Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

June 2007

Professor Robert Danforth Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Lexington, VA -- June 29, 2007 • Robert T. Danforth, Professor of Law and Alumni Faculty Fellow at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs by Dean Rodney Smolla.

W&L Law Professor David Bruck Offers Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

Lexington, VA -- June 26, 2007 • Washington and Lee School of Law Professor David Bruck testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Wednesday, June 27. The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights will held a hearing discussing oversight of the federal death penalty.

Professor Louise Halper Named Director of Lewis Law Center

Lexington, VA -- June 22, 2007 • Louise A. Halper, Professor of Law and Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the next director of the Frances Lewis Law Center.

Elizabeth Outland Branner Named Associate Director for Advancement

Lexington, VA -- June 19, 2007 • Elizabeth Outland Branner has been promoted to the new position of Associate Director for Advancement in the Washington and Lee University School of Law, effective July 1. In her new position, Branner will focus on the Law School's major gifts program.

Ambassador John Ritch of World Nuclear Association to Talk About Dire Need for Nuclear Energy

Lexington, VA -- June 18, 2007 • Ambassador John Ritch, will give a talk titled Accelerating the Nuclear Renaissance: A Global Environmental Imperative on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in the John W. Elrod University Commons at Washington and Lee University. The event is open to the public.

Shenandoah's Glasgow Prize Awarded to Author of Book of Poetry

Lexington, VA -- June 14, 2007 • Shenandoah, Washington and Lee University's renowned literary magazine, recently named Emily Rosko the winner of the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers.

Washington and Lee English Professor Receives Fellowship

Lexington, VA -- June 14, 2007 • Holly Pickett, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, recently received a fellowship from the Newberry Library/British Academy to conduct research into the religious culture of early modern England for three months in England this summer. Her larger book project is titled "The Drama of Serial Conversion in Early Modern England."

Washington and Lee University Receives $100 Million Gift, One of the Largest Ever to a Liberal Arts College

Lexington, VA -- June 7, 2007 • During commencement exercises today, Washington and Lee University announced that it has received a gift of $100 million, the largest in the 258-year-old school's history and one of the largest ever received by a liberal arts college.

W&L Honors Graduates at 220th Commencement Exercises June 7

Lexington, VA -- June 7, 2007 • Washington and Lee University celebrated its 220th undergraduate commencement on Thursday, June 7, on its historic Front Lawn in front of Lee Chapel.

W&L Students Gleason and Gibson Embark on Projects for Peace

Lexington, VA -- June 5, 2007 • Anne Gleason '07, a psychology and sociology/anthropology major from Holliston, Mass., and Logan Gibson '08, a politics major with a concentration in poverty studies from Charlottesville, Va., were recently awarded grants from 100 Projects for Peace, an organization that invites undergraduate students to submit a project proposal that enhances the idea of world peace.

Six Washington and Lee Juniors Awarded Inaugural Student Summer Independent Research Grants

Lexington, VA -- June 4, 2007 • Washington and Lee juniors Nicole Conkling, Paten Hughes, Rebecca LeMoine, Chun-Yi Sum, Lain Wilson and Tom Brower have been named the first recipients of the University's new Student Summer Independent Research (SSIR) grants.

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