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W&L Announces Final Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.

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Local School Children Learn Archaeology at W&L

Staff Archaeologist Don Gaylord works with local elementary school children as part of their after-school science enrichment program.

Two water hoses and lots of dirt played a major role in teaching local school children about archaeology last week at Washington and Lee University.

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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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W&L Professors Win Grant to Study European National Identity

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Jonathan Eastwood and Peter Grajzl have received a grant from the American Sociological Association's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline to support the pilot project, "Tracing the Global Spread of National Identity."

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WVTF Reports on the Real Thanksgiving Feast

The original Thanksgiving menu included duck, game hen, venison, mussels, beans, peas, and parsnips.

The authentic Thanksgiving feast held on the Washington and Lee campus was the subject of a feature story on WVTF, the public radio station based in Roanoke, Va.

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W&L Anthropology Students Explore Thanksgiving Myths

Executive Chef J. Young serves W&L students a historically accurate Thanksgiving meal.

One week before Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner, anthropology and history students at Washington and Lee University tasted recipes from the original Thanksgiving dinner—well, except for the eels and hard cider.

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W&L Students Partner on Jordan’s Point Project

Students work at Jordan's Point

W&L's Archaeology program is joining forces with the Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) to conduct research on Jordan's Point as part of HLF's effort to get the area designated as a state and national historic district.

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W&L Archaeology Students Discover Artifacts of Their Predecessors

Alison Bell, right, with students from her archaeology class, senior John Cheretis, left, and first-year student Sarah Mae Selnick during their class exercise outside Newcomb Hall.

Students in four Washington and Lee classes benefit from archaeology major find at Robinson Hall.

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New Historical Archaeological Collective Aims to Help Local Community

Members of the Historical Archaeology Collective work on mapping McDowell Cemetery.

Volunteer organization aims to tackle archaeology projects in Rockbridge County area.

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WVTF Reports on W&L's Robinson Hall Dig

WVTF radio reported on the recent Robinson Hall dig at Washington and Lee. Sandy Hausman of WVTF interviewed Alison Bell, associate professor of archaeology along with students and volunteers who have worked on the treasure trove of material found behind Robinson Hall when work began on renovating that building earlier this summer. Listen to the […]

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