Six Washington and Lee University students are the fall 2013 recipients of the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at W&L.
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WVTF radio reported on Fundamentals of Biology: Biological Clock and Rhythms, a fall-term class at Washington and Lee on the relatively new field of chronobiology.
Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia Scholars' Lab have created a formal partnership that will strengthen the ties of both institutions in the area of digital humanities, thanks to a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South.
Randall P. "Randy" Bezanson, dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1988 to 1994, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, in San Antonio, Texas, following a long illness.
While the career of Dennis Brack, a member of Washington and Lee University's Class of 1962, shows you can make a photojournalist out of a history major, his new book, "Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House," proves you can't take the history major out of this photojournalist.
Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), a leading voice of higher education at the national level.
A business plan to match new-car buyers with dealers nationwide won Washington and Lee University's fourth annual Business Plan Competition.
Washington and Lee School of Law professors Susan Franck and Joshua Fairfield have been elected to the American Law Institute, the most prestigious law reform body in the U.S.
At the Founders' Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 20, keynote speaker Lucas Morel wove together observations about Martin Luther King Jr., Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln in his speech, "Ever Mindful of the Past: Building an Honorable Community."
George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance in Washington and Lee's Williams School, spent time in Singapore this past November, leading two executive seminars for the Singapore Institute of Management. He's been conducting seminars there since 1996.
Third-year law student Jan Fox has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Skadden Foundation. She will work to expand legal aid services to immigrant victims of domestic violence.
W&L Law will hold a number of activities in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, including a lecture by author and capital defense consultant Wilbert Rideau and an alumni panel discussion.
Donna Brazile, the veteran political strategist, will deliver the keynote speech of Washington and Lee University's celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel on the W&L campus. Her talk is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing in Evans Hall following the address.
W&L Law ranked second nationally in a student satisfaction survey conducted by Above the Law, and its faculty was again named to the list of most influential 'people' in legal education.
Students at Washington and Lee University taking the new course Modern Professional Communication could be forgiven for being a bit nervous, since surveys routinely show that public speaking is one of the top three fears for adults (along with death and spiders).
On Jan 30-31, interrogation experts, practicing attorneys and scholars will gather at W&L Law to explore the issue and some of the most notorious cases involving false confessions, including those of the Central Park Five and Virginia's own Norfolk Four.
Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Literary Review is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Contest, the contest's sixth year. The winning poem, "London's Foundling Hospital" was written by Nancy Schoenberger of Williamsburg, Va.
Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics at Washington and Lee University, will address the University's annual Founders' Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Monday, Jan. 20, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery will present "Small Problems in Living," photographs by Sarah Hobbs, from January 6-31. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall's Concert Hall.
"There was the news that made the headlines. And then there were the personal stories that made a lasting impact on only a few people, but touched the lives of millions," said CNN.com in selecting the 13 best personal essays submitted during 2013. Among those stellar essays was one by Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University.
Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced the creation of a special fellowship program for prospective students interested in intellectual property (IP) and technology law.
Madison Shinaberry, a Washington and Lee University sophomore from Harrisonburg, Va., will ride on the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.