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Goldsmith to Address W&L's Fall Convocation

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. in the Warner Center.

Goldsmith’s address is titled “Finding Your Path to a Life Well Lived.”

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Washington and Lee will open its 264th academic year and the 164th year of the School of Law when classes begin. The law school orientation begins on Aug. 22 with the first day of classes on Aug. 27. Orientation for new undergraduate students begins on Sept. 1, and class begin on Sept. 6.

Goldsmith joined the W&L faculty in 1990 after having taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina. He also held visiting professorships at Wake Forest, Victoria University in New Zealand and Bond University in Australia. He was appointed to the Stephens Professorship in 1997 and chaired the department of economics from 1998 to 2003.

Goldsmith received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois.

His areas of specialization include labor economics, the economics of race and ethnicity, macroeconomics, and economic psychology, including the psychological impact of long-term unemployment. He has published extensively and lectures widely at economic and academic conferences. He belongs to the American Economics Association, is currently vice president of the Southern Economic Association, serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, and is a member of the National Economic Association.

In 2008, Goldsmith won the inaugural H. Hiter Harris Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

The convocation is open to the public.

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Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
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