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New CD project addressing world issues features Randolph music professor

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua is featured on the newly released CD, Preach Sister, Preach. Chua was the pianist for the project, which was partially funded by a grant from Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. She partnered with soprano Katherine Jolly in recording the album. Jolly, formerly on the... READ MORE >>

The Princeton Review ranks Randolph 18th in the nation for ‘Most Accessible Professors’

Professor Sara Beck converses with a student

Randolph College’s faculty have once again been recognized among the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2020 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 385 Colleges. Randolph has now been ranked in the top 20 for most accessible professors for three consecutive years. In The... READ MORE >>

Lindeman presents research on ‘Cultivating Curiosity’ at Queen’s University Belfast

Cheryl Lindeman on the campus of Queen's University Belfast

Today, education professor Cheryl Lindeman is presenting her research on intellectual curiosity in the classroom as part of the 26th International Conference on Learning hosted by Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland. The theme for the 2019 International Conference on Learning is “Learning to Make a Social Difference.” In her presentation, titled “Informal STEM Learning: Cultivating... READ MORE >>

Marwa Helal joins M.F.A. faculty for summer residency 

Marwa Helal (photo by Sean D. Henry-Smith)

Poet and nonfiction author Marwa Helal is joining Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at Randolph College as a guest member of the faculty. She will teach poetry and creative nonfiction courses during the upcoming summer residency.  Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry... READ MORE >>

Award-winning novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin joins M.F.A. core faculty

Maurice Carlos Ruffin (photo by Clare Welsh)

Fiction/non-fiction writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin, who is a recipient of the Iowa Review Award and winner of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition, is the newest addition to the core faculty of Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program. Ruffin’s novel, We Cast a Shadow, was one of the most anticipated books of 2019, and has been praised by The New... READ MORE >>

Schwartz studies rewilding efforts in Holland, Germany

Schwartz walks along the Green Belt in Germany

Last week David Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, conducted research in various rewilding sites in Holland and Germany. The work supported a current project on the ethical issues raised by environmental rewilding. According to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, rewilding is the process of maintaining or even increasing biodiversity... READ MORE >>

Chua serves on panel for North Carolina Arts Council

Music professor Emily Chua and other panelists on the Composer Artist Fellowship Panel

Music professor Emily Yap Chua recently served on the Composer Artist Fellowship Panel for the North Carolina Arts Council in Raleigh, N.C. The panel reviewed works by composers in a wide range of styles and selected three fellowship recipients. Along with Chua, other panelists included Mélisse Brunet of Appalachian State University, and Keith Davis of... READ MORE >>

Kern co-authors research for American Chemical Society journal

Jesse Kern

Research co-authored by Randolph chemistry professor Jesse Kern and several faculty at the University of Tennessee has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the American Chemical Society journal, ACS Catalysis. The article, “Elucidation of the Reaction Mechanism of C2 + N1 Aziridination from Tetracarbene Iron Catalysts,” is a combined computational and experimental... READ MORE >>

Rumore, Miller present equine research at IAHAIO Conference

Jo Anne Miller (left) and Amanda Rumore

Biology professor Amanda Rumore and adjunct equine studies professor Jo Anne Miller recently presented research at the 15th Triennial International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) Conference. Held in April, the conference was hosted by Green Chimneys in Brewster, N.Y. Their research, “Equine-Assisted Learning Combined with Traditional Tutoring Reduces the High School Drop Out Rate... READ MORE >>

Heinfeldt presents research at Institute for Global Business Research Conference

Jeffery Heinfeldt

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt presented his paper, “The Identification of Stakeholders in Holiday Films: An Illustrative, Pedagogical Analysis,” at the Institute for Global Business Research Conference in New Orleans on April 26. In his paper, Heinfeldt identifies and analyzes stakeholder relationships from a number of classic, holiday movies in order to enhance the... READ MORE >>