Washington and Lee University recognized five retiring members of the University's faculty during commencement exercises. Six retiring members of W&L's staff were recognized during the Employee Recognition Banquet in April.
The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures of 14 faculty members during its meeting in Lexington in May.
Washington and Lee University has announced new appointments in the University administration. Elizabeth Knapp, associate provost and associate professor of geology, will become senior assistant to the president and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. Marc Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, head of the English Department and director of Spring Term, will become associate provost.
Bob Mankoff, cartoonist and cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University, on Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons
Comedian, actor, director and art collector Cheech Marin will lecture on the exhibition of paintings from his collection of Chicano art on Monday, April 22, at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University senior Max Chapnick of White Plains, N.Y., has received a Creative Writing/Arts Fulbright grant to New Zealand and to the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, following his graduation in May.
Three members of Washington and Lee’s English department will be featured at the 19th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Author, speaker and filmmaker Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Kilbourne’s talk is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing following the talk. [...]
Washington and Lee University has named Daniel A. Wubah, currently vice president for undergraduate education and deputy provost of Virginia Tech and professor of biological sciences, as provost, the second-highest-ranking position at the University.
Alia Al-Saji, associate professor in the department of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.