Tag Archives: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

W&L Seniors Win Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Darby Shuler and Manuel Garcia Padilla

Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.

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W&L Announces Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.

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W&L Students Initiate Spanish Language Creative Writing Magazine

The staff of Pluma

When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.

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Latin America and Environmental Problems Subject of W&L Lecture

Timothy Shenk

Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Stephen Vetter Is Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at W&L

Stephen Vetter, president and CEO, Partners of the Americas

Stephen Vetter, president of Partners of the Americas, will be the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Washington and Lee University this month.

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Travel/Documentary Photographer Hanson to Lecture at W&L

Michael Hanson '03

Michael Hanson, a travel and documentary photographer, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stackhouse Theater at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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R.E. Lee Research Scholar Turns Art Detective

Washington and Lee art history major Teresa Soley, left, and art history professor Andrea Lepage

Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.

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LACS Seniors Explore Indo-American Themes in D.C.

Washington and Lee seniors Keke Nichols, Claire Rasberry, and Erika Vaughn at the Library of Congress.

Several seniors in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program recently visited Washington to explore exhibitions and archives about their capstone seminar topic, Indo-America. During the term, seniors have examined the cultural connections among indigenous peoples of the Americas. Jeff Barnett, professor of Spanish and head of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, said that one aim of […]

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Alumna's Documentary, "Ulises' Odyssey," To Be Screened at W&L

"Ulises' Odyssey"

Ulises’ Odyssey, a documentary written, directed and produced by Washington and Lee alumna Lorena Manriquez, will be screened on Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, in Elrod Commons.

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Two W&L Professors Win State's Highest Teaching Honor

Lesley Wheeler

Two Washington and Lee University faculty members — James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics, and Lesley M. Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English — have won Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for 2012. The award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, […]

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