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January 2010

  • New York Times Business Writer to Address Economy in W&L Talk
    Lexington, Virginia • January 30, 2010 -- New York Times senior business correspondent Micheline Maynard will present a talk entitled "What Will We Look Like When The Recession Is Over?" at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Feb. 8, Room 327, at Huntley Hall.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Relocating to Its Birthplace of Lexington
    Lexington, Virginia • January 30, 2010 -- Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society that was founded at Washington and Lee University in 1914, will be returning to its birthplace later this year when the national headquarters is relocated to Lexington, Va.
  • Kevin Spirtas Presents One-Man Show at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • January 30, 2010 -- Kevin Spirtas brings his acclaimed one-man show to Washington and Lee University on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Keller Theater.
  • Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor Still a Winner, According to W&L Professor
    Lexington, Virginia • January 29, 2010 -- Even before the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts step on the field for Super Bowl XLIV, one result has already been determined--stocks will be up for 2010. Or so says the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor.
  • Law Students Log Hundreds of Service Hours during Fall Semester
    Lexington, Virginia • January 29, 2010 -- Law students participating in Washington and Lee's new third-year curriculum have amassed over 1500 hours of community service since the beginning of the academic year.
  • W&L Tax Clinic Receives IRS Grant for Third Straight Year
    Lexington, Virginia • January 29, 2010 -- The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). This is the third straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
  • W&L's Ellen Mayock Receives SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award
    Lexington, Virginia • January 27, 2010 -- Ellen C. Mayock, professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, has received a 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). As Virginia’s highest honor for faculty at its public and private colleges and universities, the award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, research and public service.
  • From Tweeting to Wii, Technology Meets Dance in W&L Concert
    Lexington, Virginia • January 26, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University's upcoming dance concert will test the use of Twitter as a benefit to the audience and will demonstrate the use of a Nintendo Wii as a way to translate movement to sound.
  • Emily Coyle '10 and Kevin Corn '10 Recognized by Celebrating Student Success
    Lexington, Virginia • January 25, 2010 -- Washington and Lee seniors Emily F. Coyle and Kevin T. Corn were recognized at the January Celebrating Student Success (CSS) reception in the Elrod Commons.
  • Washington and Lee Receives Record Applications for Class of 2014
    Lexington, Virginia • January 22, 2010 -- For the second time in the last three years, Washington and Lee University has received a record number of applications for admission. As of Friday, Jan. 22, the University's Office of Admissions had processed 6,588 applications for the Class of 2014. That compares with 6,222 applications a year ago and 6,386 in 2008, which had been the previous high.
  • Winter 2009 Edition of Shenandoah Features Barry Vance Paintings
    Lexington, Virginia • January 21, 2010 -- The Winter, 2009 issue of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review (Vol. 59, No. 3) features both a seasonal cover and a portfolio of paintings of Blue Ridge landscapes and culturescapes by Winchester (Virginia) artist Barry Vance, each in dialogue with an Appalachian literary passage chosen by the author.
  • Law Professor's New Book Explores Climate Change Litigation
    Lexington, Virginia • January 20, 2010 -- The Courts have emerged as a crucial battleground in efforts to regulate climate change. A new book edited by Washington and Lee School of Law professor Hari Osofsky explores some of these cases in order to explain their regulatory significance and examine this emerging area of litigation.
  • Jarrett Brotzman Wins Schlegel Prize for International Studies
    Lexington, Virginia • January 20, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University junior Jarrett Brotzman has received the Schlegel Prize for International Studies for the best paper on foreign affairs or international relations in a politics seminar. The prize honors a W&L alumnus who died during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Local Food Policy at W&L Benefits All Involved
    Lexington, Virginia • January 18, 2010 -- When students at Washington and Lee University eat at the on-campus dining facility, the Marketplace, they are completing a process that benefits not only themselves — the food is both delicious and nutritious — but also local food vendors, the local economy and the environment. In 2009, the percentage of local food used by W&L's dining facilities increased to an estimated 32 percent, up from 25 percent the previous year and 8.5 percent in 2007-2008.
  • NPR Reporter to Address Afghanistan Situation in W&L Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • January 18, 2010 -- Jackie Northam, national security correspondent for National Public Radio, will address "Afghanistan: Surge Without a Cause" in a lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Room 327 of Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University.
  • W&L Mourns Loss of Phil Cline, Emeritus Economics Professor
    Lexington, Virginia • January 14, 2010 -- Philip L. Cline, the Lewis Whitaker Adams Professor of Management and Economics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died Tuesday at his home in Lexington. He was 64.
  • National Expert to Address Impact of Recreational Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain and Behavior
    Lexington, Virginia • January 14, 2010 -- Dr. Scott Swartzwelder, professor of psychiatry and psychology and neuroscience at Duke University Medical Center, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
  • Survey Shows Surge of ‘Smart Phones’ among W&L Students
    Lexington, Virginia • January 13, 2010 -- Although cell phones have been a staple of college students' communications gear for some years now, the smart-phone revolution is taking over campuses.
  • W&L Journalism Professor Sees Possible ‘Digital Divide’ in Social Media Campaigns
    Lexington, Virginia • January 10, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University journalism professor Claudette Artwick sees value in social media to supplement traditional media in certain instances but worries about a potential "digital divide."
  • Lord Butler to Discuss Iraq and Intelligence in Johnson Lecture
    Lexington, Virginia • January 10, 2010 -- The Right Honourable Lord Frederick Edward Robin Butler of Brockwell, who led a major investigation into the British decision to go to war in Iraq, will give a public lecture, "Iraq and the Lessons for Intelligence," at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre.
  • W&L Hosts “A Conversation with Jane Mayer,” Author and Writer for The New Yorker
    Lexington, Virginia • January 8, 2010 -- “A Conversation with Jane Mayer,” author and staff writer for The New Yorker, will be held at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Gordon S. Wood to Address W&L Founders’ Day
    Lexington, Virginia • January 7, 2010 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will address Washington and Lee University's annual Founders' Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Julian Bond Headlines Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at W&L
    Lexington, Virginia • January 6, 2010 -- Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1998, will present the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Washington and Lee University on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Staniar Gallery Features Exhibition by Artists Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown
    Lexington, Virginia • January 5, 2010 -- Artists Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall at Washington and Lee University in conjunction with their current exhibition at Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery.
  • ODK to Initiate Three Honorary and 28 Student Initiates during Founders Day/ODK Convocation
    Lexington, Virginia • January 5, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University’s Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will recognize three honorary initiates in addition to 28 student initiates at the Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
  • Exhibit in Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall by Kathleen Olson: “Inside Out”
    Lexington, Virginia • January 5, 2010 -- The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Inside Out,” paintings by Kathleen Olson. The exhibition will show through June 30, 2010, in the Williams Gallery, Huntley Hall.
  • Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee Makes Snack Packs for Kids
    Lexington, Virginia • January 3, 2010 -- The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has added a weekend snack program for children to its hunger-relief services in Rockbridge County.