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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.