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M.F.A. program kicks off summer residency Saturday

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program will welcome students to campus Saturday for its 2019 summer residency session. During the weeklong program, students will receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty, participate in collaborative writing workshops, and present their writing to peers and the community. In addition, the summer residency includes... READ MORE >>

Commencement 2019 recap: Richmond mayor encourages graduates to pursue compassionate, equitable, and successful lives

Families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered on a damp Mother’s Day morning to celebrate Randolph College’s Class of 2019. Because of heavy rain, the May 12 ceremony was moved inside to Smith Hall Theatre. MORE COVERAGE OF COMMENCEMENT 2019 Levar M. Stoney, mayor of the City of Richmond, Va., served as keynote speaker for the... READ MORE >>

Expert on Classical and Late Antiquity art to give illustrated lecture at Randolph

Filomena Limão (Archaeological Institute of America)

On Wednesday, April 10, Filomena Limão, a specialist in classical and late Roman art, will give a presentation at Randolph about architecture and mosaic decoration of the Late Roman Villa of Santiago da Guarda in Ansião, Portugal. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host show by Miss Richfield 1981 in support of Lynchburg Pride Week

Miss Richfield 1981

Drag legend Miss Richfield 1981 will perform at Randolph on Thursday, April 11, in Smith Hall Theatre in support of Lynchburg Pride Week. The show begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a meet and greet for fans. Admission is free for the Randolph community and $15 for general public. Tickets are now... READ MORE >>

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney to serve as 2019 Commencement speaker

Levar M. Stoney

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney will serve as Randolph College’s 2019 Commencement speaker on May 12. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in The Dell. “We are proud to announce Mayor Stoney as our Commencement speaker,” said Bradley W. Bateman, president. “His commitment to inclusiveness, service, and protecting the rights of all people... READ MORE >>

Princeton University Art Museum curator to lecture on ‘Ecology and Environment in American Art’

Karl Kusserow

On Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser Hall), the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will present the lecture, “Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: Ecology and Environment in American Art,” by Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art from Princeton University Art Museum. The lecture is free and... READ MORE >>

Digging up Virginia history: alumna to share career experiences in archaeology

Samantha Henderson sifts through artifacts found at James Madison's Montpelier. (Photo by Montpelier Archaeology Department)

Samantha Henderson ’10, a project review archaeologist for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will discuss her work at some of the state’s most historic sites at Randolph on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Room 537 of the Harold G. Leggett Building. Her lecture, “Practicing Historical Archaeology in Virginia: Montpelier, Fort Monroe, and... READ MORE >>

Origami and engineers: SciFest speakers show interconnectedness of art and science

Jessica Sidebottom Jones ’17, Danielle Stone ’17, and Laura Williams spoke during the Women in Science Panel Friday

As Robert J. Lang clicked through a slideshow featuring his most impressive creations, the students in the audience gasped in amazement. His origami works include everything from a 500-micron bird that’s so small it can only be seen through a microscope, to a more than 20-foot-tall Hero’s Horse monument shaped like a Pegasus in Irving,... READ MORE >>

2019 Science Festival explores ‘The Art and Science of Origami’

Child participating in science activities during the 2018 Science Festival

Did you know there is a mathematical algorithm to the art of origami? Did you also know that the algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems? Robert J. Lang, a physicist and one of the world’s leading origami artists, will explain the connection... READ MORE >>

Black Student Alliance hosts first-ever Conference on Social Justice in Education

Black Student Association members pictured with the speakers, Ghislaine Lewis '05 and Noliwe Rooks

Randolph College’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted its first-ever Conference for Social Justice in Education on Saturday. The theme was “Being Black in the Diaspora,” and the program featured panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote by Noliwe Rooks, an Africana studies professor at Cornell University. The conference was designed to provide an opportunity for educators,... READ MORE >>