Tag Archives: Tradition of Innovation

Mellon Foundation Grants W&L Funds for Digital Humanities, Study of History

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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.

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W&L Art Professor and Students Develop Digital Map of Great Wall of Los Angeles

Andrea Lepage

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.

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Mary Childs '08 to Receive a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

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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.

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W&L's Rush Co-Authors Opinion Column on Opportunities for Innovation in Higher Education

Mark Rush

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.

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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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West Wing Reports' Paul Brandus to Serve as Executive-in-Residence Nov. 17-19

The West Wing Report's Paul Brandus will serve as executive-in-residence at the Williams School, Nov. 17-19.

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.

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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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Writing on the Wall

Professors Rebecca Benefiel (left) and Sara Sprenkle at the entrance of the Collège de France, the site of the 2014 EAGLE Conference in Paris on Sept 29 - Oct. 1, 2014.

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.

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Washington and Lee to Host Third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit

Kelly Dyer '98 (left) and Andrew Ruppar '98 (center) chat with a participant at the Entrepreneurship Summit.

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.

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Launching the Digital Humanities Movement at W&L

Sara Sprenkle, Jeff Barry, Julie Knudson and Paul Youngman

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.

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