Keller has received a USTA position with Fulbright Austria starting in October 2020.
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At W&L, Katherine Ingram '20 found a research interest—and a future profession—where environmental studies meets economics.
Peccie’s award is part of ODK’s 2020 General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year Competition.
Recipients of the John M. Gunn International Scholarship met with its namesake in February and shared how the program has made a difference in their lives.
Linda Hooks, professor of economics and head of the W&L Economics Department, was interviewed by the News-Gazette.
Art Goldsmith was featured on the Morning Brew podcast “Business Casual”
This summer, Sezen will receive two months of intensive training with leading faculty at Michigan State University in microeconomics, math, econometrics and research methods.
Will Bolton '20 has made the most of his college years by serving as president of the Executive Committee, doing ROTC training at VMI, traveling to Germany and interning for a U.S. Senator.
Robinson ’94 joined the W&L Board of Trustees on Feb. 14.
In 2021, students will have the opportunity to study in Ghana for both Winter and Spring Terms.
W&L hosted “The Economics of Foreign Aid” discussion colloquia in collaboration with the Institute for Human Studies (IHS) at George Mason University.
Attendees will discover the technology, insights and trends shaping the future of data and analytics.
Kahn has been invited to give the opening keynote speech at the Exposition of Sustainability of the Industrial Pole of Manaus.
Rigorous academics and a nationally ranked soccer program made W&L an ideal fit for Danny Tran '21.
Casey was appointed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
The conference provides undergraduate economics students with information on a range of career paths open to them after graduation.
Papers included in the journal focus on a range of topics that speak to various disciplines.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is titled "The Future of the Amazon Rain Forest."
Davies was recently interviewed on ABC Radio Australia about his current research.
For students like Lourdes Arana '21, the London Internship Program combines course work, internships and alumni support to create an unforgettable educational experience.
The scholarship is named after Kenneth Ruscio ’76, Washington and Lee University president emeritus and ODK’s national president from 2002-06.
Wenle Mu '20 describes a typical week of living in Australia as a student in the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program.
W&L courses in economics and biology used community-based learning to engage in partnerships and make an impact on food insecurity at a local level.
Blunch will visit the Economics Department in the Business School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.
While at Washington and Lee, Lencioni has taken several German classes and studied abroad in Berlin.
Hiromasa says her time at Washington and Lee and various volunteer opportunities she has participated in have prepared her for this next step in her educational journey.
Layne Setash '19 recently earned a Distinguished Teacher Award from the Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
Xinxian Wang '21, a student at Washington and Lee University, has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant.
The PPIA fellowship program helps students achieve a master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field.
His statement was given at a public hearing at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Mon., Mar. 18.
Claire Mackin '20 shares her experiences in Sydney as part of the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program.
Yeboah's talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Africa Economic Transformation: The Role of Youth.”
As part of the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program, Mariam Samuel '20 is taking courses at the University of Sydney and interning at Wheatley Wealth Management.
Margaret Kallus ’19 will be the second W&L alumna to join a team of economists at the Harvard University research institute, Opportunity Insights.
In the Feb 5. op-ed, Strong examines Trump's "norm-shattering presidential behaviors."
In her speech, which is free and open to the public, Mourao will discuss the role news organizations play, not only in spinning news, but also in legitimizing topics and people.
Washington and Lee University’s Martin Davies, associate professor of economics, was appointed a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program for three years.
Bob Strong's piece was published on Dec. 9 in The Virginian-Pilot.
Abiza will receive a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in China.
Zainab Abiza ’19 studied at Princeton and spent time in Rabat, Morocco, with a Davis Projects for Peace grant. This semester, she's working to expand her Davis project.
Balen Essak '20 interviews Maisie Osteen '14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender.
A philanthropic twist on AirBnB, W&L's Habitat Hotel raises thousands for much-needed affordable housing in Rockbridge.
Working in South Africa gave Will Hardage '20 a chance to combine his economics major and his poverty studies minor.
W&L students Graham Novak '19 and Mourad Berrached '20 won a $15,000 prize at the 2018 Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge.
In a Roanoke Times piece, Silwal discusses current events and the impact they bear on children.
Danielle Spickard '19 is taking full advantage of what the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program has to offer.
Strong is the William Lyne Wilson Professor in Political Economy at Washington and Lee.
Elizabeth Oliver will assume the role of associate dean beginning July 1.
