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Phillip Goff will Lecture on “The Science of Bias in Policing” to Kick Off the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference

Phillip A. Goff

Phillip A. Goff, associate professor of social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), will be the keynote speaker at the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

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Pergola to Speak at W&L on Healing Wisdom of Maasai People of Africa

Tanya Pergola

Dr. Tanya Pergola, an author, inspirational speaker, community development orchestrator, healing safari guide, and yoga and meditation instructor, will speak at W&L on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.

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NYU Sociology Professor to Lecture about the Nature of Race

Ann Morning

Ann Morning, associate professor of sociology at New York University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

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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 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

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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