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New Book by W&L's Prager Examines Myths and Realities of the East in German Lit

Debra Prager

A new book by Debra Prager, associate professor of German, "Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other" (Camden House, 2014), examines novels that follow their protagonists' education or enlightenment predicated on an encounter with the East.

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W&L's Colón Quoted in New York Times on F.B.I.'s Investigative Tactics

Aly Colón

Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in an article in the Nov. 7 edition of The New York Times about the F.B.I.'s impersonation of an Associated Press reporter to catch a school bomb threat suspect.

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Virginia Tech Art Professor Exhibits in Staniar Gallery

Fears, 2013, photograph, 9.5 x11.5 inches

Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present Reading Room, an exhibit of drawings, photographs and sketchbooks by Travis Head. The show will be on view Nov. 10 – Dec. 16.

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W&L's Youngman Discusses Digital Humanities on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" Show

Paul Youngman

W&L's Paul Youngman discussed how scholars are using digital humanities to explore the arts, literature and history on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 6.

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Building Blocks

From l. to r.: Chris Flight ’16, Zack Dubit ’17, Cathy Wang ’15, Professor Elizabeth Denne and Emily Jaekle ’16 put the finishing touches on a level-two Menger Sponge.

A large paper cube, seemingly composed of symmetrical cutouts, sits on a table at the entrance to the Washington and Lee University Math Department in Robinson Hall. On closer inspection, it turns out to be a compilation of discrete smaller cubes.

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W&L Biology Professors Receive $100,000 Grant from Jeffress Trust Awards Program to Research Obesity-Infertility Link

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Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University in Lexington have won a $100,000 grant from the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.

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W&L Students Kick Off Career Exploration with New Program

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A new and innovative Career Exploration Trip in October gave 21 Washington and Lee University students a head start on their career paths, with help from alumni in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Author Bruce Holsinger Will Read from his Historical Thriller at W&L

Bruce Holsinger

Author and scholar Bruce Holsinger, professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give a Glasgow reading at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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What Halloween Can Learn from History

Michelle Brock

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.

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W&L Academy Introduces New Technology into Local Classrooms

Haley Sigler

A $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation has enabled Washington and Lee University's Teacher Education Program to bring the Educational Technology Leadership Academy to elementary, middle and high schools in Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista.

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