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September 2008

  • Protecting Children Online the Topic of W&L Law Symposium
    Lexington, Virginia • September 30, 2008 -- Academic psychologists, economists, and lawyers gather at Washington and Lee School of Law to discuss the future of children's virtual worlds.
  • Dean Rodney A. Smolla Named to Steinheimer Chair in Law
    Lexington, Virginia • September 29, 2008 -- Washington and Lee University Provost June Aprille has announced that Dean Rodney A. Smolla of the School of Law has been named to the Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr., Professorship in Law.
  • 9/26: Student Scholarship Honored at Law Review Notes Presentation
    Lexington, Virginia • September 26, 2008 -- On October 2, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, third-year law students Michelle L. Evans and Allen C. Myers will present their winning law review notes during the annual event recognizing the best student articles produced by Washington and Lee Law Review staff writers.
  • Memorial Service for Law Professor Louise Halper to Take Place Oct. 3
    Lexington, Virginia • September 25, 2008 -- On Friday, October 3, the law school will celebrate the life of Professor Halper. The memorial service will be held from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in Sydney Lewis Hall.
  • Business Journalism Expert Gives High Marks to Crisis Reporting
    Lexington, Virginia • September 25, 2008 -- As the biggest financial story in United States history has unfolded in recent days, financial journalists have done a generally solid job of reporting in spite of the fact that recent layoffs at major newspapers have left many newsrooms depleted. That is the assessment of Pamela Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at Washington and Lee University.
  • Washington Post's Nationally Syndicated Personal Finance Columnist to Speak at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 24, 2008 -- Nationally synidicated personal finance columnist for the Washington Post Michelle Singletary will speak in the Stackhouse Theater at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Her subject is "Borrowed Out and Flat Broke: What Now for America?" Her talk, beginning at 4:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
  • Liza Mundy to Discuss her Book "Michelle: A Biography" at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 24, 2008 -- Liza Mundy, an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and author of "Michelle: A Biography" about Michelle Obama, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 345 of the University Commons.
  • Former Va. Governor Linwood Holton Joins W&L Seminar on 2008 Elections
    Holton will also Give Talk on "Opportunity Time-Again"
    Lexington, Virginia • September 24, 2008 -- Washington and Lee University will host a seminar on the 2008 elections on Friday, Oct. 3, featuring W&L Politics Professors Mark Rush and Bill Connelly, as well as former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton. It will take place in Lee Chapel from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Scientific Evidence and the Courts: Solving a Puzzle
    Lexington, Virginia • September 24, 2008 -- For Rebecca Harris, the puzzle begged an answer. Why, she wondered, was scientific evidence, ranging from DNA to lie detectors, admitted by the courts in some states and not others?
  • Winners of 2008 Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations Competition Announced
    Lexington, Virginia • September 23, 2008 -- The team John Sorock and Shannon Sherrill won top honors at the 2008 Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations competition at Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Campus Sustainability Week at W&L Kicks Off with Concert
    Lexington, Virginia • September 22, 2008 -- Campus Sustainability Week at Washington and Lee University, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, is an educational and awareness event to bring sustainability to the forefront of the consciousness of W&L students, faculty and staff and the Lexington/Rockbridge community. All events are open to the public.
  • Ambassador Constance Morella to Offer Insights on the U.S. in the Global Community
    Lexington, Virginia • September 22, 2008 -- On the eve of the presidential election, Ambassador Constance A. Morella will discuss "Global Expectations for the Next Administration" at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Lee Chapel. Her talk is the first in the new Francis McNulty Logan Lewis Annual Lecture Series, sponsored by the George C. Marshall Foundation.
  • Carey Receives NSF Grant to Study Natural Disasters and Climate Change
    Lexington, Virginia • September 19, 2008 -- Between 1941 and 1970, retreating glaciers in the Peruvian Andes caused three floods and two avalanches that resulted in the deaths of about 30,000 people.
  • Poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Reads from her Works at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • September 18, 2008 -- Poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, will read from her work on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Staniar Gallery in Wilson Hall at Washington and Lee University.
  • Jamie Ferrell '08 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Chile
    Lexington, Virginia • September 18, 2008 -- Washington and Lee '08 graduate Jamie Ferrell has recently been awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Chile. Ferrell was named the alternate last May but was told of her award in August.
