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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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Winning W&L Team Gets With the Program

Plugging away: from left, Richard Marmorstein ’14, Lauren Revere ’17, Jamie White ’17.

Two teams of students from Washington and Lee's Programming Club finished second and third at the annual Longwood Programming Competition, last month at Longwood University, in Farmville, Va.

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Sky is the Limit in W&L's IQ Center

W&L biology professor Gregg Whitworth (standing) with a class in the Stereo 3D lab

New science facility features the latest technology for science and non-science majors at Washington and Lee.

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Student-Designed Web App Helps W&L Students Plan Course Schedules

A screenshot of the Corsola application

Thanks to some of their classmates, W&L students have a new web application designed to make their schedule planning easier.

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Robots and Spring Term

A four-week Spring Term course on robotics at Washington and Lee taught students to control a drone with hand gestures.

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