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W&L Student and Faculty Member Recognized at ODK National Convention

ODK Circle

Paqui Toscano, a member of Washington and Lee University’s class of 2017, has been named a national leader of the year by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society.

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W&L Professor Jim Kahn ’75 Named President-Elect of USSEE

Jim Kahn

John F. Hendon Professor of Economics and Director of Environmental Studies James R. Kahn has been named president-elect of the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE).

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Bren Flanigan ’16 to Serve in the Peace Corps

Bren Flanigan '16

Bren Flanigan, a 2016 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be putting his B.A. in economics and global politics to work with the United Nations over the summer before he departs for his posting with the Peace Corps, as a community economic development advisor in Benin.

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W&L Professor Niels-Hugo Blunch Elected as President of the DAEiNA

Niels-Hugo Blunch

Niels-Hugo Blunch, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has been elected president of the Danish Academic Economists in North America (DAEiNA).

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Washington Post Correspondent Jim Tankersley to Give Public Talk

Jim Tankersley

Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 5 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Economics Professor Silwal Profiles Nepali Immigrant to Virginia

Shikha B. Silwal

Shikha B. Silwal, assistant professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has linked Virginia with Nepal through her April 15 article, “Life of a Priest,” in República, a Nepalese online publication.

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Meera Kumar Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to India

Meera Kumar '16

Meera Kumar, from Portland, Oregon, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to India. Her project is "Artistic Depiction and Womanhood in Village Bengal."

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Professor Jurgen Brauer of Georgia Regents University to Speak on Economic Aspects of Genocides at W&L on March 4

Jurgen Brauer

Jurgen Brauer, professor of economics in the James M. Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 4 at 3:45 p.m. in Huntley Hall 221. This event is hosted jointly by the W&L/VMI Economics Seminar Series and the Transnational Law Institute.

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Professor Robert Frank to Lecture on Passion within Reason at W&L

Robert H. Frank

Robert H. Frank, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and professor of economics at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 3 at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The event is part of the university’s yearlong Questioning Passion series.

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Casey, Richardson: "A Path Forward for Coal Country"

Washington and Lee economics professor Jim Casey

Jim Casey, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, co-authored a Feb. 5 opinion piece, "A path forward for Coal Country," with Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in the Bristol Herald-Courier.

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