Category Archives: Faculty

R.T. Smith’s Book of New and Selected Poems Reflects the Arc of his Career

R. T. Smith

R.T. Smith's new book of poetry, "In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems" (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his exploration as a poet for the past 33 years, during which he has been acclaimed as "a 21st-century master" (David Huddle).

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W&L Faculty Participate in 200-Mile Relay to Raise Funds for Teenagers with Cancer

Paul Youngman

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, three faculty members at Washington and Lee University will take part in the 200-mile Blue Ridge Relay to raise funds for the "Be Loud! Sophie Foundation."

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Rob Straughan Featured in International Business Times Articles on Big Food and Corporate Social Responsibility

Rob Straughan

Rob Straughan, an expert on corporate social responsibility, is quoted in two recent articles in The International Business Times on the new push by major food companies to address shortfalls in their corporate social responsibility, sustainability/environmental and organic/natural programs and offerings.

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New Book by W&L's Keen Reveals Thomas Hardy’s Knowledge and Use of Psychology

Suzanne Keen

Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English and dean of the College at Washington and Lee University, has published a new scholarly book: "Thomas Hardy's Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy's Imagination," part of the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series (Ohio State University Press, 2014).

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On Prayer, Court Abandons Practicality

Mark Rush

Mark Rush discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision on prayer at local government meetings in the May 13, 2014, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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April 28th Writers at Studio Eleven to be Last Event


The next Writers at Studio Eleven event will be Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington, and after three years of robust and enriching readings, it will be the last event.

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W&L’s Sprenkle Selected to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Sara Sprenkle

Washington and Lee's Sara Sprenkle, associate professor of computer science, is one of 60 people profiled to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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W&L's Lind Discusses Public Speaking on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" Show

Stephen Lind

Stephen Lind, visiting assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the art of public speaking.

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W&L Politics Professor Evaluates Gubernatorial Election Results (Audio)

Mark Rush, professor of politics and law

Mark Rush, the Waxburg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, thinks pundits need to be cautious in drawing connections between the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia

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W&L Law's Russ Miller Discusses German Reaction to NSA Spying (Audio)


What are the differences between the German and United States views of surveillance?

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