Kyle Overstreet '02 was unmasked in a New York Times blog on Thursday as the actor who played the world's fastest nudist in a marketing campaign for Zappos.com. Kyle, a psychology major at W&L and a fullback on the Generals football team, landed the part of the nude runner who streaked around New York "clad […]
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Some big international names in the theater world will be attending the 10th National Symposium of Theater in Academe at Washington and Lee University from November 11-14.
The Lenfest Center for the Arts at Washington and Lee University will present the MOMIX Ultimate Date event on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre, Lenfest Center. During this performance the audience will have the unique opportunity to be on stage with the dancers. The Best of MOMIX will be Nov. 11 at 8:30 p.m. also in the Keller Theatre.
This Saturday, Washington and Lee's Dining Services will provide students and their families with a taste of home cooking when they prepare three recipes submitted to the Recipes from Home contest by parents of W&L first-year students.
Thirty years after Iranian students, in the aftermath of the revolution of 1979, occupied the American Embassy and took American hostages, Hossein Sheiban, a professor of history and visiting scholar at Washington and Lee University, will give a talk that looks back over Iran's history and examines the country's situation today at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in W&L's Northen Auditorium in the Leyburn Library.
Skip Lichtfuss, a three-time lacrosse All-American at Washington and Lee and a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has just signed on for a new challenge — he'll launch the new lacrosse program at Hanover College in Indiana. According to the release from Hanover, Skip will spend this year recruiting and the Panthers […]
Washington and Lee University law professor Todd C. Peppers is co-author of a new book that relates the story of Chris Thomas, one of the last juvenile offenders put to death before the U.S Supreme Court ruled that the execution of juveniles constituted cruel and unusual punishment.
A new student-run organization in the Washington and Lee School of Law, the Middle East and North Africa Law Society (MENA), will bring together students, alumni, faculty, and professionals dedicated to surveying and analyzing the economic, legal, political, and cultural issues of the Middle East and North Africa.
The October edition of Teaching Music, which is published by the National Association for Music Education, prominently features a photograph of Washington and Lee's 65-piece University Wind Ensemble, and the backdrop is definitely not the Colonnade. The photo was taken last spring when the group toured and performed in Egypt. According to Barry Kolman, associate […]
Sally P. Lawrence, of Greenwich, Conn., joined the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University on Oct. 22, 2009, during the board's fall meeting.
Lesbians, sex and incest, oh my! The 2009 Flournoy Playwright Festival features the works of Lucy Thurber, including Where We’re Born, which focuses on life in a small, working-class town, where “family relationships are maintained by a delicate balance between desire and dependency.” Where We’re Born runs from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 5-7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
After playing quarterback for four years down the street at Virginia Military Institute, Bob Mitchell entered law school at Washington and Lee in 1962. While he was in law school at W&L, Bob coached the VMI freshman team. A few weeks ago, Bob was featured in a story in the Washington Times, which was taking […]
Lesbians, sex and incest, oh my! The 2009 Flournoy Playwright Festival features the works of Lucy Thurber, including Where We're Born, which focuses on life in a small, working-class town, where "family relationships are maintained by a delicate balance between desire and dependency." Where We're Born runs from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 5-7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
Jayson Blair, who was at the center of a major journalism scandal as a New York Times reporter in 2003, will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University’s 48th Journalism Ethics Institute on Friday, Nov. 6. The title of Blair’s talk is “Lessons Learned.” The public is invited to the presentation at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University journalism professor Toni Locy, who spent 25 years covering legal issues for major newspapers, has created a course based on some of the great trials in American history.
The latest issue of Chicago Lawyer has a Q and A with Washington and Lee law alumna Carrie M. Risatti of the Class of 1999. Carrie is a prinicpal with the Chicago law firm, Much Shelist where she is a member of the firm's real estate practice. In the Chicago Lawyer article, Carrie recalls working […]
Ollie Cook, a 1960 graduate of Washington and Lee, recently advanced to the quarterfinals in his age group, 70 and above Singles Diamond Master Division, of the Waterford Crystal World Handball Championships in Portland, Ore. Ollie, 71, an attorney who is currently of counsel with the Peabody, Mass., firm Smerczynski & Conn, was one of […]
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has won the outstanding playwright award at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival for the fourth year in a row for his one-act play "Vows."