With the support of teammates, professors and friends, Nicholas George '18 was able to balance two majors and a spot on the basketball team.
Blunch recently attended the 7th annual meeting of Danish Academic Economists in North America (DAEiNA) at Princeton University. This year, he was able to fully enjoy the program as a participant, rather than as an organizer.
While studying in Sydney, Bradley Callaham '19 interns at LINK, the world’s largest international business brokerage firm.
As she prepares to work for the Equality of Opportunity Project, Amanda Wahlers '18 is grateful for the education, opportunities and research experience she has had in Lexington.
Carson Bryant '18 has been awarded a Fulbright grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
Soon Ho spends his days in Australia studying at the University of Sydney and interning at Greencross Limited, Australia's largest pet care company.
She will attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton followed by a service project in Morocco.
A group of five W&L students, along with Linda Hooks, Professor of Economics and Head of the Economics Department, recently attended the Annual Conference of Undergraduate Women in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.
Joseph Guse, John C. Winfrey Associate Term Professor of Economics, will give a talk in honor of his professorship on Tues., April 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Timothy Diette, associate dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics and the Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Term Associate Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, has been named senior advisor to the president for strategic analysis, effective July 1.
Teresa Aires Rodrigues is spending her winter term in Sydney, Australia.
Peyton Powers '18 says studying poverty has helped him understand that "humans cannot be divorced from the dignity that is concomitant to life."
Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will give the H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economy.
Graham Novak '19 may only be a junior at W&L, but he has already lined up a job — at his own company.
Economics professor Peter Grajzl will give a talk titled "A Structural Topic Model of the Features and the Cultural Origins of Bacon's Ideas."
Economics professor Art Goldmsith was recently interviewed by the American Economic Association.
Laura Stagno '18 saw the faces of America's future leaders, including her own, through an internship on Capitol Hill.
Caroline Blackmon interned this summer with The Dunwoody Crier in Georgia.
Hillberry's talk is titled “Trade Facilitation: The Nitty Gritty of Cross-Border Trade.”
As a summer counselor with the nonprofit Camp Fire Alaska, Chase Wonderlic '18 got in touch with his inner child and his adventurous spirit.
Over Reading Days, 19 students and five faculty and staff members traveled to Washington, DC to explore the theme: “What can you do with an econ major?”.
Anna Milewski '18 has spent time in fields, labs, carpenter shops and seminar rooms - and it was all part of one internship at the home of George Washington.
Lorena Hernandez Barcena '19 had an eye-opening summer internship with Harlem Children’s Zone, an education nonprofit in New York.
Martin Davies, Associate Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, gave the keynote address at the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Papua New Guinea Annual Conference in Lae, PNG on August 22. His talk was titled “Policy in Papua New Guinea: Recent Shocks, New Directions.”
W&L’s Grajzl Discusses “Courts and the Economy” in a recent podcast for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Jack Miller '19 has spent his summer in the bush of South Africa, learning about wildlife and conservation - and having a few close calls in the field.
Andre Zeromski '20 has been selected from a group of finalists for the Class of 2020 of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
The Roanoke Times profiled graduating senior Matt Carl in today's commencement story.
JASC is a student-exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to World War II.
Whether they were doing service work in Birmingham, touring firms in NYC, or climbing an ice-encrusted mountain in New Hampshire, Washington and Lee students made the most of Washington Break.
Mike Smitka, Professor of Economics at W&L, talked to NPR's Marketplace about NAFTA and auto parts.
Bren Flanigan ’16 shares his economic skills and American culture as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, associate professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University and director of The Hamilton Project, will speak on “The Causes and Consequences of Food Insecurity.”
A multi-disciplinary Community-Based Research project gave Washington and Lee University students a chance to help local organizations take a closer look at access to affordable healthy food.
Professor Tim Diette testified before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Meet Graham Novak '19, an aspiring - and already accomplished - entrepreneur
As superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Sula Jacobs ’00 enthusiastically promotes the virtues of the National Park Service, which turned 100 years old this year.
Children’s author, educator and social activist will discuss “Education, Poverty and Social Justice in an Age of Persistent Inequality.”
Washington and Lee faculty participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17, discussing the 2016 election from a variety of perspectives.
Bonner Scholar Peyton Powers helps to plan the Fall Bonner Congress Meeting, taking place on W&L's campus Oct. 14-16.
American students traveled abroad with international students for summer projects they created together. .
