Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

August 2007

Art Goldsmith Elected Vice President of Southern Economics Assn.

Lexington, VA -- August 29, 2007 • Arthur H. Goldsmith, Jackson T. Stephens professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, was recently elected vice president of the prestigious Southern Economics Association (SEA).

W&L's Journalism Department Awarded $1.7 Million Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Lexington, VA -- August 23, 2007 • The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has awarded Washington and Lee’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications a three-year, $1.746-million grant to enhance interdisciplinary teaching programs in business, law and journalism.

New Book Takes On the Consumer-Driven Heath Care Movement

Lexington, VA -- August 15, 2007 • Everyone agrees the U.S. health care system is broken. While some policy makers (and a certain well-known documentary filmmaker) are talking about government-paid universal care, more conservative thinkers often propose consumer-driven health care (CDHC) as a solution to runaway costs.

Wendy Zomparelli, Former Publisher of The Roanoke Times, to be Fourth Reynolds Visiting Professor at W&L

Lexington, VA -- August 15, 2007 • Wendy Zomparelli, recently retired president and publisher of The Roanoke Times, will join the Washington and Lee University faculty in September as its fourth Donald W. Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor.

School of Law Welcomes New Faculty Members

Lexington, VA -- August 3, 2007 • The Washington and Lee University School of Law is pleased to welcome three professors as new faculty members. In addition to Rodney Smolla, who was named Dean and Professor of Law in February, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Lawton Cummings will join the permanent faculty this fall.

Lorri Olan Named Associate Director of Career Planning and Professional Development

Lexington, VA -- August 14, 2007 • Lorriann Theresa Olan has been named Associate Director of Career Planning and Professional Development at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. She begins her position with the School on August 27. Ms. Olan joins the existing staff of the OCP: Tara Miller, Director; Terry Evans, Recruitment Coordinator; and Jane McDonald, Career Planning Assistant.

24 W&L Law Students Named Law Review Staff Writers

Lexington, VA -- August 3, 2007 • Twenty-four students at Washington and Lee University's School of Law have been named staff writers for the Law Review, completing the staff for the upcoming year's edition, Volume 65. They join an editorial board comprised of 15 third-year students, including Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Herb and Executive Editor Anna Ku.

Washington and Lee Vice President Joseph E. Grasso Leaves for Cornell University

Lexington, VA -- August 14, 2007 • Joseph E. Grasso, vice president for administration at Washington and Lee University, is leaving on Sept. 4 to join Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations as their associate dean for finance and administration. Grasso received his graduate degree from the ILR School, and he grew up in the Syracuse-Ithaca, N.Y., area.

Washington and Lee University Mourns Civil Rights Leader Oliver Hill

Lexington, VA -- August 7, 2007 • Oliver W. Hill, prominent civil rights crusader and attorney, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at his Richmond, Va., home. He was 100. Hill received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University in 2000.

Elrod Reappointed to State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Lexington, VA -- August 1, 2007 • Gov. Tim Kaine recently reappointed Dr. Mimi Milner Elrod to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the 11-member body for Virginia's system of higher education. SCHEV represents and coordinates the activities of the state's public and private colleges and universities.

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