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W&L Romance Languages Professor Wins 2016 Mednick Fellowship

Stephen McCormick

The 2016 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has been awarded to Stephen P. McCormick, assistant professor of French and Italian at Washington and Lee University.

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Ruscio Addresses Opening Assembly at Alumni Reunions


Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, gave the keynote talk at the University’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Opening Assembly on April 28, in Lee Chapel. He spoke on “A Timeless Trust.”

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W&L Celebrates Distinguished Alumni and Sets Reunion Records

From left to right, Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Raymond James Welder '91, John Ebner '91, Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91 and James D. Humphries III '66, '69L

Washington and Lee University bestowed its Distinguished Alumni Awards on four graduates during its annual Alumni Weekend, April 28-May 1. The presentations came on April 30, during the annual meeting of the Alumni Association.

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Leyburn Library Presents Photographic Exhibit and Reception about “Ginsberg and Beat Fellows”

Poets Philip Whalen (left) and Allen Ginsberg at Ball's apartment, August 1971, San Francisco. Soon Allen would leave for Bangladesh, where he'd write "September on Jessore Road."

"Ginsberg and Beat Fellows: Photographs 1969-1997,” an exhibit of photographs taken by Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English, will be on display from May 4–July 13 in Leyburn Library’s Main Floor Exhibit Space at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L Enters Partnership for Oxford Study Abroad Program

Mansfield College, Oxford

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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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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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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