David Baluarte, associate clinical professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs by Dean Brant Hellwig.
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Drumbl was interviewed on the BBC show "A History of Hate" on how propaganda fueled the Rwandan genocide.
In a Washington Post opinion piece published May 17, Washington and Lee law professor Carliss Chatman considers how the law will apply to a change in the definition of personhood.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will welcome several new teachers to the faculty next academic year.
Wendy Greene's scholarship and advocacy has helped ban natural hair discrimination in New York City and California.
Washington and Lee law professor Kish Parella has been selected for the third time in three years to present at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.
From fake news to the First Amendment, Sarah Haan's new article looks at the impact of "Post-Truthism" on the law.
His statement was given at a public hearing at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Mon., Mar. 18.
Greene's scholarship and advocacy brought about a ban on natural hair discrimination in New York City.
Baluarte was quoted extensively in a Feb. 22 story in the New York Times on the cases of Hoda Muthana and Shamima Begum.
The award recognizes faculty at Virginia’s institutions of higher learning who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service.
The Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of East Asian Studies takes a bug-eyed view of history.
Baluarte's commentary was published in November by openDemocracy.
Washington and Lee law school dean Brant Hellwig has announced the appointment of Carliss Chatman to the permanent faculty, effective next semester.
Morgan Luttig '14, who studied vocal performance and education at W&L, has returned as visiting instructor of music while Professor Shane Lynch is on sabbatical.
Mathematics professor Elizabeth Denne helped design one of the Fleet Museum's most popular exhibits yet.
This month, W&L Law hosted an round-table discussion on post-conflict justice.
The lecture, titled “Comparative Law’s Taxonomy Problem," is scheduled for Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Classroom A.
Shapiro is the inaugural recipient of the Elliott Milstein Award for Professional Excellence from American University Washington College of Law
Washington and Lee law professor Nora Demleitner commented extensively in a Public Radio International story on the right to vote for convicted felons.
The lecture, titled "Global Intersectionality and Women’s Human Rights," is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17 at 4 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room
Professor Stuart Gray examines the Mahabharata with fresh eyes.
Haan is one of 15 women to provide commentary for a special online symposium commemorating the 200th issue of First Amendment News.
Professor Kevin Finch, who just released a new documentary, loves that W&L faculty have “this wonderful combination of academic credentials and practical experience.”
The Darrold and Kay Cannan Associate Term Professor of Business Administration studies what she calls “the intersection of business and the natural environment.” She arrived at that spot after studying engineering, management, business — and philosophy.
A new book by Harvey Markowitz, associate professor of anthropology, examines Native Americans and Catholic missionaries.
Moataz Khalifa discusses his new job as Leyburn Library's director of data education.
The assistant professor of Spanish, who devotes time both inside and outside the classroom to writing and translating poetry, recently compiled a book of poems written by incarcerated undocumented teens.
The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice at Washington and Lee School of Law has issued an announcement regarding a call for submissions.
Horowitz is an associate professor of history at Washington and Lee.
Strong is the William Lyne Wilson Professor in Political Economy at Washington and Lee.
The professor of psychology emeritus died June 4.
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.
Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance and theater, will be among approximately 25 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at the working retreat.
Myers, associate professor of history, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the CIC and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The title of Radulescu’s talk is: “Dream in a Suitcase: How Literature Saves/Changes Lives.”
Professor Bill Patch publishes book on the Labor Movement’s political influence on German democracy.
A W&L fixture for more than 40 years, Prof. Mark Grunewald's teaches his final class.
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.
Robert Danforth, John Lucian Smith, Jr. Memorial Term Professor of Law, will deliver a lecture on April 5 in honor of his professorship.
Drumbl was in Beirut at the invitation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, established by the UN to investigate the assassination of Rafik Hariri.
Joshua Fairfield, William Donald Bain Family Professor of Law, will give a talk titled “Can Law Keep Up?” on March 29 in honor of his professorship.
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.
Her talk is titled "Does it Make Sense to Blame Corporations?"
Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, is involved in the legal content of a new book launched last month at the United Nations.
Professor Jenefer Davies talks about her new book on aerial dance and the physical and artistic challenges of working against gravity.
The Virginia Festival of the Book, the long-running literary celebration produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, has announced this year’s line-up, and a book edited by Washington and Lee law professor Russell Miller is among the featured works.
Jenefer Davies will talk about her recent book, “Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness.”
Economics professor Peter Grajzl will give a talk titled "A Structural Topic Model of the Features and the Cultural Origins of Bacon's Ideas."
Mary Ann Mancini, a partner at Loeb & Loeb in Washington, DC and an expert in Trusts and Estates, has joined Washington and Lee School of Law as the Millhiser Professor of Practice for the 2018 spring semester.
The concert will feature W&L’s Ting-Ting Yen on violin and Anna Billias on piano.
Economics professor Art Goldmsith was recently interviewed by the American Economic Association.
History professor Molly Michelmore discusses the evolution of tax policy in America, and how Republicans became the party of tax cuts.
Chris Gavaler discussed the paper he co-authored with professor Dan Johnson, The Genre Effect, with The Guardian.
The story featured Bell and her work studying cemeteries in the Shenandoah Valley.
Hernandez Stroud, a visiting assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law and a 2015 law graduate, has landed on Forbes' 2018 list of the top 30 Under 30 in Law & Policy.
As director of the Shepherd Program, Howard Pickett focuses on bringing different voices to the table.
W&L Law professors Joshua Fairfield and Jilll Fraley have been awarded the Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship.
Washington and Lee Spanish professor Seth Michelson has compiled a book of poems written by incarcerated undocumented teens and translated by some of his students and him.
Prof. Peppers will give a talk about his book, “A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the Death Penalty,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Classroom B, Sydney Lewis Hall.
Brock's piece, “No, there is no witch hunt against powerful men,” was published in The Washington Post on October 18, 2017.
Journalism professor Aly Colón shared his expertise with PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter
Since retiring from W&L, Professor Bill Geimer has continued his work in support of peace and nonviolent conflict resolution.
W&L's Kyle Friend received a $100,000 grant from the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research.
W&L's Marc Conner co-chaired a conference on Ellison at the University of Oxford.
Michelmore's piece, "Republicans have none of the ingredients necessary for tax reform," was published in The Washington Post on October 2, 2017.
Strong's piece was published in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Sarah Haan, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee, co-authored an opinion piece in U.S. News.
Josh Fairfield’s piece, “The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages,” was recently published on The Conversation.
Prof. Drumbl drew from his research into child soldiers to deliver a talk titled "Tragic Perpetrators and Imperfect Victims".
Washington and Lee is pleased to welcome Sarah Haan, Kristin Johnson and Hernandez Stroud to the law faculty this year.
As Director, Seaman will oversee funding summer research projects for faculty, conferences and symposia organized at the Law School, and the visiting scholars workshop series.
In “Owned: Property, Privacy and the New Digital Serfdom,” Prof. Joshua Fairfield examines how and why traditional property ownership is fading online and how we have become serfs to our digital lords.
The Justices decided Sessions v. Morales-Santana 8-0 in favor of the defendant, and their opinion directly referenced the brief coauthored by Baluarte.
Prof. Kish Parella placed her article “Reputational Regulation” in the Duke Law Journal and was invited to present the paper at the prestigious Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
An inheritance of Civil War letters led to Professor Roberta Senechal's book about Civil War sharpshooters.
In his new book, Professor George Bent explores the cultural messages of Italian paintings from the Proto-Renaissance period.
Professor Jeff Barnett publishes a translation of Cuban poetry.
Five W&L faculty members are featured in a new book from Cambridge Press about the NSA surveillance scandal that grew out of Edward Snowden’s now infamous disclosures.
James E. Moliterno has been named the recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia.
An opinion piece by Chris Gavaler, assistant professor of English, appeared in the Mar. 5 2017 edition of the Roanoke Times.
This associate dean of the college is interested in green chemistry, playing the flute and teaching her Science of Cooking class in Italy
Christopher Bruner, the William Donald Bain Family Professor of Corporate Law at W&L, delivered the keynote address at a conference titled “International Financial Services and Small States” on January 30, 2017.
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.
Immigrant Rights Clinic director David Baluarte will present at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss the growth of asylum-free zones.
Alecia Swasy's new book tackles the impact of social media on journalism.
A new book by Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Bruner explores how “offshore” financial markets emerged and rose to prominence.
A discussion of "Gender Shrapnel in the Workplace," mentoring students and supporting W&L athletics.
Washington and Lee University this year welcomes seven foreign language teaching assistants.
Michika Nakada is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Anna Jerusalem is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Lucía Cespedes is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Camille Bouillon is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Olga Dunaevskaya is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Mengsu Kong is one of seven foreign languaga teaching assistants on the W&L campus this year.
Imad Baazizi is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, recently shared his expertise in an Associate Press story titled, "Experts: No Clear Criminal Case Over Trump Tax Disclosure."
