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The Dart Internships at W&L: Five Years Strong

The Marella family (Andrea P’18, Julia, Phil III ’18, Andrew and Phil ’81, P’18,) with Professor Bob Stewart and President Ken Ruscio ’76.

In March, Phil Marella ’81 and his wife, Andrea, visited campus, not only to visit their son Phil, who is a first-year student here, but to also personally deliver a check from Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) to President Ken Ruscio ’76.

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Rachel Herz, Expert on Psychology of Smell, to Give Keynote Speech for SSA

Rachel Herz. Photo Credit: Christine Acebo

Rachel S. Herz, a world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, will give the keynote speech for Washington and Lee University's Science, Society and the Arts on March 13 in Evans Dining Hall. The title of Herz' lecture is "The Scent of Desire."

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Gunawansa ’14 Wins Luce Scholarship

Nicole Gunawansa

Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.

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W&L Teaches "Science of the Brain" to Local Elementary Students

(Left to right): Eliza Parrott '14, Megan Fulcher, Charlotte Magee '15, Randl Dent '15, Kingsley Schroeder '14

Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.

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W&L Neuroscientist Sees Promise, Problems with Brain Mapping Initiative

Tyler Lorig, Ruth Parmly Professor and Head of Neuroscience, Washington and Lee Universitu

Washington and Lee neuroscientist Tyler Lorig has mixed views of the BRAIN Project announced by President Obama this month.

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Duke Cancelmo Is Final Speaker in W&L's Good Life Series

Richard P. "Duke" Cancelmo '80

Richard P. “Duke” Cancelmo Jr., a partner with Bridgeway Capital, will be the final speaker in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

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University of Wisconsin Professor Richard Davidson to Speak on “Happiness is a Skill”

Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson of the University of Wisconsin will present the next lecture in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

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Neuroscience Expert Headlines W&L’s Institute for Honor Symposium

Michael Gazzaniga

Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology and director of The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual Institute for Honor Symposium at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 1.

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Duke's Swartzwelder to Address Alcohol's Effects on the Brain

Scott Swartzwelder

Duke professor Scott Swartzwelder to address alcohol's long-lasting effects on the brain at Washington and Lee on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

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Keaton Fletcher Wins Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology

Keaton Fletcher, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Keaton Fletcher, a Washington and Lee University senior from Littleton, Colo., has been named the 2012 recipient of the David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.

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