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.
Patrick Wright, from Tampa, Florida, a 2016 graduate from Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship for study and internship experience in Germany.
Matthew Carl, a junior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been selected as a participant in the German Academic Exchange Service’s Young Ambassadors Program for 2015-16.
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.
Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is a one-year fellowship, she has the possibility of extending it for another year.
Washington and Lee University senior Naphtali Rivkin, of Teaneck, New Jersey, has received a Fulbright research grant to Latvia for his project “Anecdotes of Bravery: An Oral History of Latvia’s Popular Front.”
A Washington and Lee University alumnus who lived a year in Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright scholar observing the Ukrainian Revolution unfold will give a public lecture on "Ukraine in Crisis: A Witness to Revolution, War and Reform" April 1 at the university.
Richard A. Bidlack, professor of history at Washington and Lee University, will give his inaugural lecture marking his appointment as the Martin and Brooke Stein Professor of History on Wednesday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
A new book by Debra Prager, associate professor of German, "Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other" (Camden House, 2014), examines novels that follow their protagonists' education or enlightenment predicated on an encounter with the East.
W&L's Paul Youngman discussed how scholars are using digital humanities to explore the arts, literature and history on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 6.