Four W&L faculty will talk about their experiences with Open Access publishing, both from the editorial and authorial perspectives, on Oct. 24 from 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Sasha Goluboff talks about her farm, the influence of technology on student sociality and her most recent project involving a black church in Brownsburg, Virginia.
W&L physics professors Irina and Dan Mazilu join forces to mentor students and build a nanoscience program.
Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English at Washington and Lee, says Bob Dylan's Nobel recognition is "vindication" after Ball nominated the singer-songwriter for the award 15 years in a row.
Jeffrey P. Shay, Rupert A. Johnson, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Washington and Lee University, has been named a fellow of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, recently shared his expertise in an Associate Press story titled, "Experts: No Clear Criminal Case Over Trump Tax Disclosure."
In an essay recently featured on Paint This Desert, Andrea Lepage, associate professor of art at Washington and Lee University, shares her thoughts on artist Vincent Valdez.
The Lara D. Gass Symposium will focus this year on corporate law and governance, honoring the scholarship of two of the law school’s longest-serving faculty members, Lyman Johnson and David Millon.
Diana Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist and author, will give a talk at Washington and Lee on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons. The title of her speech is “The Timeless Lessons of the Bernie Madoff Scandal.”
Physics professors Dan and Irina Mazilu discuss their path to the U.S., taking students abroad and exploring their adopted country one state at a time.
Steve Bragaw, visiting professor of politics at Washington and Lee, was interviewed on VA Talk Radio's "Mari and Brian in the Morning" about what to expect from the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Seth Cantey, assistant professor of politics at Washington and Lee, was interviewed on VA Talk Radio's "The Weekend Show With Pattie Martin" on the 2016 presidential election.
The following opinion piece by Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in The Roanoke Times on September 23, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.
Stephanie Sandberg's play "Stories in Blue: A Pilgrimage to Heal Human Trafficking"debuts this week at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI. Sandberg, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee, was interviewed about the play on NPR's Stateside program.
Ellen Mayock, Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages and professor of women’s and gender studies at Washington and Lee University, was featured in a recent story in Inside Higher Ed.
Timothy Diette, Redenbaugh Associate Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, weighs in on the debate over free college in WalletHub.
Spanish professor Gwyn Campbell is training Winslow, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy, to be a service dog for someone in need.
The Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Author Talk Series, presented by the Leyburn University Library at Washington and Lee University, will begin this academic year with a talk by Professor Ellen Mayock on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
W&L Psychology professor Tyler Lorig reports from his AAAS fellowship on Capitol Hill.
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New business law professor hopes to teach students to be better negotiators.
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"One of the most important things about science, and any discipline, is communication."
Business Administration Professor Presents Research at Comic-Con.
"Learning how to code is more like an exercise in design, engineering and detective work than an exercise in learning a foreign language."
The 2016 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges will help W&L professor Stephen P. McCormick translate and digitize a romance epic called the "Huon d'Auvergne."
When theater professor Stephanie Sandberg's new play debuts next month at a huge international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, called ArtPrize, it will tell the stories of six different victims of human sex trafficking.
W&L accounting professor Stephan Fafatas mines Special Collections for historic canal company records.
The following opinion piece by Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on USA Today's website on August 6, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.
Scott Hoover, A. Stevens Miles Professor of Banking and Finance at Washington and Lee University, discusses the dos and don'ts of flipping houses in WalletHub.
During this First Friday’s Gallery Walk in downtown Lexington on Aug. 5, be sure to stop by Sweet Treats Bakery to take a look at Mitch Keller’s solo photography exhibition.
The inaugural Woods Creek Montessori STEM summer enrichment camp was held in June, with local 4th, 5th and 6th graders participating in hands-on sessions in science, engineering, technology and math. The interactive sessions were taught by volunteer faculty and staff from W&L and VMI, as well as teachers and students from Rockbridge County High School.
What started as a teaching tool and an annual checklist for local non-profit leaders has grown into a series of social enterprise workshops for both executive directors and board members to stay current on governance best practices.
The following opinion piece by Seth Cantey, Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on USA Today's website on July 21, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.
Karla Murdock, Elmes Professor of Psychology, was quoted in a recent piece on the media site FUSION.
Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a recent MSN article on Why Presidential Candidates Keep Dumbing it Down.
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.
Ever wonder how much BBQ Americans consume on Independence Day? According to a feature on WalletHub, “Ask the Experts: Celebrating Independence the Right Way,” it’s around 900 million lbs.
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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).
Real Simple magazine, with its pages of healthy recipes, useful organizing tips and affordable beauty products, isn’t necessarily the first publication where one might turn for wisdom from a historian. Appearances can be deceiving, however, because the editors were smart enough to ask Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, for a recommendation that’s included in “5 U.S. Historic Sites Everyone Should Visit,” an article in the June 2016 issue.
During his 40 years at Washington and Lee University, Professor Larry Boetsch has received many honors, but probably nothing like the ones that came his way this spring from Steven E. Losquadro, a member of the W&L Class of 1986.
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).
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, has released his latest CD, “La Chanson Française ” (Max Frank Music). The music includes a dozen classic songs that originated in France, interpreted and swung by a jazz nonet.
The 2016 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has been awarded to Stephen P. McCormick, assistant professor of French and Italian at Washington and Lee University.
"Ginsberg and Beat Fellows: Photographs 1969-1997,” an exhibit of photographs taken by Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English, will be on display from May 4–July 13 in Leyburn Library’s Main Floor Exhibit Space at Washington and Lee University.
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, has contributed to the conversation about Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, and her new role on the board of directors of Uber.
Kentucky Derby Day is just around the corner, and along with the traditional mint julep, the event calls for a wager or two. But what happens when the habit gets out of control?
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, will moderate a discussion on Native American literature at the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, in Washington, D.C., on May 10.
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the May 1, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Catalog of Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Race by Robert A. Strong Remember when commentators thought the 2016 presidential election cycle would […]
Molly Michelmore, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, wants historians and policy makers to have a productive working relationship. To that end, she chairs the Historians on the Hill Advisory Council, part of the National History Center, and she recently explained her role to “AHA Today,” a blog of the American Historical Association.
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.
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee University, will debut her new play, “Exile is My Home,” at the Theater for the New City, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for a four-week run beginning April 28.
A dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance/theater, will be performed at the Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) this weekend and will include two W&L student dancers.
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee University, has published her third novel, “Country of Red Azaleas” (Twelve of Hachette Publishing).
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a March 30 Pittsburgh News-Gazette article about the termination of award-winning television journalist Wendy Bell.
Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, discussed President Obama's Supreme Court nominee on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Thursday, March 17, at 7:05 a.m.
The following oped by H. Thomas Williams, Edwin A. Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, was published in the Sunday, March 13, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Perfect Pass by H. Thomas Williams Whenever I see an NFL quarterback throw a pass to a receiver running […]
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a March 7 Washington Post article about Ted Cruz's assertion that media outlets have delayed publishing damaging exposés on Donald Trump to influence the outcome of the Republican nomination.
Barton Myers, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, has won the Filson Historical Society’s 2016 Ballard Breaux Visiting Research Fellowship.
Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, will discuss Tuesday's Virginia presidential primary results on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Wednesday, March 3, at 6:35 a.m.
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Feb. 17, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. The Trumpery before Trump by Robert A. Strong Though the Trump phenomena in this year’s presidential election is unlike anything we have […]
For his last exhibition before he retires from Washington and Lee University as a professor of studio art, Larry Stene has sorted through 43 years of work and chosen pieces that tell a story.
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.
David A. Bello, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee, will talk about his book “Across Forest Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” on Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Book Nook in W&L’s Leyburn Library.
For most of the 2016 presidential election cycle, the conventional wisdom about the Republican Party Convention has been that Donald Trump could never win the party’s nomination. He was too brash, too crude, too rude, too divisive, too inexperienced, too liberal, too strangely coiffed to win a major party nomination for the presidency.
Joseph David Martinez, associate professor of theater, dance and film studies, has released his first album of folk songs, “Everybody Says Goodbye,” recorded with the band Goshen Pass.
"Cry the Beloved Country," the 1995 film depicting the struggles of two families — one black and white — in pre-apartheid South Africa will be shown Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., at Washington and Lee University's Stackhouse Theater.
The following opinion piece by Aly Colón, Knight Chair of Media Ethics at Washington and Lee, appeared in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, on Jan. 27, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.
Jonathan Eastwood, professor of sociology and anthropology at Washington and Lee, will give his inaugural lecture marking his appointment as the Laurent Boetsch Term Associate Professor in Sociology on Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Stephen J. Lind, assistant professor of business administration and communication, will talk about his new book “A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz” (2015) on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Book Nook in Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library.
Julie Woodzicka, professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, will give her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the Abigail Grigsby Urquhart ’11 Term Professor on Jan. 15, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Stephen J. Lind, assistant professor of business administration and an expert in the intersection of religion and the entertainment industry, published a guest column in The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 21 on the lasting impact of the television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
'Tis the season for giving gifts, and Megan Fulcher, associate professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, appears on an Australian website promoting a no-gender December.
