19 episodes

Your curiosity doesn't go away when you receive your diploma, and Washington and Lee’s Office of Lifelong Learning is here to help you satisfy it. In every episode, we'll invite you to join conversations with our world-class faculty, giving you a slice of the Colonnade in your pocket even if you’re hundreds of miles away. Hear from your favorite faculty members on topics they love and meet new professors who can introduce you to new worlds; it all happens here, on W&L After Class, where we bring you into the discussions that happen after class every day at W&L, and remain not unmindful of the future.

W&L After Class, the Lifelong Learning Podcast Washington and Lee University

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Your curiosity doesn't go away when you receive your diploma, and Washington and Lee’s Office of Lifelong Learning is here to help you satisfy it. In every episode, we'll invite you to join conversations with our world-class faculty, giving you a slice of the Colonnade in your pocket even if you’re hundreds of miles away. Hear from your favorite faculty members on topics they love and meet new professors who can introduce you to new worlds; it all happens here, on W&L After Class, where we bring you into the discussions that happen after class every day at W&L, and remain not unmindful of the future.

    Art on the Wall

    Art on the Wall

    George Bent, the Sidney Gause Childress Professor of the Arts at W&L, talks about what inspired his love of art history, why he loves teaching it, and how he has engaged students in a remarkable digital history project, "Florence As It Was," that is reconstructing the Italian city the way it appeared at the end of the 15th century.

    • 42 min
    Along Came a Spider

    Along Came a Spider

    Nadia Ayoub, associate professor of biology at W&L, weaves a fascinating lesson about her research into the genetics of black widow spider silk – and explains the wide-reaching implications of understanding these amazing arachnids. 

    • 43 min
    The Nose Knows

    The Nose Knows

    Tyler Lorig, professor emeritus of cognitive and behavioral science at Washington and Lee University, has spent decades studying the olfactory system and its impact on everyday life. After listening to him explain this crucial sense, you'll never think about odor the same way again. 

    • 1 hr
    No Stone Unturned

    No Stone Unturned

    Elizabeth Knapp '90, professor of geology and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity, discusses falling in love with rocks, the landscape of Rockbridge County and how the Johnson Program transforms campus and student lives.

    • 44 min
    She's Got Game

    She's Got Game

    W&L’s first female Athletic Director discusses the important distinction between an athlete and student-athlete, the changes to make W&L’s renowned swim test more equitable, and what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated profession.

    • 38 min
    All The World's a Stage

    All The World's a Stage

    The director of the Lenfest Center for the Arts shares his infectious love of musical theater and how musicals have been reinvented over time to correct their flaws. We’ll also discuss his time spent in Alumni Engagement and the joy in connecting current students with alumni.

    • 42 min

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