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Research on Corporate Governance Helps Local Non-Profits Manage Their Boards

Denny Garvis talks with local non-profit leaders at his summer workshop on non-profit board governance

Business administration professor Denny Garvis has long been interested in the processes that govern boards. His research into the corporate governance of publicly held companies has shown that, while board governance has little impact on the performance of large companies, strong boards can make a big difference to small firms.

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W&L Biology Professor Receives VFIC Grant

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Natalia Toporikova, assistant professor of biology at Washington and Lee, has received a $2,000 grant from the Mednick Fellowship Committee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) for her project "Role of Time-of-Day Signals in Hormonal Surges of Female Rats."

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Washington and Lee Announces June Community Grants

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Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee has made 8 grants totaling $25,500 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the second part of its two rounds of grants for 2013-14. The committee chose the grants from 19 proposals requesting more than $96,000.

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W&L Professors Lead Ellison Seminar at the Library of Congress

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In the Ellison Reading Room of the Library of Congress on May 22, W&L professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel led the library's second Ralph Ellison Seminar for an international cohort of Ellison experts talking about the importance of his writing to 21st-century America.

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Williams School Announces Three Term Professorships

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Washington and Lee University's Williams School announces the appointment of three term professorships. Each professorship extends for three years and goes into effect July 1, 2014. Term professorships are given to mid-career faculty members who are exceptional teacher-scholars.

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Washington and Lee Recognizes Retirees

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Washington and Lee University recognized three retiring members of the University's faculty during commencement exercises. Eight retiring members of W&L's staff were recognized during the Employee Recognition Banquet in April.

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Water Filtration Systems Built for Two Elementary Schools in Guatemala by W&L’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Caption: Pictured with children from La Cumbre, Guatemala, are W&L students Mary Carson Irvine ’16, Meera Kumar ’16, John Hillman ’15, Cort Hammond ’15 and Azhar Ali ’15.

Members of W&L's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently traveled to Guatemala to build much needed water filters for elementary schools.

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W&L Welcomes ODK's Convention, Centennial Celebration June 11-15

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Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded at Washington and Lee in 1914, returns home to Lexington June 11-15 for its 48th Biennial Convention and Centennial Celebration.

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Washington and Lee University Recognized for Fundraising Performance

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Washington and Lee University has earned the CASE Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance for 2014, the highest and most prestigious recognition offered to a fundraising program by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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W&L Students and Alumni to Perform Aerial Dances in New York City June 12

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On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.

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