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Scotland Votes 'No,' but Dreams Persist

Michelle Brock

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history, writes about Scotland's vote on independence in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Nathaniel Deutsch, Co-director of Center for Jewish Studies, to Lecture at W&L

Nathaniel Deutsch

Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is also co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. in Sydney Lewis Hall, classroom B.

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Two 2014 Graduates Commissioned as U.S. Army Officers


Two Washington and Lee University graduates capped their Commencement day by being commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. John Bruch of Baltimore, Md., and Christina Lowry of Lexington, Va., received their commissions and first salutes in a late afternoon ceremony at Lee Chapel on the university's campus.

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Did an Apple Inspire Newton’s Law of Gravity? Not So!

Nicolaas Rupke, Johnson Professor of The College, Department of History, Washington and Lee University

Scientific historian Nicolaas Rupke discusses the scientific myths that form one of the biggest obstacles to improving public understanding of science.

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W&L Conference to Debunk Scientific Myths

John L. Heilbron

Two dozen historians of science from around the world will debunk 26 commonly-held myths of science at a conference at Washington and Lee University May 8 – 11. The keynote address by John L. Heilbron of the University of California-Berkeley will take place in Lee Chapel at 6 p.m. on Fri. May 9 and is open to the public.

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Founding Director of Mount Vernon Library to Speak at W&L


Douglas Bradburn, the founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Washington and Lee University's Friends of the Library on Saturday, May 3.

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Webb '13 Wins Carnegie Endowment

Isaac Webb

Isaac Webb '13 has been named a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow for next year, in the Russia/Eurasia program.

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W&L Professor Puts Ukrainian Crisis in Historical Context

Richard Bidlack

Richard Bidlack, professor of history at Washington and Lee University, places the Ukrainian crisis in its historical context.

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W&L's Institute for Honor Keynote Features David Hackett Fischer

David Hackett Fischer

David Hackett Fischer, the University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University, will deliver the keynote address at the Institute for Honor Symposium "George Washington: Leadership With Honor" at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 28, in Lee Chapel.

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Noted Lincoln Scholar Leads W&L's Commemoration of Emancipation Proclamation

Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo, one of the nation's most distinguished scholars of Abraham Lincoln, will deliver the keynote address for Washington and Lee University's observance of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

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