speakers

Scholar on Chinese politics to discuss ‘Human Rights in China’

Human Rights in China flyer

Perry Link, a world-renowned scholar on modern Chinese literature, politics and intellectual life, will give a special lecture entitled “Human Rights in China” at Randolph on Wednesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Link, retired from Princeton University, continues to teach at the University... READ MORE >>

28th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium will bring esteemed visual storytellers to campus

Berlnd Symposium poster, with photo of Larry Day

This weekend, the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the 28th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium. All events on Saturday, Oct. 12, are free and open to the public. Symposium events are held in conjunction with the 108th Annual Exhibition, Children’s Book Illustrations: Visual Storytelling (on view through Dec. 15), which features... READ MORE >>

Internationally-recognized comic book, fantasy illustrator to speak at Randolph

Charles Vess

Charles Vess, a world-renowned artist and Lynchburg native, will give a talk and sign books at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Vess is best known for his detailed, epic, and ethereal fantasy illustrations. An E.C. Glass... READ MORE >>

Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence to read from latest work

Patricia Henley

Patricia Henley, the Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence at Randolph this fall, will read from her latest work as part of the College’s Visiting Writers Series this Wednesday, October 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to the public. Henley’s first... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writers Series to feature poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner

The next event in Randolph’s fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series will feature readings by award-winning poets Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner. The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture celebrates 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage movement

Kate Clarke Lemay

Kate Clarke Lemay, historian and curator for the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., will deliver the fall 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. The lecture honors the centennial year of national woman suffrage in the United States and complements Lemay’s path-breaking... READ MORE >>

Fall 2019 Visiting Writers Series begins with reading by acclaimed poet Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey

The first featured author in Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Eric Pankey will read some of his latest work at Randolph on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge... READ MORE >>

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 >>