Denis “Pepe” Estrada Hamm and Jason Renner, both sophomores at Washington and Lee University, spent Sept. 13-15 at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
Sophomores Pepe Estrada and Jason Renner participate in public policy discussions at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
Timothy Diette, Redenbaugh Associate Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, weighs in on the debate over free college in WalletHub.
"Being abroad for so long really changed my perspective on many aspects of W&L, and made me appreciate it so much more."
Recipients of W&L's Certificate of International Immersion reflect on their experiences abroad.
Economics professor returns to childhood home of Papua New Guinea to study the economics of resource-rich developing countries.
Emma Busse is a sociology and economics major with a minor in poverty and human capability studies from Charleston, W.Va. A member of the Class of 2015, she spent a summer in Camden, N.J., as a Shepherd Intern with the Cooper's Ferry Partnership, development firm that uses a multi-faceted approach to make Camden a better place to live, work, and invest.
"The relationships I have made and strengthened while volunteering over the course of my time in Lexington are more important to me than I could have imagined."
"We often do not realize the opportunities afforded to us as students at this prestigious university tucked away in such a beautiful town."
Haley Miller '16, a lifelong lover of sports, works as a marketing intern for Adidas.
"It is the strength of community and society that really makes W&L more than simply another great university."
"A liberal arts education hones transferable skills."
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner connects interests in economics and art history at famed auction house.
Senior Xiaoxiang Yang gets a taste of the consulting world with The Brattle Group.
The Long Road to Facebook.
"Both my academic and extracurricular involvement have fostered an interest in entrepreneurship, which has led me to work for a startup through Venture for America next year."
Kate LeMasters is a politics and economics major with a minor in poverty and human capability studies from Abilene, Texas. She studied global health and development policy in Geneva, Switzerland and Rabat, Morocco, with SIT Study Abroad.
The return of students in the fall elicits mixed emotions. We feel the absence of those who have moved on even as we welcome the fresh and eager, first-year (FY) students.
Shepherd Intern Phillip Harmon '17 interns at CAPUP in Richmond, VA.
Paqui Toscano, a member of Washington and Lee University’s class of 2017, has been named a national leader of the year by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society.
John F. Hendon Professor of Economics and Director of Environmental Studies James R. Kahn has been named president-elect of the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE).
Bren Flanigan, a 2016 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be putting his B.A. in economics and global politics to work with the United Nations over the summer before he departs for his posting with the Peace Corps, as a community economic development advisor in Benin.
W&L professors collaborate on a Spring Term course about American Indians and land.
Niels-Hugo Blunch, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has been elected president of the Danish Academic Economists in North America (DAEiNA).
Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 5 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Shikha B. Silwal, assistant professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has linked Virginia with Nepal through her April 15 article, “Life of a Priest,” in República, a Nepalese online publication.
Meera Kumar, from Portland, Oregon, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to India. Her project is "Artistic Depiction and Womanhood in Village Bengal."
Kate LeMasters '15 forged an educational path that took her from Lexington to the Southwest United States, Western Africa and Romania to tackle issues of poverty and public health.
Jurgen Brauer, professor of economics in the James M. Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 4 at 3:45 p.m. in Huntley Hall 221. This event is hosted jointly by the W&L/VMI Economics Seminar Series and the Transnational Law Institute.
Robert H. Frank, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and professor of economics at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 3 at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The event is part of the university’s yearlong Questioning Passion series.
Jim Casey, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, co-authored a Feb. 5 opinion piece, "A path forward for Coal Country," with Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in the Bristol Herald-Courier.
Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, author and professor, will lecture on Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Her lecture is part of Washington and Lee University’s year-long Questioning Passion series.
Najeeb Shafiq, an associate professor of education, economics and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. His talk will be Jan. 20, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Hillel 101.
Lars Svendsen, professor of philosophy at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway, will lecture on Jan. 14, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, as part of Washington and Lee University’s year-long Questioning Passion series.
The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University will hold a Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. The seminar is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation.
The Williams School has launched a campus-wide book club for students, faculty and staff who want to bridge business, science and the liberal arts by coming together to read books on some of today’s most urgent topics. Discussion groups meet twice during the winter term, and the program culminates with a public lecture by the […]
Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization’s India Trade Project.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Takes Daniel Rodriguez '16 to Bangladesh to Study Microfinance
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner works on women's empowerment initiatives in Abuja, Nigeria
David Shinn, professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, will give two public lectures at Washington and Lee University.
