W&L to Present Sen. John W. Warner with The Washington Award Lexington, Virginia • April 29, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University will present former Sen. John W. Warner, a 1949 graduate of the University, with its highest honor — The Washington Award — on Saturday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. during the annual meeting of the W&L Alumni Association in Lee Chapel.
Mini Language Classes a Highlight of Alumni Reunion Weekend Lexington, Virginia • April 29, 2009 -- Bon vivant, ¿Qué haces?, Wie geht’s?, domo arigato – terms like these may jog our memory, but how much do we really remember from our foreign language classes? After all, for some of us it has been quite a while…
T. Boone Pickens Scheduled to Speak at W&L Lexington, Virginia • April 27, 2009 -- Oil billionaire and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens, an outspoken advocate for alternative energy, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Katherine Crowley Wins AMS Congressional Fellowship Lexington, Virginia • April 27, 2009 -- The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has announced that Katherine Crowley, assistant professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee University, will be the organization’s Congressional Fellow for 2009-2010.
W&L Free Service Translates 50 Languages Lexington, Virginia • April 24, 2009 -- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Washington and Lee University has provided live translations to the Rockbridge County community for the last seven years.
Prof. Johanna Bond Named WLSO Professor of the Year Lexington, Virginia • April 17, 2009 -- The Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University School of Law has named Johanna E. Bond the 2009 recipient of the organization's Professor of the Year award.
Three Law Students Receive VLF Public Service Scholarships Lexington, Virginia • April 17, 2009 -- Washington and Lee School of Law students Patrick Chamberlain '10L, Gail Deady '11L, and Rachel Mack '11L have been selected as the 2009 recipients of Virginia Law Foundation Public Service Internship awards.
Book Returned to Washington and Lee Library Only 52,858 Days Late Lexington, Virginia • April 15, 2009 -- What qualifies as perhaps the longest overdue library book in history found its way back to Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library in February, when the first volume of W.F.P. Napier’s four-volume set, History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, was returned to the shelves after an absence of 52,858 days.
Students to Dance on Side of 40-Foot Building Lexington, Virginia • March 7, 2009 -- Imagine pushing off from the side of a building high above the ground, executing a graceful spin, all while trying to point your toes. Students at Washington and Lee University, and not just dance students, will get the opportunity to try this in a new six-week class that begins this May.
Holocaust Remembrance Week at W&L is April 27-May 1 Lexington, Virginia • April 13, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University's Hillel presents Holocaust Remembrance Week from April 27 - May 1. The planned activities range from films to a vigil to a talk by Holocaust survivor, George Salton. All of the Holocaust Remembrance Week activities are open to the public without charge.
W&L Emeritus Biology Professor Honored by Virginia Museum for Natural History Lexington, Virginia • April 13, 2009 -- Cleveland P. Hickman Jr., professor emeritus of biology at Washington and Lee University, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science from the Virginia Museum for Natural History Foundation at the organization’s 22nd annual Thomas Jefferson Awards on Earth Day on April 22, at the museum in Martinsville, Va.
Law Professor’s Book Honored by International Law Organizations Lexington, Virginia • April 9, 2009 -- The American Society of International Law has selected Washington and Lee Law Professor Mark Drumbl's recent book as first runner-up for its 2009 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship. This prize is among the most prestigious publishing awards globally in the field of international law.
Two W&L Students Win Goldwater Scholarships Lexington, Virginia • April 9, 2009 -- Two Washington and Lee University students — junior Bena M. Tshishiku from Martinez, Ga., and sophomore F. Andrew Tessier Jr. from New Orleans, La. — have been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
Theresa Braunschneider's Study of Nighttime Activities in the 18th Century Wins ACLS Fellowship Lexington, Virginia • April 7, 2009 -- Theresa Braunschneider, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) that she will use for a sabbatical year during 2009-10 to complete her new book, After Dark: Modern Nighttime in 18th-Century Literature. She is the first W&L faculty member to win the fellowship.
Hunter Branstetter and Jenna Walls Named Unsung Generals of the Year Catherine Kruse Awarded the 2009 Decade Award Lexington, Virginia • April 7, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University seniors Hunter Branstetter of Nashville, Tenn., and Jenna Walls of Zionsville, Ind., were named the John W. Elrod Unsung Generals of the Year at the seventh annual Celebrating Student Success Awards held Sunday night, April 5, in the living room of the John W. Elrod University Commons.
Winners of Johnson Opportunity Grants Announced Lexington, Virginia • April 6, 2009 -- The Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity at Washington and Lee University has announced the eight inaugural recipients of the Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants are funded by a gift to W&L which also created scholarships, a lecture and symposia series focusing on leadership and two endowed professorships.
It’s All Greek for Grade Schoolers Learning the Language in Lexington Lexington, Virginia • April 2, 2009 -- Twice a week, Washington and Lee University sophomore Samantha Copping sits down with her students at a Lexington, Va., coffee shop for a tutoring session. It’s an unremarkable scene until you consider the subject — ancient Greek — and the students are in grade school.
Law School Tax Clinic Receives IRS Grant Lexington, Virginia • April 2, 2009 -- The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program. This is the second straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
Medal of Freedom Winner William T. Coleman to Deliver Annual Law and History Lecture Lexington, Virginia • April 2, 2009 -- Distinguished attorney and public servant William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. will deliver the annual Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. Coleman, one of the lead strategists and coauthor of the legal brief in Brown v. Board of Education, will explore the impact of the NAACP on the civil rights movement.