The Columns Weekly - Thursday, August 17, 2023
Editor's Note:
As we look ahead to the new academic year, please note that The Columns Weekly will be returning to its normal weekly format. Expect to find another edition in your email inbox next Thursday!
From the Columns
Cafe 77
Late Summer Update on Campus Construction Projects
Marketplace and Café 77 interior dining renovations near completion; demolition for new Williams School building underway.
Mudd Center
W&L’s Mudd Center Announces 2023-24 Lecture Series
“Ethics of Design” kicks off Sept. 21 with a keynote address by MIT Professor Danielle Wood.
‘After Class’ Podcast Features Tom Camden
“W&L After Class” invites listeners to join conversations with W&L's expert faculty and staff about their teaching, research and passion projects.
W&L’s Lenfest Center for the Arts Presents 2023-24 Season, Live the Arts!
Tickets for the entire season will be available to purchase beginning Sept. 11.
W&L Law and the German Law Journal Welcome Dr. Clara Rigoni for the Fall Term as the W&L/GLJ Global Teaching Fellow
Dr. Rigoni will contribute to the law school’s comparative law seminar, which surveys German law and legal culture.
Employee Accolades
W&L History Professor Barton Myers Featured in History Channel Series
Myers serves as a commentator for the series “Dark Marvels,” offering the history behind some of the world’s most diabolical inventions.
W&L Law’s Parella Publishes Article in the Cornell Law Review
Prof. Kish Parella published “International Law in the Boardroom.”
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.
Get to Know Your Newest Co-Workers
New Employee Q&A From 8/15/23
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 joined the W&L community.
Carilion Employee Assistance Program
As a reminder, benefit-eligible employees and their eligible family members have access to the Carilion Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost. The August version of the EAP newsletter features articles on the following topics:
  • Dose of exercise fends off depression.
  • Avoid back-to-school mistakes.
  • Helping a co-worker make a change.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Matthew Loar
Matthew Loar serves as director of fellowships and student research. Learn more about Matthew in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Jon Shapiro
John Shapiro is a professor of practice with the School of Law. Learn more about Jon in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
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Upcoming Events
Fall Academy
The Fall Academy begins on Aug. 21 and runs through Sept. 1.
Review Sessions
Exhibition - Curricular Connections: Teaching with the Museums’ Collections
Reeves Museum of Ceramics
Curricular Connections: Teaching with the Museums’ Collections demonstrates the Museums at W&L’s ongoing commitment to its teaching mission by advancing learning through direct engagement with the collection and facilitating an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history, and culture.
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The Compound Effect of the Calendar Routine in the World Language Class
4:30-5:30 p.m. Online
Discover how implementing a calendar routine builds community and reinforces a sense of belonging while promoting language production and cultural awareness. Ready-to-use resources will be shared that can be implemented immediately for different languages and levels throughout the school year.
Law Faculty Meeting
11 a.m.–Noon Law Community Lounge
The law faculty meeting will be held on August 28 from 11 a.m.–Noon in the law community lounge.
Fall Convocation
7 p.m. Front Lawn
The W&L community is invited to celebrate a new academic year with Convocation on the Front Lawn on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow on Cannan Green.
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