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.
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."
A gathering of W&L faculty and students will be joined by the directors of the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACHME) and the Contemplative Science Center at the University of Virginia for a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27, "Contemplative Practices in Higher Education."
A high-profile workshop in India in December officially launched a program whereby an international team including Niels-Hugo Blunch, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, will examine the economic and behavioral impacts of anti-discrimination policies in India's caste system.
"Magnificent Jello," paintings by artist and teacher Cleveland Morris, will be on display at the McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University from Feb. 14 to May 30.
Allen C. Guelzo, one of the nation's most distinguished scholars of Abraham Lincoln, will deliver the keynote address for Washington and Lee University's observance of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
At the Founders' Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 20, keynote speaker Lucas Morel wove together observations about Martin Luther King Jr., Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln in his speech, "Ever Mindful of the Past: Building an Honorable Community."
George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance in Washington and Lee's Williams School, spent time in Singapore this past November, leading two executive seminars for the Singapore Institute of Management. He's been conducting seminars there since 1996.
Students at Washington and Lee University taking the new course Modern Professional Communication could be forgiven for being a bit nervous, since surveys routinely show that public speaking is one of the top three fears for adults (along with death and spiders).