Washington and Lee University will induct 54 new members into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati convocation on Wednesday, March 12, at 11:40 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
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Robert M. Veatch, professor of medical ethics and the former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, will deliver the keynote address at the Washington and Lee University Medical Ethics Institute on Friday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m in Huntley Hall, room 221.
Washington and Lee University will host its second annual Sexual Assault Summit on Saturday, March 1, in the John W. Elrod Commons on its campus in Lexington, Va.
Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review announces the winners of its annual fiction, essay and poetry prizes for 2007. The annual prizes are given for the best short story, essay and poem or group of poems published in Shenandoah during a volume year. There is no application process.
Scott Miller, chairman of Zyman Group, a marketing and strategic communications firm headquartered in Atlanta, will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 327.
The fourth and final talk in Washington and Lee University's Contact-sponsored Spotlight on the Middle East, a series of speakers giving highlights on different areas of the Middle East, will be Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), speaking on Spotlight on War in the Middle East. Zinni, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
A short story by R.T. Smith, editor of Washington and Lee University's Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, will appear in this year's New Stories from the South: The Year's Best. This is the fifth volume of that journal, out of the last seven, that has included Smith's work.
The fifth annual Reeves Center Lecture Series, titled "Silk Road to Clipper Ship," presented by Washington and Lee University's Reeves Center, Art department and East Asian Languages and Literatures department will begin on Monday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The series accompanies the current Watson Pavilion exhibit, Silk Road to Clipper Ship, a exhibition on loan from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The title of his talk is "Dude, Where's My Car?: Alcohol, Memory, and the Brain." The talk is free and open to the public.
Poetry and Community in the South: A Reading and Panel Discussion will be presented by Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Elrod Commons room 345. The event is in celebration of a just-published anthology, Letters to the World: Poems from the Women's Poetry Listserv, edited by Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace and Lesley Wheeler, professor of English at W&L.
Michael Kimmel, author and professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is speaking at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University received a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to examine the role of faculty at liberal arts colleges. The grant will enable W&L to focus specifically on the relationship between teaching and scholarship.
Mark P. Carey, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, has received the Leopold-Hidy Prize for 2007. The prize is awarded by the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Environmental History to the author of the best article published in the journals during that year.
Silk Road to Clipper Ship: Trade, Changing Markets, and East Asian Ceramics, a special exhibition of more than 50 exemplary objects on display at Washington and Lee's Watson Pavilion, vividly demonstrates the impact of the exchange of goods, people, and ideas on Chinese potters, and their counterparts in Japan over nearly 2,000 years.
Washington and Lee University announced that its new executive director of human resources is Amy Diamond Barnes. She will join the University on April 1.