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November 2009

  • Law Professor Christopher Bruner Wins AALS Scholarly Papers Competition
    Lexington, Virginia • November 30, 2009 -- Christopher Bruner, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the winner of the Association of American Law Schools 2010 Scholarly Papers Competition.
  • Retired Professor S. Todd Lowry Delivers Paper at International Conference in Japan
    Lexington, Virginia • November 24, 2009 -- Dr. S. Todd Lowry, professor emeritus of economics at Washington and Lee University, delivered a paper at the international Workshop on Mathematical Economics at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 15.
  • W&L English Professor Attends National Book Awards; Alumna is Finalist
    Lexington, Virginia • November 23, 2009 -- Marc Conner, professor of English at Washington and Lee University, attended the National Book Awards on Nov. 18 as a guest of novelist Charles Johnson, who received an honorary degree from W&L in June and was the Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker at the university in 2008.
  • W&L Students' Business Plan Helps Amazon Villagers
    Lexington, Virginia • November 18, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University's Student Consulting is working to create a comprehensive business plan for a Brazilian village to develop consumer products from malva and jute that the villagers grow and then market those products in the United States.
  • Washington and Lee University Partners with QuestBridge
    Lexington, Virginia • November 18, 2009 -- As part of its continuing efforts to attract and enroll a diverse group of students, Washington and Lee University has partnered with QuestBridge, a non-profit organization that assists low-income, high-achieving students with college applications.
  • Medical Expert, Popular TV Producer Dr. Neal Baer Lectures for Contact Series
    Lexington, Virginia • November 12, 2009 -- Dr. Neal Baer, executive producer of NBC’s award-winning series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and a medical expert, will present a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Shenandoah Editor’s New Short-Story Collection Spotlights Southwest Virginia
    Lexington, Virginia • November 16, 2009 -- In his new short-story collection, The Calaboose Epistles, R.T. Smith, W&L's Writer-in-Residence and editor of Shenandoah magazine, gives a voice to the criminal types who fascinated him as a boy.
  • Generals Fall 2-0 to Lynchburg in NCAA Women's Soccer
    Lexington, Virginia • November 13, 2009 -- Washington and Lee scored four second-half goals, including a pair by senior midfielder Maggie Sutherland, to produce a 4-0 victory over Christopher Newport in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
  • Stephanie Hardiman '10 and Abel Delgado '10 Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Reception
    Lexington, Virginia • November 13, 2009 -- Stephanie Hardiman and Abel Delgado will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
  • Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society Started at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • November 16, 2009 -- Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta), a national biological honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, and new to Washington and Lee, inducted 36 new members on Nov. 15 at Washington and Lee University.
  • Law Students Travel to Tanzania to Research Sex Crime Enforcement
    Lexington, Virginia • November 10, 2009 -- Watching human suffering from half a world away can be frustrating. But six W&L law students in a new international law class are getting the rare chance to do something about it.
  • SAAC Mobilizes W&L Troops for Soldier Care Package Drive
    Lexington, Virginia • November 8, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is working together with various groups across campus and within the Lexington Community to send care packages to 486 soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • W&L Women's Soccer Wins ODAC Championship
    Lexington, Virginia • November 7, 2009 -- The Washington and Lee women’s soccer team won the 2009 ODAC Tournament championship on penalty kicks, 3-2, after tying Virginia Wesleyan, 0-0, on Saturday at Foster Field in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Exhibit by New York Artist Shirley Irons Opens Nov. 12 at W&L's Staniar Gallery
    Lexington, Virginia • November 6, 2009 -- Shirley Irons: A Perfect Day, an exhibition of paintings, will be on display at Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall to be followed by a catered reception.
  • Robin F. Wilson Named to Chaired Professorship
    Lexington, Virginia • November 6, 2009 -- Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law.
  • Great Trials as a Teaching Tool
    Lexington, Virginia • October 26, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University journalism professor Toni Locy, who spent 25 years covering legal issues for major newspapers, has created a course based on some of the great trials in American history.
  • Harvard Economist Richard Freeman to Lecture at W&L on Shared Prosperity After Financial Crisis
    Lexington, Virginia • October 13, 2009 -- Richard B. Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, will give a lecture in the Johnson Lecture Series at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in the Law School.
  • W&L Symposium Examines Sports, Law and Media
    Lexington, Virginia • November 2, 2009 -- Two panels of attorneys, reporters, and pro sports executives will explore issues of sports, the law and the media during the third annual Reynolds Media, Courts and Law Symposium at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 11-12.
  • Call for Proposals: W&L’s Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in November
    Lexington, Virginia • November 2, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its 2009-10 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the end of the 2009 calendar year is Monday, November 16, 2009.
  • A marriage equality bill that respects religious objectors
    Lexington, Virginia • November 1, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson published an opinion piece in the Nov. 1, 2009, edition of The Washington Post examining the District of Columbia's same sex marriage bill.