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W&L Enters Partnership for Oxford Study Abroad Program

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The university has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mansfield College that will allow W&L students to study at Oxford beginning in academic year 2017–2018.

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Sam Calhoun Named Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics

Prof. Samuel W. Calhoun

Sam Calhoun, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics.

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Historian James C. Cobb to Speak on the American South

James Cobb (photo by Christopher T Martin

James C. (Jim) Cobb, historian of the American South and award-winning author, will speak at Washington and Lee University on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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W&L Professor Domnica Radulescu Debuts New Play in New York

Domnica Radulescu (back row, second from left) with the cast of Exile is My Home.

Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee University, will debut her new play, “Exile is My Home,” at the Theater for the New City, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for a four-week run beginning April 28.

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Richmond Dance Festival Features Work Choreography by Davies, Inspired by Keen

Jenefer Davies

A dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance/theater, will be performed at the Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) this weekend and will include two W&L student dancers.

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W&L Alumni Win National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

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Four Washington and Lee University alumni have received pre-doctoral graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. In addition, four alumni and one student received honorable mentions.

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Michael Missal Confirmed as Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Mike Missal ’78 testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Nov. 17, 2015, on Capitol Hill. Behind him, far left, is his son, Jordan ’16, and his wife, Deborah, in the blue dress. Photo: Alan Lessig, Military Times

On Tues., April 19, the Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as the next inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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NEH Funds W&L Digital Humanities Project

Sara Sprenkle (l) and Rebecca Benefiel (r)

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a Washington and Lee University team with a major digital humanities grant of $74,500. The Digital Humanities Start-Up grant will support 18 months of continued work on the Ancient Graffiti Project.

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Author Daniel James Brown to Give the Keynote Address at the Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar at Washington and Lee University

Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Boys in the Boat,” will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar “Finding Gold in the Oar: Crafting History in ‘The Boys in the Boat,’” on April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Pasquale Toscano Awarded Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study

Paqui Toscano '17

Pasquale S. Toscano, of Kettering, Ohio, an English and classics double major at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study.

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