The Aida Mitsuo Calligraphy exhibit reception, co-curated by the Washington and Lee University Japanese Program, will be Jan. 14, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Leyburn’s Main Floor Exhibit Niche.
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, will be talking about her new book, “Theater of War and Exile: Twelve Playwrights, Directors and Performers from Eastern Europe and Israel” (2015) on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook.
Melissa R. Kerin, assistant professor of art history, will talk about her new book, “Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya” (2015), on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in Washington and Lee’s Book Nook in Leyburn Library.
The Leyburn Library is hosting an Open Access (OA) Panel on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium. The panel is in celebration of Open Access Week (Oct. 19–25).
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be talking about her new book, “Raised by Humans” on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook. “Raised by Humans” was published in April, 2015.
Researchers now have an easy way to comb through the 1,000 collections of manuscripts and photographs at Washington and Lee University’s Special Collections and Archives. “The department has launched its first online search tool, which will enable researchers to discover these treasures,” said Alston Cobourn, digital scholarship librarian at W&L.
Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.
Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, Washington and Lee University has received the gift of a rare collection of 29 vintage prints and original graphics depicting the historic event. It is arguably the most comprehensive collection of such images — all of immaculate museum quality and including two original works by artists of the period.
Maurice D. Leach Jr., who headed the library at Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1985, died on March 21, in Lexington. He was 91.
Patrons of Washington and Lee University's Library may now read the digital archives of the Times of London, one of the best-known newspapers in the world, which has been covering world events since 1785.