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Randolph faculty ranked 18th nationally by The Princeton Review

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Randolph College’s faculty have once again been recognized as some of the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2019 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 384 Colleges. Randolph ranked 19th in the same category in the 2018 edition. In The Best 384 Colleges, The Princeton... 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 >>

Deetz published in Smithsonian magazine

Kelley Deetz

An article by Kelley Deetz, visiting professor of sociology, was recently published in Smithsonian magazine. In the article, “How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine,” Deetz writes about the history of African American chefs and enslaved cooks in the United States. She also recently published the book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks... READ MORE >>

Series of public readings will kick off Randolph’s MFA in Creative Writing Program

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The Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will host several public readings next week by award-winning MFA faculty and nationally acclaimed writers, including a keynote address by 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Gregory Pardlo. Each event begins at 8 p.m. and features readings in prose and poetry: Sunday, July 22 – Maier... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program adds critically acclaimed novelist, memoirist to faculty

Wayétu Moore (Photo by Yoni Levy)

Randolph’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program has added yet another accomplished author to its faculty. Wayétu Moore, a novelist and memoirist whose essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and Guernica, will teach fiction and nonfiction courses for the low-residency program, which kicks off this Saturday. Moore’s debut... READ MORE >>

Dudley performs in area theatre productions

Kelly Malone Dudley '95 performs as Lady India Capulet in Wolfbane Productions’ Romeo and Juliet. (Photo courtesy of Wolfbane Productions)

Kelly Malone Dudley ’95, senior lecturer in dance at Randolph, recently performed in Wolfbane Productions’ Romeo and Juliet, where she played Lady India Capulet. Presented during the month of June in both 2017 and 2018 at the Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park, this play was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play retold and set during... READ MORE >>

Speer slated for collaborations with Opera on the James, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

Randall Speer

Music professor Randall Speer has been selected to conduct two of Lynchburg’s premier musical groups in special concerts during the upcoming academic year. First, he will conduct Opera on the James Tyler Young Artists along with the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. This work—the shortest one-act... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor set to perform at National Opera Center

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua will perform on piano with tenor David Tayloe at the National Opera Center at Opera America in New York City on Sunday, July 15. Chua and Tayloe will present a recital with works by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, and Gerald Finzi’s “A Young Man’s Exhortation.” The concert will take... READ MORE >>

Deetz published in special issue of Slavery and Abolition academic journal

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, visiting professor of sociology, contributed an article to a special issue of Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies. Published June 1, the theme of the issue was “A Forum on Slavery and Universities.” Deetz’s article was entitled, “Finding dignity in a landscape of fear: enslaved women and girls at... READ MORE >>

Randolph adds 2018 Whiting Award winner to M.F.A. program faculty

Patty Yumi Cottrell (photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

Another nationally known, award-winning author is the newest member of the faculty for Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. Patty Yumi Cottrell, a fiction/nonfiction writer and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award for emerging writers, joins the program, which starts this summer. Cottrell’s first novel, Sorry To Disrupt the Peace, was long-listed for... READ MORE >>