he 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 Thursday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.
W&L Law professor Jill Fraley will spend next academic year in Ireland researching the development of property law in colonial Scotland and Ireland.
When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.
Washington and Lee's Contact Committee will present Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, who will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The title of Goodall's talk is "Sowing the Seeds of Hope."
Diane Marie Amann, law professor at the University of Georgia and special adviser to the International Criminal Court on Children in Armed Conflict, will deliver a lecture at W&L Law on Friday, March 7 at 2:00 pm.
Aly Colón, director of standards and practices at NBC News and assigned to Telemundo Network News, will become the next John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University.
Bermet Zhumakadyr kyzy of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium. The title of the lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Working to Defend Human Rights in Central Asia.”
The new bouldering wall at Washington and Lee University is far from fancy, and it cost far less than the usual models. Nevertheless, that hasn't stopped enthusiastic students, faculty and staff at W&L from using the structure.
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck joins defense team in Boston Marathon bombing case.