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July 2009

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner to be Reynolds Visiting Professor at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • July 29, 2009 -- Caesar Andrews, one of the Detroit Free Press staff that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, is the newest Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • Eight Ways to Stay Healthy at College
    Lexington, Virginia • July 23, 2009 -- As colleges and universities prepare to open the year with continuing warnings about the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, this promises to be a challenging year for student health centers. But Dr. Jane Horton, director of student health and counseling at Washington and Lee University, says that the keys for students to stay healthy are not really different despite the swine flu's presence.
  • Summer Research Means Yellow Jackets, X-ray Diffractometer and Dirt
    Lexington, Virginia • July 23, 2009 -- Stepping on a nest of yellow jackets is just part of Meredith Townsend's experience during her summer research project at Washington and Lee University.
  • Aaron Baker wins Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers
    Lexington, Virginia • July 21, 2009 -- Aaron Baker of Charlottesville, Va., has been named recipient of the 2009 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, awarded annually by Shenandoah and Washington and Lee University, for his book Mission Work from Houghton Mifflin (2008).
  • New Article Examines How Public Health Plans Affect Federal and State Regulations
    Lexington, Virginia • July 16, 2009 -- In a new article published by Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, Washington and Lee University law professor Timothy Jost examines how the interplay between federal and state health care regulations could affect reform efforts.
  • New Research Considers Impact of Investment Disputes on Developing World
    Lexington, Virginia • July 16, 2009 -- Global Arbitration Review, a leading journal focused on international public and private arbitration, featured research by Washington and Lee law professor Susan Franck in a recent article examining potential bias against developing nations in investment treaty arbitration.
  • Site Work Begins on W&L's New Hillel House
    Lexington, Virginia • July 16, 2009 -- Site preparation has begun on Washington and Lee University’s new Hillel House project on Washington Street.
  • Shepherd Alliance Interns Enjoy Lexington Assignments
    Lexington, Virginia • July 14, 2009 -- Although the Shepherd Alliance summer internship program has 30 Washington and Lee University undergraduates and four law students working across the country this summer, the two students interning in Lexington are not among them.
  • A Grander Sense: The Renovation of Newcomb Hall
    Lexington, Virginia • July 10, 2009 -- In the summer of 2010, Washington and Lee University will see the results of the extensive renovation of one of its signature structures, the 127-year-old Newcomb Hall. “Overall, it’s going to be that same, familiar building,” said Thomas M. Kalesky, director of design and construction at W&L, “but in a grander sense, as you would have seen back in the 1800s.”
  • W&L Graduate’s Paper Selected for Presidential Fellows’ Anthology
    Lexington, Virginia • July 10, 2009 -- Wesley O’Dell, a 2009 Washington and Lee University graduate who participated in the annual Presidential Fellows Program, has had his research paper selected for inclusion in the papers of the 2008-2009 Presidential Fellows.
  • W&L Art Professor Spreads the Word About Butter Sculpture
    Lexington, Virginia • July 10, 2009 -- Summer is the time for state fairs, and state fairs mean butter sculpture. Butter sculpture? Washington and Lee University art history professor Pamela Simpson has been studying the phenomenon for the past dozen years.
  • Sotomayor’s Nomination: Will the Senate Fight the Wrong Fight?
    by Mark Rush
    Lexington, Virginia • July 8, 2009 -- Mark Rush, Robert G. Brown Professor of Politics and Law and head of the department of politics, at Washington and Lee University examined the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in an opinion piece published in The Roanoke Times on July 8, 2009.
  • Law Professor’s Work Cited by UK High Court
    Lexington, Virginia • July 7, 2009 -- Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl's research on the Rwandan genocide trials influenced a recent United Kingdom High Court of Justice decision involving the extradition to Rwanda of four high-profile genocide suspects
  • W&L Aims for Healthy Employees
    Lexington, Virginia • June 17, 2009 -- A dollar spent could be three dollars saved at Washington and Lee University. That’s because W&L’s increased emphasis on boosting the health of its employees will ultimately save on health care costs, said Mary Katherine Snead.
  • W&L Faculty Offer Must-Reads for Entering Students
    Lexington, Virginia • July 7, 2009 -- What should every new college student spend the summer reading? It depends entirely on who you ask. An informal survey of Washington and Lee University faculty on the subject resulted in an array of titles that ranged from history to poetry and from novels to biographies.
  • Reticence and Revolution
    by Robert A. Strong
    Lexington, Virginia • July 6, 2009 -- Robert A. Strong, associate provost and Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, wrote about President Obama's response to the Iranian election in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.