The Columns Weekly - Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
News From The Columns
Dialogues on the Future of AI
Faculty and staff dive into conversation and collaboration in response to ChatGPT and other emerging technologies.
The Museums at W&L Selected to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program
CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a general conservation assessment of the museum’s objects and buildings.
The DeLaney Center Presents DeLaney Dialogues
The new series, which launches Feb. 27, will focus on Southern race relations, culture and politics.
Employee Accolades
Kami Gardner Named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year
Generals’ mentor garners top performance honor for the ninth time in 16 seasons.
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.
6th Annual Live Well W&L 5K Fun Run/Walk
The entire W&L community is invited to join us for a morning full of fun on Tuesday, April 18! The race kicks off from Cannan Green at 10 a.m., with food and awards to follow.
More info and free registration can be found at Live Well W&L 5K. All W&L employees, spouses/partners, and retirees are invited to participate. Feel like volunteering at the event instead of walking or running? Sign up here.
There are several events planned to prepare you for race day, including:
• Couch to 5K Training Group: March 6 – April 12 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m.
• Guided route previews throughout March and April.
• Live Well W&L "Spring Training" Contest: March 31 – April 14.
Contact Andrea Velásquez (Human Resources) with any questions.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Rissie Murphy
Rissie Murphy serves as the operations manager for the Provost's Office. Learn more about Rissie in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Upcoming Events
Law Faculty Meeting
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Law Faculty Lounge
The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. in the Law Faculty Lounge.
University Singers “Tour Home” Concert
8-10 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
The ensemble concludes its global tour with a concert inspired by their travels.
Learn more
Glasgow Endowment Reading
6-7 p.m. Northen Auditorium/Leyburn Library
Writer and poet Camille Dungy will read from her memoir and recent poetry collection. Books will be available for purchase.
Learn More
Employee Resource Group Event | “Blacks and Jews in America: An Invitation to Dialogue”
5-6 p.m. Hillel House
Terrence Johnson, professor of African American religious studies at Harvard University, will discuss his latest book and examine the challenges and promises facing American democracy.
Learn more
Public Film Screening of NOPE
6-9 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The Department of English presents Jordan Peele’s “NOPE,” followed by a discussion led by faculty members.
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Mudd Center Speaker: Lynn Chin
5-6:15 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Chin studies small group processes, particularly the structural factors that encourage people’s attachment to groups.
Learn More
Seed Swap and Stroll
12-1 p.m. Hillel 101
The Office of Sustainability and Energy Education is hosting a seed swap and short campus stroll.
Featured Social Media Site
Follow W&L Career Development on social media to see how students at The Williams School have spent their Washington break on #wlucareertrips.
Make sure to follow all the university's social media channels for more information about happenings on our campus!
Twitter - @wlunews | @wlulex | @wlulaw
Facebook - Washington and Lee University | Working at W&L
Instagram - @wlunews | @wlulex | @wlulaw
Come Support the Generals!
Spring sports have begun, and the Generals have a few home contests lined up for this weekend.
Featured Photo of the Week
From @wlulex on Instagram: “Afternoon stroll."
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