The Williams School, in partnership with the Office of Career Development, will again run its public policy and government trip to Washington, D.C. over Reading Days. The trip runs from Oct. 14-16, and applications are due Friday, Sept. 18. While in the District, students will visit the offices of approximately a dozen alumni who work […]
The Williams School announces five new tenure-track faculty and four visiting appointments for the 2015-16 academic year. The following faculty members have been appointed to tenure-track roles: Elicia Cowins, Assistant Professor of Accounting Cowins received her Ph.D. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was previously a […]
The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University has announced that two groups of faculty will receive support to establish Global Issues Seminars under the Global Fellows Program, which is funded with support from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation.
Barbara Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC, will give the inaugural lecture in the Questioning Passion interdisciplinary seminar series at Washington and Lee.
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.
Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing deals may change during the next year; how to make the car-buying process more transparent and hassle-free; tips for buyers with fair or poor credit and signs that the buyer may be getting ripped off in the auto buying process.
Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is a one-year fellowship, she has the possibility of extending it for another year.
Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.
Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the next associate dean of the Williams School.
Leland Miller '98, CEO of China Beige Book International, will give a talk, "Demystifying China's Economy in 2015," at 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 10 in Stackhouse Theater. This event is free and open to the public, and will be streamed live online.
Twenty Washington and Lee students got a crash course in public policy and government when they spent Reading Days in Washington, D.C. Over the course of two days, the group visited the offices of alumni working for federal agencies, non-profits, lobbying groups, think tanks, congressional offices, corporations, and trade associations.
Eric S. Rosengren, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will give this year's H. Parker Willis Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
John Case, the CEO of Realty Income and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee, recently shared some of his investing secrets in a San Diego Union-Tribune profile, "A REIT for Steady Income in Good, Bad Times."
Washington and Lee economics professor Linda Hooks was interviewed about a Portuguese bank and debt crisis on "Marketplace," the daily public radio show focused on national and international business news.
Christopher Curfman, of Altoona, Pa., and Edward Stroud of Shreveport, La., first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
A high-profile workshop in India in December officially launched a program whereby an international team including Niels-Hugo Blunch, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, will examine the economic and behavioral impacts of anti-discrimination policies in India's caste system.
Jonathan Eastwood and Peter Grajzl have received a grant from the American Sociological Association's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline to support the pilot project, "Tracing the Global Spread of National Identity."
Victims of talking two to three times more likely to suffer from psychological distress.
Linda Hooks, professor of economics, discusses the possible ramifications of a shutdown of the federal government.
The Vidya Bhushan medals are conferred annual to highlight the importance of education in Nepal.
Environmental Studies Department head fears major impact on indigenous populations.
Washington and Lee Students Wins Third Place in Economics Music Video.
Chair honors the memory of a 1972 Washington and Lee alumnus and is designed to support "an exceptional undergraduate teacher and a distinguished scholar."
Niels-Hugo Blunch will participate in a major grant from the Danish Council of Independent Research.
Lucas Morel, a politics professor and a preeminent Abraham Lincoln scholar, has been named the first Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics at Washington and Lee University.
"Observable Traits," an exhibit by Jason Clary and Doug Norman, is on display in McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University. It will run until August 28.
A business plan to provide diabetics with a better way to manage their disease by using smart phone technology won Washington and Lee University's third annual Business Plan Competition.
Senior Jonathan Stutts, of Charlotte, N.C., has won the Alexander Thomas Boehling '10 Memorial Award at Washington and Lee University. The Boehling Award, selected by the vice president for student affairs, honors a senior for his or her campus leadership.
When we watch an enormous, worldwide sporting event on TV like the Super Bowl XLVII, we might enjoy the sets without really thinking about how they got there and who built them. Thanks to a behind-the-scenes account from Thomas Meric III, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee, we know a lot more about that […]
Raquel Alexander, Washington and Lee University associate professor of accounting, was one of the experts consulted by the website, Card Hub, to discuss changes she would recommend to the tax code.
Two Washington and Lee alumni — Cailin Slattery and Robert Wilson — have received National Science Foundation Research Fellowships.
“Portraits of Places,” paintings, photographs and drawings by artists Jan Knipe, Jim Knipe, Linda White and Bill White, are on exhibit in Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee junior Christian Martine has been award a VFIC/Norfolk Southern Scholarship.
