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Graduate students provide summer camp for elementary school

Students in Randolph College’s education graduate programs have been providing a summer camp for students of Paul Munro Elementary School in Lynchburg. This weekend, the camp was featured in an article in the News & Advance. In addition to helping the elementary students keep up with reading and math over the summer, the camp gives... READ MORE >>

Medical technology research involving Randolph students gets $10 million grant

Randolph students developed smartphone-powered mobile monitoring technology that is now a part of a major that aims to improve health care for patients with dementia.... READ MORE >>

Randolph celebrates Virginia Private College Week

LYNCHBURG – Randolph College will join 23 other private colleges from around the state in celebrating Virginia Private College Week July 28-Aug. 2. The event provides rising high school juniors and seniors—and their families—with the opportunity to learn more about the vast array of educational offerings in the state. The week is sponsored by the... READ MORE >>

Student translates for professor’s study of Sienese baptistery

A determination to learn Italian and understand art enabled Claire Sumner ’15 to help one of her professors unravel the mysteries of an old baptistery in Siena this summer. Sumner helped her advisor and Randolph art history professor Andrea Campbell with a Summer Research project studying the baptistery at the cathedral in Siena. Unlike most... READ MORE >>

Listening to mouse calls to understand autism

Researchers have long studied the way mice behave, interact, and react to changes in their environment to help reveal ideas about humans and other animals. This summer, two Randolph students added sound to that body of knowledge. Katrin Schenk, a Randolph physics professor, has involved students in research on mouse vocalizations for several years. This... READ MORE >>

Alumna chosen to lead Lynchburg arts council

Cameo Hoyle ’10 is back in Lynchburg to lead a local arts organization.
Hoyle recently became the executive director of the James River Council for the Arts and Humanities. The organization works to develop support for the arts and reflect the cultural and creative heritage of the Lynchburg area.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research projects aim to increase food sustainability and security

Two Randolph students focused on sustainable food supplies in research projects this summer. Paul Rush ’16 worked on a project that would allow Randolph students to help feed people in need in the Lynchburg community. Hailey Nguyen ’15 investigated steps the College could take to improve sustainability of its own food services operations. Rush started... READ MORE >>

Student research examines effects of filtering rainwater for later use

This summer, two Randolph students and a professor worked together on a research project designed to find out whether a filter can increase the quality of water in a rainwater storage system, such as a rain barrel, enough to make it more usable.... READ MORE >>

The Game of Life takes on a new dimension in Summer Research

Two Randolph students and a mathematics professor have developed an interactive, competitive version of Conway’s Game of Life. A 3-D version is on the way, too.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research student analyzes DNA to aid archaeological project

Ngoc “Kelly” Pham ’16 never considered herself a scientist until she had the chance to practice it firsthand at Randolph College. Pham just spent two months extracting DNA from old Tunisian bones to help determine how many people were buried at a 1,300 year-old crypt. A biology major, Pham is working on a Summer Research... READ MORE >>

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