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Nicole Porter First W&L Student to Win US-German Internship

Nicole Porter '16

Nicole Porter, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, is the first W&L student to be awarded an internship by the US-German Internship Program established by the American Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgehouse law firm in Atlanta, Ga.

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W&L’s Vincent Kim Wins Scholarship to Cambridge University

Vincent Kim

Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.

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W&L Students Initiate Spanish Language Creative Writing Magazine

The staff of Pluma

When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.

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New Bouldering Wall Debuts at W&L

The new bouldering wall at Washington and Lee University is far from fancy, and it cost far less than the usual models. Nevertheless, that hasn't stopped enthusiastic students, faculty and staff at W&L from using the structure.

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Panel at W&L to Examine the State of Contemplative Education

Eduardo Velasquez

A gathering of W&L faculty and students will be joined by the directors of the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACHME) and the Contemplative Science Center at the University of Virginia for a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27, "Contemplative Practices in Higher Education."

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W&L’s Blunch and International Team Launch Anti-Discrimination Program in India

Niels-Hugo Blunch, Washington and Lee University

A high-profile workshop in India in December officially launched a program whereby an international team including Niels-Hugo Blunch, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, will examine the economic and behavioral impacts of anti-discrimination policies in India's caste system.

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W&L's Jon Shapiro Discusses False Confessions on WMRA's Virginia Insight Show

Prof. Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro, defense attorney and visiting professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Feb. 3, to discuss the problem of false confessions.

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W&L Students’ Research on Stereotypes of Arab Muslims Wins Psychology Award

(Left to right) Astrid Pruitt '14, Julie Woodzicka and Eric Shuman '14

Two student researchers and one alumnus at Washington and Lee University have won a Regional Research Award from Psi Chi—the National Honor Society in Psychology—at the Midwestern Psychology Association (MPA) National Conference.

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W&L Announces Digital Humanities Partnership with UVA

Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia Scholars' Lab have created a formal partnership that will strengthen the ties of both institutions in the area of digital humanities, thanks to a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South.

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WVTF Reports on Sleep Study

Brianna Rakouska ’17

WVTF radio reported on Fundamentals of Biology: Biological Clock and Rhythms, a fall-term class at Washington and Lee on the relatively new field of chronobiology.

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