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Roger Mudd Center for Ethics to Focus on Ethics of Citizenship

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The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will examine “The Ethics of Citizenship” during its 2015­–2016 lecture and conference series.

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Law Professor Brian Murchison to Address Washington and Lee’s Fall Convocation

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Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2015 Fall Convocation on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Front Lawn. Murchison will speak on “The Liberal Arts in Practice.”

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"Shenandoah" Prize Winners Announced

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The annual winners of “Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review’s” literary prizes in prose are Ashley Davidson’s “A Daring Undertaking” for the “Shenandoah” Fiction Prize and Clinton Crocket Peters’s “Going to a Burn” for the Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize. The winner of the James Boatwright Prize for Poetry is Jane Fuller’s “Conversation with Two-Time All Mid-American Conference Relief Pitcher Douglas Dean Stackhouse on Winning, Losing and Learning to Fiddle.”

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Staniar Gallery Presents “the sun that never sets,” an Exhibit by Paul Ryan

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Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery presents “the sun that never sets,” an exhibit of paintings by Staunton-based artist Paul Ryan. The show will be on view Sept. 7-Oct. 4. Ryan will give an artist’s talk on Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.

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Questioning Passion Interdisciplinary Series to be Held During 2015-2016 Academic Year

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Washington and Lee University’s Questioning Passion Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is a year-long colloquium that explores passion: is it good or bad, unwise or necessary, the key to happiness or a distraction from the path to success?

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Special Collections and Archives Department Launches Its First Online Search Tool

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Researchers now have an easy way to comb through the 1,000 collections of manuscripts and photographs at Washington and Lee University’s Special Collections and Archives. “The department has launched its first online search tool, which will enable researchers to discover these treasures,” said Alston Cobourn, digital scholarship librarian at W&L.

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Washington and Lee Graduate Receives ODK Leader of the Year in Athletics Award

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Jillian Katterhagen, a 2015 graduate of Washington and Lee University from The Woodlands, Texas, has been named Omicron Delta Kappa’s (ODK) Leader of the Year in Athletics.

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Author Stephen Denny to Give Keynote Address at Entrepreneurship Summit Sept. 26

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The J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University announced that the keynote address for its fourth annual Entrepreneurship Summit will be given by Stephen Denny, marketing consultant and the author of “Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry.” Denny’s keynote will be on Sept. 26 at 5:45 […]

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Eric Schwen ’15 is Apker Award Finalist

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Eric Schwen ’15, a Washington and Lee University valedictorian and physics major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has been chosen as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award, recognizing outstanding achievements in physics by an undergraduate.

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Fourth Annual SHECP Symposium to Address Food and Childhood Health

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The increasing nutrition gap between children from the upper and lower classes will be the focus of the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) on Aug. 2 in Lexington, Virginia.

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