A symposium at Washington and Lee University’s School of Law will explore recent violence on college campuses from the perspective of psychology, medical science and the law.
Professor Yumiko Mikanagi, a senior researcher at Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asian Institute and currently the Robert S. Griffith Jr. '52 Visiting International Scholar in Politics at Washington and Lee University, will give a public lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Roger B. Jeans, the Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of History Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, has published "Terasaki Hidenari, Pearl Harbor, and Occupied Japan: A Bridge to Reality." The book was released in July.
Carolyn Denard, associate dean for undergraduate education at Emory University, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Huntley Hall Room 327.
Last April, we blogged about Dr. Harry Neel, a member of the Class of 1928 who was featured in a story that appeared in the Albert Lea Tribune in Albert Lea, Minn. Sadly, the same newspaper reported that Harry died on Wednesday after suffering a broken hip on Sunday. Here's a tribute to Harry published […]
David Hanson, a 2000 graduate and an all-conference shortstop for the Generals' baseball team, likes to get to the source of things. That, at least, is what David told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer about his decision to paddle a canoe down the Chattahoochee River from Helen, Ga., in the northern part of the state to Florida's […]
If you haven't begun watching the new Wall Street Journal video feature, the News Hub, you're missing the anchoring skills of Washington and Lee alumna Kelly Evans, Class of 2007 and an economics writer for the Journal. Considering this is a newspaper and not a TV network, The Hub is a pretty ambitious undertaking, not […]
A new study by a Washington and Lee University professor shows that consumers do not distinguish between officials seals of approval and licensing agreements in which nonprofits lend their names and logos to a company for use in advertising.
In his new book, The Southern Press: Literary Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity, Washington and Lee University journalism professor Doug Cumming argues that what distinguishes journalists who got their start in the South is their primary motivation: less a matter of an informed citizenry and more a question of finding a literary outlet.
Caesar Andrews, Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Washington and Lee, will discuss "Journalism's Best Hope: Talent" in a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Stackhouse Theater of the Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein's new CD, "Progressive Jazz 2009," has been getting strong reviews since its recent release. Release by Max Frank Music, the CD, which features the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and was recorded earlier this year during a concert at the University of Tennessee, pay tribute to big band leader Stan […]
Elsa Friis and Mike Kuntz will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room. The reception is open to anyone in the campus community. Free food and beverages will be available beginning at 2 p.m. with a brief presentation taking place at 3:45 p.m.
Washington and Lee School of Law has announced a new partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to explore the prevention and efficient management of investment treaty disputes.
In 2007, Washington and Lee alumnus Michael Kirshbaum was dying. He suffered from an auto-immune disease of the bile ducts called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis that had poisoned his liver for 13 years. Then, on June 19, 2007, he received a liver transplant that saved his life. Now, Michael, a member of the Class of 1971, […]
Washington and Lee University professor Domnica Radulescu was awarded the Library of Virginia's 2009 fiction prize for her novel, Train to Trieste, during a banquet in Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Back in April we blogged about the poetry of Washington and Lee alumna Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon of the Class of 1993. Now we can report that Lyrae has just been named a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry for Open Interval, her latest book of poems. On the National Book Foundation Web site, […]
Kate Shellnutt, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee, is currently pursuing her master's degree at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, and she's found a particularly interesting way to combine her two undergraduate primary interests — journalism and religion. In fact, you may have read one of Kate's stories in a major newspaper already. In […]
Pam Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at Washington and Lee University, will address a workshop for journalists on covering economic issues on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Richmond.
The School of Law at Washington and Lee University has launched a new legal clinic focusing on misdemeanor criminal defense. Law students working in the Criminal Justice Clinic will represent in district and circuit court indigent clients facing criminal charges including assault, driving while intoxicated, shoplifting, and marijuana possession.
The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee is nothing if not resourceful. Take, for instance, what CKWL coordinator Jenny Sproul did back in August when she received a donation of chicken feet. Rather than turning up her nose at the unusual gift, Jenny learned how to make chicken stock out of the feet. More recently, […]
David Super, professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law and a leading scholar in the field of anti-poverty law, will speak at the Washington and Lee School of Law on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in Classroom A, Sydney Lewis Hall.
