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W&L Launches New Spring Term Virtual Learning Series

Washington and Lee’s Office of University Advancement is expanding its lifelong-learning offerings to include a four-part Virtual Learning Series on Contemporary Issues in Society. Airing in April and May to coincide with W&L’s four-week Spring Term, the series will be hosted by Associate Provost Marc Conner and will focus on four topics in the headlines, each of which is being explored in depth by W&L faculty and students in a Spring Term course.

The Virtual Learning Series is the latest in an ongoing lifelong-learning initiative at the University, which includes W&L’s popular Alumni College and travel programs and live streaming of lectures and events on campus.

“We are delighted to be able to bring our alumni, parents and friends a taste of the innovative learning experience that is the W&L Spring Term,” said Dennis Cross, vice president of University advancement. “Our professors are true experts in their subject areas, and we think that viewers will enjoy hearing their take on these important issues, as well as more about their approach to the study of these topics in the classroom.”

The series begins on Thursday, April 24. Segments will be posted online at noon Eastern time on Thursdays, and remain available to watch throughout the term.

The lineup:

More information about the Virtual Learning Series and other lifelong learning initiatives is available online at http://www.wlu.edu/lifelong-learning.