The annual Graybeal-Gowen Prize will be awarded by Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Review for a single poem by a writer born in Virginia or with current established residence of more than a year in Virginia. The prize is for $500. Entrants are invited to submit up to three previously unpublished poems. Send two copies […]
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Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.
Mike Allen, a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee, has been named No. 19 on Vanity Fair's list of "Powers that Be."
Theodore J. Sjoerdsma, professor of computer science at Washington and Lee University from 1984 to 1995, died on Sept. 22 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 83.
Amanda Bower, professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, discussed the mistakes that marketers make on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Sept. 27. Bower studies what works, and what doesn’t, in commercial marketing strategies. She discussed the approaches that succeed, and the ones that don’t, when it comes to people […]
Washington and Lee music professor Barry Kolman's first book, "The Language of Music Revealed," offers a new approach to teaching music theory.
The team of Dominik Taylor and O’Dane Williamson took first place in the 2012 Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition.
Kirk Mancer, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1984, has recently been named president and CEO of the Greater Shelby County (Ala.) Chamber of Commerce. Formerly president of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, Kirk started with the Shelby County chamber in July. The organization encompasses 16 different municipalities plus parts of Birmingham. Although […]
Dick Kuettner, the director of W&L’s Tucker Multimedia Center, is running the Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series, a statewide program that will originate at W&L and be streamed live on the Internet to host schools and divisions all over Virginia.
Washington and Lee University students Rachel Pityk, Joni Deutsch and Taylor Gilfillan will be recognized as Generals of the Month for September.
Washington and Lee professors Laura Brodie and Lesley Wheeler will read from their works at Studio 11 in Lexington on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.
An annual survey of the entering students at Washington and Lee University has shown that the shift from Windows-based computers to Apple Macintosh has continued to grow.
The first phase of the new Integrative and Quantitative (IQ) Center at Washington and Lee University is underway, with a projected opening date of June 2013.
Declan Kiberd, the Keough Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will give the Shannon Clark lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Sept. 27.
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a project of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles that combines mathematics, art, crafts, marine biology and environmental science in creating crocheted reproductions of coral reefs. A satellite reef is now being locally constructed, sponsored by Roanoke College. Students and faculty at Washington and Lee University and members […]
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler publishes new volume of poetry, “The Receptionist and Other Tales.”
Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio writes about the value of the liberal arts in an opinion piece in the Christian Science Monitor.
On Sept. 28, Washington and Lee law professor Joan Shaughnessy will deliver the inaugural Groot lecture, titled “Two Hunters: Reflections on Mentoring and the Formation of Professional Identity.”
Steele Burrow, a Washington and Lee University senior from Dallas and president of the Executive Committee, wrote about the W&L Honor System in a letter to the New York Times.
Lauren Benton, professor of law and history and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University, will deliver the 2012 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Kirsten Craft, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1994, is one of six women profiled in a special Women in Technology section of IBM Systems Magazine this month.
With Washington and Lee University exploring ways to reimagine international education, three members of the W&L faculty recently traveled to Greenland to investigate possible connections there for internships, student projects and spring term abroad courses.
Washington and Lee biology professor Fiona Watson and two undergraduate researchers are developing a gene profile to determine how the optic nerve is regenerated in frogs. fish and cold-blooded invertebrates,
Michael Nelson, professor of political science at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will be Washington and Lee University’s Constitutional Day speaker on Monday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Kathryn Marsh-Soloway, a Washington and Lee senior from New Haven, Conn., has been selected to serve as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.
Robert Strong, Washington and Lee interim provost, told the University's Class of 2016 not to believe everything they read or hear.
Eric Reitz, a singer-songwriter and a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2009, has just released his second album. It's called "Sinister Love," and you can get it either from Eric's website as a CD or mp3, Amazon or iTunes. Eric's first album, "12 (South)," was released in January 2010. Last weekend Eric performed […]
Bryan Price, formerly the head of Virginia Wesleyan College's institutional research and strategic planning operations, has been named the new assistant provost for institutional effectiveness at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee's Blue Bikes program has expanded this year with more bikes and plans for short- and long-term use.
