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W&J Presidents get psyched; lobby for legislation

January 10, 2022
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WASHINGTON, PA (January 10, 2022)—W&J psychology students have change on their minds. Or rather, they’re using the mind to create change.

Mastering the Mind: W&J Students to Present Psychological Research at SPSP Convention

November 2, 2021
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The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists, recently accepted separate research proposals for the 2022 SPSP Annual Convention from four Washington & Jefferson College undergraduate students: Trinity Geedy-Gill ’24, Becca Ghion ’22, Delaney Sullivan ’22, and Madison Will ’22.

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.