Goldsmith, author of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Presidency and W&L alumnus, will deliver two lectures on Monday, Nov. 26. The first will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room. It is titled "Are there Limits on Executive Power in an Age of Terror?" This talk is sponsored by the Lewis Law Center, the Transnational Law Institute, and the Department of Philosophy.
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The third lecture of Spotlight on the Middle East, Washington and Lee University's Contact-sponsored speaker series will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The lecture on Spotlight on Religion in the Middle East will be given by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University in Washington, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee University recently announced the election of John M. McCardell Jr., professor and former president of Middlebury College, and Thomas R. Wall, IV, managing director of Kelso & Co., to its Board of Trustees. Both McCardell and Wall will join the board at its February 2008 meeting.
"Gerald Donato: Reinventing the Game" opens in Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Nov. 9 with a gallery talk and reception at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition, curated by Amy Moorefield, assistant director and curator of collections at VCUarts Anderson Gallery, comes to Staniar Gallery as a cross-section of the major retrospective of the Donato's work at VCUarts Anderson Gallery last winter.
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.
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.