James Ziliak, currently a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, will discuss "Human Capital, Social Policy, and the Challenge of Persistent Poverty in America" on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Room A214 in the Science Center at Washington and Lee University.
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The announcement this week that the Christian Science Monitor was ceasing publication of a daily print edition and would appear online only did not surprise Brian Richardson, head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University.
Lawrence E. Hurd, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, has been named to the new Herwick Professorship of Biology. Announcement of Hurd's appointment was made by W&L Provost June Aprille.
Thomas Freeman, current research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4:15 p.m., in Payne Hall, room 21. It is sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.
Michael Thompson '09, from La Jolla, Calif., and a senior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has recently been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship which will continue his education for an academic year in one of five cities.
Washington and Lee University senior Hansen Babington '09 of Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend either La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a large public university in Madrid, Spain, or La Universidad Torcuato di Tella, a private school in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
First Amendment scholars and new media journalists will converge on Washington and Lee University on Nov. 14 and 15 to explore issues created by the Internet's impact on society at the 2nd annual Law and Media Symposium, "The Wild, Wild Web: Free Speech, Libel and the First Amendment in the Digital Age."
Rough Beauty, an exhibition of photographs by Dave Anderson, will be on view in Staniar Gallery on the campus of Washington and Lee University November 10 through December 12, 2008. The exhibit chronicles Anderson's photographic documentation of the town of Vidor, Texas.
Clark F. Hoyt, The New York Times public editor, will deliver the keynote speech at Washington and Lee University's 46th Institute on Journalism Ethics on Friday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 4:45 p.m., the Society and the Professions Program in Ethics at Washington and Lee University will sponsor a lecture by Andrew Light, associate professor of philosophy and environmental policy at George Mason University (GMU).
In an Oct. 28 op/ed, Connelly argues that no matter who wins the Presidential election in November, the partisanship will not end.
Mark Rush, professor of politics at W&L, will join a team of political analysts on election night. WVTF Public Radio will begin broadcasting election coverage after the polls close in Virginia at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 and continue overnight until Morning Edition, which begins at 5 a.m. the following day.
Monday, October 27, at 3 p.m., W&L Law Professor Timothy Jost will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's Virginia Insight show to discuss health reform.
Election officials who interpret their state's prohibitions against electioneering as prohibiting voters from wearing campaign buttons or T-shirts into the polling places on Election Day may be strictly within the law, but a Washington and Lee University expert on the First Amendment believes the interpretation would be unconstitutional.
As the current economic crisis and pending recession lead to rising unemployment, research by Arthur H. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, warns of the devastating, and possibly permanent, psychological effects of joblessness.
Lois Beardslee, an Ojibwe writer and artist, will give a reading and slide show of her artwork on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in Payne Hall, Room 21, at Washington and Lee University. This event is open to the public.
W&L has named its outdoor athletic complex in honor of Richard L. Duchossois '44 in recognition of his support for the University. Announcement of the naming was made during ceremonies for the rededication of Wilson Field, during Hall of Fame Weekend.
W&L’s Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) won two major awards at the National Campus Kitchen Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., on Oct. 18. “These are extraordinary accomplishments and speak to the success of the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee,” said Campus Kitchens Project Coordinator Jennifer Sproul ‘08.
Washington and Lee University announces two appointments to the Office of Human Resources, one of whom fills a new position in the office. Jodi Owsley is the new manager of compensation programs and Mary Katherine Snead will fill the new position of assistant director of Human Resources for Work/Life Initiatives.
When Lisa Greer, assistant professor of geology, traveled to Houston, Texas, in early October, the impact of Hurricane Ike was still being felt in the region where the storm caused an estimated $31.5 billion in damage.
Krzysztof Jasiewicz, a leading expert on voting behavior and political change in Poland, has been appointed to the William P. Ames Jr. Professorship in Sociology and Anthropology at Washington and Lee University.
Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, the Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), talks about "The Politics of Nuclear Energy: Its Role in the Energy Policy of Each Presidential Candidate" on Monday, Nov. 3, at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University's R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, has won the 2008 Library of Virginia Poetry Book of the Year prize. The award was presented Oct. 18 at a gala ceremony at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
The Rockbridge County community may be small, but when it came to looking for service projects for almost 600 student volunteers to undertake in just one weekend, the community was up to the task.
