Biology

Working with wild cats

Brian Smith '20

This summer, Brian Smith ’20 is interning as a mammal keeper at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. As part of the 12-week program, he has learned how to care for all kinds of WildCats, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, and Florida panthers. He also completed a tiger identification project to help zoo visitors... READ MORE >>

Rumore published in top immunology research journal

Amanda Rumore

Randolph biology professor Amanda Rumore co-authored a paper that was published in Frontiers in Immunology, which is one of the top academic journals in the field. The article is titled “Innate Immunity Induced by the Major Allergen Alt a 1 from the Fungus Alternaria is Dependent Upon Toll-like Receptors 2/4 Lung Epithelial Cells” and was... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna researches monkeys in Costa Rica  

Renee' Russell '16

Renee’ Russell ’16 recently completed field research on monkeys in the wild as part of the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy program in Costa Rica. “The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy is a great organization that runs field schools and advocates for the protection of the rainforest and its species,” Russell explained. “They play huge roles in educating and... READ MORE >>

Local teachers go back to school

Teachers do an experiment on the viscosity (resistance of flow) of fluid in volcanos

Earlier this week, the smell of hot sauce permeated the biology lab in Martin Science Building. Inside, Lynchburg area elementary school teachers worked in groups, lathering Texas Pete sauce as well as hand sanitizer, Vaseline, and other solutions onto pieces of plastic, and tying them together with string. “Which one of these will keep biofilm... READ MORE >>

Meet the Class of 2018

Aubrey Fane

On Sunday, about 160 graduates will receive their diplomas from Randolph College at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. Here’s what some of them will be doing next: Jessy Spencer ’18 Environmental Science major Hired by Virginia Department of Forestry “I was hired as a Forest Inventory & Analysis Field Technician with the Virginia Department of Forestry.... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2018 inductees for national, international honor societies

Spring flowers in front of the Engagement Tower and Moore Hall.

On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2018 inductees are:   Psi Chi (Psychology) Tyana M. Martinez Brittany M. Lundy Kaitlyn R. Hevey Abigail M. Pannill   Iota Sigma Pi (Women in Chemistry) Valarie N. Osei-Akyeampong Katie M. Jones   Phi... READ MORE >>

Blending Art and Science

During a special workshop, Randolph students paint specimens from the College’s Natural History Collection using materials similar to those Sydney Parkinson used in the 1700s.

Campus exhibition utilizes Randolph’s Natural History Collection to honor botanical artist... READ MORE >>

Destination Adventure

Lydia Edwards ’19 examines a specimen during a scuba diving excursion in San Salvador.

Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador As Lydia Edwards ’19 descended the small, rickety ladder into the pitch-dark cave, she felt the temperature start to rise. At the bottom, she and her fellow researchers crawled on their hands and knees through the sweltering hot tunnels and climbed rock formations... READ MORE >>

Choosing a Different Path

LaShawn Worsley McIver ’98 addresses members of the United States Senate in 2017 to advocate for affordable healthcare and continued diabetes research funding.

Medical school experiences abroad lead LaShawn Worsley McIver ’98 to shift her focus to public health policy.... READ MORE >>