Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

February 2008

Robert M. Veatch to be Medical Ethics Institute Keynote Speaker

Lexington, VA -- February 29, 2008 • Robert M. Veatch, professor of medical ethics and the former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, will deliver the keynote address at the Washington and Lee University Medical Ethics Institute on Friday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m in Huntley Hall, room 221.

W&L to Induct 54 into Phi Beta Kappa at March 12 Convocation

Lexington, VA -- February 29, 2008 • Washington and Lee University will induct 54 new members into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati convocation on Wednesday, March 12, at 11:40 a.m. in Lee Chapel.

Shenandoah Announces Annual Prize Winners

Lexington, VA -- February 26, 2008 • Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review announces the winners of its annual fiction, essay and poetry prizes for 2007. The annual prizes are given for the best short story, essay and poem or group of poems published in Shenandoah during a volume year. There is no application process.

W&L to Host Representatives from Colleges Across Country in Second Annual Sexual Assault Summit

Lexington, VA -- February 27, 2008 • Washington and Lee University will host its second annual Sexual Assault Summit on Saturday, March 1, in the John W. Elrod Commons on its campus in Lexington, Va.

Former FBI, CIA Chief William Webster to Deliver Law School Commencement Address

Lexington, VA -- February 26, 2008 • The Honorable William H. Webster, former federal judge and the only American to serve as director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2008 graduation exercises at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Executive in Residence at W&L to Speak on March 6

Lexington, VA -- February 22, 2008 • Scott Miller, chairman of Zyman Group, a marketing and strategic communications firm headquartered in Atlanta, will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 327.

R.T. Smith's Short Story and Poem Selected for "Best" Anthologies

Lexington, VA -- February 21, 2008 • A short story by R.T. Smith, editor of Washington and Lee University's Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, will appear in this year's New Stories from the South: The Year's Best. This is the fifth volume of that journal, out of the last seven, that has included Smith's work.

W&L Contact Speaker Gen. Anthony Zinni (ret.) to Talk about War in the Middle East

Lexington, VA -- February 21, 2008 • The fourth and final talk in Washington and Lee University's Contact-sponsored Spotlight on the Middle East, a series of speakers giving highlights on different areas of the Middle East, will be Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), speaking on Spotlight on War in the Middle East. Zinni, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

Three-part Reeves Center Lecture Series Begins March 10

Lexington, VA -- February 20, 2008 • The fifth annual Reeves Center Lecture Series, titled "Silk Road to Clipper Ship," presented by Washington and Lee University's Reeves Center, Art department and East Asian Languages and Literatures department will begin on Monday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The series accompanies the current Watson Pavilion exhibit, Silk Road to Clipper Ship, a exhibition on loan from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Law Students Providing Legal Assistance with Ongoing Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Lexington, VA -- February 18, 2008 • Although public attention to the Hurricane Katrina disaster has long since given way to concerns about the economy and the home mortgage crisis, hundreds of volunteers and organizations continue the difficult work of rebuilding the gulf coast region.

Duke Professor to Talk About Alcohol's Interaction with the Brain

Lexington, VA -- February 18, 2008 • Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The title of his talk is "Dude, Where's My Car?: Alcohol, Memory, and the Brain." The talk is free and open to the public.

Michael Kimmel to Speak at W&L on Male-Female Relationships on Campuses

Lexington, VA -- February 13, 2008 • Michael Kimmel, author and professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is speaking at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

Reading and Panel Discussion to be Held In Celebration of New Anthology

Lexington, VA -- February 13, 2008 • Poetry and Community in the South: A Reading and Panel Discussion will be presented by Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Elrod Commons room 345. The event is in celebration of a just-published anthology, Letters to the World: Poems from the Women's Poetry Listserv, edited by Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace and Lesley Wheeler, professor of English at W&L.

Mellon Grant to Support Faculty Development at Washington and Lee

Lexington, VA -- February 11, 2008 • Washington and Lee University received a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to examine the role of faculty at liberal arts colleges. The grant will enable W&L to focus specifically on the relationship between teaching and scholarship.

W&L's Mark Carey, an Environmental Historian, Wins Leopold-Hidy Prize

Lexington, VA -- February 8, 2008 • Mark P. Carey, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, has received the Leopold-Hidy Prize for 2007. The prize is awarded by the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Environmental History to the author of the best article published in the journals during that year.

Watson Pavilion Exhibit Explores Great Traditions of East Asian Ceramics

Will be on view at the Watson Pavilion until April 12
Lexington, VA -- February 6, 2008 • Silk Road to Clipper Ship: Trade, Changing Markets, and East Asian Ceramics, a special exhibition of more than 50 exemplary objects on display at Washington and Lee's Watson Pavilion, vividly demonstrates the impact of the exchange of goods, people, and ideas on Chinese potters, and their counterparts in Japan over nearly 2,000 years.

W&L Appoints New Human Resources Executive Director

Lexington, VA -- February 1, 2008 • Washington and Lee University announced that its new executive director of human resources is Amy Diamond Barnes. She will join the University on April 1.

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