Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.
A new digital annotation technology being developed at Washington and Lee University lets people explore a famed mural, the Great Wall of Los Angeles, in ways impossible even when viewing it in person.
Mary Childs, a 2008 journalism graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) on April 24 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law in W&L's Williams School of Commerce, co-wrote a guest opinion column, "Higher Ed Is an Opportunity for Innovation," published in the Oct. 14 edition of Virginia's the (Norfolk-Virginia Beach) Virginian-Pilot.
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.
In partnership with the Department of Journalism, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics will host West Wing Reports' Paul Brandus as its fall 2014 Executive-in-Residence.
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.
W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel and Sara Sprenkle presented their latest project—a searchable web application on ancient graffiti—at the 2014 EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World.
Washington and Lee University will host its third annual Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. The event, which is run by the Williams School's Entrepreneurship Program, is open to students, faculty, and staff as well as alumni and parent entrepreneurs.
Washington and Lee faculty members Sara Sprenkle, Paul Youngman, Jeff Barry and Julie Knudson have published a case study on blended learning in the liberal arts.