If you do a Google search for the phrase “trenchant and incisive,” five of the top 10 results concern Gretchen Morgenson. The assistant business and financial editor at The New York Times and author of the weekly “Fair Game” column, Morgenson will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Irish poet, playwright and teacher Paula Meehan will give a poetry reading at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Suzannah Lipscomb, a research curator at Hampton Court Palace, London, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Richard B. Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, will give a lecture in the Johnson Lecture Series at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in the Law School.
Some of us remember watching Kevin McClatchy on the basketball court, not the stage. During his undergraduate days at Washington and Lee, McClatchy, a 1985 graduate, was a guard who captained the Generals in the 1984-85 season and majored in journalism. That was then. Now he's a veteran of stage and screen with an impressive […]
The Autumn 2009 issue of Kappa Alpha Theta magazine features a wonderful article on Washington and Lee alumna Alexandra Schaerrer of the Class of 2002 and her work with The School of St. Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. The piece refers to Alexandra's work with Head Start during her undergraduate days at W&L, quoting […]
U.S. Supreme Court watchers will have much more to keep them busy this year than the introduction of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The 2009-10 docket is full of interesting cases, including another exploration of the Second Amendment and its application to state gun laws, the free speech protections related to images depicting animal cruelty, and corporate malfeasance.
Washington and Lee University has received a $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enhance the educational effectiveness of the University's four-week spring term.
This is the story of a small community in the Andes and its fight with a major energy company over access to water. No one knows how the conflict will end. But, as Washington and Lee University history professor Mark Carey observes, the battle offers lessons for other communities threatened by the early effects of climate change.
"Somewhere In Between," an exhibition of paintings by Kathleen Olson, opens October 8 in Staniar Gallery in the Art Department of Washington and Lee University. Olson joined the faculty of Washington and Lee in 1987 as a professor of studio art. She now teaches all levels of drawing and painting.
As one of the guests at Washington and Lee's 250th anniversary celebration in May 1999, Kitty Dunlap received a small pot containing a spruce seedling from the Christmas tree farm at Skylark, W&L’s property on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The symbolic seedling, as Kitty remembers, was to remind everyone to pay attention to their roots. […]
So maybe this is yet another reason that Budget Travel has tagged Lexington as one of its 10 coolest small towns. On Saturday, Lexington is staging its Second Annual Plein Air Paint Out. The term "plein air" comes from the French en plein air, meaning "in the open air." The Impressionists were particularly interested in […]
Washington and Lee senior Hiba Assi is featured in the current issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, in a story about the Hope Fund, a program that provides scholarship funding for Palestinian refugees to study in the United States. As the story in O explains, Hiba is one of six daughters of a family from […]
Washington and Lee University's chemistry department has received a grant from the National Science Foundation for the addition of a new mass spectrometer.
Is the level of political discourse any different now than in years past? Are the word angrier? Is the media more obtrusive? Has the competition between political parties made the president's job impossible? During a fascinating panel discussion that was co-hosted by Washington and Lee and held at the University of Virginia's Miller Center last […]
W&L's first Health & Wellness Fair takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Evans Dining Hall.
As we have noted in the past, Domnica Radulescu's debut novel, Train to Trieste, has already been recognized with numerous honors and lots of positive reviews. Now the novel is a finalist for the annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Competing in the fiction category, Domnica, professor of romance languages, is one of three finalists […]
As a dentist, Bob Gatling of the Class of 1972 has seen his share of teeth close up. But one day last month he was shocked at the sight of the teeth of the 13-foot, 800-pound alligator that he and his buddies had just pulled into their boat on the St. Johns River near Palatka, […]
Erich Wasserman, co-founder and vice-president of MediaMath, will discuss the technology and business that is transforming the online world in a talk at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 327.
Scott Broom's particular brand of reporting is generally known as "backpack journalism"— the notion being that a reporter carries everything from a pencil to a laptop to a video camera and takes a story from start to finish with the tools in his backpack. Scott's been doing just that with a great deal of success […]
The Washington and Lee School of Law has announced the expansion of its access to justice program in Liberia.
Washington and Lee University sophomore Camille Cobb will present research that she has done with W&L computer science professor Sara Sprenkle at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Tucson, Ariz.
The College of Idaho is inaugurating Washington and Lee alumnus Marvin Henberg as its 12th president today in Caldwell, Idaho. No doubt, those who knew Marvin during his student days when he was known as Swede and served as student body president and won a Rhodes Scholarship would be quick to tell the folks at […]