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Oct. 1, 2015, edition of the Roanoke Times
Fraley won the award, one of the most prestigious in legal education, for her paper “An Unwritten History of Waste Law.”
Chris Gavaler, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has published “On the Origin of Superheroes: From the Big Bang to Action Comics No. 1” (University of Iowa Press).
Christopher Seaman, associate professor at the School of Law, was quoted Dec. 4 in The Virginian-Pilot, the commonwealth’s largest newspaper, as an expert on trade secret law.
Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has published her fourth full-length collection of poetry, “Radioland” (Barrow Street Press).
David A. Bello, associate professor of East Asian history at Washington and Lee University, is interested in how relationships between people and their environment shape history. He explores that idea in his latest book, “Across Forest, Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity, and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” (Cambridge University Press).
The following opinion piece by Mark Rush, director of International Education and Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Nov. 4, 2015, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, will be talking about her new book, “Theater of War and Exile: Twelve Playwrights, Directors and Performers from Eastern Europe and Israel” (2015) on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook.
Melissa R. Kerin, assistant professor of art history, will talk about her new book, “Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya” (2015), on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in Washington and Lee’s Book Nook in Leyburn Library.
Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, first became interested in Tibet as an undergraduate at Trinity College, after hearing about the Tibetan diaspora.
R.T. Smith, the award-winning author and editor of “Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review,” has published a new work of fiction, “Chinquapins” (Fiction Southeast).
The Leyburn Library is hosting an Open Access (OA) Panel on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium. The panel is in celebration of Open Access Week (Oct. 19–25).
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be talking about her new book, “Raised by Humans” on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook. “Raised by Humans” was published in April, 2015.
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.
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.
“Juliana, 1803” by Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee, is the featured poem of the week on the website of West Trestle Review.
The New York Times editorial on June 16 discusses a new study by Ge Bai, assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University. She is the lead author of "Extreme Markup: The Fifty US Hospitals With The Highest Charge-To-Cost Ratios," that lists the 50 hospitals in the United States with the most extreme price markups. To date, more than 300 media outlets have written about the research.
Ge Bai, assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University, is lead author of a new study that lists the 50 hospitals in the United States with the most extreme price markups. To date, more than 280 media outlets have written about the research.
A new article by Washington and Lee University Law Professor Susan D. Franck is tackling some of the most topical issues in international arbitration and the legal profession in general.
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.
The historic Dixon Place in New York City will showcase “Two People, Three Voices,” a dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, as part of the performance “Crossing Boundaries” on May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Genelle Gertz, associate professor of English and Writing Program director at Washington and Lee University, has received a short-term fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library to conduct research and write during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Jemma Levy, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee University, has won the 2015 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).
Mark Rush, W&L politics and law professor, will be the special guest on the "Sports Palooza Radio Show" May 3 from 7-9 p.m.
Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Tax Clinic in Washington and Lee's School of Law, gives advice on WalletHub to people who do not have the funds to pay their tax obligations.
Jeffrey Shay, Johnson Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University, was honored with the Western Academy of Management's Joan G. Dahl President's Award at the group's annual conference in Kauai, Hawai'i on March 13, 2015.
Mark Drumbl, the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor and director of the Transnational Law Institute at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, published a March 19 opinion piece, "The Truth About Child Soliders," on cnn.com.
This past Saturday, Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, was part of the 150th celebration of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a New York Times article Jan. 21 about Pope Francis' plans to canonize Father Junipero Serra.
Ellen Mayock, Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, provides advice for on structuring, revising and tailoring an academic curriculum vitae (C.V.) in the Jan. 23 edition of Inside Higher Ed.
Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, writes about potential presidential candidates in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Abraham Lincoln scholar and Washington and Lee University professor Lucas Morel's new book, Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages, will be released Jan. 2, 2015.
Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L's Center for Global Learning.
Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, examines the culture of victim blaming in a guest blog for the Global Justice Academy website.
Daniel A. Wubah, provost of Washington and Lee University, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
W&L's Stephen Lind appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Dec. 1, to discuss television's top holiday specials and why they're so enduring.
Washington and Lee University's preeminent Abraham Lincoln scholar, Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics, is in demand these days during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Bob Strong, the William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the American presidency, was in Little Rock, Arkansas, this past weekend during the 10th anniversary celebration of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.
A new book by Debra Prager, associate professor of German, "Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other" (Camden House, 2014), examines novels that follow their protagonists' education or enlightenment predicated on an encounter with the East.
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in an article in the Nov. 7 edition of The New York Times about the F.B.I.'s impersonation of an Associated Press reporter to catch a school bomb threat suspect.
Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law in W&L's Williams School of Commerce, co-wrote a guest opinion column, "Higher Ed Is an Opportunity for Innovation," published in the Oct. 14 edition of Virginia's the (Norfolk-Virginia Beach) Virginian-Pilot.
A story in Virginia Business singles out Washington and Lee University as a leader in acting to raise faculty salaries, an area that received extensive scrutiny in a 2013 study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).
W&L's Paul Youngman discussed how scholars are using digital humanities to explore the arts, literature and history on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 6.
A large paper cube, seemingly composed of symmetrical cutouts, sits on a table at the entrance to the Washington and Lee University Math Department in Robinson Hall. On closer inspection, it turns out to be a compilation of discrete smaller cubes.
Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.
Southern Unionists of the Civil War were erased from history by writers of the Lost Cause, who promoted the mythology of a united Confederacy. Now Barton A. Myers tells the story of one state's Unionists in "Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists."
W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel and Sara Sprenkle presented their latest project—a searchable web application on ancient graffiti—at the 2014 EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World.
Bill Connelly, the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, was quoted in the Oct. 6 edition of CQ Roll Call about the 20th anniversary of the Republican 'Contract with America' election.
At the American Accounting Association's (AAA) 19th annual conference in Atlanta, Ga., in August, four members of the accounting faculty at Washington and Lee University won awards—Stephan Fafatas, Ge Bai, Raquel Alexander and Megan Hess.
Old account ledgers might seem a dry subject to most people, but to a class at Washington and Lee University they offered a rare opportunity to shine new light on local history.
An accelerated pace of immigration has brought profound ecological effects, cultural change and a plurality of languages to the streets of contemporary Spain. A new volume of essays co-edited by W&L's Ellen Mayock explores the overall issue in depth
R.T. Smith's new book of poetry, "In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems" (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his exploration as a poet for the past 33 years, during which he has been acclaimed as "a 21st-century master" (David Huddle).
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, three faculty members at Washington and Lee University will take part in the 200-mile Blue Ridge Relay to raise funds for the "Be Loud! Sophie Foundation."
Rob Straughan, an expert on corporate social responsibility, is quoted in two recent articles in The International Business Times on the new push by major food companies to address shortfalls in their corporate social responsibility, sustainability/environmental and organic/natural programs and offerings.
Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English and dean of the College at Washington and Lee University, has published a new scholarly book: "Thomas Hardy's Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy's Imagination," part of the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series (Ohio State University Press, 2014).
Mark Rush discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision on prayer at local government meetings in the May 13, 2014, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The next Writers at Studio Eleven event will be Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington, and after three years of robust and enriching readings, it will be the last event.
Washington and Lee's Sara Sprenkle, associate professor of computer science, is one of 60 people profiled to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
Stephen Lind, visiting assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the art of public speaking.
Mark Rush, the Waxburg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, thinks pundits need to be cautious in drawing connections between the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia
What are the differences between the German and United States views of surveillance?
Barry Kolman's new book, "The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods and Ensemble Performance," (Edwin Mellen Press, Sept. 2013) is the first volume to examine the earliest musical beginnings of the tradition of community bands in America during the half century following the American Revolution.
Here's a W&L Halloween tale for you: "Zombies stumble into my class all the time." So writes Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English, in an essay published on Oct. 29 in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Dick Kuettner has been named president-elect of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia
In his inaugural address for the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee 250th Anniversary Professorship, Washington and Lee's Marc Conner presents "The Identities of Ralph Ellison."
Victims of talking two to three times more likely to suffer from psychological distress.
Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
Washington and Lee associate provost and English professor will talk on "The Identifies of Ralph Ellison"
Washington and Lee English professor to study work of John Haines.
Linda Hooks, professor of economics, discusses the possible ramifications of a shutdown of the federal government.
Two innovative websites on Spanish medieval texts offer students the opportunity to hear the spoken text.
Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, examines the current state of affairs in light of Russia's proposal for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.
Mark Drumbl, director of the Transnational Institute at Washington and Lee's School of Law, sees Iraq's shadow on decisions about action in Syria.
Ted DeLaney, professor of history at Washington and Lee, remembers tears of joy during historic march in 1963.
Environmental Studies Department head fears major impact on indigenous populations.
Emeritus geology professor Fred Schwab writes about the 2012 geology department reunion in Earth magazine.
Washington and Lee Professor, Students Study the Rhetoric of Nanotechnology
Pamela Luecke, head of the department of journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee, is optimistic about the future of the Washington Post under its new owner.