William Connor Smithson, of Cary, N.C., is the latest recipient of the Captain Jay W. Stull Memorial Award at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University seniors Alicia Bishop and Scott Diamond were named the Generals of the Month for April.
Michael Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee, is quoted in the April 4 edition of the Christian Science Monitor in a story titled "What would a Korean war cost? Gauging the economic turmoil."
Washington and Lee senior Johanna Cho found an unusual way to complement her global studies major by working as an eIntern through the U.S. State Department.
Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to serve as the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin during the 2013–14 academic year.
Washington and Lee's student investment group, the Wiliams Investment Society, aims to pick winners for the University's endowment.
Richard P. “Duke” Cancelmo Jr., a partner with Bridgeway Capital, will be the final speaker in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University accounting professor Racquel Alexander is quoted in a the story, "Tax lobbyists help businesses reap windfalls," in the the March 17, 2013, edition of the Boston Globe.
Author, speaker and filmmaker Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Kilbourne’s talk is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing following the talk. […]
Along with observers around the world, Tyler Dickovick, a Washington and Lee University politics professor, will be watching Kenya's election on Monday with a mixture of apprehension and hopefulness.
Washington and Lee University seniors Connor Smithson and Bethany Reynolds will be recognized as General of the Month for February.
Washington and Lee professors George Kester and Scott Hoover have authored a new study on the Super Bowl predictor's performance compared with 99 professionally managed mutual funds.
Monday's announcement that Toyota has regained the No. 1 spot for global sales among automobile companies did not surprise Washington and Lee University economist Michael Smitka. But he is unconvinced that the unit sales number is the best metric on which to judge the comparative strength in the industry.
An opinion piece by Washington and Lee business administration professor David Touve on MOOCs (massive open online courses) currently appears on the Huffington Post.
“Emblematic Objects,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Anita Dawson, opens on Jan. 28 in McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University's Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will recognize its new initiaties at the University's Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on January 18.
Collaboration between a professor of politics and a professor of sociology at Washington and Lee University has produced an innovative new textbook on comparative politics.
Washington and Lee alumnus David Peterson '92 featured in Forbes' Thought Leaders column.
Mikel Wilner, a Washington and Lee University senior from Owings Mills, Md., has been selected as a Venture for America Fellow.
Remember when your ability to hear your favorite song on the radio depended on either the disc jockey's decision to play that tune or your ability to reach the request line? For the millions who use such pure-play radio sites as Pandora, the DJ has been replaced by an algorithm and the request line has […]
Washington and Lee University students Rachel Urban and Daniel Raubolt were recognized as the Generals of the Month for December during a presentation on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University and a Lincoln Scholar, thinks the new movie, "Lincoln," by Steven Spielberg gets it right.
Washington and Lee seniors Alexandra Fernández and Ronald Magee will be recognized at Generals of the Month for November on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Allan H. Meltzer, the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, will give Washington and Lee University’s H. Parker Willis Lecture on Friday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University seniors Jennifer Ritter and Ali Hamed will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for October on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
The Entrepreneurship Program at Washington and Lee University will host 31 W&L alumni for its inaugural Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 – 10.
A new course introduces Washington and Lee students to social entrepreneurship...and asks them to change the world.
Charles F. Phillips Jr., the Robert G. Brown Professor of Economics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University and the longtime mayor of Lexington, died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Lexington.
Michael A. Anderson, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, will give the Robert E. Sadler Jr. Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room.
Joseph Goldsten, the Mamie Fox Twyman Martel Professor of Management Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Lexington. He was 83.
Contrary to economic research that suggested tougher return policies, a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Marketing strongly recommends a policy of universal free product returns for online and distant retailers.
An exhibition of paintings and monotypes by artist Frank Hobbs will be on view in the McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31.
Michael Nelson, professor of political science at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will be Washington and Lee University’s Constitutional Day speaker on Monday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Carol Graham, College Park Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, will open Washington and Lee's seminar series, "Question the Good Life," with a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The title of the speech, which is open to the public, is “Happiness around the World: Happy Peasants, Miserable Millionaires, and Questions for Policy.”
Adam Schwartz, the Lawrence Term Professor of Business Administration, offers his views on Facebook's IPO and the future of the stock.
Arthur H. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2012 Fall Convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. on the University's Front Lawn.
A pilot study by Washington and Lee economics professor James F. Casey and a team of W&L students suggests that visitors to Belize would be willing to pay more in conservation fees than the $3.75 fee that the country currently charges.
