Monthly Archives: February 2018

2018 Taylor Teaching Award

February 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

We’re happy to announce that Dickson Benesh is the winner of the 2018 Patricia E. Taylor Teaching Award for International Experiences!  Every year, a committee of educators and community members independent from MLWGS and the Foundation selects a MLWGS teacher to receive a $7500 award to fund international travel that will enrich their instruction.  Mr. […]

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Grant Spotlight: Guest Speaker Chris Hanusa

February 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In February, math professor and mathematical artist Chris Hanusa visited MLWGS, where he worked with students in the Math & Art Seminar, Discrete Math classes, and the Multivariable Calculus class, where he held a Mathematica & 3D Printing workshop.  He also gave a presentation entitled “Using Random Numbers to Create Art” to more than 30 […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 10, 2018

February 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 10, 2018: Dylan Adams (’09) co-owns The Lighting and Sound Company and is featured as one of Richmond Magazine’s “Foundations of Theater,” the people who keeps shows running behind the scenes. Lucy Dacus (’13) released “Next of Kin” from her upcoming album HISTORIAN. Neil […]

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Grant Spotlight: AxiDraw

February 12, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation recently purchased an AxiDraw pen plotter for use in Ryan Webb’s “Explorations in Mathematical Art” seminar.  The AxiDraw can work with computer code to make digital art come to life as “hand-drawn” ink on paper.  Ryan has a long-held interest in the intersection of math and art, as his creative work with 3-D […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: February 3, 2018

February 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 3, 2018: Sara Schaefer (’96) has a new podcast called “Loner at Coyowolf Creek.” VCU News profiled Brittany Jones (’07), who is currently teaching at John Marshall after completing the Richmond Teacher Residency program. VCU News profiled Shira Lanyi (’05), a former ballerina who […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Cass Morris ’03

February 1, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Cass Morris (’03) is about to become Governor’s School’s next published novelist.  From Unseen Fire will be released by DAW Books in April of this year.  It’s the first in a trilogy, the rest of which Cass is working on now.  The path from wanting to make a living as a writer to selling a novel has […]

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