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Davis Projects for Peace Awards Two Grants to W&L Seniors

Daphine-Cynthia

Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.

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New Program at W&L Introduces American Students to an International Student’s Home Country

Front row l-r:  Wan Wei ’17, Olivia Howell ’17, Kevin Ortiz ’16, Alejandro Paniagua ’16 and Amirah Ndam Njoya ’17. Second Two l-r:  Juan Mayol ’16 Sam Sheppard ’16 and Jenna Biegel ’17

Five international students at Washington and Lee University will each take an American schoolmate home for the summer to perform service projects and introduce the people and cultures of their countries.

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Campus Kitchen at W&L Wins National Community Impact Award, Grant for Older Adults

The leadership team of Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee

Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has won both a national award for its impact on hunger in the community and a grant to address hunger among the area's older adults.

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W&L Art Professor and Students Develop Digital Map of Great Wall of Los Angeles

Andrea Lepage

A new digital annotation technology being developed at Washington and Lee University lets people explore a famed mural, the Great Wall of Los Angeles, in ways impossible even when viewing it in person.

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Valdez Art Exhibit at W&L Draws Support from Across Campus

Vincent Valdez. Untitled, from “The Strangest Fruit” (2013). Oil on canvas. 92 x 55 inches. © 2015 Vincent Valdez. Photo: Mark Menjivar.

A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.

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W&L Receives Major Collection of Images on Anniversary of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox

Original watercolor by Benjamin West Clinedinst (1859–1931) of a crucial moment in the discussions when Grant was writing down the terms of surrender. Currently on display as part of the “Lee in the Field” exhibit at W&L’s Lee Chapel.

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, Washington and Lee University has received the gift of a rare collection of 29 vintage prints and original graphics depicting the historic event. It is arguably the most comprehensive collection of such images — all of immaculate museum quality and including two original works by artists of the period.

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W&L Dance Company Performs in New York City

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The W&L Repertory Dance Company performed a partial preview of their annual winter concert on March 14 in the Center for Performance Research, a contemporary performance laboratory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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W&L Hosts 12th National Symposium of Theater in Academe

The W&L cast of “The Virgins of Seville,” written by Domnica Radulescu

Washington and Lee University will welcome visitors from around the world to its 12th National Symposium of Theater in Academe on March 26-28.
This year's symposium, "Displacements, Frontiers and Nomadism," is organized by Domnica Radulescu, founding director of the symposium, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee.

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W&L, Rockbridge Ballet, Schoolchildren Collaborate on Dance Project

Page-Meets-Stage

Washington and Lee University's Teacher Education Program, the Rockbridge Ballet and local schoolchildren have collaborated on a project titled "Where the Page Meets the Stage: The Art of Storytelling through Words and Movement."

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New Book by W&L's Prager Examines Myths and Realities of the East in German Lit

Debra Prager

A new book by Debra Prager, associate professor of German, "Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other" (Camden House, 2014), examines novels that follow their protagonists' education or enlightenment predicated on an encounter with the East.

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