Jesse Prinz, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and director of Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
After carefully reviewing the history of Washington and Lee University, the achievement and training of its students in philosophy, and the training and accomplishments of its faculty, the Phi Sigma Tau, an international philosophy honor society for both undergraduate and graduate students, has authorized the establishment of a chapter of the society at Washington and Lee University, to be known as Virginia Mu. Ten members will be initiated on March 5, 2015.
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.
Washington and Lee University won its sixth VFIC Ethics Bowl championship Feb. 9, when its four-member student team successfully devised and presented solutions to ethical dilemmas affecting hypothetical families.
Four Washington and Lee students will compete in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges' 16th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by Wells Fargo, February 8-9, at Marymount University in Arlington.
While Tony Walker '64 visited campus this past fall for his 50th reunion, he stopped by the University's art collection in the Kamen Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. The Western theme struck a chord with him, and he decided to give W&L a contemporary painting of a Western landscape by Vermont-based artist David Brewster.
Tommie Shelby, professor of African and African American studies and professor of philosophy at Harvard University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Phillip A. Goff, associate professor of social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), will be the keynote speaker at the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Center.
Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University, will give the Mudd Distinguished Lecture in Ethics for 2014-2015 at Washington and Lee University. Ogletree's talk will be Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.