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Lenny Enkhbold ’17: Ambassador for the Great Outdoors


Last year, Lenny Enkhbold, a rising junior at Washington and Lee University, was selected as one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors. His charge was to develop and implement a semester-long strategy to engage campuses and communities in outdoor recreation. With the $1,000 that Merrell provided to W&L’s Outing Club, Lenny created a Merrell nature scholarship.

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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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Washington and Lee Students Create Symposium for Undergraduate Research in the Digital Humanities

W&L juniors Lizzy Stanton and Lenny Enkhbold

On Nov. 6-8, juniors Lenny Enkhbold and Lizzy Stanton will attend the inaugural Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) symposium at Davidson College to present their work with W&L Professor Paul Youngman. They also have another connection to the symposium — they created it.

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Mellon Foundation Grants W&L Funds for Digital Humanities, Study of History


Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.

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Writing on the Wall

Professors Rebecca Benefiel (left) and Sara Sprenkle at the entrance of the Collège de France, the site of the 2014 EAGLE Conference in Paris on Sept 29 - Oct. 1, 2014.

W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel and Sara Sprenkle presented their latest project—a searchable web application on ancient graffiti—at the 2014 EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World.

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Launching the Digital Humanities Movement at W&L

Sara Sprenkle, Jeff Barry, Julie Knudson and Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee faculty members Sara Sprenkle, Paul Youngman, Jeff Barry and Julie Knudson have published a case study on blended learning in the liberal arts.

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W&L Announces Digital Humanities Partnership with UVA

Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia Scholars' Lab have created a formal partnership that will strengthen the ties of both institutions in the area of digital humanities, thanks to a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South.

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W&L’s Sprenkle Selected to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Sara Sprenkle

Washington and Lee's Sara Sprenkle, associate professor of computer science, is one of 60 people profiled to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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W&L Alum Champions Fix for Healthcare.gov

Sam Reed '10

From his desk in Hong Kong, Sam Reed, a JavaScript developer, is pounding away at his keyboard as part of the open-source community trying to help federal contractors fix the healthcare.gov website.

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