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W&L Teaches "Science of the Brain" to Local Elementary Students

(Left to right): Eliza Parrott '14, Megan Fulcher, Charlotte Magee '15, Randl Dent '15, Kingsley Schroeder '14

Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.

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Preeminent Philosopher Linda Martin Alcoff to Speak at W&L

Linda Martin Alcoff

Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will present the Root Lecture for 2014 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.

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W&L Students’ Research on Stereotypes of Arab Muslims Wins Psychology Award

(Left to right) Astrid Pruitt '14, Julie Woodzicka and Eric Shuman '14

Two student researchers and one alumnus at Washington and Lee University have won a Regional Research Award from Psi Chi—the National Honor Society in Psychology—at the Midwestern Psychology Association (MPA) National Conference.

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Eric Shuman Wins Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology

Eric Shuman

Eric Shuman, a Washington and Lee University senior, from Black Mountain, N.C., has received the 2013 David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.

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W&L Research Team Explores Link Between Memory, Stories and Learning

From left, Johnson, Schuman and Roberts examine data in the W&L psychology lab.

Psychology professor Dan Johnson's research uses "nano-narratives" as a way to remember abstract concepts.

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Cellphones and Sleep

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W&L psychology professor, students crafting new study

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Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey Joining JET Program in Japan

Taylor Maxey and Renata Carlson

W&L seniors Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey have accepted the offer from the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to work as assistant language teachers (ALT) in Japan.

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Charlotte Collins Awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award

Charlotte Collins

Charlotte Collins, from Dallas, Texas, a member of the Class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award.

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Announcing the Winners of the New Yorker Caption Contest

The winning caption from Marthe Honts '97.

The results are in and, as Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, made clear, the results are final. Marthe Honts '97 won the special New Yorker/W&L cartoon caption contest.

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Georgia Tech Psychology Professor Addresses Aging at W&L

Anderson Smith head shot

Anderson Smith, Regents Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology, will lecture on memory and aging on Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at Washington and Lee.

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