ODAC Champion Generals Open NCAA Tournament at Christopher Newport Lexington, Virginia • February 21, 2010 -- Washington and Lee's Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship women's basketball team opens play in the NCAA Division III tournament Friday (March 5) at 7:30 p.m. against Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
W&L Lecture Examines Conservation in Mexico Lexington, Virginia • February 22, 2010 -- A lecture on conservation titled "Where are the Parks? Great Ideas, Cultural Contexts, and Conservation in Mexico" will be presented by Emily Wakild, assistant professor of history at Wake Forest University, on Thursday, March 4, at Washington and Lee University.
Mark Grunewald Named Interim Law Dean Lexington, Virginia • February 23, 2010 -- Mark Grunewald, the James P. Morefield Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, has been named interim dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2010.
10 Things We Should Know About George Washington Commentary Lexington, Virginia • February 22, 2010 -- Frank E. Grizzard Jr., director of the Lee Family Digital Archive at Washington and Lee University and author of several books on George Washington, celebrates Washington's birthday with an essay on 10 things everyone should know about the the first United States president.
Asian Leadership Conference to be Held at W&L Lexington, Virginia • February 19, 2010 -- Washington and Lee's Pan-Asian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE) is hosting an Asian Leadership Conference at the university on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Elrod Commons.
New Resources for Pre-law Students at W&L Lexington, Virginia • February 18, 2010 -- Washington and Lee alumna Abby Perdue has returned to her alma mater on sabbatical from a New York law firm to assist current W&L undergraduates explore careers in law.
W&L’s Lincoln Lecture Series Features Speaker on Lincoln and Douglass Lexington, Virginia • February 18, 2010 -- As one of Washington and Lee University’s Lincoln Lecture Series featured speakers, Diana Schaub, professor of political science at Loyola College in Maryland, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 327, Huntley Hall.
W&L Librarian Yolanda Merrill Curates “Arts of the Book” Exhibit Lexington, Virginia • February 15, 2010 -- "Beyond Text and Image: The Book as Art" opens on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall, at Washington and Lee. Curated by W&L humanities librarian Yolanda Merrill, the exhibition showcases 30 works by nationally known book artists.
Prominent Historian to Dissect the Ecology of U.S.-Mexico Trade W&L Presents Lecture Series on How Environment Shapes Human History Lexington, Virginia • February 14, 2010 -- A special lecture series that examines "Nature and Politics in the Americas" will begin Thursday, Feb. 18 at Washington and Lee University and continue through March. The four programs, featuring nationally- and internationally-known guest lecturers, will examine ways in which the physical environment helped shape human history in Latin America, and will discuss the ecology of international trade, conservation and national parks, climate history and environmental justice.
USSO to Perform the Afro-American Symphony as Part of Feb. 13 Concert Lexington, Virginia • February 10, 2010 -- In celebration of Black History month, the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra will perform William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall at Washington and Lee University. Tickets are required.
Shenandoah Awards Graybeal-Gowan Prize for Virginia Poets Lexington, Virginia • February 9, 2010 -- Jennifer Key of Dallas, Texas has been named winner of the annual Graybeal-Gowan Prize for Virginia Poets offered by Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review for the best poem entered by a Virginia poet.
Historian James McPherson Lectures on Lincoln at W&L Lexington, Virginia • February 7, 2010 -- One of America's pre-eminent Civil War scholars, James M. McPherson, will present a lecture entitled "Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time" at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Feb. 12, the 201st anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
Dwight Emanuelson Joins W&L Board of Trustees Lexington, Virginia • February 7, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University added Dwight Emanuelson Jr., of Dallas, Texas, to its Board of Trustees on Feb. 5, 2010, during a swearing-in ceremony in Lexington.
Remembering J.D. Salinger Faculty Commentary Lexington, Virginia • February 6, 2010 -- Washington and Lee University English professor Mark C. Conner remembers the life and work of J.D. Salinger who died on Jan. 27, 2010.
Professor of Health Policy Dr. Drew Kumpuris to Speak on Healthcare Reform Lexington, Virginia • February 3, 2010 -- Dr. Andrew G. Kumpuris ’71, a clinical cardiologist in Little Rock, Ark., and adjunct professor of health policy at the Clinton School of Public Service of Little Rock, will give a public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in the Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University.
Change for Haiti: Can’t Stop Now W&L Student Organizers Continue Relief Efforts Lexington, Virginia • February 3, 2010 -- With the death toll in Haiti estimated at 150,000 and climbing, Washington and Lee's student organization Change for Haiti wonders how to unite its community of about 2,900 students, faculty and staff in response to the horrifying natural disaster.
The Other Big Game: Amanda Bower on Super Bowl Advertising Lexington, Virginia • February 1, 2010 -- The Super Bowl television ads, as popular for many as the game itself, will have a few surprises this year, according to Washington and Lee University marketing professor Amanda Bower.