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January 2009

  • W&L to Host 10th Annual Ethics Bowl
    Lexington, Virginia • January 30, 2009 -- "We're all opinionated, in a good way, and we all defend our arguments well," says Alisha Laventure, a senior journalism and communications major at Washington and Lee University, "so one of the biggest challenges for our teams in this year's ethics bowl will be reaching a consensus on the position we want to take on the subject."
  • W&L Negotiations Team Headed to National Championships
    Lexington, Virginia • January 2, 2009 -- The Washington and Lee School of Law team of Mike Gardner '10 and Steve Mammarella '10 will compete at the American Bar Association's 2009 National Negotiations Competition, to be held in Boston February 14-15.
  • Uffelman and Carey Awarded Outstanding Faculty Awards
    Lexington, Virginia • January 26, 2009 -- Two Washington and Lee University professors--Mark Carey and Erich Uffelman--today were named recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award, administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
  • Author and Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch to Give Public Lecture at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • January 23, 2009 -- Stanley Crouch, the noted essayist, jazz critic and columnist for the New York Daily News, will present a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 221.
  • W&L Law Professor Mark Drumbl to Deliver Oxford University Honorary Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • January 23, 2009 -- Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl will deliver the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Lecture at Oxford University. He will present a lecture titled "Justice after Atrocity: A Cosmopolitan Pluralist Approach."
  • University RecycleMania—Maximizing Recycling After Minimizing Waste
    Lexington, Virginia • January 20, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University is currently participating in RecycleMania, an annual 10-week effort of colleges and universities across the country to maximize recycling after minimizing waste. It is a joint effort of the National Recycling Council and the College and University Recycling Council, and this year runs from January 18 to March 28.
  • Ronald MacDonald Named to Virginia Communications Hall of Fame
    Lexington, Virginia • January 22, 2009 -- The late Ronald MacDonald, former professor of journalism at Washington and Lee University, will be inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in April.
  • W&L Hosts Exhibition of Works by William Christenberry
    Lexington, Virginia • January 21, 2009 -- An exhibition of work by William Christenberry will open at Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery on Feb. 9. “William Christenberry: Site/Possession” will feature paintings, photographs, constructions, “dream buildings” and the “Klan Room Tableau.”
  • New York Ceramics Fair Exhibits W&L Chinese Export Porcelain
    Lexington, Virginia • January 19, 2009 -- Carefully cushioned in bubble wrap many times over, wedged in foam and packed into five large crates, 27 pieces of Chinese export porcelain are ready to wow New York City.
  • Public's Distrust of Bush Dimmed Success of Preventing Terrorist Attack, Says Former Member of Bush Administration
    Lexington, Virginia • January 19, 2009 -- Once he takes office Tuesday as the nation's "second terror president," Barack Obama must confront public skepticism about the reality of threats the United States continues to face from terrorists. That is the assessment of Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith, a former member of the Bush administration and author of "The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration."
  • Nationally-Renowned Business Journalist to Address Financial Crisis in W&L Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • January 16, 2009 -- Greg Ip, the U.S. economics editor of The Economist, will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in Room 327 of Huntley Hall. Ip’s talk is titled “Our Financial 9/11.”
  • No Longer Science Fiction, W&L's Kalista Researches Self-Healing Materials
    Lexington, Virginia • January 16, 2009 -- Stephen Kalista, a visiting instructor of physics and engineering at Washington and Lee University, is investigating this emerging area of materials research that focuses on self-healing properties.
  • Chairman of the Board for BB&T Corp. to Present Talk at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • January 14, 2009 -- John A. Allison IV, chairman of the Board of Directors for BB&T Corporation and former CEO, will be the Williams School Executive-In-Residence at Washington and Lee University and will give a speech on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 327.
  • Science, Society and the Arts to Feature Dr. Brian Nosek as Keynote Speaker
    Lexington, Virginia • January 13, 2009 -- The keynote speaker for Science, Society and the Arts (SSA), to be held on Friday, Feb. 27, is Dr. Brian Nosek, associate professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. Nosek’s luncheon talk will be held at 12 p.m. in Evans Hall. The title of the talk is “Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias.”
  • Wallace Renfro and Jeffrey Toobin to Address W&L's Institute for Honor
    Lexington, Virginia • January 13, 2009 -- Wallace Renfro, vice president and senior advisor to the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and Jeffrey Toobin, journalist and author, are the kickoff speakers for Washington and Lee University's eighth annual Institute for Honor on Friday, Jan. 23, in Lee Chapel. Renfro's talk will be at 11:30 a.m. and Toobin's at 2 p.m.
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Steve Coll to Lecture as W&L's Fishback Visiting Writer
    Lexington, Virginia • January 13, 2009 -- Steve Coll, president and CEO of the New America Foundation and a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine will present a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre of Elrod Commons.
  • Acclaimed German Novelist and Constitutional Scholar to Visit W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • January 13, 2009 -- Bernhard Schlink, author of the international bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection The Reader, will lecture and meet with students at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 4-5. The German novelist's visit comes in the midst of his tour of awards events celebrating the just-released and critically-acclaimed film adaptation of his book.
  • NAACP Bureau Chief to Speak at W&L Law on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Lexington, Virginia • January 13, 2009 -- Hilary O. Shelton, director of the Washington bureau of the NAACP, will speak at Washington and Lee School of Law as part of the University's celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Virginia Students to Debate Ethics and Journalism
    Top Business and Community Leaders to Judge Student Team Arguments
    Lexington, Virginia • January 12, 2009 -- Students from 15 of Virginia's leading independent colleges and universities will debate issues of ethics and journalism at the 10th annual statewide collegiate Wachovia Ethics Bowl on Feb. 8-9 at Washington and Lee University.
  • Jack Goldsmith to Present W&L's Founders Day/ODK Speech
    Students to be inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa
    Lexington, Virginia • January 9, 2009 -- Jack Goldsmith, a 1984 graduate of Washington and Lee University and currently the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law in the Harvard Law School, will return to his alma mater to address the annual Founders' Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Monday, Jan. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Dick Gregory to Speak at Celebration of Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Lexington, Virginia • January 7, 2009 -- Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights activist, will be the keynote speaker for Washington and Lee University's Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Wilson Hall to Exhibit Work of Artist Ron Johnson
    Artist's Talk and Reception January 12, 2009
    Lexington, Virginia • January 5, 2009 -- Everybody Wants the Other, an installation of large-scale drawings by Ron Johnson, will be on view in Washington and Lee's Wilson Hall through January 30, 2009.
  • Collins Designs Set for Play Touring U.S.
    Lexington, Virginia • January 5, 2009 -- One actor playing a set of twins. Numerous exits off-stage and rapid costume changes. A set that needed to be both adaptable and portable. These were just some of the challenges Owen Collins, W&L professor of theatrical design, faced in designing the set for the NYC-based Aquila Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors."