Elizabeth Knapp serves as director of the Johnson Program and professor of earth and environmental geoscience.
Grant funding through W&L's Johnson Program allows student recipients to pursue passion projects and career development around the world.
Sarah Burd ’24 is spending her summer working for a medical technology company in Vienna, Austria, that specializes in prosthetic limbs.
Clifford Ando’s and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan’s lectures are free and open to the public.
Chaisson’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Cosmic Evolution.”
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James Ricks '21 is spending the summer working for The Oda Foundation in Nepal, where he is researching tobacco use and working with children to create a mural that represents health in their town.
Amirah S. Ndam Njoya ‘17 believes leadership, travelling, service, and scholarship are all vital parts of the W&L experience.
Guen splits his time between hiking the mountains of Rockbridge and traveling the world.
Meet Ryder Babik '19, a student who enjoys college as much as he enjoys helping others apply to college.
Meet Graham Novak '19, an aspiring - and already accomplished - entrepreneur
Meet Harrison Westgarth '17, a pre-med varsity athlete with a passion for teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Meet Stephanie Chung '18, an anthropology major with a passion for women's health advocacy.
Meet some of Washington and Lee University's talented crop of Johnson Scholars.
Washington and Lee University has announced the students who will receive 2015 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The 29 students will work within the United States and travel to variety of countries.
Sir Crispin Tickell, a former British diplomat with particular interest in the relationship between the environment, politics and business, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Scientific historian Nicolaas Rupke discusses the scientific myths that form one of the biggest obstacles to improving public understanding of science.
Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.
A team of students traveled between France, Norway and Denmark this summer to determine why certain pigments in iconic paintings are fading, and to determine how to stop the process.
Washington and Lee Professor, Students Study the Rhetoric of Nanotechnology
A business plan to provide diabetics with a better way to manage their disease by using smart phone technology won Washington and Lee University's third annual Business Plan Competition.
Kendré Barnes and Wayde Marsh, 2013 graduates of Washington and Lee University, have been named this year's winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion.
Washington and Lee University senior Kendré Barnes, of Omaha, Neb., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Panama.
Washington and Lee University senior Isaac Webb, of Portland, Maine, has received a Fulbright research/study grant to the Ukraine for his project "Disability and Invisibility: Human Rights for the Handicapped in Soviet Ukraine from Brezhnev to Gorbachev."
Washington and Lee University senior Mohamad Shawki Amine was a member of a team from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering that presented the results of its earthquake research at Posters on the Hill in Washington last month.
Washington and Lee University has announced new appointments in the University administration. Elizabeth Knapp, associate provost and associate professor of geology, will become senior assistant to the president and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. Marc Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, head of the English Department and director of Spring Term, will become associate provost.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of Johnson Opportunity Grants for 2013, naming eight undergraduates to receive awards to support their research activities during the upcoming summer
Washington and Lee seniors Alexandra Fernández and Ronald Magee will be recognized at Generals of the Month for November on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University has selected 21 students to receive Johnson Opportunity Grants for 2012 summer research activities. This is in addition to the eight students announced earlier. The students will receive the grants for a wide variety of activities both in the United States and abroad. These include working with great white sharks in […]
When Washington and Lee University announced that most of the $100 million gift it received in June 2007 would establish a new scholarship program, Bill Hartog, W&L's long-time dean of admissions and financial aid, knew things were going to change. He had no idea just how much. In September, W&L welcomed its fourth, and largest, […]
It's been a memorable few months for Uri Whang, a Washington and Lee junior from Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis. First, she won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace 2001. With that grant, Uri established a program called Benefitting All Children in Korea, or BACK. Her goal is to help North Korean refugees […]