Robin LeBlanc, professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has received a Fulbright Research Grant for Italy to investigate how communities in Japan and Italy prepare themselves for decline.
The development and marketing of shoe insoles with GPS tracking devices as a way to monitor the location of children or Alzheimer's patients won Washington and Lee University's second annual Business Plan Competition.
George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University, recently returned from teaching a workshop on the case method of teaching at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China.
Nico Gioioso of Baltimore, Md., a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee University, recently received a U.S. English language teaching assistantship to Austria for the 2012-2013 academic year. While at W&L, Gioioso was a Johnson Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was also a […]
Washington and Lee University economics professor Jim Kahn participated in the parallel scientific sessions of the Rio+20 United Nations Environmental Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics at W&L, presented the results of joint research between Washington and Lee University and the Federal University of Amazonas in […]
Washington and Lee University has promoted eight members of its faculty to full professor, while granting tenure to 14 faculty members who were promoted to associate professor.
Thirteen members of the Washington and Lee University faculty have been named to endowed professorships— two each in the School of Law and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and nine in the College. W&L currently has 45 endowed full professorships and 10 term professorships, which recognize worthy teachers who have made meaningful […]
Students in a Washington and Lee University Spring Term course on computer forensics learned about the tools and methods used by law enforcement when investigating cybercrimes, how to perform computer-related crime investigations, and the recovery and analysis of digital evidence.
Washington and Lee students in a Spring Term course on Urban Education spent three weeks embedded in Richmond public schools where they evaluated various educational policy proposals.
Retired U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz is teaching Washington and Lee students about diplomacy as he practiced it during 36 years as a career diplomat and a member of the Senior Foreign Service.
Washington and Lee University has selected 21 students to receive Johnson Opportunity Grants for 2012 summer research activities. This is in addition to the eight students announced earlier. The students will receive the grants for a wide variety of activities both in the United States and abroad. These include working with great white sharks in […]
Washington and Lee economics professor Linda Hooks discussed the economy and the presidential election on KABC's Gerald show on Monday, May 7. Listen to the interview below:
Two Washington and Lee University first-year students — Bayan Misaghi, of Charleston, W.Va., and Daniel Raubolt, of Acworth, Ga. — have been selected for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
For Washington and Lee economics professor Tim Diette, the chance to go to New York last weekend and see the National Football League draft up close was both entertaining and instructive. Tim went at the invitation of his Lexington neighbor, Matthew Schucker, who won an all-expense-paid trip for four to the draft through a Facebook […]
“Recording History,” an exhibition of the photographs of veteran Washington photographer Dennis Brack, opens May 11 at Washington and Lee University, in the Williams Gallery of Huntley Hall on the W&L campus. A 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee, Brack has chronicled 10 presidential administrations as well as the major news stories of the last […]
W&L economics professor Michael Smitka writes about the auto industry and the economic recovery.
Washington and Lee Student Consulting (WLSC), a student-managed organization created to provide pro bono consulting services to for-profit and not-for-profit business and community organizations, assisted a local agency that cares for elderly.
Washington and Lee University will introduce a new, year-long interdisciplinary seminar series that will examine our national obsession with happiness during the 2012-13 academic year
Washington and Lee University students Austin Branstetter, Claire Oliver and Luke Andersen will be recognized at Generals of the Month on Wednesday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons. Branstetter, a senior from Nashville, Tenn., is a mathematics major and the recipient of a George Washington Honor Scholarship. He is the […]
Washington and Lee accounting professor Afshad Irani is co-author of a study that investigates the compensation of chief financial officers.
Ayşe Zarakol, assistant professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.
