The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
News From The Columns
Washington and Lee Develops an Employee Resource Group Program
ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups with the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Washington and Lee Names Seven Faculty Members to Endowed Professorships
These faculty have been recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service to the university.
Professor Genelle Gertz
Genelle Gertz to Deliver Lecture in Honor of Endowed Professorship
Gertz’s talk “Thinking with the Mystics” will be held on Oct. 18.
Breaking New Ground
W&L Library and Institutional History staff joined Mellon-funded initiative On These Grounds with several partner universities to catalog events in enslaved people’s lives.
W&L Named a Top Producer of Gilman Scholars
Seven students from W&L received Gilman scholarships for academic year 2020-2021.
Employee Accolades
W&L’s Hasbrouck Publishes Article in the Virginia Law Review
Prof. Brandon Hasbrouck published "On Lenity: What Justice Gorsuch Didn’t Say" examining the decision in Wooden v. United States.
Assistant Professor of Economics Alice Zhang
W&L Economics Professor Receives Summer Fellowship
Alice Tianbo Zhang’s research is being used to shed light on the impact of the pandemic on business activities in Indian Country.
W&L Art Professor’s Paintings Featured in Several Exhibits
A new member of the art faculty, Emma Steinkraus recently completed an exhibition at the Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles.
Jill Fraley Named Inaugural Director of Pedagogy and Engaged and Inclusive Law Teaching
In a new role focusing on pedagogy, W&L Law professor Jill Fraley will design faculty workshops to help the law school advance science-based teaching practices that further student learning and inclusivity.
Want to be recognized for your work or do you have a colleague who should be recognized for their accomplishments? Simply use the employee accolade submission form.
Check Out Your Newest Co-Workers at W&L
New Employee Q&A
Get to know the newest members of the Washington and Lee employee workforce through our new employee feature page! This week, we feature nine new employees who have recently joined the W&L community.
Submit Your Entry for the Photo of the Week!
Wildlife abound on the W&L campus!
We would love to feature employee submitted photos each week within The Columns Weekly and the new faculty/staff dashboard website.
Photos should highlight the university or its employees, and we've made the upload process quick and easy from either a desktop computer or mobile device.
Simply click this link to submit your photo with accompanying details for the photo caption.  Your photo could be selected as our featured image for the next week!
Meet a Colleague
Meet Fiorela Giraldo Prado de Lewis
Fiorela Giraldo Prado de Lewis serves as the senior program coordinator for the Office of Inclusion and Engagement. Learn more about Fio in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Featured Social Media Post of the Week
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Come Support the Generals This Week!
Click the image above to access the 2022-23 athletics composite calendar
"All About Risotto" Live Well Cooking Class
4:30-5:30 p.m. Evans Hall
Join Campus Executive Chef Chris Vozzo on Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Evans Hall as he demonstrates how to make risotto.
Advance Registration
Law & Literature Weekend Seminar
3 p.m. Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Alumni College Seminar on Law and Literature, Oct. 14-15, 2022. There is no cost to attend the lectures, but if you'd like to participate in the full program (including catered meals), we offer a special faculty/staff rate.
Learn more and register
Postponed – Richard Weissbourd Mudd Lecture Series Event
Weissbourd’s public lecture on the W&L campus will be rescheduled for a later date.
Back Campus Walks
4:45 p.m. Liberty Hall Ruins
Patti Colliton, manager of the fitness center, will be leading a back campus walk (rain or shine). Please wear appropriate shoes for this moderate-level walk.
View the flyer
Safe Zone Ally LGBTQ Ally Trainings
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Elrod Commons 216
The training will take a total of four hours and cover topics such as terminology, privilege, coming out, and tangible steps on how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
Sign Up!
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Elrod Commons Living Room
Join us as we celebrate the growing diversity on W&L's campus and encourage each other to continue building an inclusive space.
Concert Guild: The Juliani Ensemble
8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Described by the "Galena Gazette" as "world class," the spectacular Juliani Ensemble will open the Concert Guild's 2022-2023 season with a program that features the "Trio in G Major" by Carl Stamitz as well as Joseph Haydn's "Trio No. 3 in G Major", also known as the "London" Trio. Additionally, the concert will include rarely heard chamber works by Reinhold Gli`ere, Francois Devienne and Franz Danzi. The core of the ensemble is comprised primarily of members of the multi-generational Graef family musicians: Emily Seaberry Graef, founder and flutist, Julian Graef, violinist and violist, and Anita Graef, cellist.
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