Category Archives: Accolades

Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series Features David Bello

David Bello

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.

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Personal Harmony: Professor Joseph Martinez débuts folk music album

Joseph Martinez

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.

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W&L Professor Chris Gavaler Publishes “On the Origin of Superheroes”

Chris Gavaler, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

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).

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Jennifer Peszka ’94 Named Arkansas Professor of the Year

Jenny Peszka. Photograph (c) Hillsman Jackson, courtesy of Hendrix College

Jennifer Peszka, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 1994 and a psychology professor at Hendrix College, has been named the 2015 Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Lesley Wheeler Communicates with “Radioland,” Her New Collection of Poems

Lesley Wheeler

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).

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W&L Professor David A. Bello Explores Relationships Among People, Environment and History in New Book

David Bello

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).

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W&L Professor Melissa Kerin Publishes Book on 16th-Century Buddhist Paintings

Melissa Kerin

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.

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R.T. Smith Publishes a New Collection of (Really) Short Stories

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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).

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Keen’s Book in the Running for Phi Beta Kappa Award

Suzanne Keen

Congratulations to Suzanne Keen, dean of the College and the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. Her 2014 book “Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination” (Ohio State University Press) has landed on the short list for the prestigious Christian Gauss Award, given by the Phi Beta Kappa Society to books of literary scholarship or criticism.

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Eric Schwen ’15 is Apker Award Finalist

Eric Schwen

Eric Schwen ’15, a Washington and Lee University valedictorian and physics major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has been chosen as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award, recognizing outstanding achievements in physics by an undergraduate.

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