With a summer research assist from Washington and Lee junior Annie Persons, W&L English professor Lesley Wheeler embarks on a book connecting contemporary poetry and speculative fiction.
Appointment follows a successful year as Interim Dean.
Chair honors the memory of a 1972 Washington and Lee alumnus and is designed to support "an exceptional undergraduate teacher and a distinguished scholar."
Clover Archer, director of Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery, has a work on display at Gallery Luisotti, in Los Angeles.
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler's recent book has been nominated for the Elgin Award.
The Association for Theater in Higher Education has recognized the latest play by Domnica Radulescu, Morris Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee.
After covering trials for 25 years, Washington and Lee's Toni Locy wrote the book on how to cover America's courts.
Jasmin Darznik was among 79 new Americans who took the citizenship oath at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello on Independence Day.
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English, writes about the surge of superhero movies since 9/11 in an op-ed titled "Downsizing the super war on war" in the Roanoke Times on June 3, 2013. The terrorist attacks, he writes, are a "transformative accident" that doubled the superhero's powers. Gavaler teaches a Spring Term course on […]
W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel (classics) and Sara Sprenkle (computer science) will present their prototype of a new web application involving the ancient graffiti of Pompeii at the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) later this month.
Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history, has been awarded a Mednick Memorial Fellowship Grant to conduct research on an aspect of Tibetan Buddhist shrines in India.
Angela M. Smith, director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics and associate professor of philosophy at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research this summer.
Washington and Lee journalism professor Claudette Artwick, who studies social media, sees upsides and downsides of social media during the Boston bombing coverage.
Russell C. Knudson, associate professor of Romance languages emeritus and a part-time member of the Admissions Office, died on Sunday at his home in Lexington.
Washington and Lee neuroscientist Tyler Lorig has mixed views of the BRAIN Project announced by President Obama this month.
Washington and Lee anthropology professor Harvey Markowitz is co-editor of a new anthology, "Seeing Red — Hollywood's Pixeled Skins," that features 36 critical reviews of films that have portrayed American Indians.
Washington and Lee computer science professor Kenneth A. Lambert publishes computer science text as an e-book.
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.
Two Washington and Lee University ecologists recently co-authored a paper that examines for the first time the effect of drought in terms of fish species' diversity in the Amazon.
Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, to discuss the healing power of music.
Angela M. Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Washington and Lee University, has been named the first Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and the first director of the University's new Roger Mudd Center for Ethics.
Elizabeth R. Varon, the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, will address the Phi Beta Kappa//Society of the Cincinnati Convocation at Washington and Lee on Thursday, March 14, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler's narrative poem “The Receptionist” has landed on the Tiptree Award Honor List for 2012
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.
A new textbook by Washington and Lee journalism professor Toni Locy introduces students to legal reporting.
Athena Kirk, Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in the Classics Department at Washington and Lee University, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Feb. 25, to discuss humans, philosophy and animals.
Washington and Lee art history professor Elliott King is the curator of an exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art on the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Washington and Lee history professor Molly Michelmore writes about the federal income tax in Monday's edition of the Washington Post.
A new book by Washington and Lee University English professor Deborah Miranda's new book is both a tribal history of California Indians and a memoir of her own family's experiences.
Washington and Lee University’s 4th annual Writer-in-Residence Reading, featuring R.T. Smith, Lesley Wheeler and Chris Gavaler, will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in the Leyburn Library.
Athena Kirk, Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in the classics department at Washington and Lee University, has received the 2012 Distinguished New Course award from the Humane Society of the United States and the Animals and Society Institute for the seminar, "The Ancient Animal World," which she taught in Fall 2012.
In his new book of poetry, "The Red Wolf: A Dream of Flannery O'Connor," R.T. Smith gives voice to, if not the actual O'Connor, then a possible O'Connor or even a probable O'Connor.
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.
Washington and Lee English professor Chris Gavaler is featured on the latest Mugglenet Academic podcast.
Washington and Lee history professor J. Holt Merchant is featured in a new video about Robert E. Lee produced by Henrico County television.
Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has received a 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Darznik won a Rising Star Award, which goes to assistant professors who have been teaching six years or less.
Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, will give the Edwin A. Morris Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee University history professor Molly Michelmore discussed her book, "Tax and Spend: The Welfare State, Tax Politics and the Limits of American Liberalism', on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange on Monday, Jan. 14.
Washington and Lee alumnus Christian Wiman leaves Poetry magazine editorship for faculty position at Yale.
Research by Washington and Lee professor Michael Laughy is featured by LiveScience.
An oped in the New York Times by Washington and Lee historian Rachel Schnepper explores the "war on Christmas."
With the "fiscal cliff" looming closer and closer, a Washington and Lee University historian whose 2012 book examined the history of United States tax policy says it is difficult to find a comparable moment in the past that looks just like today's crisis. Molly Michelmore, associate professor of history at W&L, is the author of […]
Two Washington and Lee faculty – geologist Lisa Greer and computer scientist Joshua Stough — combine on a new method for assessing the health of coral reefs.
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 […]
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, composed and arranged a new CD of Christmas music, “Stradivarius Christmas,” featuring violinist Jasper Wood and pianist David Riley.
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.
Aaron Abrams, assistant professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee, says the odds of winning the Powerball lottery are low. But how just how low?
For the Fall 2012 edition of W&L: The Alumni Magazine of Washington and Lee University, a panel of faculty discussed the issue of technology in the classroom.
A timely book on the history of U.S. taxes by Molly Michelmore, a Washington and Lee history professor, is cited in The New Yorker.
Genelle Gertz, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee, has just published "Heresy Trials and English Women Writers, 1400-1670."
Washington and Lee law professor Michelle Drumbl contributed her insight on tax law to a recent edition of Slate’s Explainer column, which examined the tax consequences of comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo’s recently revealed marriage.
Joseph F. Lyles, who coached and taught at Washington and Lee University for 50 years, died yesterday, Nov. 13, in Roanoke. He was 83.
Nora V. Demleitner, dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law, writes that those who argue that law schools should do away with the third year miss the mark.
Does a stock’s price chart tell us anything about how that stock will trade in the future? A paper co-authored by Adam Schwartz, a Washington and Lee University business administration professor, aims to answer that and other questions.
Washington and Lee's award-winning dance program will be on display in Wilmington, N.C., tomorrow at Dance-a-lorus, part of the Cucaloras Film Festival, an annual event that supports innovative artists and encourages creative exchange. W&L alumna Julia Pleasants, of the Class of 2007, invited her former W&L dance teacher, Jenefer Davies, to apply to the festival. Julia has coordinated Dance-a-lorus, which pushes […]
Washington and Lee's Radford Professor of Mathematics, Nathan Feldman, poses some election-eve puzzles.
Ellen Mayock, professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, will give the Ernest Williams II Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Roots & Nests, an exhibition of photographic works by Christa Kreeger Bowden, opens on Nov. 12 in Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery and will remain on view through Dec. 12. There will be an artist’s talk, followed by an opening reception, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. Christa […]
Nathan S. Feldman, professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee University, will give the Rupert and Lillian Radford Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m.
Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University, will discuss taxes on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Oct. 22.
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.
David R. Novack, professor of sociology and department chair at Washington and Lee University, will give the Abigail Grigsby Urquhart ’11 Term Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
A play written by Washington and Lee's Domnica Radulescu and directed by W&L's Kimberly Jew will be staged for the first time at the Thespis Theater Festival in New York City in October.
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.
Tyler Dickovick, associate professor of politics at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the decentralization of government, spent part of this summer working with the Kenya Transition Authority as the country plans for decentralization.
Washington and Lee alumnus Scott Henderson and emeritus biology professor Cleve Hickman talk with WVTF radio about the Galapagos Islands.
Erich S. Uffelman, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University, will give the Cincinnati Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Friday, Oct. 5.
Theodore J. Sjoerdsma, professor of computer science at Washington and Lee University from 1984 to 1995, died on Sept. 22 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 83.
Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.
Washington and Lee music professor Barry Kolman's first book, "The Language of Music Revealed," offers a new approach to teaching music theory.
Amanda Bower, professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, discussed the mistakes that marketers make on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Sept. 27. Bower studies what works, and what doesn’t, in commercial marketing strategies. She discussed the approaches that succeed, and the ones that don’t, when it comes to people […]
Dick Kuettner, the director of W&L’s Tucker Multimedia Center, is running the Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series, a statewide program that will originate at W&L and be streamed live on the Internet to host schools and divisions all over Virginia.
Washington and Lee professors Laura Brodie and Lesley Wheeler will read from their works at Studio 11 in Lexington on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler publishes new volume of poetry, “The Receptionist and Other Tales.”
Washington and Lee biology professor Fiona Watson and two undergraduate researchers are developing a gene profile to determine how the optic nerve is regenerated in frogs. fish and cold-blooded invertebrates,
The much-anticipated ruling by the German Constitutional Court on whether Germany's ratification of the financial recovery plan known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was predictable on two levels, according to Russell Miller, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and co-author of a new book about German constitutional law and co-founder of the […]
Washington and Lee business administration professor David Touve writes on the contractions of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in this essay that appeared in Inside Higher Education.
