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December 2009

  • W&L Cited in NPR Morning Edition Story on Dan Rather
    Lexington, Virginia • December 23, 2008 -- Journalism Professor Edward Wasserman and alumnus Michael Missel are quoted in a Dec. 23 segment of NPR's Morning Edition, discussing Dan Rather's suit vs. CBS.
  • W&L's Tyler Lorig Discusses What the Nose Knows with WVTF Public Radio
    Lexington, Virginia • December 23, 2008 -- In an interview with Connie Stevens of WVTF, public radio in Roanoke, Tyler Lorig, the Ruth Parmly Professor and chair of neuroscience at Washington and Lee, explains the ways in which our sense of smell has an impact on all of our senses.
  • Student's Photo Snapped Up by National Geographic
    Lexington, Virginia • December 16, 2008 -- "If I had arrived just a minute later I would have missed it," says W&L student Morgan Harris ’09, who keeps his professional-grade SLR camera on him whenever he can while traveling. One of his shots proved to be a winning one and has been selected by National Geographic photo editors to be included in their 2009 Glimpse calendar.
  • Students in International Law Practicum Promote Justice in Liberia
    Lexington, Virginia • December 11, 2008 -- The West-African nation of Liberia is just beginning to recover from the fourteen year civil war that destroyed its economy, infrastructure and legal system. Through a new international law course, Washington and Lee law students are participating in the rebuilding process up close and personal.
  • Brian Richardson Discusses the News Business on NPR affiliate WMRA
    Lexington, Virginia • December 13, 2008 -- Brian Richardson, head of the department of journalism and mass communications, at Washington and Lee appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's Virginia Insight show to discuss the news business and its experiments in keeping the public attention.
  • Odell S. McGuire, Geology Professor, Dies at 81
    Lexington, Virginia • December 8, 2008 -- Odell S. McGuire, a professor emeritus of geology who taught for 32 years at W&L, died today, Dec. 8, 2008, at Heritage Hall Health and Rehab Center, in Lexington. He was 81.
  • Making Sense of Holiday Scents
    Lexington, Virginia • December 9, 2008 -- What would the holidays be without those familiar scents — the fresh spruce tree, peppermint candy canes, mulled cider? The absence of those particular odors in the context of the holidays would create a puzzle for the senses, says Washington and Lee neuroscientist Tyler Lorig, who specializes in the study of the olfactory system.
  • Justice Donald W. Lemons Receives International Honor
    Lexington, Virginia • December 5, 2008 -- This fall, Donald W. Lemons, Virginia Supreme Court Justice and Distinguished Professor of Judicial Studies at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was named an Honorary Master of the Bench by the Middle Temple Inn of Court in London, England. This rare honor for an American jurist is normally reserved for Chief Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • How to Cope with Exam Week
    Lexington, Virginia • December 5, 2008 -- As college students enter the period of final examinations, their stress level is bound to increase. But there are some common sense ways to limit the stress and avoid the problems it can cause, according to Jane Horton, director of student health and counseling at Washington and Lee University.
  • W&L Economics Professor Arthur Goldsmith Quoted in USA Today Story on Joblessness
    Lexington, Virginia • December 1, 2008 -- W&L Professor of Economics Arthur Goldsmith was quoted in a Dec. 4 USA Today story on how personality types can effect one's ability to weather an economic downturn.
  • Washington and Lee Receives $17 Million for Faculty Support
    Lexington, Virginia • December 5, 2008 -- Washington and Lee University has received $17 million from Gerry Lenfest, an alumnus and Philadelphia philanthropist, to establish two endowments in support of faculty sabbaticals and summer research.
  • Emeritus Professor Teaches Philosophy to Tibetan Monks
    Lexington, Virginia • December 3, 2008 -- The year before Harrison Pemberton was due to retire after teaching philosophy at Washington and Lee University for 42 years, a casual remark changed everything.
  • W&L Politics Professor Examines Supreme Court on WVTF's Evening Edition
    Lexington, Virginia • December 3, 2008 -- Mark Rush, the Robert G. Brown Professor of Politics and Law and head of the department of politics at Washington and Lee, was a guest on Evening Edition, a public affairs program of WVTF public radio in Roanoke on Tuesday, Dec. 2.