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March 2010

  • 2010 Earle Bates Lecturer in Environmental Studies to Discuss "The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus"
    Lexington, Virginia • March 22, 2010 -- Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, president of Unity College in Maine and nationally known in environmental circles, is the 2010 Earle Bates Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University. He will give a lecture on Friday, April 2, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
  • Washington and Lee University Observes Holocaust Remembrance Week
    Lexington, Virginia • March 30, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University’s eighth annual Holocaust Remembrance Week is April 5-9. Organized by Hillel, W&L's Jewish student organization, the week will feature a series of events designed to stress the importance of remembering the victims of the Holocaust.
  • School of Law Announces German LL.M. Fellowship Program
    Lexington, Virginia • March 29, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced the establishment of a fellowship for one qualified German LL.M. student.
  • A Loss in the W&L Family: Former First Lady Evelyn Huntley
    Lexington, Virginia • March 30, 2010 -- Evelyn Whitehurst Huntley of Lexington, former first lady of Washington and Lee University, died on Monday, March 29, at her home. She was 78.
  • KEWL Sponsors 'Love Your Body' Week
    Lexington, Virginia • March 26, 2010 -- A student-run leadership group at Washington and Lee University sponsored the third annual Love Your Body Week at W&L from March 15-19.
  • “The Horse in Virginia” is First Extensive Illustrated History
    Lexington, Virginia • March 26, 2010 -- A new volume by Julie A. Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, provides the first comprehensive narrative of that special relationship, beautifully illustrated throughout by paintings, photographs, historical advertisements and artifacts.
  • Grant Aims to Keep Women in Math and Science
    Lexington, Virginia • March 26, 2010 -- A 2010 ACS-Mellon Faculty Renewal grant for "On Solid Ground: Building the Foundation for Women Faculty and Students in Math and Science," will support the development of a new project at W&L called Women in Math and Science (WIMS), which aims to give students more confidence and life skills to help retain them in these disciplines.
  • Lights Out! It's Earth Hour.
    Lexington, Virginia • March 25, 2010 -- With the sponsorship of Washington and Lee’s Student Environmental Action League (SEAL), the University will be participating in Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday, March 27, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
  • W&L Completes Climate Action Plan
    Lexington, Virginia • March 26, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University has submitted its climate action plan (CAP) with a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 to the American Colleges and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
  • Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod Delivers Lewis F. Powell Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • March 24, 2010 -- The Eighth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by the Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Appointed to the bench in 2007 by President George W. Bush, Judge Elrod will speak on the importance of the jury system in state and federal courts. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The event is free and open to the public.
  • W&L Law’s Jost Invited to Health Care Bill Ceremony
    Lexington, Virginia • March 23, 2010 -- Washington and Lee law professor Timothy S. Jost, one of the nation’s leading health policy analysts and health reform advocates, was invited to attend Tuesday's ceremony for the historic health reform legislation.
  • President of Federal Reserve Bank of New York To Give Willis Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • March 22, 2010 -- William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will present the seventh biannual H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economics at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
  • Domnica Radulescu to Read from Her New Novel "Black Sea Twilight"
    Lexington, Virginia • March 22, 2010 -- Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, will discuss and read from her new novel, “Black Sea Twilight” (Doubleday, 2010), on Monday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
  • Lincoln and Shakespeare Subject of Lincoln Lecture Series at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • March 22, 2010 -- John Channing Briggs, professor of English and director of the University Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside, will lecture on "Lincoln and Shakespeare" as part of Washington and Lee University's Lincoln Lecture Series on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
  • W&L Professor's Chilean Relief Campaign Is Personal
    Lexington, Virginia • March 22, 2010 -- Monica Gonzalez, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, is mounting her own campaign to raise money to assist earthquake victims in her native Chile
  • New W&L Accounting Courses Teach International Standards
    Lexington, Virginia • March 10, 2010 -- A $50,000 grant from PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation has enabled W&L's accounting department to create a series of courses that teach the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in parallel with the regular accounting classes covering U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (U.S. GAAP).
  • International Investment Disputes Focus of Washington and Lee and United Nations Joint Conference
    Lexington, Virginia • March 18, 2010 -- On March 29, academics, governments, practitioners, investors, and representatives from international and non-governmental organizations from around the world will meet at Washington and Lee University School of Law (W&L) in Lexington, Virginia for a symposium to explore the prevention and efficient management of investment treaty disputes. The symposium is a joint effort between W&L and UNCTAD.
  • Real-World Advertising
    W&L Students Assist Natural Bridge With Its Marketing
    Lexington, Virginia • March 17, 2010 -- Students in Washington and Lee course on "Art and Business" created a marketing plan for the Natural Bridge of Virginia.
  • Melissa Meriam Bullard Delivers Talk on “The Secrets of a Renaissance Merchant in his 'Studiolo'”
    Lexington, Virginia • March 17, 2010 -- Melissa Meriam Bullard, professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture at Washington and Lee University on “The Secrets of a Renaissance Merchant in his Studiolo” on Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
  • Law Alumnus, Army Reservist to Discuss Rule of Law in Afghanistan
    Lexington, Virginia • March 16, 2010 -- On Wednesday, March 17, Washington and Lee School of Law alumnus Kevin Rardin '84L will speak about the rule of law in Afghanistan and his experiences as an attorney working for Lawyers without Borders.
  • W&L Writer-in-Residence R.T. Smith to Give Reading
    Lexington, Virginia • March 16, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University’s Writer-in-Residence R. T. Smith will give a reading from some of his own works on Wednesday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall.