  • Lee Chapel & Museum at Washington and Lee Opens New Exhibition, Renovates Other Features
    Lexington, Virginia • September 18, 2008 -- Washington and Lee University's Lee Chapel & Museum opened a new exhibition, "Martha Custis Washington: The Indispensable Woman," on Sept. 12. It includes objects associated with George Washington and the Custis family, on loan from The Mount Vernon Ladies Association. The small changing exhibition runs through May 17, 2009.
  • Mahon Draws Distinction Between Lies and Exaggerations in Political Campaigns
    Lexington, Virginia • September 16, 2008 -- Charging political candidates with lying is an extremely serious charge, and judging them to be telling lies rather than exaggerating requires meeting a very high standard, according to a Washington and Lee University philosophy professor who has defined lying for the Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Law Professor Russell Miller Discusses his Book on National Security on NPR Affiliate WMRA
    Lexington, Virginia • September 11, 2008 -- Monday, September 15, at 3 p.m., Russell A. Miller, associate professor of law at W&L, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s Virginia Insight show to discuss his new book. Titled "U.S. National Security, Intelligence and Democracy: From the Church Committee to the War on Terror," it examines the recent history of the secret world of national security.
  • W&L Announces Expansion of Schlegel Prize on 9/11 Anniversary
    Lexington, Virginia • September 11, 2008 -- On the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, Washington and Lee University has announced the restructuring and expansion of the Schlegel Prize for International Studies, which was created to honor Commander Robert Allan Schlegel, a 1985 alumnus of W&L who was killed at the Pentagon.
  • W&L's Online Newscast, "The Rockbridge Report," Wins Another National Award
    Lexington, Virginia • September 10, 2008 -- For the second time in three years, "The Rockbridge Report," the multimedia local news Web site produced by Washington and Lee's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been recognized as one of the top three in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
  • Former Va. Governor Linwood Holton Joins W&L Seminar on 2008 Elections
    Lexington, Virginia • September 5, 2008 -- Washington and Lee University will host a seminar on the 2008 elections on Friday, Oct. 3, featuring W&L Politics Professors Mark Rush and Bill Connelly, as well as former Va. Governor Linwood Holton. It will take place in Lee Chapel from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Singer Awarded Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers
    Lexington, Virginia • September 5, 2008 -- Margot Singer of Granville, Ohio has been named recipient of the 2008 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, awarded annually by Shenandoah and Washington and Lee University, for her book The Pale of Settlement from the University of Georgia Press (2007).
  • Ambassador David Scheffer to Address the Future of the International Criminal Court
    Lexington, Virginia • September 5, 2008 -- The Washington and Lee University School of Law Transnational Law Institute presents Ambassador David Scheffer, who will discuss "The Future of America and the International Criminal Court" Monday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in Sydney Lewis Hall.
  • Law Professor's New Book Explores Conflict between Religious Liberty and Same-Sex Marriage
    Lexington, Virginia • September 5, 2008 -- A new book co-edited by Washington and Lee University law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson explores the religious freedom implications of defining marriage to include same-sex couples.
  • Author Richard Brookhiser to Speak at W&L
    Visit Sponsored by Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity
    Lexington, Virginia • September 4, 2008 -- Richard Brookhiser, author and senior editor with the National Review, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. He is the first speaker sponsored by W&L's Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity.
  • W&L Opens 259th Academic Year with Reminder of the Power of Words
    Lexington, Virginia • September 4, 2008 -- Addressing the annual Fall Convocation at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Sept. 3, Suzanne Parker Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at W&L, reminded members of the community that their words carry both power and responsibility.
  • W&L Professor and Filmmaker Explores Her Indian Heritage
    Lexington, Virginia • September 3, 2008 -- Like most second-generation ethnic Americans, Indira Somani, newly-arrived assistant professor of journalism at Washington and Lee University, has struggled with identity issues. Being born and brought up in the Midwest, Somani led an American life, but at home her world was Indian because of her father's immense love for India and Indian culture.
  • Grant Increases Internships in Arkansas Delta
    Lexington, Virginia • September 2, 2008 -- The Delta Bridge Project—a community-development initiative of Phillips County, along the Mississippi River in Arkansas, spearheaded by Southern Financial Partners—has awarded a $90,000, three-year grant to Washington and Lee’s Shepherd Poverty Alliance to form the Shepherd Delta Alliance.
  • Professor Shows Relationship Between Lower Wages and Poor English is Larger than Previously Shown
    Lexington, Virginia • September 1, 2008 -- Arthur H. Goldsmith, Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at W&L, has co-authored an article on "Measuring the Wage Costs of Limited English" which was published in the August issue of the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Science.