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W&J Honors 2020-2021 Rule, Hughes, Murphy Recipients

September 15, 2021
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Five Washington & Jefferson College students were honored Sept. 14 as recipients of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award.

John Georgino ’16 earns medical degree from PECOM

June 15, 2021
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John Georgino of DuBois was among the 270 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) at the College’s 130th commencement. The ceremony was held at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 24, 2021.

Three Class of 2021 Seniors Complete Honors Projects

May 3, 2021
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Three Washington & Jefferson College students were awarded academic honors this year following the completion of their honors projects.

Alumni Connections Help W&J Senior Start Her Medical Career

May 3, 2021
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After graduating from W&J, Julia Schaffer is continuing her research at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences while she applies to medical schools.

“Stay Open-Minded”: Senior shares how his W&J journey landed him in a top neuroscience program

April 30, 2021
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When Jerrik Rydbom ’21 spoke to prospective students at W&J Take Action Day in April, he shared an important piece of advice: stay open minded, because you never know where your college experience could take you.

Social Ethics Leader, NPR Contributor Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., to Give Keynote at W&J College Commencement Ceremony

April 28, 2021
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Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., will be the keynote speaker at Washington & Jefferson College’s 222nd Commencement Ceremony.

W&J to Induct Class of 2021 Members into The Phi Beta Kappa Society

April 20, 2021
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W&J will induct 24 members of the Class of 2021 into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and best-known honor society.

W&J senior presents work at NASA conference

March 3, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 3, 2021)—Washington & Jefferson College neuroscience and Spanish major Julia Schaffer ’21 recently presented research at the 2021 NASA Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop—and she did it from the comfort of W&J’s campus. Prior to the virtual conference, Julia connected with the Office of Residence Life to set up a safe space …  

W&J senior works with prominent pain medicine specialist on spinal research 

February 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 24, 2021)—You could say Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is in Jared Heller’s DNA.   The senior neuroscience major is the son of two W&J alumni, and the brother of 2018 grad Ethan. The W&J experience has been a part of Jared’s life from the very beginning, but it’s the relationships he’s formed here with faculty and through W&J’s unique …  

Neuroscience

September 30, 2019
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Focus your research interests in a variety of levels of nervous system functioning, from the activity of a single neuron to the complexity of behavioral systems. Complete coursework in biology, chemistry, philosophy, physics, and psychology in this Major and Minor.