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Randolph to celebrate 2016 Convocation Tuesday

Procession to 2015 Convocation

The Randolph College community will celebrate the official opening of the new academic year with Convocation on Tuesday, August 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. Convocation will feature time-honored traditions, including lively cheering and singing among the seniors and their sister class, the sophomores. It will be the first opportunity for seniors to... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor publishes brewing research

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham recently contributed a chapter to Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, from the West Virginia University Press. The volume is currently available for pre-sale and will be released in March 2017. Edited by Nathaniel Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Cameron Lippard, Untapped is a collection of 12 previously... READ MORE >>

Randolph student participates in national climate science research

Allison Brooks '18

This summer, environmental science major Allison Brooks ’18 was one of 13 students from across the nation selected to participate in Penn State University’s Climate Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). During the 10-week program, Brooks put her chemistry and environmental science knowledge to the test in the... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor consulted as expert ethicist in Vice News article

David Schwartz

David Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy and The Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities at Randolph College, was recently interviewed by Vice News for the article, “How Unethical is Buying Cocaine?” Schwartz is the author of Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age, and shared his expertise on ethical consumerism in the article. Read the entire article... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s beer research featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

J. Nikol Beckham

Randolph communication Studies professor J. Nikol Beckham was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for her research on the American brewing industry. Read the full article at http://chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Who-Look-at/237319.... READ MORE >>

Students present Summer Research results

Sarah Grissom '18 explains her group's project.

Randolph students participating in the 2016 Summer Research program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and historical studies, advanced mathematics, and digital animation today during the Summer Research Program Symposium. Participating students and their projects included: Jan Cornell ’17 and Alexandra Wieczorek ’19: “Correctional Food Deserts: Defining the Problem and... READ MORE >>

Forbes names Randolph one of the nation’s top colleges

Forbes magazine has once again named Randolph as one of America’s top colleges for 2016. In its recently released America’s Top Colleges rankings, Randolph ranked as one of the top 15 colleges in Virginia and as one of the best in the South. Forbes also included Randolph in its rankings of the top private schools and... READ MORE >>

Summer Research explores links between food access and incarceration

Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

For two years, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has helped inmates earn their associate’s degrees at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. This summer, she and two Randolph students are combining her interest in food deserts and her passion for helping those who are incarcerated with a Summer Research project looking at nutritional education... READ MORE >>

Making the SUPER program SUPERB

Zhe Chen '17 and physics professor Peter Sheldon discuss their research on the SUPER program.

Since 2010, the Step Up to Physical Science and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program has helped the College recruit, train, and retain the nation’s future scientists. This summer, Zhe Chen ’17 is helping SUPER become SUPERB. Chen is analyzing the effectiveness of each aspect of the four-year program for science, technology, engineering, and math students... READ MORE >>

Tiny house project building momentum

Jessy Spencer ’18 oversees the construction of a straw bale bench made at a workshop last week.

Tiny houses were a big topic of discussion at Randolph last year, thanks to a project that researched the ins and outs of constructing one on campus. This summer, Jessy Spencer ’18 is building off that momentum—literally. Spencer is working on a Summer Research project with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies,... READ MORE >>

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