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W&J Professor’s Art Chosen to Promote International Art Fair

By ejones@washjeff.edu | October 5, 2021
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London gallery Baker Howard Contemporary (BHC) has chosen the work of Patrick Schmidt, M.F.A., Professor of Art at Washington & Jefferson College, to represent the gallery at Art Market Budapest.

W&J Arts Series presents The Nandanik Dance Company

By W&J Syndication Service | September 27, 2021
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Nandanik Dance Troupe “Card Country” https://www.nandanikdance.org/ Sunday, October 10th 2021, 3:00 p.m. In celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Nandanik Dance Troupe presents “Card Country,” one of his most entertaining dance dramas based on the play “Tasher Desh” A prince and his friend find themselves on a strange island after…

Richard Piacentini, president and CEO of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Leader to Speak at “Green Building for Sustainability and Health” Webinar

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 27, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) will host a free webinar, “Green Building for Sustainability and Health” featuring Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes at 3 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Acclaimed Poet Caitlin Doyle to Give Reading at W&J College

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 21, 2021
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Poet Caitlin Doyle, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Writer-In-Residence at Washington & Jefferson College, will give a reading of her works Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Media Room on the lower level of Rossin Campus Center. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, W&J College Honor Charles Fremont West, M.D. with Pennsylvania State Marker

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 20, 2021
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the College together dedicated a Pennsylvania State Marker honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D., W&J Class of 1924.

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Washington & Jefferson College Receives National Best College Recognitions for 2022

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 16, 2021
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U.S. News & World Report has named Washington & Jefferson College to its list of the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2022.

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

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 15, 2021
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Five Washington & Jefferson College students were honored Sept. 14 as recipients of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award.

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Teaching 9/11: A Historical Event and a Lived Experience for Today’s Students

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 10, 2021
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September 11, 2001 is both a historical event and a lived experience for today’s college students.

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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, W&J College to Dedicate Pennsylvania State Marker Honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D.

By ejones@washjeff.edu | September 9, 2021
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) will dedicate a Pennsylvania State Marker honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D., W&J Class of 1924.

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W&J welcomes Class of 2025 with annual Matriculation Ceremony

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | September 1, 2021
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Approximately 350 First-Year students became Washington & Jefferson College Presidents during the College’s Matriculation Ceremony on Aug. 24. The annual ceremony introduces the campus community to the incoming class and shares College traditions and insights with new students. In his address to the class, W&J President Dr. John C. Knapp noted that the Class of…

Energy Transition Expert to Speak at Webinar on Decarbonization

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | September 1, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) will host a free webinar on “Decarbonization: Pathways to a Sustainable Future” at 11 a.m. Sept. 22. Dr. Varun Rai, a noted expert on energy transition and adoption of sustainable energy technologies, will be the presenter. Rai is a professor in the LBJ School…

“The Right Education of Youth”

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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When the minutes for the first meeting of The Washington College were being taken, the founders could hardly have envisioned that their work would leave a centuries-long legacy. What they did have was the prudence to realize that education was needed to make the recently founded country a success. The notes of the act to…

Pat Benic ’70: A Life Lived through the Lens

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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Pat Benic ’70 knows he has been a lucky man, but he wasn’t always sure that a career in photography would pan out. With some fortunate breaks and a willingness to say yes, this W&J math major continues his decades-long career of capturing world-shaping events across the globe. Benic is currently a Washington, D.C.-based photographer…

Familiar Facades: Netflix returns to campus to film new series

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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After considering several small college campuses in the region, Netflix selected W&J as a filming location for scenes of a new series, “The Chair.” The series features Sandra Oh as the lead, playing the chair of the school’s English department. Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, and others round out the cast. “The Chair,” which premiered on…

Clara Sherwood '22 poses for a photo in Morocco during her summer 2019 Magellan Project.

Prez Proud: Celebrating the Successes of W&J Students

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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Math Majors Make Their Mark An exploratory project in their junior year led Alexas Iams ’21 and Hannah Johnston ’21 to being published co-authors in a mathematics journal during their senior year. The two math majors, along with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Robert Muth, Ph.D., continued researching their MTH320 “Junior MathTalks” project throughout the summer…

In Full Swing: Twenty-Two Athletic Teams Return to Competition this Spring

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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In sports, seasons are often described as a marathon, not a sprint. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent adjustments, that thought was turned on its head. The W&J Department of Athletics saw 22 teams complete varsity seasons during a 102-day span this spring. The Washington & Jefferson women’s swimming & diving team hosted Franciscan…

W&J’s Space Pioneers

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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Patrick McCormick ’62, Ph.D. – Physicist and retired principal investigator of NASA’s SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) research program; endowed professor and co-director of Hampton University’s Center for Atmospheric Sciences Neal Pellis ’66, Ph.D. – NASA research scientist, retired; studied the effects of long-duration, extreme-environment space exploration on biological systems at the cellular and…

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Presidents in Space: W&J’s history with NASA and beyond

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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By Daniel Bates W&J-educated physicists, neuroscientists, and even business administrators are making a significant impact on the country’s resurging space exploration – and life on Earth. Somewhere roughly 265 miles out in space and traveling more than 17,000 miles per hour, the International Space Station (ISS) is passing once again over the earth. Alongside the…

Founded Here: W&J’s new brand strategy looks to the future while honoring the past 

By sdudik@washjeff.edu | August 30, 2021
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In 2018, W&J began work on a strategic plan to move the College forward, creating a responsive educational path for Generation Z and the generations that follow. College leadership, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students worked together to produce a comprehensive plan to ensure W&J’s continued competitiveness in the higher education market as…

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Psychodynamic Therapy 101 by Thomas Lindquist, W&J Staff Psychologist

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | August 11, 2021
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