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Inaugural Dance Festival Provides Opportunity for W&L Students

Davon Doane of Dance Theatre of Harlem (photo by Rachel Neville).

The Route 11 Dance Festival occurring May 5–10 in Lexington, Va., will provide a special opportunity for students at Washington and Lee University to manage the event and work directly with a nonprofit arts organization.

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Local School Children Learn Archaeology at W&L

Staff Archaeologist Don Gaylord works with local elementary school children as part of their after-school science enrichment program.

Two water hoses and lots of dirt played a major role in teaching local school children about archaeology last week at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L Assistant Professor of Accounting Named Emerging Scholar

Ge Bai

Ge Bai, assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been awarded the 2014 IMA Research Foundation's Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

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W&L Seniors Win Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Darby Shuler and Manuel Garcia Padilla

Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.

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W&L Announces Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.

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W&L Unveils Gift of Portrait of George Washington

Washington and Lee University has unveiled an anonymous gift to the University of a 19th century contemporary copy of "George Washington Crossing the Delaware."

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W&L's Kerin Receives ACLS Fellowship to Study Tibetan Shrines

Melissa Kerin

Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for a year of supported research leave in 2014-15.

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W&L’s Foreign Language Futures Receives Braitmayer Foundation Grant

Lenna Ojure, associate professor of education, and Dick Kuettner, director of Tucker Multimedia Center

A grant from The Braitmayer Foundation will fund a new initiative at Washington and Lee University to establish Chinese language classes in two area high schools.

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W&L Teaches "Science of the Brain" to Local Elementary Students

(Left to right): Eliza Parrott '14, Megan Fulcher, Charlotte Magee '15, Randl Dent '15, Kingsley Schroeder '14

Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.

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W&L Board of Trustees Gives Additional $3 Million to Williams Investment Society

(left to right) Cameron Dabir, Sarah Beth Hampton and Bayan Misaghi

The Investment Committee of Washington and Lee University's Board of Trustees has announced that it will give an additional $3 million to W&L's Williams Investment Society (WIS), bringing the student-managed portion of W&L's endowment to more than $5 million.

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