Natalia Toporikova, assistant professor of biology at Washington and Lee, has received a $2,000 grant from the Mednick Fellowship Committee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) for her project "Role of Time-of-Day Signals in Hormonal Surges of Female Rats."
In the Ellison Reading Room of the Library of Congress on May 22, W&L professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel led the library's second Ralph Ellison Seminar for an international cohort of Ellison experts talking about the importance of his writing to 21st-century America.
Members of W&L's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently traveled to Guatemala to build much needed water filters for elementary schools.
On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.
Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English and dean of the College at Washington and Lee University, has published a new scholarly book: "Thomas Hardy's Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy's Imagination," part of the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series (Ohio State University Press, 2014).
Washington and Lee University 2014 graduate Jordan Kearns of Nicholasville, Ky., has received a Fulbright research grant to Estonia.
Among the many celebrations that marked the third week of May for the graduating seniors, one remembered an alumnus: the late Todd Smith '83.
Adedayo (Dayo) Abah is one of six recipients of the 2014/15 social media externship grants awarded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English, added another feather to her cap: the Editors' Prize for "the most inspiring, jarring, outstanding, or just downright brilliant" submission from the journal Switchback, for her poem "Epistolary Art."
Washington and Lee University has awarded Global Learning Leadership Prizes to two seniors for 2014. The recipients are Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, a native of Mexico from Mount Vermont, Wash., and a Spanish major with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Johnson scholar Haley Smith, a double major in biology and environmental science, from Asheville, N.C.