David Marsh, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a new project that will link networks of undergraduate classes to carry out collaborative scientific research.
Addressing Washington and Lee University’s annual Fall Convocation, Arthur H. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics, issued a sobering challenge to the entering Class of 2016, while also wishing them joy and satisfaction in their college careers.
Washington and Lee law professors represented the plaintiffs in a landmark case in which a Fairfax County judge ordered the dissolution of the Buckingham County holding company that operates Kyanite Mining Corp.
Joel Kuehner, associate professor of physics and engineering at Washington and Lee University, has received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue his research into combustion at supersonic speeds.
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.
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, will discuss the literary genre of superheroes on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. today.
In an essay for the New York Times' Opinionator blog, Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, writes about her family's "cluttered, makeshift Iranian house" in California.
Sascha Goluboff, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Washington and Lee University, was joined by Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history, for a discussion of race relations during the Civil War era, on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Aug. 23. Sascha's research into the history of race relations in the Rockbridge County community of […]
David Millon, J. B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, took the helm as president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) at its recent annual meeting.
Competing on Aug. 4 and 5 in the 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Lisle, Ill., Washington and Lee German professor Roger Crockett captured a silver medal, finishing second in the long jump of the men's 60-64 age group. As we noted in an earlier blog post, Roger won a gold medal in the USATF East Region […]
The Amazing Spider-Man turns 50 this month, and Chris Gavaler believes the superhero’s abiding popularity can be traced to his origins as, well, a jerk.
Today is a somber anniversary: 67 years ago, a nuclear bomb destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima. To readily explore that event and the wider world of nuclear issues, there’s ALSOS, a comprehensive digital library on the subject housed at Washington and Lee University. ALSOS provides “a vetted, annotated bibliography of over 3,000 books, articles, films, […]
Washington and Lee dancers are participating in the famed Edinburgh Festival Fringe this month.
In advance of the upcoming London Olympics, two members of the Washington and Lee community recently captured their own gold medals–in track and field competition on the master's level. Competing earlier this month in the USATF East Region Masters Championships at Howard Community College, in Columbia, Md., Roger Crockett, professor of German, won the long jump […]
Washington and Lee University historian Richard Bidlack used previously secret Soviet documents to paint a vivid picture of the 872-day siege of Leningrad by the Germans and Finns during World War II in his new book, “The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944.”
How are changing patterns of communication associated with the health and well-being of teenagers? Washington and Lee psychology professor Karla Murdock and Robert E. Lee scholars Sarah Gorman, a senior from Moores Hill, Ind., and Melissa Derby, a junior from Estelline, S.Dak., are tackling that question in a pilot study this summer. Texting has become […]
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.
Bruce Hale Herrick, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Washington and Lee, died on July 11 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Lexington on July 9. Herrick was 76.
On Friday, July 6, members of the Washington and Lee, Lexington and Rockbridge County communities gathered at Hopkins Green in downtown Lexington at the behest of the Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) to unveil a memorial to the late Pam Simpson. Pam, the first female tenure-track professor at W&L and the first female professor to receive […]
Lawrence E. Hurd, the Herwick Professor of Biology at Washington and Lee University, has received a prestigious research fellowship from the Brazilian Ministry of Education and the Brazilian national science foundation. Hurd will be a Special Visiting Research Fellow in a new program, Science without Borders, which is designed to strengthen and expand Brazilian education […]
It is well documented that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the easier it is for them to learn it. Still, learning Japanese and Chinese would seem particularly daunting. Thanks to Washington and Lee University's Languages for Rockbridge program, area elementary school children are not only learning Spanish and Chinese, but […]
"All the Truth," a novel by Laura Brodie, visiting professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be published on Tuesday (July 3) by Penguin's Berkley Books.
You might think Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English, would feel her schedule these days is quite full enough, what with her July 1 appointment as the interim dean of the College. But when an esteemed scholarly journal asked her to serve as a co-editor, she couldn’t say no. Contemporary Women’s Writing […]
Errors in the initial reporting by two cable news networks aren't a new phenomenon, but the megaphone of social media amplified the mistakes.
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.
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 […]
Harlan Beckley, director of Washington and Lee's Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, and W&L senior Joe Landry discussed poverty issues on WMRA's call-in talk show, Virginia Insight, Monday (June 18) on WMRA, the National Public Radio affiliate in Harrisonburg. Harlan is the Fletcher Otey Thomas Professor of Religion at […]
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.
The tradition of turning music from Broadway shows into jazz recordings is far from new. According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, the first such example was 1944, when Charlie Spivak, a trumpeter and bandleader, turned "Porgy & Bess" into jazz. So Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein was following in a honored […]
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, reflects on the death of Ray Bradbury in an essay that first appeared in the Roanoke Times.
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 […]
Washington and Lee art historian Pamela Hemenway Simpson, who died in October after four decades at the University, has been honored by her alma mater, Gettysburg College. Pam received a posthumous Distinguished Alumni Award from Gettysburg's Alumni Association. It is the highest honor that the association bestows and is awarded for "extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian […]
Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger III, of Washington and Lee's Class of 1969, was honored with another major award when the Association for Psychological Science named him the winner of its 2012 William James Fellow Award during the APS annual convention in May.
Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, discussed the impact of the Harry Potter series on today's students during an appearance on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show, on Monday, June 4. Suzanne is the author of "Empathy and the Novel" (Oxford University Press) and specializes in contemporary […]
Two recent stories in the Billings (Mont.) Gazette have focused on research conducted by Washington and Lee biology professor Bill Hamilton and W&L students in several of his Spring Term courses. The stories, "Researchers try to revitalize soil in Gardiner Basin area" and "Yellowstone Park restoration work progressing," report on an article that Bill and his […]
It's been a banner month for Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee. Just after her memoir, "The Good Daughter," was nominated for two prestigious awards, Jasmin published a piece, "No Place Is Home," in Sunday's New York Times. She writes about her two-year exile from the United States after a run-in with […]
Washington and Lee University recognized five retiring members of the University’s faculty during commencement exercises on Thursday, May 24.
Marcia France, the Herwick Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University, is the new associate dean of the College, beginning July 1. She succeeds Alison Bell, who has held that post since 2010 and is returning to the classroom as an associate professor of archaeology. France, who teaches organic chemistry, arrived at W&L in […]
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.
Renee M. Pratt, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship grant to conduct research in Potsdam, Germany, during the winter term of the 2012-13 academic year.
Washington and Lee English professor Jasmin Darznik's celebrated memoir, "The Good Daughter," is a candidate for the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award for Nonfiction. And even more recently, she received word that the book is on the short list for the 2012 Saroyan Prize for Nonfiction, too. That award is intended to encourage new or […]
A Washington and Lee University psychology course on achieving peak performance is more than a mere academic exercise. According to Brodie Gregory, visiting assistant professor of psychology, by the time the students complete the four-week Spring Term course she’s offering, they will not only understand the underlying psychological theories but they will also have a […]
A new spring term course at Washington and Lee University, "Animal Behavior and Human Morality," is delving into the history of how people hve looked to animal behavior for answers on how humans should conduct themselves.
Washington and Lee law professor Josh Fairfield has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study privacy law in the U.S. and European contexts. Fairfield will conduct his research this summer at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany. Fairfield explains that the buying and selling of personal information for targeted advertising […]
As part of their Spring Term class in Poetic Forms, a group of Washington and Lee students will be spending three hours today (Wednesday, May 9) writing haiku poems on demand for anyone who wants to order one. “We’re deliberately doing this around the time people need to send Mother’s Day cards, but the haikus […]
by Mark Drumbl Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute (Reprinted from the May 8, 2012, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch) Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, has been convicted of 11 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Although symbolic, imprisoning Taylor is a small step toward the […]
The new anthology "Sovereign Erotics: An Anthology of Two-Spirit Literature," co-edited by Deborah Miranda, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee, has received a Silver Medal from the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to deserving but often unsung titles from independent authors and publishers. Published by […]
Ants practice democracy … penguins are monogamous … bonobos honor female sensitivity. If animals do it, does that mean humans should? That's what Nicolaas Rupke, the Johnson Professor of History at Washington and Lee University, discussed when he appears on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show on Thursday, May 3. Nicolaas, who joined the W&L […]
When MuggleNet, the world's No. 1 Harry Potter website, decided to open a new section called MuggleNet Academia and to offer a regular podcast with experts in the study of literature, the organizers made their first call to Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee. Back in February, on the 200th anniversary of Charles […]
Students in the Washington and Lee Spring Term course "Too Big to Fail: Commerce, Corruption and Crisis in Antiquity," have discovered how ancient financial crises really are.
A book by Pamela Simpson, the late Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, “Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture," has been published posthumously.
