Researchers now have an easy way to comb through the 1,000 collections of manuscripts and photographs at Washington and Lee University’s Special Collections and Archives. “The department has launched its first online search tool, which will enable researchers to discover these treasures,” said Alston Cobourn, digital scholarship librarian at W&L.
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Washington and Lee University’s Questioning Passion Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is a year-long colloquium that explores passion: is it good or bad, unwise or necessary, the key to happiness or a distraction from the path to success?
Gray M. Borden, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2001, will fill the U.S. magistrate judge’s vacancy created in the Middle District of Alabama after the retirement of the Hon. Charles S. Coody. He will serve an eight-year term and can be reappointed.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery presents “the sun that never sets,” an exhibit of paintings by Staunton-based artist Paul Ryan. The show will be on view Sept. 7-Oct. 4. Ryan will give an artist’s talk on Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
For the past two years, Jennifer Latham Shotwell, a 1995 graduate of Washington and Lee University, and her students at Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, Virginia, have been involved in an unusual literacy project — writing children’s stories in French.
Mike Smitka, professor of economics, was quoted by the business website, The Street, Aug. 20 in a story about foreign investors’ trust in Japanese companies in the wake of a Toshiba Corp. accounting scandal.
James Walter Whitehead Sr., co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Reeves Center at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Aug. 20, in Houston. He was 93. Arrangements are pending.
The Washington and Lee Law Review and the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice have been included in a new ranking from ExpressO, a leading system for article submission.
Alex Maragos, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2013 with a degree in journalism and mass communications, has joined the staff at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, in Chicago.
The Millennium Gate Museum at Atlantic Station, in Atlanta, Georgia, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary, has an exhibition of the works of the late Chinese artist I-Hsiung Ju, a former professor of art and artist in residence at Washington and Lee University.
Frank Settle, professor emeritus of chemistry and author of a forthcoming book, “General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb,” published a guest column in the Roanoke Times on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima.
Jillian Katterhagen, a 2015 graduate of Washington and Lee University from The Woodlands, Texas, has been named Omicron Delta Kappa’s (ODK) Leader of the Year in Athletics.
On Aug. 2, Washington and Lee University’s Shepherd Poverty Program and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) hosted the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to examine the relationship between food and childhood health.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz will be covered from all angles this campaign cycle by two Washington and Lee University alumnae. He’s got Rachael Slobodien (’06) (blogged about here) leading his communications staff, and Jessica Hopper (W&L ’08) covering his campaign as a digital journalist with ABC News.
Linda Klein, a 1983 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, was named president-elect of the American Bar Association during its annual meeting. She will become the next ABA president in August 2016.
Earlier this summer, Elizabeth Knapp, senior assistant to the president at Washington and Lee University; Ted DeLaney, W&L associate professor of history; and Tom Camden, head of Special Collections and Archives at W&L, attended the inaugural meeting of a new consortium, Virginia’s Colleges and Universities Studying Slavery.
The J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University announced that the keynote address for its fourth annual Entrepreneurship Summit will be given by Stephen Denny, marketing consultant and the author of “Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry.” Denny’s keynote will be on Sept. 26 at 5:45 […]
Football season is almost upon us, and with athletes taking to the field for pre-season practice, the talk has turned to concussions.