Category Archives: Accolades

New Book by W&L's Prager Examines Myths and Realities of the East in German Lit

Debra Prager

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.

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Leanne M. Shank Named Treasurer of NACUA

Leanne Shank

Leanne M. Shank, general counsel at Washington and Lee University, was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

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W&L's Myers Tells Untold Story of Southern Unionists in New Book

Barton Myers

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."

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W&L’s Mayock Explores Careers in the Humanities with New Book

Ellen Mayock

A new volume of essays co-edited by Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee, offers guidance to achieving a career in the humanities in a changed academic landscape.

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W&L’s Accounting Faculty Win Four Awards at Major Conference

L to R: Megan Hess, Stephan Fafatas, Ge Bai, Raquel Alexander

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.

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R.T. Smith is Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Poetry Award

Rod Smith

Washington and Lee University writer-in-residence R.T. Smith is a finalist for the Library of Virginia's 2014 Poetry Award for "The Red Wolf: A Dream for Flannery O'Connor," a tour de force capturing the intricate details of O'Connor's life and character.

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Shenandoah Announces Winner of 2014 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story

"Church Retreat, 1975" by Emily Pease of Williamsburg, Va., won the 2014 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story, sponsored by "Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review."

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W&L 2014 Graduate Jordan Kearns Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Estonia

Jordan Kearns

Washington and Lee University 2014 graduate Jordan Kearns of Nicholasville, Ky., has received a Fulbright research grant to Estonia.

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Wheeler Wins Switchback Editors' Prize for Poem

Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English, added another feather to her cap: the Editors' Prize for "the most inspiring, jarring, outstanding, or just downright brilliant" submission from the journal Switchback, for her poem "Epistolary Art."

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Kester to Teach at University of Hawai'i During Sabbatical Leave

George Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, will be a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Fall 2014.

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