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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 >>

Randolph librarian selected to participate in Open Textbook Network Summer Institute, IDEAL conference on diversity

Stephen Krueger

Stephen Krueger, an access and outreach services librarian at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library, is one of four Virginia librarians funded by Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) to attend the Open Textbook Network’s Summer Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., from July 22-26. At the institute, he will participate in a week of intensive training on open education... READ MORE >>

Physics professor Peter Sheldon named Leader of the Month by Lynchburg Business magazine

Peter Sheldon

Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering and director of the Center for Student Research at Randolph, is featured as Leader of the Month in the latest issue of Lynchburg Business magazine. In the article, Sheldon answered questions about his work at Randolph, the SUPER program, and his role in founding... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor selected to direct first-ever musical production in historic theater

Randall Speer

Randolph music professor Randall Speer has been chosen as music director for the Academy Center of the Arts’ first-ever music theater production, Follies, on its newly renovated historic stage. Tickets are now on sale for the show, which opens May 10. A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the... READ MORE >>

Stevens publishes article in Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology

Susan Stevens

An article by Susan Stevens, a Randolph classics professor and the Catherine E. and William E. Thoresen Chair in Humanities, was recently published in the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology. The article was titled “Incorporating Christian Communities in North Africa: Churches as Bodies of Communal History,” and was, in part, the product of a... READ MORE >>