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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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Copy of “Old George” Joins Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Exhibit

Movers transport "Old George" for exihibition

A copy of "Old George," the 1842 folk sculpture of George Washington that has topped the cupola of Washington and Lee University's main building since 1844, traveled to Winchester recently for display in a 10-month exhibition at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist Elizabeth Strout to Present Keynote Address at Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist for her short story collection "Olive Kitteridge," will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University's Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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April 28th Writers at Studio Eleven to be Last Event

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The next Writers at Studio Eleven event will be Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington, and after three years of robust and enriching readings, it will be the last event.

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W&L Senior Lorraine Simonis Awarded U.S. Teaching Assistantship to Austria

Lorraine Simonis

Washington and Lee University senior Lorraine Simonis, from Philadelphia, Pa., has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) fellowship to Austria for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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W&L Music Lecture Supported by Class of ’63 Scholars-in-Residence Program

Albert Blackwell

Albert Blackwell, Reuben B. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Religion at Furman University, will present a lecture-demonstration on the theme, "Sounding Music: Relations of Melody and Harmony to Religious Sensibility and Expression" on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at R.E. Lee Memorial Church. The free public lecture is part of a three day visit sponsored […]

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W&L Senior Thomas Bowen Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Germany

Thomas Bowen

Washington and Lee University senior Thomas Bowen of Fredericksburg, Va., has received a Fulbright research grant to Germany. His project is "Black Walnuts as Bio-inspired Packaging."

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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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Renewed Interest in W&L’s Polo Club

There has been a renewed interest in the W&L Polo Association (Polo Club) this year and the organization received U.S. Polo Association (USPA) recognition for the first time since 2008. W&L played its first matches at the end of March in the Virginia Polo Center against two teams from the University of Virginia. Although W&L […]

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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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