Joshua Fairfield Named Director of the Frances Lewis Law Center Lexington, Virginia • March 2, 2009 -- Joshua A.T. Fairfield, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the next director of the Frances Lewis Law Center. He will begin his duties with the Center on July 1, 2009.
W&L Study Assesses Rockbridge Area Poverty Lexington, Virginia • March 28, 2009 -- Two Washington and Lee seniors, Melissa Caron and Chris Martin, conducted the Rockbridge Poverty Assessment 2008 to catalogue and assess existing efforts to meet the needs of underserved populations in the county and to propose potential solutions.
Lights Off for Earth Hour on Saturday Lexington, Virginia • March 27, 2009 -- In response to a request from Washington and Lee’s Student Environmental Action League (SEAL), lights in Payne, Washington and Robinson Halls will be turned off between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in observance of Earth Hour.
W&L Senior Awarded Project for Peace Lexington, Virginia • March 24, 2009 -- As far as Washington and Lee University senior Eduardo Rodriguez is concerned, communication is the key to peace. That basic premise underlies the proposal that won Rodriguez a $10,000 grant from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace program.
W&L Law Symposium to Explore African Women’s Rights and Health Issues Lexington, Virginia • March 24, 2009 -- Human rights scholars from around the world will gather at Washington and Lee University School of Law on Friday, April 3, for a symposium exploring women’s reproductive and sexual health as human rights on the African continent. W&L Law’s 2008-09 Scholar-in-Residence, Charles Ngwena, professor of health and human rights at the University of the Free State in South Africa, will chair the symposium.
Recipients of the 2009 Woolley Fellowships Announced Lexington, Virginia • March 23, 2009 -- The Center for International Education (CIE) at Washington and Lee University has announced the recipients of the 2009 Woolley Fellowships, provided through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Woolley in honor and memory of their son, Erik.
Death Penalty Topic of Law School Panel Discussion Lexington, Virginia • March 19, 2009 -- Three criminal law scholars will discuss and debate death penalty issues at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 25, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Classroom A of the Law School.
Professor Jeremy Sarkin to Give Public Lecture on Genocide Lexington, Virginia • March 18, 2009 -- Professor Jeremy Sarkin, distinguished visiting professor of law at Hofstra University, will deliver a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in Room 327, Huntley Hall.
Public Talk With American Playwright Lucy Thurber at W&L Lexington, Virginia • March 17, 2009 -- Playwright Lucy Thurber will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 27, at 3:35 p.m. (H hour) in the Keller Theater of Lenfest Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Stacy Doornbos Earns All-America Honors in Pentathlon Lexington, Virginia • March 14, 2009 -- Stacy Doornbos, a Washington and Lee University senior, became the first Generals' athlete to win All-America honors in women's indoor track when she placed fourth in the pentathlon (3,390 total points) at the NCAA Division III finals on March 13.
Authors Explore the Vietnam War If Kennedy Had lived Lexington, Virginia • March 13, 2009 -- James Blight and janet Lang, professors at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, will give a talk about their new book, Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived, on Monday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 345 of Washington and Lee University’s Elrod Commons. There will be a book signing after the lecture.
Fire Damages Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Lexington, Virginia • March 12, 2009 -- All residents of Washington and Lee University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house were successfully evacuated this morning (Thursday, March 12) when a pre-dawn fire caused major damage to the building at 201 East Washington Street in Lexington.
Steven W. Squyres to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Convocation Lexington, Virginia • March 10, 2009 -- Steven W. Squyres, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University and the principal investigator of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project, will be the speaker at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Thursday, March 12.
Philosopher Thomas Pogge to Addresses Issues of Poverty in W&L Lecture Lexington, Virginia • March 9, 2009 -- Thomas W. Pogge, the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, will present a lecture titled “Do the Global Poor have Human Rights?” at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of the James G. Leyburn Library.
W&L's Van Devender Awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Lexington, Virginia • March 9, 2009 -- Washington and Lee senior soccer star Anne Van Devender has been awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a $7,500 scholarship for academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.
James F. Childress to Deliver Inaugural Johnson & Johnson Lecture Lexington, Virginia • March 7, 2009 -- Dr. James F. Childress, Professor of Ethics and Medical Education at the University of Virginia, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the new Johnson & Johnson Law and Medicine Colloquium Series at the Washington and Lee School of Law. The topic of his remarks will be "Controversies about Human Dignity: Implications for Biotechnology."
W&L School of Law Receives $2 Million Gift for Third-Year Reform Lexington, Virginia • March 7, 2009 -- The Washington and Lee School of Law has received a major financial boost with the announcement of a $2-million gift to support the efforts to change the way third-year students prepare for transition from law students to legal practitioners.
William Christenberry to Present Artist Talk at Washington and Lee Lexington, Virginia • March 5, 2009 -- Artist William Christenberry , whose work is currently featured in exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, will present an Artist Talk at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall at W&L. The lecture is free and open to the public.
W&L Presents Speaker on Iconoclasm Lexington, Virginia • March 5, 2009 -- James Simpson, the Douglas P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University, will give a public lecture on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in the Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University.
Yale Law Professor Robert W. Gordon to Lecture at Ethics Institute Lexington, Virginia • March 4, 2009 -- Robert W. Gordon, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School, will deliver the keynote speech at Washington and Lee University’s Legal Ethics Institute on Friday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom A at the Washington and Lee University School of Law (Lewis Hall).