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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 >>

Visiting Writers Series continues with reading by award-winning poets

Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel

Two nationally known poets, Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel, will read from their latest works at Randolph’s next Visiting Writers Series event on Wednesday, February 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. McKinstry-Brown is both a... READ MORE >>

Maritime literature expert to lecture on ‘A Natural History of Moby Dick’

Richard J. King

Richard J. King, senior lecturer in literature of the sea with the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, is the featured speaker for the spring 2019 Peyton Lecture at Randolph College. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in Nichols Theatre, inside the Student Center. King will present... READ MORE >>

Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture features scholar of American landscape

Thomas Cole, Corway Peak, New Hampshire, 1844, oil on canvas.

Shannon Vittoria, a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of American Art, will explore the development of 19th-century American landscape painting in Randolph’s permanent collection for the second annual Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture. The event will take place this Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. During... READ MORE >>

Black Student Association to host Conference for Social Justice in Education

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Randolph College’s Black Student Association (BSA) will host its first-ever Conference for Social Justice in Education on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The theme is “Being Black in the Diaspora,” and the program will feature panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote by Noliwe Rooks, an Africana studies professor at Cornell University. The conference... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture to focus on writings, life, and legacy of Frederick Douglass

Thayer lecture poster with photo of David Blight

Author and historian David Blight will trace the life and career of Frederick Douglass as part of the spring 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at Randolph College. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre, which is located in Smith... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with special service Jan. 21

Valerie Johnson

Randolph College will host a special service to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Houston Memorial Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a keynote by Valerie Johnson, the Mott Distinguished Professor of Women’s Studies, director of Africana women’s studies, and... READ MORE >>

Archaeologist to lecture on ‘The Politics of Public Display’

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On Wednesday, November 7, Morag M. Kersel, an archaeologist and anthropology professor at DePaul University, will give the lecture, “The Politics of Public Display: Museums, Artifacts from the Holy Land, and the Public Trust.” The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of Leggett Building.... READ MORE >>

National political analyst to give insight on midterm election results at Randolph

Charlie Cook

Following the 2018 midterm elections, one of the nation’s leading, nonpartisan political analysts will come to Randolph and talk about what happened, why, and what it means for Congress and the country for the next two years. He will also preview the 2020 presidential election. Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report... READ MORE >>