George Washington University professor David Shambaugh to give Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at W&L on March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Tom Sanford, a Washington and Lee University junior from New York City, was a special guest at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2012 State of the State address, in Albany, on Jan. 4, 2012. Sanford, a politics major, was the guest of Assemblyman Daniel P. Losquadro, a Republican from Long Island and the brother of […]
Two Washington and Lee University faculty members — James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics, and Lesley M. Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English — have won Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for 2012. The award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, […]
The Internet is being disrupted today as several of the major websites, including Wikipedia and BoingBoing, have essentially gone on strike to protest anti-piracy legislation that Congress is considering. Other sites, like Google, are making their protest known by graphically blacking out the name. Washington and Lee University business administration professor David Touve, who created […]
Businesses targeting college students and young professionals figured prominently among the business plans presented at the fall semi-final round of Washington and Lee University's Business Plan Competition (BPC). Teams of W&L seniors presented their ideas to a panel of judges, mostly University alumni, with experience as entrepreneurs, in private equity or venture capital. The students’ […]
Harrison Claud, a Washington and Lee University junior from Richmond, has been named a winner of the 2011-12 VMIC/Norfolk Southern Scholarship. Claud, a graduate of Collegiate School in Richmond, is majoring in economics and is a Deans List student. He is also a member of Kathekon, the student-alumni organization, and is on the White Book […]
The following piece by Washington and Lee University finance professor Scott Hoover appeared in the Nov. 27, 2011, editions of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here with permission. By Scott Hoover Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state […]
A new study of the graduates of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, including Washington and Lee University, has found that alumni of these institutions report higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience than graduates of any other types of colleges. The study was commissioned by the Annapolis Group, a consortium of America’s leading […]
Indivar Dutta-Gupta, a policy advisor with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) in Washington, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University of Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library. The title of Dutta-Gupta’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Poverty in America: […]
The Second Annual Nobel Prize Symposium at Washington and Lee University, coordinated this year by Wayne Dymacek, professor of mathematics, will feature presentations by W&L faculty who will give background on the individuals who have won this year's Nobel Prizes and the activities that earned those honors. All sessions are open to the W&L community […]
Students at Washington and Lee University who are stumped by a math assignment can now seek a solution at the University's new Math Center, where trained tutors will be available for assistance. “This is for any student taking Math 101 or Math 102,” said Alan McRae, professor of mathematics and director of the Math Center. […]
Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics and acting chair of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee, will lecture on “Lincoln and Race" at Roanoke College on Nov. 2 at the Wortmann Ballroom of Roanoke College. Morel has written extensively on Lincoln and civil rights and is author of Lincoln’s Sacred […]
Two Washington and Lee University economists leading a group of researchers have found that individuals who have suffered from long-term unemployment in the past year — those unemployed for longer than 25 weeks — are three times more likely than people employed throughout the past year to experience mental-health issues for the first time. The […]
Gary H. Stern, past president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minn., will give the H. Parker Willis Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is "Challenges […]
To Washington and Lee University marketing professor Amanda Bower, October means two things: the arrival of Christmas catalogues in the mail and the predominance of pink. "Everybody looks around at all the pink — from batteries to the White House — and wonders what is this and does it work," said Bower, referring to the […]
Author Terry Tempest Williams, an environmental conservationist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, will give a reading with commentary at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. It is free and open to the public. The reading will be immediately followed by an audience Q&A with a […]
Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was a featured lecturer for the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series in Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 13. the theme of the series, held at the University of Illinois at Springfield, was "Lincoln and the Civil War." Morel's speech was titled "War and […]
Former U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, currently the The Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John S. Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, will give a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leybury Library. The talk is open to the public. Before his time at Dartmouth, where he […]
Katharine (Katie) Shester, assistant professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has won the 2011 Allan Nevins Prize for the best dissertation on American and Canadian economic history. The prize was awarded by the Economic History Association, and Shester was selected from three finalists. Her dissertation, “American Public Housing’s Origins and Effects,” examines the […]
George Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, received a Financial Education Association 2011 Conference Competitive Paper Award for his paper, “Reflections on Thirty Years of Using the Case Method to Teach Finance,” which he presented at the conference. In this paper, which will be published in Advances in Financial Education, he discusses […]
Adam Schwartz, the Lawrence Term Associate Professor of Business Administration in Washington and Lee’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been credentialed as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He took three levels of exams over an 18-month period to achieve the CFA, a self-study program for people interested in learning more about investments. […]
John Jensen, currently a director of global equities for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has been appointed assistant dean in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University. Larry Peppers, dean of the Williams School, announced Jensen's appointment, which is effective Dec. 15, 2011. A 2001 graduate of Washington […]
The new America Invents Act, signed into law last week by President Obama, will have a substantial impact on the pace of innovation in the country, according to Alan C. Marco, a Washington and Lee University economics professor who specializes in intellectual property rights. Much of the media coverage of the new law focused on […]
For Washington and Lee University economics professor Linda Hooks, who specializes in the study of money and banking, there is no way to overstate the potential calamity that would befall the U.S. and world economies if Congress and the president do not reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. "From the economics perspective, the […]