Washington and Lee University has received a $1.3 million grant from the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support the University’s undergraduate biological sciences programs. W&L was one of only 48 institutions out of 192 applicants to receive a grant.
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Jenefer Davies, visiting assistant professor of dance at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Grant through the Associated Colleges of the South.
Lesley Wheeler, Washington and Lee University professor and chair of the English department, will read from her recently published collection of poetry, "Scholarship Girl."
Washington and Lee University's Hillel presents Holocaust Remembrance Week from April 28 - May 2. The planned activities range from films to a vigil to a talk by a Holocaust survivor, the grandmother of a current W&L student.
Sascha Goluboff, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Washington and Lee University, was selected as one of three new fellows in the "Engaged Scholars Studying Congregations" program coordinated through The Hartford Seminary.
Holly Pickett, assistant professor of English, has recently been awarded a nine- month National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research fellowship to the Newberry Library in Chicago for the 2008-2009 academic year.
The opening talk of Washington and Lee University's fifth annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar will be given by author Geraldine Brooks, on Friday, April 18, at 4 p.m. at the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons. This talk is free and open to the public.
Lucas Morel, associate professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has been named a Research Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University for the 2008-09 academic year.
Leslie Cintron, W&L assistant professor of sociology, has been awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to conduct archival research in England for her book "From Open Spaces to Popular Culture: The National Trust and the Transformation of British Heritage, 1895-2008," which looks into the genesis of Britain's national heritage preservation movement.
William W. Freehling, the Robert S. Griffith '52 Visiting Scholar in History at Washington and Lee University, will present a lecture on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The title of Dr. Freehling's lecture is "Mysteries of the South's Secession."