Norman Kim-Senior ’05 has created a COVID Memorial Walk and Run to foster community, support local nonprofits and mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
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Reid Calhoun ‘17 shares how his vision for the future inspires his annual giving.
The title of Barnett’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Lost (And Found Again) in Translation.”
Ali Greenberg ’13 has opened a flexible workspace and social club in Richmond that emphasizes community for women and gender minorities.
Jared Shely '18 will use the grant to continue his work teaching English to students in Latin America.
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Edwin Castellanos '20 created a system that allows students to save money by borrowing donated textbooks.
Washington and Lee Spanish professor Seth Michelson has compiled a book of poems written by incarcerated undocumented teens and translated by some of his students and him.
Julia Poppenberg '19 spent the summer as a translator in Guatemala, helping doctors and patients alike and learning to "talk strong."
Athena (Yue) Cao, a senior from Beijing, China, has won first place for feature writing (small school division) in the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) 2015 national Mark of Excellence for college journalists.
Washington and Lee University senior Anna Paden Carson of Roanoke, Virginia, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Colombia.
Ellen Mayock, Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, provides advice for on structuring, revising and tailoring an academic curriculum vitae (C.V.) in the Jan. 23 edition of Inside Higher Ed.
In mid-November 2014, Jeffrey Barnett, professor of Spanish and director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Washington and Lee University, flew to Miami for the launch of his new book, a translation of Uva de Aragón's "The Memory of Silence" (Chico: Cubanabooks, 2014).
A new volume of essays co-edited by Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee, offers guidance to achieving a career in the humanities in a changed academic landscape.
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.
Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.
When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.
Two innovative websites on Spanish medieval texts offer students the opportunity to hear the spoken text.
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.
An interest in medical Spanish led to a student-created and student-directed class.
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 will welcome visitors from around the world to its 11th National Symposium of Theater in Academe on Oct. 18 – 20.
It is well documented that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the easier it is for them to learn it. Still, learning Japanese and Chinese would seem particularly daunting. Thanks to Washington and Lee University's Languages for Rockbridge program, area elementary school children are not only learning Spanish and Chinese, but […]
Nico Gioioso of Baltimore, Md., a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee University, recently received a U.S. English language teaching assistantship to Austria for the 2012-2013 academic year. While at W&L, Gioioso was a Johnson Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was also a […]
Washington and Lee University will host three Virginia Governor’s Language Academies this summer with 165 of the Commonwealth’s top high school language students coming to campus for a three week full-immersion residential program beginning June 23 and continuing through July 14. After hosting a successful French Academy last summer, the German and Spanish academies have been […]
Ellen Mayock, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, served as guest editor on a new double issue of the journal Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (Volume 16/Fall 2011), published by the University of Puerto Rico. The special issue brings together 26 essays from leading experts to discuss the Spanish novel […]
The following piece by Washington and Lee University junior Michael McGuire was published in The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 24, 2011, and is reprinted here with permission. By Michael McGuire SEVILLE, Spain—Here, the orange trees are the only things changing color as autumn takes its hold. The palmeras and the jasmine vines that climb the […]
While taking a walk in Goshen Pass earlier this month, Washington and Lee Spanish professor Mónica González snapped a photo of the brilliant fall colors. She then submitted it to "National Geographic," which has turned it into an online jigsaw puzzle. Mónica, whose undergraduate training was in journalism, has continued her interest in photojournalism. Four of the […]
Following the success of this summer's Virginia Governor's French Academy at Washington and Lee University, Dick Kuettner, coordinator of the program, has announced that W&L has been selected to host three such "full-immersion" language academies in French, German and Spanish simultaneously for the next five years. "We are all very excited at the prospect of […]