Rebecca M. Blank, Robert V. Kerr Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution for 2007-2008, will discuss how poverty is measured in the United States and her various research on this subject in a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
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The second lecture of Spotlight on the Middle East, Washington and Lee University's Contact-sponsored speaker series will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Spotlight on the Culture will be given by Davar Ardalan, author of My Name is Iran, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Dr. Pamela Simpson, Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, was recently recognized by the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) with the Award for Exemplary Achievement. She was presented with SECAC's highest honor at its annual meeting held October 17-20 in Charleston, W.Va.
Washington and Lee's Campus Kitchen was presented with the "Excellence in Operations" award at the national Campus Kitchen Project's (CKP) conference this past weekend.
Washington and Lee University will sponsor two public events in November dealing with nuclear power-a lecture on "How to Ensure Nuclear Energy Remains Peaceful" and a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power. They were organized by Dr. Frank Settle, visiting professor of chemistry at W&L and founder of ALSOS Digital Library for Nuclear Issues (alsos.wlu.edu).
Vanessa Leggett, a lecturer and freelance writer who was jailed in 2001 for her refusal to betray confidential sources for her book, will be the keynote speaker for Washington and Lee University's 44th Institute of Ethics in Journalism. The talk is on Friday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University has recently added to its art collection with the unveiling of a copy of a Frank Buchser portrait of Robert E. Lee, the original of which is displayed in the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C.
R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, is the author of Outlaw Style, a newly released collection of narrative and lyric poems. Outlaw Style is Smith's 23rd book of poetry and was published by the University of Arkansas Press.
Prof. Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, will present a lecture entitled "Telling Our Stories: School Desegregation in Western Virginia" as part of the Chavis Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of the University Commons.
Oliver W. Hill, prominent civil rights crusader and attorney, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at his Richmond, Va., home. He was 100. Hill received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University in 2000.