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From the Newsletter: WW Academy Approved as Degree-Granting Graduate School, Design Fellows Begin Work

At the end of October, the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning was formally approved as a graduate school by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The competency-based master’s in education degree offered by the WW Academy will blend online, face-to-face, and clinical education to prepare graduates for 21st-century classrooms. In 2015, the Woodrow […]

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Book Spotlight: Now or Never

In his first work of creative nonfiction, titled Now or Never: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery, Ray Anthony Shepard MLK ‘69 tells the story of two black Union soldiers who served during the American Civil War. George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the first African-American unit […]

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From the Newsletter: Are Your Cells Listening to Your Thoughts?

Elissa Epel WH ’97 on stress and cellular damage It’s been more than 80 years since endocrinologist Hans Selye first noticed, in experiments, the lasting physiological effects of mental and environmental stress. Today it’s clear that those effects, says Elissa Epel WH ’97, extend all the way to the cellular level—specifically, to the telomeres, the […]

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From the Newsletter: WW Teaching Fellowship Announces New Classes, Runs STEM Camp

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship had a busy summer. In June, the 2017 class of WW Georgia Teaching Fellows were announced at an event with GA Governor Nathan Deal and his wife Sandra. This year’s Fellows will attend programs at Columbus State University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, and Piedmont College. The 63 […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2017 Newcombe Fellow Alexander McKinley

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2017 class of Fellows includes Alexander McKinley, a doctoral candidate in the graduate program in religion at Duke University. Mr. McKinley shares what […]

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2017 Book Recognition

For 72 years, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been developing and supporting leaders in various fields through its Fellowship programs. This year, like most years, WW Fellows made discoveries, published important research and work, made advances in their careers, and helped shape their disciplines. Here is a look at the books that garnered […]

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2017 Major Awards and Honors

For 72 years, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been developing and supporting leaders in various fields through its Fellowship programs. This year, like most years, WW Fellows made discoveries, published important research and work, made advances in their careers, and helped shape their disciplines. Here’s a look at some of the major awards, […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2017 Newcombe Fellow Arthur Zárate

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2017 class of Fellows includes Arthur Zárate, a doctoral candidate in history at Columbia University. When I was young I would have never […]

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Book Spotlight: Unfortunate Destiny

Animals have held complicated positions in Indian Buddhism. Being reborn as an animal is considered a durgati or a most “unfortunate destiny,” begot from bad karma and lack of moral character. But, descriptions of Buddha’s past lives include wise and virtuous animals, critical of mankind’s failings. In her new book, Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the […]

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