Leading advocate to abolish death penalty to speak at Randolph

Sister Helen Prejean (photo credit: Scott Langley)

Sister Helen Prejean, one of the leading voices in the national movement to abolish the death penalty, will give a free, public lecture at Randolph College on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. A book signing will follow the lecture. A member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, based in New... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote to highlight 10th annual Science Festival

A Science Day attendee takes a look through a microscope

Have you ever wondered how a small person can have such a big voice? Or, how does an opera singer belt the high notes so easily? Nicholas Perna will answer both of those questions and more in his keynote performance to headline the 10th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a series... READ MORE >>

Pulitzer Prize winner to kick off Randolph’s first M.F.A. residency

Gregory Pardlo

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program will celebrate the beginning of its inaugural residency this summer with a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Gregory Pardlo will meet with M.F.A. students and deliver a public keynote reading on July 28. Pardlo’s poetry collection, Digest, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has also been selected... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host international physics tournament for second year

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This weekend, Randolph College will welcome to campus high school students and teachers from around the world, industry professionals, and other guests for the annual United States Invitational Young Physicists’ Tournament (USIYPT). This is the second time Randolph has hosted the tournament in the last three years. The tournament begins Saturday, January 27 with rounds... READ MORE >>

Leading expert on ginkgo trees to speak at Randolph

Peter Crane

Internationally renowned botanical researcher and evolutionary plant scientist Peter Crane is one of the first speakers slated to visit Randolph College in 2018. Crane, who is president of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and author of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot, will give a free, public lecture on January 24 at 7 p.m. in... READ MORE >>

World-renowned diversity trainer Kesho Scott to speak at Randolph MLK service

Kesho Scott

Kesho Scott, an internationally renowned diversity trainer/consultant, activist, and award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at Randolph College’s annual service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is scheduled Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. During her visit to Randolph, Scott will also take time to meet and talk with... READ MORE >>

Alumnae, area educators share innovative learning strategies at Heick Symposium

Kristin Genova Richardson '79 delivers the keynote for the Heick Symposium.

On Saturday, Randolph hosted a special program for area educators about STEM education and hands-on teaching strategies in sessions led by several of the College’s alumnae as well as local school administrators. The 2017 Heick Symposium on Education featured strategies for EL Education, college and career ready pathways, STEAM and maker spaces, and meeting the... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host lecture by head of conservation at National Gallery, London

Poster for National Gallery, London speaker Larry Keith

Randolph College will host the head of the Conservation Department of the National Gallery, London on October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. Larry Keith, who has managerial responsibility for art handling, framing, and collection registrars, will give the lecture “Looking After the Past: Conservation at the National Gallery.” He will discuss the... READ MORE >>

Rev. Jesse Jackson inspires Randolph students to register to vote

Students pose for photos with Rev. Jesse Jackson

Following a powerful message by the Rev. Jesse Jackson about equality and the right of all Americans to choose its leaders, dozens of Randolph students flocked to the front of Smith Hall Theatre to register to vote. Jackson spoke at Randolph Monday afternoon as part of his “Healing and Rebuilding” bus tour of Virginia, which... READ MORE >>

Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak at Randolph

Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak at Randolph College Monday, September 18 at 4 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre as part of his “Healing and Rebuilding” bus tour around Virginia. No tickets are required, and doors will open at 3 p.m. The talk is part of an effort to reach out to young voters and... READ MORE >>