.

Mark Drumbl's New Book Wins Major Book Prize

Lexington, VA -- October 1, 2007 • The International Association of Criminal Law (U.S. National Section) has awarded Washington and Lee Law Professor Mark Drumbl's book Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007) its Book of the Year Prize for 2007. Drumbl is the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director of the School's Transnational Law Institute.

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