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 […]
What does it mean to be "in the zone"? How do you get there? Brodie Gregory, visiting professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, discussed peak performance and how to achieve it during an appearance on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show, on Monday, April 30. Gregory, a 2003 graduate of Washington and Lee, […]
George Bent, professor of art history and head of the Department of Art and Art History at Washington and Lee University, will present the Sidney Gause Childress Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. Bent is the first to hold the professorship, which was established in […]
A new exhibit created by Washington and Lee anthropologist Sascha Goluboff at the Brownsburg (Va.) Museum aims to provide visitors with more understanding of the ambiguities of race relations in the small Rockbridge County community before and after the Civil War.
Marc Benamou, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music at Earlham College, in Indiana, is serving as the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor at Washington and Lee University during the 2012 Spring Term. Benamou, who is teaching a new course in world music during the four-week term, specializes in gamelan music, a traditional form of music, […]
Washington and Lee journalism faculty joined their colleagues at the University of Missouri to collaborate on a one-day conference in Roanoke in April that focused on the future of community newspapers. Underwritten in part by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, which has provided funding for several programs in the department of journalism and communications at […]
Washington and Lee historian Molly Michelmore, author of "Tax and Spend: The Welfare State, Tax Politics, and the Limits of American Liberalism," writes a commentary on taxes and the tax code.
A new book co-edited by Deborah Miranda, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University, is a finalist for three awards.
Roger Jeans, Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of East Asian History Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, provided fresh perspectives on George C. Marshall's famous mission to China in a talk he gave at the George C. Marshall Foundation earlier this month. For the presentation, Roger drew on his recent book, "The Marshall Mission to China, 1945-1947: […]
Jamie and Alison Small, of Midland, Texas, have made a $100,000 challenge gift to a new endowment fund that Washington and Lee University has established in memory of Pamela Hemenway Simpson, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History, who died in October 2011.
George Bent, the Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts and department head at W&L, has authored a series of Great Courses lecture on Leonard da Vinci.
Washington and Lee accounting professor Afshad Irani is co-author of a study that investigates the compensation of chief financial officers.
Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, is scheduled to appear today on the National Public Radio Show "Tell Me More." Jasmin will be discussing her critically acclaimed memoir, "The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life," with Jackie Lyden, as part of the International Women's Day Program on "Tell […]
The annual Virginia Festival of the Book begins in Charlottesville today, and, as usual, W&L authors will have a presence. This year, both of them appear on Thursday, March 22. At 4 p.m. on March 22 is Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English. She’s presenting a session titled “My Mother’s Hidden Life: Three Generations of Iranian […]
W&L English professor Suzanne Keen discusses what constitutes young adult literature on Professor Hogwarts blog.
I-Hsiung Ju, professor of art and artist-in-residence emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on March 17, 2012, at his home in North Fort Myers, Fla.
James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, will discuss “Guidelines for Thinking About Our Energy Future.” in a public lecture on Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of the Leyburn Library.
J. Holt Merchant, professor of history at Washington and Lee University, will give the Martin and Brooke Stein Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library
R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, will present the annual Writer-in-Residence Reading at W&L on Wednesday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.
Washington and Lee economics professor Mike Smitka, whose two primary research interests are the auto industry and the Japanese economy, appeared on the Canadian Business News Network last week to assess the current state of the Japanese economy. Mike, who taped the interview in Washington, told his interviewer that the Japanese economy is still about 4 percent […]
Harvey Markowitz, assistant professor of anthropology at Washington and Lee, describes the way Lakota Sioux adapted to various elements of Catholic beliefs and practices from missionaries sent to convert them in a new article.
Janet Ikeda, associate professor of Japanese at Washington and Lee University, participated in a rare meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, of Japan, in Tokyo, on March 7. She belongs to a delegation of Japanese-Americans visiting Japan this month. The prime minister expressed his appreciation for the delegates’ contributions to U.S.-Japan relations, including their assistance […]
A group of theatrical folk from New York, including three alumni of Washington and Lee University, are on campus this week working on the James Baldwin Project. Their efforts will culminate on Friday, March 9, with a work of theater based on Baldwin’s writings and on what the participants describe as “conversations we feel are […]
Severn Parker Costin Duvall, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died at his home in Lexington on March 2, 2012. He was 87. He served on the W&L faculty for 33 years, from 1962 to 1995.
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.
New study by Washington and Lee psychology professor Dan Johnson finds connection between reading fiction and empathy.
Women comedians today owe a great deal to the pioneering women in comedy in the 16th and 17th centuries in Italy and France, as demonstrated for the first time in a new book by Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University. Women's Comedic Art as Social Revolution (McFarland, 2011) is based […]
In her new book Washington and Lee history professor Molly Michelmore traces the development of taxing and spending policy.
Gordon P. Spice, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, will give the Edwin A. Morris Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall of Wilson Hall. The title of Spice’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Words and Music: Creating a Synthesis.” During […]
Robert Strong, interim provost and Wilson Professor of Politics at W&L, discussed Jimmy Carter's foreign policy on WGAU radio in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
What better time to teach the rhetorical principles of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian than during the heat of a presidential election?
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, […]
Songs and Wars and Wolves: Recent Photographs by Washington and Lee University Visiting Professor of Art Maury Gortemiller will be on view in Wilson Hall from Jan. 9 – Feb. 4. The exhibit features works from two series of color photographs. Both projects explore the medium’s unique capability to simultaneously communicate and obfuscate, shifting in […]
Washington and Lee economics professors Arthur H. Goldsmith and Timothy M. Diette appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show Thursday, Jan. 5, to discuss their research about the hidden costs of unemployment. Goldsmith recently reported on his and Diette's findings during a congressional briefing on the psychological benefits of employment and the impact of joblessness, sponsored by […]
Lesley M. Wheeler, professor of English at Washington and Lee University, will give the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. Wheeler was named to the professorship at the beginning of this past summer. Wheeler’s illustrated talk, which is free and open […]
The steady downward trend in the use of the death penalty in the United States represents a "fairly irreversible decline" and suggests a time when the death penalty will be abolished, says David Bruck, a Washington and Lee University law professor. Statistics released this week by the Death Penalty Information Center indicate that the number […]
Imagine that you've been working a jigsaw puzzle for 50 years—and you can't find the one piece that will allow you to finish at least one portion of the puzzle. The possibility that this piece might have finally been found is why physicists are so excited about this week's announcement that scientists believe they are […]
Last week was Washington and Lee's second edition of Dancing with the Professors. Not only is it a good fund-raiser for the W&L dance program, but it's proven a big hit with the audiences, too. In fact, it was voted best new event on campus by students last year. Eleven professors participated in 10 dances this […]
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, is the author of two novels as well as numerous award-winning short stories and plays. He's also got one of the more intriguing blogs that you'll find, particularly if you grew up, as he did, reading comic books. Every Monday, Chris posts a new […]
Letters to the editors of Rockbridge County's newspapers–200 years' worth–was the subject of conversation when Washington and Lee journalism professor Doug Cumming appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" program on Dec. 8, 2011. He discussed the new book that he edited, The Lexington Letters: Two Centuries of Water Under the Bridge. Cumming, a former […]
The millions of readers of the major Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta can now turn to the “Lifestyle” column to read essays by Anna Brodsky, associate professor of Russian at Washington and Lee University. Brodsky, who is Russian and immigrated to the United States in her early 20s, began writing her column this summer and said […]
The intense media coverage of the allegations of child sexual abuse at Penn State and Syracuse universities has raised questions about various ethical issues that media must confront. For Edward Wasserman, the Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University, one of the most interesting questions concerns the proper relationship between media and […]
Four Washington and Lee University geology majors presented their research at the world's largest geoscience meeting to be held in San Francisco this week (Dec. 5-9). Makenzie Hatfield, a senior from Charleston, W.Va., Elizabeth Mann, a senior from Hamilton, Va., Maria Reimi, a senior from Caracas, Venezuela, and Lauren Schultz, a junior from California, Md., […]
The following piece by Washington and Lee University law professor A. Benjamin Spencer originally appeared on the Washington Post's website and is reprinted here with permission. By A. Benjamin Spencer These are challenging times for legal education. The legal job market is eroding in ways not likely to improve in the near term, if at […]
Ellen Mayock, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, served as guest editor on a new double issue of the journal Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (Volume 16/Fall 2011), published by the University of Puerto Rico. The special issue brings together 26 essays from leading experts to discuss the Spanish novel […]
Washington and Lee professors Ellen Mayock and Domnica Radulescu appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Dec. 1, to discuss their book Feminist Activism in Academia: Essays on Personal, Political and Professional Change (McFarland, 2010). Mayock, professor of Spanish, and Radulescu, professor of French and head of W&L's Women’s and Gender Studies Program, edited the volume, which […]
Residents of Lexington and Rockbridge County, will undoubtedly turn first to the index to see if they recognize the names of the letter writers in the new book The Lexington Letters: Two Centuries of Water Under the Bridge (Mariner Publishing, November 2011), which collects 200 years of letters to the editors of the local newspapers. […]
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 […]
