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New study by Assistant Professor Hannah Bradshaw studies willingness to try new foods & desirability

July 28, 2021
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Being reluctant to try new foods can be daunting, according to new research published in the journal. Personality and individual differences . The new study provides evidence that the willingness to try new foods can influence sexual desirability and is seen by others as a sign of sexual unrestriction.

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 …  

Preparing For A Research Internship in the Sciences: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—At W&J, academic excellence isn’t the only thing you’ll find in the classroom. Many instructors take advantage of the College’s unique JayTerm—a condensed learning period between semesters designed for students to complete intensive experiential learning opportunities—to offer courses that provide professional readiness and an education in life skills. “JayTerm is a …  

Adjunct Professor Carol Glock’s foundation supports cancer research, clinical trials

November 30, 2020
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When a significant part of a person’s life is devoted to the fight against cancer, it helps to have the full support of family.

W&J Professor, Students Part of Project Recognized by USDA Forest Service as 2019 Research Highlight

January 24, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has recognized the work of a team of scientists and foresters that includes a W&J professor and students as one of its 2019 research highlights.

Leslie Watkins ’21 Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

May 13, 2019
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) sophomore Leslie Watkins ’21 is one of only 496 undergraduate sophomores and juniors selected nationwide for a Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship given in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States.

Senior economics majors present at Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank

May 10, 2019
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Five senior economics majors presented their capstone research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as part of their 2019 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition in early May.

W&J junior wins Society for Applied Spectroscopy undergraduate research award

April 26, 2019
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) junior Aaron Viggiano won the 2019 Society for Applied Spectroscopy’s (SAS) undergraduate research award for his work with W&J Professor of Chemistry Robbie Iuliucci, Ph.D. 

W&J students and faculty present at Southern Regional Science Association conference

April 17, 2019
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Associate Professors of Economics Rob and Leslie Dunn, Ph.D., traveled with four senior economics majors to the Southern Regional Science Association conference in Arlington, Va., from April 4-6. 

Recent Grad Success: Sam Schaub ’18

April 5, 2019
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Sam Schaub’s experiences and opportunities at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) led him to early success in the technology field—starting with a job he got just weeks after graduating in May of 2018.