With Washington and Lee University exploring ways to reimagine international education, three members of the W&L faculty recently traveled to Greenland to investigate possible connections there for internships, student projects and spring term abroad courses.
Washington and Lee University has added a new element to The Leading Edge, its week-long pre-orientation program for entering students — a Leadership Venture to encourage student leadership.
Washington and Lee University has awarded the second group of Johnson Opportunity Grants for the upcoming spring and summer to 15 juniors and seniors.
Nine Washington and Lee University seniors have won Student Summer Independent Research (SSIR) grants for study this year.
From Ireland to Peru, New York to Israel, the 12 Washington and Lee juniors and seniors who were awarded Johnson Opportunity Grants for the summer of 2010 are traveling not only across the country, but also across the globe to take part in their summer dream projects.
Cailin Slattery, a Washington and Lee University student from Nyack, N.Y., has won a $10,000 prize to establish a microfinance initiative with women entrepreneurs in northern Haiti, from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Projects for Peace.
Two Washington and Lee University seniors – Stephanie Dultz of Chester, N.J., and Grace Wang of Richmond, Va., – have been awarded teaching assistantships through the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy and will teach English in France next year.
Three Washington and Lee University seniors — Meredith Freeman of St. Louis, Ben Goetsch of Timonium, Md. and Matthew Pagano of Zionsville, Ind. — have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach English and conduct research in during the 2010-2011 academic year.
We know that as people age their responses and decision-making processes slow down. What we don't know exactly is why this happens. Wythe Whiting, associate professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, hypothesizes this may be due to a breakdown of the brain's neural circuitry, resulting in what he calls "neural noise."
What may prove to be a new species of salamander is being investigated in the George Washington National Forest by a Washington and Lee University professor and his students.