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Art and science meet in Oct. 8 lecture by National Gallery, London, collections director

Photo Ashok Roy

Ashok Roy will present a public lecture at Randolph at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8. He will explain how science is used to shed light on art history, sometimes confirming or contesting the identity of the artist credited for a work of art.... READ MORE >>

Michael Kimmel to speak at Randolph April 2

Randolph College will host one of the nation’s leading scholars on men and masculinity for a discussion of the role gender plays on a college campus and how gender equality is a good thing for men. Michael Kimmel will present “Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth: Men and Women on Campus in a New Millennium” on... READ MORE >>

Former astronaut encourages scientific exploration and persistance

Leland Melvin

Former astronaut Leland Melvin kicked off the Randolph College Science Festival with a lecture about his journey to becoming an astronaut. He advised students in the audience to explore science by experiencing it and never giving up. Melvin explained how he gained experience in science while growing up in Lynchburg with parents who were teachers.... READ MORE >>

Randolph College announces 2014 Commencement speaker

Edward L. Ayers will deliver Randolph College’s 2014 Commencement address on May 18. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in The Dell. Ayers, who has served as president of the University of Richmond since 2007 and plans to step down from that role in 2015, is a historian who is well known for his books on the American south and the Civil War, as well as his digital historical archive projects. In 2013, President Barack Obama honored Ayers’ work by awarding him the National Medal for the Humanities.... READ MORE >>

Spring semester 2014 sustainability speaker series

Throughout the spring 2014 semester, Randolph College will host speakers addressing topics on sustainability, ranging from environmentally conscious parenting to launching a career in sustainability. Six speakers, including two of the College’s alumnae, will participate in the new sustainability speaker series. “We hear from so many students who have an interest in sustainability, and we... READ MORE >>

Maya Angelou inspires at Randolph College

Maya Angelou speaks at Randolph College

Maya Angelou encouraged more than 1,000 listeners at Randolph College to discover poetry and see how “it has kept us alive.” Angelou, a famous poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist, spent about an hour Tuesday night telling stories from her life and reciting poems that are meaningful to her. The audience laughed and cried as... READ MORE >>

Karl Rove talks political strategy at Randolph College

Rove greets students

“The issue in this election is going to be who has the most credible plan for getting the economy going,” Karl Rove, Republican political strategist, told a Randolph College audience on Thursday. “It’s going to be one heck of a general election to watch because it is very much up for grabs.” Rove, who served... READ MORE >>