Syrian scholar Dr. Issam Eido will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University about "Scholars of Islamic Law and the Syrian Revolution" on Monday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. in W&L's Law School Lewis Hall, Classroom C. The talk is free and open to the public. Eido's lecture will examine the role of traditionally […]
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On Wednesday, April 2, Washington and Lee School of Law will host the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for a hearing on a case that dates back to World War II.
On Tuesday, April 1, Washington and Lee School of Law will host Notre Dame professor Luc Reydams, who will speak on his paper "Let's be Friends: The United States, Post-Genocide Rwanda, and Victor's Justice in Arusha.
On Friday, March 28, Ahmed S. Younis '04L will speak on the role of the lawyer of the future and what questions the modern lawyer must answer to bring about global change.
In This Issue: A Path to Leadership "A Redneck Country Boy from Big Island": Lacey Putney '50, '57L General Stats W&L Videos, Old Recordings of the Hymn, Snow Speak ODK Convocation Martin Luther King Jr. Day Remembering the Gettysburg Address Along the Colonnade Trustees Adopt Housing Policy, Set Tuition, Approve Global Learning Center Rise and […]
The next Writers at Studio Eleven reading series will feature Angie Hogan and Kevin McFadden and will be Monday, Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington.
The Twelfth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by Paul V. Niemeyer, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Niemeyer's topic is "Revisiting the 1938 Rules Experiment."
Washington and Lee University juniors James Biemiller of Lancaster, Pa., and Eric Schwen of Cottage Grove, Minn., have each won a highly competitive 2014-15 Goldwater Scholarship, which promotes research careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
Eric J. Sundquist, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and chair, Department of English at Johns Hopkins University, will give the Shannon-Clark Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Sarah-Jean Vallon, a senior mass communications major and studio art minor from Hewlett, N.Y., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. Competition for CBYX fellowships is highly competitive. Vallon was chosen from a pool of 700 applicants following interviews in February.
David Hackett Fischer, the University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University, will deliver the keynote address at the Institute for Honor Symposium "George Washington: Leadership With Honor" at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 28, in Lee Chapel.
Twelve Washington and Lee University students are the winter 2014 General of the Month recipients for the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at W&L. Those students being recognized are Alex Baca '14, Alexandra Prather '14, Bryan Mullady '14, JP Beall '14, Grace Lee '15, […]
Author Donald A. Hopkins will speak at Washington and Lee University on his latest book, "Robert E. Lee in War and Peace," on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee students, alumni and parents gathered in Washington on March 15 to celebrate the memory of Kelsey Durkin '14, who died in a car accident on Dec. 3, 2013.
Washington and Lee University's studio art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 24. The show will be up through April 8 with an opening reception for the artists in Lykes Atrium, Wilson Hall, on Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. Each spring, Staniar Gallery showcases […]
Washington and Lee University law student Lara D. Gass, a member of the Law Class of 2014, died in a multi-car accident on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A candlelight vigil to remember Gass will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in front of Lee Chapel.
A grant from The Braitmayer Foundation will fund a new initiative at Washington and Lee University to establish Chinese language classes in two area high schools.
Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for a year of supported research leave in 2014-15.
The spring symposium of the Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment will explore such issues as energy poverty, the responsibility to protect civilian populations, and the intersection of environmental movements and human rights.
Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.
Washington and Lee welcomed alumni from the advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing research and social media industries for the third AdLib Conference on March 6 and 7. The goal of the annual conference is to introduce students from all majors to creative careers that they may not have considered, and to teach them how their W&L education prepares them for life after graduation.
The Investment Committee of Washington and Lee University's Board of Trustees has announced that it will give an additional $3 million to W&L's Williams Investment Society (WIS), bringing the student-managed portion of W&L's endowment to more than $5 million.
Nicole Porter, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, is the first W&L student to be awarded an internship by the US-German Internship Program established by the American Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgehouse law firm in Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will present the Root Lecture for 2014 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Food writer and consultant Brys Stephens '95 has just published his first cookbook, "The New Southern Table," with Fair Winds Press. It's his take on Southern cuisine, centering on traditional ingredients with an international twist.
"Shenandoah, the Washington and Lee University Review," will be accepting entries of short short stories for the annual Bevel Summers Prize from until March 31. This year's judge will writer and "Shenandoah" contributor Nick Ripatrazone. No friends, relatives or students of Ripatrazone's will be eligible this year.
Gerry Lenfest '53, '55L will receive an honorary doctor of philanthropy degree from Dickinson College at its commencement May 18 in Carlisle, Pa.
he Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Thursday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.
W&L Law professor Jill Fraley will spend next academic year in Ireland researching the development of property law in colonial Scotland and Ireland.
When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.
Diane Marie Amann, law professor at the University of Georgia and special adviser to the International Criminal Court on Children in Armed Conflict, will deliver a lecture at W&L Law on Friday, March 7 at 2:00 pm.
Washington and Lee's Contact Committee will present Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, who will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The title of Goodall's talk is "Sowing the Seeds of Hope."
When it comes to community service, John Folsom '73, a trustee emeritus of W&L and the president-CEO of the commercial real estate firm Colliers International, said, "We all do a better job if we are totally committed to the causes we support."