Ted DeLaney, chair of the Department of History and the Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Term Professor at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s "Virginia Insight" program on Monday, Nov. 21, for a discussion of the Civil War. He was joined on the live call-in show by historian Ed Ayers, president of the […]
Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Law Professor and director of the Transnational Institute at the Washington and Lee School of Law, discussed child soldiers on Thursday, Nov. 10, on WMRA’s "Virginia Insight" program. Mark’s new book, Re-Imagining Child Soldiers (Oxford University Press), discusses the plight of child soldiers and whether international law should consider boys […]
In October, Washington and Lee's athletic director, Jan Hathorn, was honored with induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame at her high school, Marcus Whitman Central School, in Rushville, N.Y. She was one of five inductees. A 1978 graduate of Marcus Whitman, Jan competed in soccer, tennis, softball, swimming and basketball. She was an All-League […]
On Pearl Harbor Day in Japan (Dec. 8 because of the international dateline), the Japanese equivalent of PBS will air a program that features an interview with Roger B. Jeans, the Otey Professor Emeritus of East Asian History at Washington and Lee. A Japanese TV crew from NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corp., came to Lexington […]
One review of The Revolution in Venezuela: Social and Political Change under Chávez (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, July 2011) calls it “a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the Venezuelan experiment for both individuals and institutions.” Another concludes the book provides “much needed nuance to the often abstract, ill-informed international […]
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 […]
“The Widow’s Season,” by Laura Brodie, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has become a surprise hit in Germany. The book, which prominently features places around W&L and Lexington, was published by Berkley Books (part of Penguin Books) in 2009. A German translation was published in the summer of 2010 and […]
“Senshin’an” or “Clearing-the-Mind-Abode,” was announced as the name of the Japanese Tea Room at Washington and Lee University in a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Reeves Center’s Watson Pavilion. The ceremony was attended by special guest Kayoko Hirota, chief of administration at the Urasenke Chanoyu Center in New York, along with members […]
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 […]
David Harbor, professor of geology, and Jeffrey Rahl, assistant professor of geology, both of Washington and Lee, presented the results of their summer research to approximately 6,000 geoscientists at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in October. Their work was supported by the Lenfest program and two alumni funds in the geology […]
A new confocal laser scanning microscope at Washington and Lee University aims to increase research and training across the sciences, not only at W&L but also at two nearby institutions, Virginia Military Institute and Mary Baldwin College. The microscope will be acquired through a $366,000 Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). […]
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 […]
While taking a walk in Goshen Pass earlier this month, Washington and Lee Spanish professor Mónica González snapped a photo of the brilliant fall colors. She then submitted it to "National Geographic," which has turned it into an online jigsaw puzzle. Mónica, whose undergraduate training was in journalism, has continued her interest in photojournalism. Four of the […]
“Bring a prop, wear a hat, or come up with your own way of portraying your personality on video,” declare posters inviting students, faculty and employees to take part in The Warhol Screen Test Project at Washington and Lee University. W&L’s Student Arts League is spearheading the project as part of a forthcoming three-part exhibition […]
Julie Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, was honored on Saturday, Oct. 15, when her book, The Horse in Virginia: An Illustrated History, won the People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction at the Library of Virginia’s 14th Annual Literary Awards, in Richmond. At the same event, Lesley Wheeler, the […]
Timothy S. Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law and one of the nation's leading voices in health care law, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pamela Hemenway Simpson, an art historian who was one of the most influential figures of the last four decades at Washington and Lee University, died at her home in Lexington, Va., on Oct. 4. She was 65. "She was a dear friend and colleague," said W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio. "Washington and Lee is a […]
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 […]
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at Washington and Lee, was one of seven composers from Associated Colleges of the South institutions commissioned to set poems to music as part of a project at Southwestern University of Texas. Vosbein's composition became part of a song cycle that focuses on the environment, particularly the importance of water […]
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. […]
An award of $355,319 from the National Science Foundation will allow Washington and Lee University to replace its much-used but outdated scanning electron microscope with a state-of-the art version. “The existing machine works well for teaching purposes,” said Jeffrey Rahl, assistant professor of geology at W&L and principal investigator for the grant application, “but in […]
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 […]
The new CD, "Fleet Street," featuring Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein's compositions of the music from the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd" merited a review on the website, All About Jazz. The review, originally from JazzWax, described the music as "a superb reworking and a throwback to an age of introspective interpretation." Vosbein […]
Jeff Shay, the Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s Virginia Insight show on Monday, Sept. 19, to discuss key lessons for small business success. An entrepreneur himself in his early 20s, Jeff has more than 20 years of consulting experience through his company, Shay Consulting International. […]
With fewer jobs available in investment banking these days, Washington and Lee University professor Scott Hoover's new book "How to Get a job on Wall Street" (McGraw-Hill August 2011) has already had an effect on the interviewing skills of W&L's students. He now believes it can have a similar effect on college students elsewhere. "I […]
This past August, Harlan Beckley, the director of W&L's Shepherd Poverty Program, told a group of entering Washington and Lee University students headed out to volunteer in impoverished communities that the U.S. poverty rate would soon rise above 15 percent. So Beckley was not surprised when the U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that 15.1 […]
Congratulations to Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee. She is one of three finalists in the poetry category of the 2011 Library of Virginia Literary Awards, for her book Heterotopia (Barrow Street Press). Lesley, in fact, won a prize for the volume when it was still in manuscript, […]
Terrorism was not born on 9/11 or in Oklahoma City. It is, in fact, an ancient concept. But what is new about terrorism, says Washington and Lee law professor Erik Luna, is the development of a distinctive legal regime and heightened enforcement efforts in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks. It is this legal […]
Art Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s Virginia Insight show Thursday, Sept. 15. He was part of a panel that discussed President Obama’s latest job creation proposals. Other panelists were Robert North Roberts, professor of political science and public administration at James Madison University, […]
Addressing the Fall Convocation to open Washington and Lee University's 263rd year, Pamela Hemenway Simpson, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at the University, told the Warner Center audience that development of the W&L campus over several hundred years resulted in not just a collection of buildings, but a symbol. "What we so […]
Ted DeLaney, the Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Term Professor of History and head of the history department at Washington and Lee, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the St. George Tucker Society, an interdisciplinary organization of southern specialists at was founded in 1992 by the most important living historian […]
Robert Stanley Johnson, the Cincinnati Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, at Washington and Lee University, died on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Augusta Medical Center. He was 73. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church in Lexington at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, with burial to follow in the […]
Washington and Lee biology professor Bill Hamilton is a member of the advisory board for W&L's Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant, which includes service-learning courses in which W&L students develop science modules and teach them in local K-5 classrooms. In addition, the University has held a Summer Science Institute for local Rockbridge County teachers. Bill Hamilton, […]
David Millon, the J. B. Stombock Professor of Law and Law Alumni Faculty Fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was named president-elect of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) at its recent annual meeting. Millon will serve in this position during 2011-12 and will become president of the organization for the […]
Doug Cumming, associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee, acquired some continental habits this summer. He learned to dry his clothes on an indoor clothesline, display potted geraniums in his window, and don what he calls a “Fellini” jacket and a Panama hat. He chalks up this transformation to a four-week teaching […]
When a contributor to the Miller-McCune magazine needed an expert, he knew who to call: Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Washington and Lee University. Suzanne is quoted at length in an article titled “Teaching Empathy to the ‘Me’ Generation,” by Eric Leake, a […]
James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics and director of Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee, has been invited to provide one of the keynote addresses at the 2011 LOICZ Open Science Conference in Yantei, China, in September 2011. LOICZ, the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, is an international research institute, […]
Roger Jeans found the hot, humid July weather in Lexington a bit of a shock when he returned from an out-of-town conference. His dismay is understandable, for the meeting, at which he was an invited speaker, took place in the balmy environs of Oxford, England. Roger, the Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor Emeritus of East Asian […]
Terry Metz, library director and a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., has been named University librarian at Washington and Lee University. Metz's appointment, announced by Robert Strong, interim provost at Washington and Lee, is effective Sept. 1. Selected at the conclusion of a national search, Metz succeeds Merrily Taylor, who […]
William F. Connelly Jr., the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on Harrisonburg NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" program on Thursday, June 9, to discuss the history of congressional partisanship on Capitol Hill. The author of James Madison Rules America: The Constitutional Origins of Congressional Partisanship (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010), […]
Molly Michelmore, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s Virginia Insight show Monday (May 2) to discuss her research into the way that liberals have gone out of their way to avoid raising taxes how, over the past 50 years. Molly's new book, “Tax and Spend: Welfare, Taxes and […]
As part of last weekend's Relay for Life cancer fund-raiser, members of the University community were invited to vote with their money for the faculty members they would most like to see bald. The winners (?) — Simon Levy (computer science), Scott Hoover (business administration) and Burr Datz, Class of 1975 (Campus Minister, St. Patrick's […]
