A record-setting year for nationally competitive fellowship awards at Washington and Lee University can be attributed to forward-thinking educators, hard-working students and a persistent, encouraging fellowships director.
Washington and Lee University will name a new interdisciplinary academic center for teaching and research on Southern race relations, culture, and politics in honor of late professor of history emeritus Theodore “Ted” Carter DeLaney Jr. '85.
W&L’s new provost, Lena Hill, aims to support the university’s initiatives in interdisciplinary work, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.
The series will end the academic year with a roundtable discussion on May 19 at 6 p.m. titled "The Black Freedom Struggle: Verdicts on Advocacy."
Chawne Kimber, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of Mathematics, head of the Mathematics Department, and co-director of the Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education at Lafayette College, has been named dean of the College at Washington and Lee University.
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In the interview, Hill discusses her new appointment as W&L provost, effective July 1, 2021.
Washington and Lee University is among the 51 inaugural member institutions* of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a new initiative from the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center.
Lena Hill, dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at Washington and Lee, has been appointed to be the university’s next provost, beginning July 1, 2021.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 29 and 30 and will be hosted on Zoom.
Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law and director of the Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed to a one-year term as interim dean of the law school effective July 1, 2021.
Tolu Olubunmi, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee, will return to her alma mater as the guest speaker for Washington and Lee’s first International Day of Peace event.
The Africana Studies Program at W&L, in partnership with the Rupert H. Johnson Jr. Program in Leadership and Integrity, will host a series of events focused on activism and Black life. It kicks off Aug. 26 with a panel discussion featuring three W&L faculty members.
Vaughan holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University, a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate from Arizona State University. She succeeds John Tombarge, who will step down on June 30 after serving in the role for seven years.
Elizabeth Goad Oliver, associate dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics and Lewis Whitaker Adams Professor of Accounting, has been appointed to a one-year term as interim provost at Washington and Lee University, effective July 1, 2020. She will return to her position as associate dean in July 2021.
Snyder is a journalist known for her works on the topic of domestic violence.
Campus Kitchen runs a variety of holiday-themed events during the month of November.
“A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia” contains poems from three W&L faculty members.
The event is free and open to the public.
Clifford Ando’s and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan’s lectures are free and open to the public.
Miranda’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “’Coyote Learns a New Trick’: Beth Brant and Two-Spirit Literatures.”
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a tale built on multiple storylines that interfere with each other and create an irresistible web of mayhem and mischief.
The conversation will address how the news media grapples with ethics in confrontational times.
She is the assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center
Baker has covered four presidents for the New York Times and Washington Post: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Paul Hanstedt, Director of Pedagogical Innovation and John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College, has been named founding Director of the Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE) at Washington and Lee University.
He taught at W&L from 1974 to 2011.
Fall Academy is two weeks of technology instruction, pedagogy discussions, guest speakers, and orientation sessions for new and returning faculty and staff.
His talk is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment Committee and the Provost Lecture Fund.
Lena Hill, senior associate to the president, interim chief diversity officer, and associate vice president at the University of Iowa, has been named dean of the College at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University has selected the Advanced Research Cohort (ARC) program as its next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). President Will Dudley and Provost Marc Conner announced the selection at the undergraduate faculty meeting on Feb. 5.
Allen’s speech is titled: “Why Hide Anything?” She is the fifth speaker in the year-long Questioning Intimacy series.
W&L's Marc Conner co-chaired a conference on Ellison at the University of Oxford.
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, will address W&L's 2017 Fall Convocation.
Washington and Lee University has named Marc C. Conner as provost. Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, has been serving as W&L’s interim provost since January 2016.
Washington and Lee University has announced new appointments in the administration.
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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.
The Constitution Day lecture at Washington and Lee University, featuring Dr. William B. Allen, emeritus professor of political philosophy at Michigan State University, will be Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Charles R. Johnson, award-winning philosopher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and scholar of black American literature and Buddhism, will address Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Fall Convocation at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 7.
Patrick Wright, from Tampa, Florida, a 2016 graduate from Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship for study and internship experience in Germany.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a Washington and Lee University team with a major digital humanities grant of $74,500. The Digital Humanities Start-Up grant will support 18 months of continued work on the Ancient Graffiti Project.
Pasquale S. Toscano, of Kettering, Ohio, an English and classics double major at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study.
Washington and Lee University junior Clare Wilkinson of Warren, Vermont, has won a highly competitive 2016 Goldwater Scholarship, which promotes research careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
Meera Kumar, from Portland, Oregon, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to India. Her project is "Artistic Depiction and Womanhood in Village Bengal."
Washington and Lee University this week introduced a permanent historical marker on campus that recognizes the African Americans who were owned by the school for about three decades prior to the Civil War.
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).
Ijezie Ikwuezunma of Richmond, Texas, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to the United Kingdom. His project is “Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacokinetics of Warfarin (an oral anti-coagulant).”
Washington and Lee University senior Anna Paden Carson of Roanoke, Virginia, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Colombia.
