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.
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.