Washington and Lee politics professor Ayse Zarakol is a perfect example of the way that the research experience of W&L's professors benefits their students. Ayse is one of a select group of American scholars who will participate in the Academic Exchange (AE), a joint program of the Milken Institute, the Rand Corporation and the Yitzhak Rabin […]
The Virginia Festival of the Book opens today in Charlottesville, and four authors with Washington and Lee connections will be talking about their latest books. The festival runs through Saturday and is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The W&L authors, their books, and their lecture times: Julie Campbell, associate director of communications and […]
Alumni (and others) of a certain generation will remember Spin and Marty, the eponymous heroes of a 1950s television series that was part of the original "Mickey Mouse Club." Washington and Lee librarians Elizabeth Anne Teaff and Carol Blair recently illuminated the connection between that series and W&L in the latest issue of "Folios," a newsletter for […]
When news of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, began to circulate on campus, we turned our thoughts immediately to the three members of the Washington and Lee faculty who are in that country. Thankfully, all of them are fine, and no current students are studying or traveling there. Lad Sessions, the Jo M. and […]
Peter Homans, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1972 who has blended his musical and business skills, is practically a walking advertisement for a liberal arts education. In the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of the alumni magazine, we wrote about his PARMA Recordings, which had just released “Tendrils,” a CD containing music by Peter; Byron […]
This past Monday on the campus of Washington and Lee, members of the Journalism Department, budding student journalists and two visitors had dinner together, courtesy of the Reynolds Foundation. It’s not unusual, of course, for W&L students to have face time with distinguished visitors. What made this dinner party out of the ordinary, however, was […]
Three members of Washington and Lee's faculty will make talk-show appearances on National Public Radio today: Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English, will discuss her new book, "The Good Daughter," on the "Diane Rehm Show" today from 11 a.m. to noon. The "Diane Rehm Show" originates from WAMU in Washington and is available throughout the […]
David Bruck, clinical professor of law at Washington and Lee’s School of Law and director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s "Virginia Insight" show today (Thursday, Jan. 27) for a discussion of the death penalty. The Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse is a trial-level, legal-aid clinic providing free services to defense […]
With the National Football League down to four teams this weekend, the big question is not which teams will make to the Super Bowl but how those teams will impact the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor. A year ago Washington and Lee's George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance in W&L's Williams School of Commerce, […]
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA’s "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. today (Jan. 10) to discuss his new historical novel, School for Tricksters, and the process of using fiction to write about historical events. His novel is based on two true-life "tricksters," who […]
Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the automobile industry, discussed the rise and fall of America’s labor movement on NPR affiliate WMRA’s "Virginia Insight" on Monday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. Here is the audio from the program: Smitka not only conducts research on the industry and […]
Sandy Reiter, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee and a former plant manager for Honeywell International, will discuss U.S. corporations w on NPR affiliate WMRA’s Virginia Insight show this afternoon (Thursday, December 2) at 3 p.m., More than a hundred years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations should have the same […]
The Cummings' books — Joe's "Bylines" at left; Doug's "The Southern Press" at right. When Washington and Lee journalism professor Doug Cumming holds a book signing on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Lexington's Books & Co., he'll be joined by a fellow author and Southern journalist — his father, Joe Cumming. Joe Cumming will be signing and reading […]
Washington and Lee history professor Ted DeLaney, a member of W&L's Class of 1985, was a keynote speaker for an unusual event this past weekend in the small Ohio River town of Gallipolis, Ohio. Every year since 1864, the people of Gallipolis have celebrated the Emancipation Proclamation in September, because the preliminary issue of the proclamation came on Sept. 22, 1862. The […]
In his new book, James Madison Rules America: The Constitutional Origins of Congressional Partisanship, Washington and Lee politics professor William F. Connelly Jr. takes exception to Woodrow Wilson's interpretation of Madison's institutional framework. Discussing his views on Wilson and Madison this summer in an interview with alumna Amy Balfour '89, '93L, Connelly said that "what […]
Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein's recent CD, Progressive Jazz 2009, got a nice boost recently when it was the subject of a feature story in the August edition of JAZZIZ Magazine, considered one of the premier publications covering the jazz world. The CD, which was the subject of a previous blog post here, […]
Washington and Lee University studio art faculty will present their work at the corporate gallery of Capital One in Richmond starting next month and continuing through December. The exhibition will feature works by Leigh Ann Beavers, visiting assistant professor of art; Christa Bowden, assistant professor of art; Clover Archer Lyle, visiting instructor of photography; Kathleen […]
David Elmes, emeritus professor of psychology, has made a habit of calling upon his former students as a resource for the next generation of psychology majors. During the spring semester of 2009, he put together a course called Applications of Psychology Sciences, in which 11 alumni and alumnae with graduate degrees in psychology and allied […]
Washington and Lee English professor and novelist Laura Brodie has had a big couple of months in Germany. The German translation of her debut novel, The Widow's Season, was released at the end of May, and it has been climbing the best-seller list there throughout the summer. In July, the novel, retitled Ich weiß, du […]
Sunday, July 11, is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird.” With that in mind, we asked a few members of the University community to give us their thoughts on the novel—in hopes that they will prime the pump for your additional comments. So, see what they have to […]
"When Turtles Fly" is the name of the fascinating blog written by Deborah Miranda, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee. Deborah teaches composition, creative writing (poetry and memoir) as well as Native American, American ethnic and women's literature. She began the blog back in 2008 as a record of her sabbatical. The blog's […]
A story currently on the University of Virginia's news site, UVA Today, documents the work that Alison Bell, assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology at Washington and Lee, has done at U.Va.'s Morven Farm site. Here's a link to the story. Alison began her work at Morven when she was a graduate student at U.Va. […]
"Train to Trieste", the 2008 novel by Washington and Lee University Romance languages professor Domnica Radulescu, continues to appear on best-seller lists around the world. Most recently the novel was No. 4 on the electronic book list at Foyles, the London book seller, which appears weekly in The Observer. (Note that it was one spot […]
The third edition of the anthology Best American Fantasy has just been published and features what Publisher's Weekly calls "20 eclectic and exceptional stories that graft fantasy with realistic fiction." Included among the authors is none other than Stephen King. But two of the 20 stories are by writers with Washington and Lee ties. Chris […]
The Princeton Alumni Weekly has just published a piece on Lesley Wheeler, professor of English and head of the English department at Washington and Lee. Lesley received her Ph.D. from Princeton in 1994. The "A Moment with…" feature in the Princeton publication is a question-and-answer session with Lesley, and there is also a link on […]
Washington and Lee politics professor Robin LeBlanc's new book, The Art of The Gut: Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics, is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education's survey of new scholarly books this week. The link to the Chronicle's scholarly books feature is here, but it may require a subscription login. Amy Balfour […]
Tim Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at W&L, will among the experts on a live panel discussion about health insurance exchanges on C-SPAN Friday (1/8) afternoon. The show will air from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the debate on health care reform, Tim has been in demand for comment from […]
Washington and Lee alumni of the 1970s or 1980s who happen to dine at the new Chinese restaurant open now in Cape Coral, Fla., may be familiar with the artwork that they see at Chen's China Bistro. A feature story on the new restaurant in the North Fort Myers Neighbor spends almost as much time […]
Washington and Lee English professor Marc Conner hopped up on WMRA radio's Civic Soapbox to discuss his recent visit to the National Book Awards when he opted not to heed Thoreau's imperative (“beware of any enterprise that requires new clothes") and wore a tuxedo to the gala event in New York City. The awards, which […]
Here's some recent news about two Washington and Lee poets: First, today's Poem of the Day on Poetry Daily is "Shades" by R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah and writer-in-residence at W&L. The poem was originally published in the Sewanee Review, and you can read it here. Meanwhile, the blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, has an […]
In case you missed it, Washington and Lee was well represented in Sunday's Washington Post. W&L law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson authored an opinion piece on page C-7 that examined the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. She's co-editor of the book "Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts." You […]
Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein's new CD, "Progressive Jazz 2009," has been getting strong reviews since its recent release. Release by Max Frank Music, the CD, which features the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and was recorded earlier this year during a concert at the University of Tennessee, pay tribute to big band leader Stan […]
The paperback version of Washington and Lee Professor of Romance Languages Domnica Radulescu's acclaimed debut novel, Train to Trieste, is out this month and features praise from Bernhard Schlink, author of the international best-selling novel The Reader. Schlink, who spoke on the Washington and Lee campus last year, said this about Domnica's novel: "A coming […]
As the debate over health care continues to heat up this summer, Timothy Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at the Washington and Lee School of Law, has been an active participant. As we noted here earlier, Jost is now a regular contributor to the Arena blog […]
Tim Jost, Washington and Lee's Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law and an expert on health care law, is weighing in on the debate over health care reform that is ramping up these days. Tim has written widely on the subject. He is a co-author of a casebook, Health Law, and the author of […]
Washington and Lee law professor Erik Luna made his second appearance before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security last Thursday. His testimony was on the issue of federal funding for indigent defense. You can read his testimony by downloading a pdf file here. While Luna supports efforts to require states to meet […]
Washington and Lee Chemistry Professor Marcia France has just finished teaching a course on the Science of Cooking, By all accounts, it was successful on a number of levels. Professor France's goal was to show students both how science is integrated into their daily life and the scientific method can create some tasty recipes. As […]