The Lexington Principles on the Rights of Detainees proposes a body of international guidelines intended to help guide legislators in the United States and abroad in developing due process standards to govern the treatment of detainees.
Saturday, Oct. 25, Domnica Radulescu, a professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, will read passages from her debut novel Train to Trieste (Knopf, 2008), which is receiving great reviews nationwide.
Beginning this fall, students from the Washington and Lee School of Law will offer pro bono legal services out of the childhood home of the late civil rights activist Oliver White Hill.
Angela Smith, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Washington, will discuss the concept of tolerance in a talk at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. She is currently visiting associate professor of philosophy and fellow in the Society and Professions Program in Ethics at W&L.
J. Donald Childress of Atlanta, Ga., rector of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees, has made a $5 million gift to the University.
Washington and Lee University observed the 138th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death on Monday, Oct. 13, with a recognition ceremony for donors to the Campaign for Lee Chapel and Museum and a speech by Civil War scholar and author Ken Masterson Brown.
The one-act play "Man Woman Hombre Mujer" was the big winner Oct. 5 as the Pittsburgh New Works Festival announced the winners of its "Donna" awards for its 18th season. The play, written by Chris Gavaler, W&L visiting assistant professor of English, was awarded best playwright, best production, best actor, best actress and best director. The 2008 award is the third year in a row that Gavaler has won the playwright award.
K.C. Schaefer, general merchandise manager in the Washington and Lee University Store at W&L, was named one of 21 brightest and most effective young managers in the collegiate industry by The College Store Magazine, published by the national association of college stores.
Thomas B. Metzloff, professor of law at Duke Law School since 1985, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Huntley Hall, Room 327. The title of his talk is "VMI and Co-education: The Civil War Revisited or Defenders of Educational Creativity?" and is open to the public.
Linda Hooks, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has been named to the new Cannan Professorship of Economics for 2008-2011. She will give her Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 327.
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its 2008-09 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed semiannually, at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. Submission deadlines for the 2008-09 fiscal year are November 14, 2008 and June 12, 2009.
Author Samantha Power, the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, of which she was the founding executive director, in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will give the first talk this year in the William Lyne Wilson Lecture Series at Washington and Lee University.
Can't we all just get along? That may be the most important question facing President McCain or President Obama. Both candidates have promised to be "post-partisan" presidents. But, given the issues Americans face on the economy, health care and foreign policy, can either one deliver on this promise?
Washington and Lee University will host the 25th annual World Food Day Teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 12-3 p.m. in Elrod Commons, Room 345. The teleconference is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The theme for 2008 focuses on the deadly mix of high world food prices and mounting climate change upheaval that affects millions of poor people in developing countries.
U.S. Supreme Court watchers have noted that this will be an important year for the highest court in the land. The Justices will decide more cases during the 2008-09 session than they have in the previous ten years combined. In addition, as many as three members of the Court may step down at the end of this session pending the outcome of the Presidential election.
James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon professor of economics and director of the environmental studies program at Washington and Lee University, was a participant in a landmark study that concluded that economic incentives for manufacturing have been responsible for the low rate of deforestation in the State of Amazonas in Brazil.
When Washington and Lee University politics professor Robert Strong decided to create a first-year seminar based on the presidential election of 2008, he figured that the topic would be a draw. He was right.
Washington and Lee University has taken a leading role in the development of a collaborative employment network for faculty, staff, and administrators at 19 leading higher education and research institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Alberto Rey: Life, Death and Beauty will be on view in Staniar Gallery, on the campus of Washington and Lee University, October 13 through November 5. Alberto Rey, a Cuban-American artist who has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 25 years, uses paintings and video to explore environmental issues and their connection to a sense of identity.
The Washington and Lee University Department of English will present the 2008 Shannon-Clark Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons. A reception will immediately follow in the Elrod Commons Outing Club Room, Room 114.
The Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University presents Remembering Robert E. Lee, a program commemorating the 138th anniversary of his death, on Monday, Oct. 13. The program, a speech by Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War scholar and author, will be at 12:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The old model and perception is that children play video games by themselves. But there is a new generation of virtual worlds where both children and parents are playing together on sites ranging from World of Warcraft to Club Penguin and Webkinz.