Rachel S. Herz, a world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, will give the keynote speech for Washington and Lee University's Science, Society and the Arts on March 13 in Evans Dining Hall. The title of Herz' lecture is "The Scent of Desire."
Johannes Bronkhorst, professor emeritus at the University of Lausanne, will deliver the Root Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The title of Bronkhorst's lecture is "Can Religion Be Explained?" It is free and open to the public.
The 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 19, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Richard Brookhiser, American journalist, biographer and historian, will deliver the keynote address at the Institute for Honor Symposium "From Civil War to a Civil Society: Achieving Peace with Honor" at Washington and Lee University on March 20 in Lee Chapel.
Rob Straughan, associate dean and professor of business administration/marketing at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the next Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School.
Steven F. Kruger, professor at Queens College in The Graduate Center at the College of New York, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Hillel House.
Construction work on the new "village" housing, natatorium and Liberty Hall playing fields is scheduled to begin March 2, requiring long-term access road and parking lot closures around Wilson, Watt and Artificial Turf fields and the Upper Tennis Courts.
The Washington and Lee University Chanoyu Tea Society will be hosting a Women and Girl's Day tea ceremony on Saturday, March 7, in the Japanese Tea Room, Senshin'an, located in the Watson Pavilion at W&L. Students will perform a traditional tea ceremony and serve sweets and tea to all.
Washington and Lee University's Glasgow Endowment will sponsor a reading featuring authors Evie Shockley, Asali Solomon and Helena Maria Viramontes on March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015.