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Author of Book on All Known Images of Robert E. Lee to Speak at W&L

Donald A. Hopkins

Author Donald A. Hopkins will speak at Washington and Lee University on his latest book, "Robert E. Lee in War and Peace," on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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W&L's Kerin Receives ACLS Fellowship to Study Tibetan Shrines

Melissa Kerin

Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for a year of supported research leave in 2014-15.

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W&L’s Foreign Language Futures Receives Braitmayer Foundation Grant

Lenna Ojure, associate professor of education, and Dick Kuettner, director of Tucker Multimedia Center

A grant from The Braitmayer Foundation will fund a new initiative at Washington and Lee University to establish Chinese language classes in two area high schools.

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Staniar Gallery Exhibits Senior Art Projects

Washington and Lee University's studio art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 24. The show will be up through April 8 with an opening reception for the artists in Lykes Atrium, Wilson Hall, on Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. Each spring, Staniar Gallery showcases […]

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W&L Teaches "Science of the Brain" to Local Elementary Students

(Left to right): Eliza Parrott '14, Megan Fulcher, Charlotte Magee '15, Randl Dent '15, Kingsley Schroeder '14

Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.

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W&L Board of Trustees Gives Additional $3 Million to Williams Investment Society

(left to right) Cameron Dabir, Sarah Beth Hampton and Bayan Misaghi

The Investment Committee of Washington and Lee University's Board of Trustees has announced that it will give an additional $3 million to W&L's Williams Investment Society (WIS), bringing the student-managed portion of W&L's endowment to more than $5 million.

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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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Preeminent Philosopher Linda Martin Alcoff to Speak at W&L

Linda Martin Alcoff

Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will present the Root Lecture for 2014 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.

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“Shenandoah” Calls for Submissions for 2014 Bevel Summers Prize

"Shenandoah, the Washington and Lee University Review," will be accepting entries of short short stories for the annual Bevel Summers Prize from until March 31. This year's judge will writer and "Shenandoah" contributor Nick Ripatrazone. No friends, relatives or students of Ripatrazone's will be eligible this year.

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W&L Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Welcomes Poet, Professor and Novelist Lucinda Roy

Lucinda Roy

he Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Thursday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.

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