The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
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Jane Stewart
W&L’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Education Continues Evolution
New program director Jane Stewart leads office into next phase.
W&L’s Bonner Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Alumni and friends of the Bonner Program are invited to a reception in Mattingly House during Young Alumni Weekend.
New Spaces in Elrod Commons
The recent renovation of the second and third floors of Elrod Commons has provided staff and students with new and improved workspaces.
New Plaques Dedicated to the Memorial Gateway
Four Washington and Lee alumni were honored on Friday, October 21, during a ceremony dedicating the installation of three plaques on the University’s Memorial Gateway.
Employee Accolades
W&L Law’s MacDonnell Publishes Article in Villanova Law Review
Prof. Tim MacDonnell published “Making An Offer That Can’t Be Refused: The Need For Reform In The Rules Governing Informed Consent And Doctor-Patient Agreements.”
Professor Zoila Ponce de León
W&L Politics Professor Receives Best Article Prize
Zoila Ponce de León recognized by the Journal for Latin American Studies.
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National Drug Take Back
Do you have expired or unused medication at home? The National Drug Take Back is this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Lexington and Buena Vista CVS Pharmacies. No sharps accepted.
Peruse This Week's Scene On Campus
The fall scenery on campus is always stunning!
Scene on Campus
Featured Tip of the Week
Colleges and universities continue to be targets of ransomware attacks, and phishing emails are the primary method/technique used by bad actors to gain access to internal systems. Disruptions have affected instructional tools, wireless connections and single sign-on websites. Stolen data can include both personal and financial information. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be cautious of external messages and unusual requests. To view the most recent phish emails targeting campus, please visit our phish alert page here.
For more security awareness information, be sure to check out the Security Tip of the Week at ITS News.
Meet a Colleague
Meet Ryan Brink
Ryan Brink serves as coordinator of Campus Kitchen. Learn more about Ryan in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
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Featured Photo of the Week
Teresa Crawford (Student Health) walks her dog Teddy on the front campus on a beautiful autumn day.
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Upcoming Events
W&L Faculty Recital Presents ‘Winterreise’
3 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall
W&L presents a faculty recital with pianist Anna Billias and tenor Scott Williamson on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Performed at Wilson Concert Hall, the duo will present Franz Schubert’s epic song-cycle, “Winterreise.” Tickets are not required.
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W&L Presents Axios Co-Founder Mike Allen ’86
4 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Mike Allen ’86, co-founder of Axios, will give a public talk followed by a book signing on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. This event is free, and registration is not required.
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Balfour Class Ring and Faculty Regalia Event
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Elrod Commons
A Balfour and Oak Hall rep will be available to assist with sizing, questions, and orders at the Class Ring and Faculty Regalia Event on November 2-3 in Elrod Commons. Faculty can take 10% off caps, gowns and/or hoods.
Mudd Center Speaker: Jerome Stewart
5 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Talk Title: ”The Hidden Curricula of Competitive Individualism and its Roots in Business Education“
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Marlbrook Chamber Players
3 p.m. Lenfest Center
“Favorite Contemporary Compositions: Music of the Modern Generation” presents works by living composers, fantastic musical journeys that make use of new sonorities, extended techniques, and modern sensibilities. No tickets are required.
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Public Lecture: “Climate Change: Science Fiction is Now Reality”
6:15 p.m. University Chapel
Noted author Kim Stanley Robinson will give a public talk sponsored by the Center for International Education, the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of the Provost, the Williams School, and the Department of Politics. The talk is free and open to the public.
Public Lecture: “Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders”
5:30 p.m. Northen Auditorium
W&L welcomes Prof. Ayse Zarakol (University of Cambridge) back to campus for a free public lecture on her recently published book by the same title (University of Cambridge Press).
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