The Columns Weekly - Thursday, May 11, 2023
News From The Columns
W&L Podcast Releases New Episode Featuring Jeff Schatten
“W&L After Class” invites listeners to join a conversation with W&L’s expert faculty on their teaching, research interests and passion projects.
Annual Spring Term Festival Returns May 19 in Leyburn Library
Students and faculty will summarize and display their Spring Term research and coursework.
DeLaney Center Launches Research Project on Black Women and Desegregation
The DeLaney Center’s latest research project connects current students with a rich legacy.
Students and Recent Graduates Continue to Receive Prestigious Scholarships and Grants
Annie Talton '21 was selected for a Fulbright and Jules Seay '24 was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship and the Udall Scholarship.
Employee Accolades
W&L Politics Professor Publishes Chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Governance and Public Management for Social Policy
Zoila Ponce de León’s chapter is titled “Health Care and the Public-Private Mix in Mexico, Chile, and Peru” and appears in the Latin American section of the publication.
Erin Ness Earns Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year Award
Generals’ mentor garners the award for the second straight year and seventh time overall.
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.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Margaret Anne Hinkle
Margaret Anne Hinkle is an assistant professor of earth and environmental geoscience. Learn more about Margaret Anne in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Jenny Mitchell
Jenny Mitchell is the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian in the School of Law. Learn more about Jenny in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Carilion Employee Assistance Program
As a reminder, benefit-eligible employees have access to the Carilion Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost. This month's EAP newsletter features articles on the following topics:
  • Practice preventative mental health care
  • Overcome springtime stressors
  • Emotional labor and customer service stress
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Professor of Biology Paul Cabe’s Spring Term Field Ornithology class identifies birds along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Faculty and Staff Lunch Climb on Wednesdays
Want to climb without the worry of students watching you? Come to the Outing Club Pavilion Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. for the remainder of Spring Term for a faculty/staff lunch climb. If you haven't climbed before and need assistance, James Dick and Ben Schlief are generally around and eager to assist you. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy our beautiful climbing structures! Be on the lookout for summer climbing hours as well.
Come Support the Generals!
Men's and women's lacrosse host NCAA playoff games this weekend!
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Upcoming Events
“Sisters at the Loom: The Baer Family Legacy” Exhibition
5-7 p.m. Special Collections and Northen Auditorium
W&L Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of “Sisters at the Loom: The Baer Family Legacy.” There will be an opening reception with light hors d'oeuvres and at 5:30 p.m., Frances Richardson, one of the modern weavers and curators of the exhibition, will describe the project and how it revealed a web of neighborhood, family, and commerce that spread far from the Baers’ farm.
Law School Commencement
10 a.m. University Front Lawn
The 168th Commencement ceremony for the Washington and Lee University School of Law will be held on Friday, May 12 at 10 a.m.
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Faculty Recital: Anima e Grazia presents “A Romantic Bouquet”
3 p.m. Lenfest Center
The members of the local duet, Anima e Grazia, will be featuring romantic composers of the world. Julia Goudimova (cello) and Anna Billias (piano) will weave their grace and passion into both the famous and the undiscovered gems of international music literature. No tickets are required.
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Screen to Square: The Best of Enemies
5 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The DeLaney Center will present a screening of the movie “The Best of Enemies” followed by a panel-led discussion. All are welcome to attend both the screening and the discussion. If you’ve already seen the movie, feel free to arrive at 7 p.m. for the panel. Dinner will be provided.
Senior Piano Recital: Sam Boyd '23
7 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Sam Boyd will perform his senior piano recital with guests Juyoung Kim '26 and Nicholas Rizzo '26. No tickets are required.
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Culinary Showcase Dinner
4-8 p.m. Evans Hall
Enjoy a special meal curated by Cook David Bargerstock featuring Seared Mahi Mahi with Plum Chutney, Chili Lime Rice, Brown Butter Sautéed Baby Spinach, Roasted Garam Marsala Squash Medley, Purple Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli, ­Endive Salad, Sherry Vinaigrette and a Red Wine Poached Fruit Crumble.
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