Tessa Rajak, a British expert on Hellenistic and Roman-era Judaism, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 29 at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House, room 101. While at W&L, she will be the Class of 1963 Visiting Scholar in Residence sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Departments of Religion and Classics.
Washington and Lee University studio art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 28 and runs until April 11. An opening reception for the artists will be March 31 at 4 p.m. in Lykes Atrium, Wilson Hall.
Prof. Eggert comments on his former colleague at Arnold & Porter, "a consensus builder with a brilliant legal mind" who would be an "intellectual leader on the Court."
It’s March, and that means it’s time for the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville — and for two members of the Washington and Lee University literary community to shine.
The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Baluarte will conduct his research at the University of Buenos Aires Law School in Argentina, where he will study the stateless population and also will teach refugee and asylum law in his host school's immigration clinic.
To kick off Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Mock Convention, The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at W&L will host a debate on “The Ethics of Citizenship” on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Mock Con will be Feb. 12–13.
The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a mock presidential nominating process with over 100 years of success. Every four years, Mock Convention attempts to predict who the party currently out of power in the White House will nominate to run for president of the United States.
Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
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.
Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, author and professor, will lecture on Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Her lecture is part of Washington and Lee University’s year-long Questioning Passion series.
Caroline Osella, a reader in anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, will lecture at W&L as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. Her talk will be Jan. 27, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Hillel 101.
Emma Swabb, a Washington and Lee University senior from Erie, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2015 David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.
Najeeb Shafiq, an associate professor of education, economics and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. His talk will be Jan. 20, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Hillel 101.
Claudia Rankine, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 20, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
American historian and author Joseph Ellis will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee’s Founders Day-Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Blaise Buma, a Dec. 2015 mathematics graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the inaugural class of 111 Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships program at the University of Oxford.
Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will welcome five honorary and 38 student initiates at W&L’s annual Founders Day-ODK Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, will highlight a series of lectures, panel discussions and a viewing and discussion of “Selma” when Washington and Lee University holds its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15–21.
The brief, written with Prof. Jason Rantanen of the University of Iowa College of Law and filed with the Court on December 16, 2015, involves the legal standard for increasing damages awards in patent infringement cases.
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.
Lars Svendsen, professor of philosophy at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway, will lecture on Jan. 14, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, as part of Washington and Lee University’s year-long Questioning Passion series.
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).
The three-night run of “Dancers Create…” on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 continues Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of the 400 years of Shakespeare in theatre, music, dance, art and scholarship.
Nikki Usher, an assistant professor in George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and one of the leading scholars of digital journalism, will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University at 5 p.m. Dec. 8, in Huntley Hall Room 221.
Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization’s India Trade Project.
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).
Philip Fisher, the Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English at Harvard University, will lecture as part of the Questioning Passion series at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 60th Institute of Media Ethics on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
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.
Anthony (Antoine) Edwards has reassured students learning Arabic at Washington and Lee University that his own first encounter with the language was as a first-year student.
David Shinn, professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, will give two public lectures at Washington and Lee University.
The 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).
Joseph Carens, professor of political science at the University of Toronto, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
American author and public speaker Taylor Branch will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Branch will speak about “Scalawags and Big Government: How Racial History Warps Politics.” It is free and open to the public.
Seth Michelson, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, will give a poetry reading on the Ethics of Citizenship on Oct. 26 from 12:15–1:20 p.m. in Hillel Multipurpose Room.
The three-night run of “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief” Oct. 11–13 kicks off Shakespeare 2016!, Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare in theater, music, dance, art and scholarship.
James Elkins, the E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will lecture as part of the Questioning Passion series at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Melissa S. Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The event is free and open to the public.
During Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., he held a mass on Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, D.C., to canonize the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra as a saint.
Matthew Carl, a junior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been selected as a participant in the German Academic Exchange Service’s Young Ambassadors Program for 2015-16.
Acclaimed investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
On Nov. 6-8, juniors Lenny Enkhbold and Lizzy Stanton will attend the inaugural Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) symposium at Davidson College to present their work with W&L Professor Paul Youngman. They also have another connection to the symposium — they created it.
The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University has announced that two groups of faculty will receive support to establish Global Issues Seminars under the Global Fellows Program, which is funded with support from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation.
Helen I’Anson, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, has won a $95,399 grant from the Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB) to fund one year of research into the role of snacking in the early onset of obesity in children.
Barbara Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC, will give the inaugural lecture in the Questioning Passion interdisciplinary seminar series at Washington and Lee.
The Constitution Day lecture at Washington and Lee University featuring H. Jefferson Powell, a professor of law at Duke University, will be Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, Lewis Hall.
Danielle S. Allen, professor of government and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, is the first speaker in the 2015–16 Ethics of Citizen series, sponsored by the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University.
The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will examine “The Ethics of Citizenship” during its 2015–2016 lecture and conference series.
Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2015 Fall Convocation on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Front Lawn. Murchison will speak on “The Liberal Arts in Practice.”