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The latest news and event releases from the Office of Media Relations.

  • Event—March 17

    He reads from his work and talks about his translations of Polish poetry when he visits the Literary House on March 17.
  • Event—March 5

    Expert from Heritage Foundation joins Washington College faculty for the discussion, which takes place in Hynson Lounge at 6:00 p.m.
  • Event—March 5

    The author of seven novels, including Charming Billy and Someone, will read from her work and discuss the writer’s craft as part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series.
  • Event—March 4

    Former Starr Center writing fellow Peter Manseau returns to campus Wednesday, March 4, to discuss his critically acclaimed new book, which chronicles how religious minorities have helped shape American freedom. 
  • Event—March 3

    The Drama Departments brings 30 Neo-Futurist Plays from “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” to Decker Theatre Tuesday through Thursday, March 3-5. Professor Dale Daigle directs.
  • Event—March 3

    Human rights legal expert and consultant Victoria Sanford will speak March 3 about the prosecution of crimes committed under Latin American dictatorships.
  • News posted—March 2

    First to fill the semester long residency will be fiction writer Roy Kesey, a 1991 alumnus of Washington College.
  • Event—March 1

    The former Taoiseach received an honorary degree during the George Washington’s Birthday Convocation Feb. 20 and praised former diplomat and College president Mitchell Reiss for helping him keep the peace process on track.
  • Event—February 26

    The unsettling stories Jehanne Dubrow’s prose poems tell in The Arranged Marriage are based on stories from her mother’s early life in Honduras and El Salvador.
  • Event—February 26

    Jonathan Hsy, a professor at George Washington University, visits the Literary House Thursday, Feb. 26, as part of the “Found in Translation” series.
  • Event—February 26

    Comedy Central marketing executive Don Steele, a 1991 graduate of Washington College, returns to campus February 26 to talk about how he engages the channel’s fans on social media. His talk begins at 4 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—February 24

    Noted verse translator and classicist Diane Arnson Svarlien is the next visitor in the College’s series on the work and art of literary translation.
  • Event—February 24

    In conjunction with the “Gun Show” exhibition in Kohl Gallery, the director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence joins artist David Hess and professors from WC and MICA to discuss the role of gun ownership and gun violence in American culture. The panel gets underway Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6:00 p.m. in Decker Theatre.
  • Event—February 23

    RESCHEDULED for Monday, February 23. The Rose O’Neill Literary House hosts Danielle Corsetto to talk about the art and business of web comics.
  • Event—February 20

    Sixth District Representative John Delaney, who was awarded an honorary degree during Convocation Feb. 20, responded with encouraging words for liberal arts students who want to make a difference through political involvement and public service.
  • Event—February 20

    The four finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize – Nick Bunker, Richard Dunn, François Furstenburg and Eric Nelson – offer new insights into the American Revolution, its impact on the rest of the world, and the very meaning of liberty.
  • Event—February 20

    The annual George Washington’s Birthday Convocation will award honorary degrees to the former Irish prime minister and the Maryland lawmaker and recognize the achievements and service of stand-out faculty and staff.
  • Event—February 20

    Celebrated for his political savvy and his outstanding skills as a negotiator, the man who led Ireland for 11 years and helped craft the historic Good Friday Agreement will receive an honorary degree at the Feb. 20 event.
  • Event—February 18

    Organized by Washington College professor Andrew Oros and the East-West Center in DC, a panel of experts will offer perspectives on Maryland’s trade, security and cultural relations with Asia. It convenes Wednesday, February 18, at 5 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—February 16

    Psychologist Laura Sproch, an outpatient therapist and researcher at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, will talk Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:00 p.m. about how to recognize the illness and how to promote healthy attitudes about weight and body image.
  • Event—February 12

    University of Delaware professor and author Douglas Tallamy will lecture on the importance of native plants in healthy ecosystems.
  • News posted—February 11

    Seventeen Washington College students grabbed the opportunity of a lifetime over winter break living in Havana, Cuba, studying the vibrant ties between music and culture there, and learning much more about another world.

  • Event—February 11

    In a Feb. 11 discussion, Hopkins University political science professor Steven David joins WC’s Joseph Prud’homme to talk about Iranian nuclear development and its impact on the Middle East and beyond.
  • Event—February 11

    Jason Osder’s documentary about the 1985 bombing of the row house headquarters of the radical group MOVE has been praised as “a masterpiece about an astounding moment in American history.”  The free screening starts at 4:30 p.m. in Norman James Theatre.
  • Event—February 11

    The renowned American Spiritual Ensemble will perform in Decker Theatre on Wednesday evening, February 11, with a mix of music that includes classic Negro American spirituals and Broadway tunes that address the Black experience.
  • Event—February 9

    Brenna Schneider, founder and CEO of 99Degrees Custom, a quick-turnaround maker of customized clothing, will return to her alma mater February 9 as part of the Goldstein Program’s Young Alumni Speakers Series.
  • Event—February 5

    Freelance journalist Christine Dolan probes the policies that led to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city.
  • Event—February 5

    The World Resources Institute’s Craig Hanson will visit Washington College Feb. 5 to discuss trends in global management of the planet’s natural resources.
  • Event—February 5

    In a new Kohl Gallery exhibition opening February 5, sculptor David Hess shares a series of assault weapons he began crafting in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He hopes they will spark dialogue about the role of gun violence in American culture.
  • News posted—February 3

    Professor Aaron Krochmal’s research on how turtles learn and use navigation skills is the featured cover article in Current Biology. The findings can help wildlife managers better handle turtle populations whose habitats have been destroyed.

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