  • Bunnell, Browning Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Reception
    Lexington, Virginia • March 16, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University senior Natalie Bunnell and junior Christopher Browning will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
  • Washington and Lee University Hosts High School ChoralFest Concert
    Lexington, Virginia • March 16, 2010 -- The music department at Washington and Lee University will conclude a full day of music with the first High School ChoralFest Concert on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.
  • W&L to Test Emergency Notification System on March 16
    Lexington, Virginia • March 12, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University will participate in Virginia's statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, Mar. 16, by testing the University's emergency notification system.
  • Student-Faculty Symposia Promote the Joy of Learning
    Lexington, Virginia • March 12, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University students in pursuit of graduation pack their schedules to fulfill their requirements. Naturally, they study subjects for which they have a passion during the march to a degree. Some students, however, seek intellectual stimulation not only for academic credit, but for the pure pleasure of learning.
  • Founding Chairman of ESPN Stuart Evey to Share Inside Story of Its Beginning
    Lexington, Virginia • March 11, 2010 -- Founding chairman of ESPN and author Stuart Evey will give a lecture on the story of ESPN’s beginnings on Thursday, March 18, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University.
  • Classicist Andrew Wallace-Hadrill to Lecture About Preserving the Past Buried by Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
    Lexington, Virginia • March 11, 2010 -- Classicist and a Roman social and cultural historian Dr. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, M.A., D.Phil., O.B.E., director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project and master of Sidney Sussex College in England, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.
  • Curious George Tests Students at Speed Reading
    W&L First Book Program Raises Funds
    Lexington, Virginia • March 10, 2010 -- During Speed Read Week at Washington and Lee University, students compete to see how many words in the children's book, Curious George, they could read aloud in 15 seconds. The winners were local school children who benefit from Speed Read's sponsor, W&L's chapter of First Book.
  • Reed Bolton Byrum to Give Keynote Address for 49th Institute of Media Ethics
    Lexington, Virginia • March 9, 2010 -- Reed Bolton Byrum, former president and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America, will give the keynote address for Washington and Lee University’s 49th Institute on Media Ethics on Friday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
  • Science, Journalism Profs Join Forces to Teach Space Travel
    Lexington, Virginia • March 8, 2010 -- How are new college courses created? In the case of Topics in Public Science: Space Travel, at Washington and Lee University, it all started at a brown bag lunch hosted by W&L's journalism department in 2004.
  • Robert L. Wolke to Address W&L’s Phi Beta Kappa Convocation
    Lexington, Virginia • February 19, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University will induct students into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at its Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Wednesday, March 10, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Novelist Porochista Khakpour to Give W&L Glasgow Reading
    Lexington, Virginia • March 1, 2010 -- Novelist Porochista Khakpour, who teaches fiction at Bucknell University, will give a reading for her work on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 345 in Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University.
  • Mountain Photographer Shows Changes Over 50 Years in Mt. Everest Region
    Lexington, Virginia • March 1, 2010 -- Mountain geographer and climber Alton Byers, famous for capturing on camera 50 years of climate change in the Everest region of the Himalayas, will give a talk on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium at Washington and Lee University.
  • Chemistry Professor Marcia France to Give Herwick Professorship of Chemistry Inaugural Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • February 25, 2010 -- Marcia France, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University, will give the Herwick Professorship of Chemistry Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. A reception will follow in the Northen Lobby.
  • Legal Ethics Expert Stephen Pepper to Lecture on Lawyers’ Ethics at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • February 25, 2010 -- Stephen Pepper, professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, will lecture on lawyers’ ethics during the 32nd Legal Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee University. His talk will be on Friday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in Classroom B of Sydney Lewis Hall.
  • 9/11 Terror Trial Judge to Speak on High Profile Trials
    Lexington, Virginia • March 5, 2010 -- On Tuesday, March 16, the Hon. Leonie M. Brinkema, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, will deliver the 2010 Tucker Lecture at Washington and Lee University School of Law. The title of her talk is "Managing Perfect Storms: A Judicial Perspective on the Challenges Presented by High Visibility Cases."
  • Shenandoah Turns 60 and Turns a Corner
    Lexington, Virginia • March 5, 2010 -- This spring, Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, celebrates one milestone and prepares for another. First comes the 60th anniversary issue of the journal, a tribute to writer Flannery O'Connor. And then comes a change, when Shenandoah shifts from print to Web.
  • Rockbridge County Model United Nations Conference Held at W&L This Weekend
    Lexington, Virginia • March 3, 2010 -- The Rockbridge County Model United Nations Conference, which is hosted by Washington and Lee University and staffed completely by W&L students, will be held on Friday, March 5, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the W&L Law School.
  • Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner III to Speak at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • March 2, 2010 -- Walter H. Kansteiner III, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003, will be Executive-in-Residence in the Williams School at Washington and Lee University on March 11-12. He will give a lecture on Thursday, March 11, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
  • Seventh Annual Tom Wolfe Lecture/Seminar Features Writer Jeannette Walls
    Lexington, Virginia • March 1, 2010 -- Writer Jeannette Walls will present the keynote remarks of Washington and Lee University’s seventh annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • "Chicago" Will Bring Murder, Greed and Corruption to the Lenfest Stage
    Lexington, Virginia • March 1, 2010 -- The department of theater and dance at Washington and Lee University will present the musical "Chicago" on March 11-14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre in Lenfest Hall.