Tag Archives: Environmental Studies

W&L's Kahn Assesses Decision to Drill in Amazon Rainforest (Audio)

James Kahn, Hendon Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Environmental Studies Department head fears major impact on indigenous populations.

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Latin America and Environmental Problems Subject of W&L Lecture

Timothy Shenk

Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Dani Breidung Awarded First Certificate of International Immersion at W&L

Danielle Breidung, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Washington and Lee University senior Danielle (Dani) Breidung has become the first student at the University to earn a Certificate of International Immersion, awarded to students who demonstrate significant commitment to and understanding of global interaction.

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Ann Fisher-Wirth to Give Glasgow Endowment Reading on Dec. 6

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth, poet, author and scholar, will give a Glasgow Endowment-sponsored reading on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel House at Washington and Lee University.

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Crochet a Coral Reef

coral reef photo

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a project of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles that combines mathematics, art, crafts, marine biology and environmental science in creating crocheted reproductions of coral reefs. A satellite reef is now being locally constructed, sponsored by Roanoke College. Students and faculty at Washington and Lee University and members […]

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W&L Researchers Examine the Economic Value of Coastal and Marine Resources

W&L students in Belize

A pilot study by Washington and Lee economics professor James F. Casey and a team of W&L students suggests that visitors to Belize would be willing to pay more in conservation fees than the $3.75 fee that the country currently charges.

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W&L's Kahn Participates in Rio+20 Summit

James Kahn, Hendon Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University economics professor Jim Kahn participated in the parallel scientific sessions of the Rio+20 United Nations Environmental Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics at W&L, presented the results of joint research between Washington and Lee University and the Federal University of Amazonas in […]

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Two W&L Professors Win State's Highest Teaching Honor

Lesley Wheeler

Two Washington and Lee University faculty members — James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics, and Lesley M. Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English — have won Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for 2012. The award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, […]

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New Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope at W&L for Regional Use

Confocal microscope image of a hamster's hindbrain taste area.

A new confocal laser scanning microscope at Washington and Lee University aims to increase research and training across the sciences, not only at W&L but also at two nearby institutions, Virginia Military Institute and Mary Baldwin College. The microscope will be acquired through a $366,000 Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). […]

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Author, Conservationist Terry Tempest Williams to Speak at W&L

Author Terry Tempest Williams to lecture at Washington and Lee University (Photo by Louis Gakumba)

Author Terry Tempest Williams, an environmental conservationist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, will give a reading with commentary at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. It is free and open to the public. The reading will be immediately followed by an audience Q&A with a […]

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