The much-anticipated ruling by the German Constitutional Court on whether Germany's ratification of the financial recovery plan known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was predictable on two levels, according to Russell Miller, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and co-author of a new book about German constitutional law and co-founder of the […]
The Weekend Backpack Snack Program at Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has received a grant for $2,000 from the Sodexo Foundation, supported by Youth Service America.
Two new law professors, Brant Hellwig and Chris Seaman, have joined the permanent faculty at Washington and Lee University School of year this fall.
Shiri Yadlin, who graduated from Washington and Lee this past June, has received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Amy Burnham Onken Award. The award honors a Pi Phi in her senior year of college who has best lived the organization’s qualities of excellent scholarship and outstanding campus participation and community service during her […]
Washington and Lee business administration professor David Touve writes on the contractions of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in this essay that appeared in Inside Higher Education.
When "Saturday Night Live" opens its 38th season this weekend, some of the jokes you'll hear will have been written by a Washington and Lee alumnus. Josh Patten, of the Class of 2003, has joined the show's stable of writers. A politics major at W&L, Josh may call upon some of that background, since he'll be […]
Journalists from around the country gathered at Washington and Lee to discuss how to write about poverty and economic injustice during the first Knight Poverty Journalism Conference.
David Marsh, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a new project that will link networks of undergraduate classes to carry out collaborative scientific research.
Carol Graham, College Park Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, will open Washington and Lee's seminar series, "Question the Good Life," with a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The title of the speech, which is open to the public, is “Happiness around the World: Happy Peasants, Miserable Millionaires, and Questions for Policy.”
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a symposium next month exploring the legacy of Hermann Kantorowicz's 1906 essay "The Battle for Legal Science" and its impact on the emergence of legal-realism movements in Germany and abroad. The symposium, titled "Smashing the Machine: The Troubled Legacy of Kantorozicz's kampf," will take place on […]
Two more Washington and Lee alumni have entered the craft-beer market with Honky Tonk Brewing Co. in Nashville and Smartmouth Brewing Co. in Norfolk.
William B. Poff, of the Washington and Lee Law Class of 1955, died on Sept. 5, in Roanoke. He had worked at the Roanoke law firm of Woods Rogers for 53 years. When the firm signed him in 1959, it actually “preferred to hire lawyers who attended the University of Virginia,” according to the front-page […]
To accommodate the expanding needs of the dance program at Washington and Lee University, a new dance studio has been created at 109 South Jefferson Avenue, the former print shop for the Lexington News-Gazette.
Addressing Washington and Lee University’s annual Fall Convocation, Arthur H. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics, issued a sobering challenge to the entering Class of 2016, while also wishing them joy and satisfaction in their college careers.
Washington and Lee law professors represented the plaintiffs in a landmark case in which a Fairfax County judge ordered the dissolution of the Buckingham County holding company that operates Kyanite Mining Corp.
Two years ago this month, we published a blog item about Lynell Skarda, a 1941 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law who was then, at 95, the oldest practicing lawyer in New Mexico. We received word this week that Lynell died at his home in Clovis, N.M., on Sunday night, about a […]
His long-term dedication to the Challenger League Program of the Southwest Forsyth Little League in his hometown of Clemmons, N.C., garnered Robert DeLuca, a Washington and Lee sophomore, an invitation to volunteer as an assistant/buddy at this year's Little League World Series Challenger Exhibition Game in Williamsport, Pa. Little League Baseball established the Challenger Division in 1989 to allow […]
Washington and Lee law professors John Craddock, Michele Burke and Lyman Johnson were part of a historic legal decision involving the dissolution of a mine holding company.
Joel Kuehner, associate professor of physics and engineering at Washington and Lee University, has received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue his research into combustion at supersonic speeds.
Carlyle Westbrook Barritt, Professor of Romance Languages Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, where he taught from 1952 to 1991, died on Sept. 2 in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 91.
Dodging intermittent rain showers courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac, Washington and Lee University's Class of 2016 officially arrived in Lexington for the annual ritual of unpacking cars and vans, moving into residence hall rooms and adjusting to their new status as college students.