Nicole Porter, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, is the first W&L student to be awarded an internship by the US-German Internship Program established by the American Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgehouse law firm in Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will present the Root Lecture for 2014 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
he Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Thursday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.
When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.
Washington and Lee's Contact Committee will present Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, who will speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The title of Goodall's talk is "Sowing the Seeds of Hope."
Aly Colón, director of standards and practices at NBC News and assigned to Telemundo Network News, will become the next John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University.
The Department of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, in collaboration with the African Society and the Office of Student Affairs, will present the Tournées French Film Festival running from March 4 to 13.
Author Michael Sokolove will give the Fishback Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is "You CAN Go Home Again: A journalist's discoveries–personal, political, sociological–after returning to the once-model suburb of his childhood."
Holly Crocker, associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina, will give a Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The title of her talk, which is free and open to the public, is "Grace, Agency and Networks of Virtue: Chaucer's Custance and Late Medieval Saints' Lives."