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.
Let's Get Real… About Surrealism
A Discussion of Dali, Curating and Surrealism's Lasting Impact with Elliott KingThe associate professor of art history dives into the subconscious world of Surrealism, unpacking the work of Dali and explaining just how important his long-lasting career was. Professor King also shares how his journey with Dali and other Surrealist artists has deepened through his curatorial work and his courses with students.
Not to Get Political But ...
Things Get Political with Mark RushThe Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and Director of W&L’s Center for International Education joins the podcast to discuss the importance of understanding our political system ahead of the 2020 election (and any election). With host Ruth Candler, Professor Rush also explores his career in international education, from W&L to Dubai and beyond.Airs October 13, 2020
Mikki Brock Delves into the Work of the Devil and Witches Throughout HistoryProfessor of History Mikki Brock talks witches, witch hunts, the Devil, and the "why" behind them in our latest episode, out just in time for you to enjoy it with a fall chill in the air. With Halloween just around the corner, listen at your own risk...
Real Opportunity for All
An Inside Look at Poverty and Its Many Causes with Howard PickettThe Director of the Shepherd Program, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Poverty Studies and Adjunct Professor of Law talks with us about poverty in America. In this episode, Pickett focuses not only on what "poverty" means but also on how we can creatively look at issues surrounding poverty and people affected by it.
Your Implicit Bias is Showing...
Talking Candidly About Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination with Julie WoodzickaThe Abigail Grigsby Urquhart Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science explains concepts like stereotyping and bias. More importantly, Professor Woodzicka illustrates the impact of these human behaviors. Guests will also hear from W&L student Enuma Anekwe-Desince '22 and alumna Murray Shortall '03.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Finding Fulfillment with Karla MurdockProfessor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, Karla Murdock, teaches us about the most important thing in life: happiness. From marriage “advice” to smartphone technology, Karla provides insight into her research and the research of other scientists who have studied happiness, positive and negative affect and much more.