Following the success of this summer's Virginia Governor's French Academy at Washington and Lee University, Dick Kuettner, coordinator of the program, has announced that W&L has been selected to host three such "full-immersion" language academies in French, German and Spanish simultaneously for the next five years. "We are all very excited at the prospect of [...]
Six Washington and Lee University faculty members have been awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor, and five others have been promoted from associate to full professor.
Students at Washington and Lee will present a collection of scenes from some of the most famous French comedies under the title "Le Cirque des Siècles" (Circus of the Centuries) on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. in the Maslansky Theater in the Lenfest Center. The show is free and open to the public.
Two Washington and Lee University seniors – Stephanie Dultz of Chester, N.J., and Grace Wang of Richmond, Va., – have been awarded teaching assistantships through the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy and will teach English in France next year.
Washington and Lee University senior Natalie Bunnell and junior Christopher Browning will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
The department of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University will show five recent French films in the Stackhouse Theater of the Elrod Commons at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 4 to March 18.
Domnica Radulescu, professor of romance languages at Washington and Lee University, was interviewed for the BBC program "Woman's Hour" on Aug. 17, 2009, about growing up under Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and her debut novel Train to Trieste, which is based on the events of her life.
Five members of Washington and Lee's faculty are retiring June 30 after teaching at W&L for a total of 193 years. They are Philip L. Cline, business administration and economics, 34 years; A.G. Fralin Jr., Romance languages, 34 years; John S. Knox, biology, 33 years; Joseph F. Lyles, physical education, 50 years; and Thomas O. Vinson, mathematics, 42 years.
Four Washington and Lee University seniors have been awarded grants for postgraduate study under the Fulbright Programs while a fifth student has won a teaching assistantship through the French government through a Fulbright application.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Washington and Lee University has provided live translations to the Rockbridge County community for the last seven years.