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Summer Research combines student’s love of Shakespeare and music

Marianne Virnelson '17 works to compose music for a scene in Twelfth Night.

After seeing a production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet last summer, Marianne Virnelson ’17 realized she wanted to dedicate her professional life to preserving the great playwright’s work. One of her first steps is to combine her theatre and music majors, as well as her love for Shakespeare plays, into a Summer Research project. This summer,... READ MORE >>

Students to present research at Randolph’s Symposium of Artists and Scholars

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More than 80 Randolph College students will present their academic, scientific, and creative research at the College’s Symposium of Artists and Scholars, which will be held April 21 and 22. Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event begins with a luncheon, followed by oral presentations, a keynote speech, readings of creative works, musical performances,... READ MORE >>

Randolph certified as Virginia’s first Bee Campus USA affiliate

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Bee Campus USA has announced that Randolph College is the ninth educational institution in the nation and the first in Virginia to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that... READ MORE >>

Virginia Living magazine names Randolph a top college for science, math, and technology

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Now on newsstands, the State of Education issue of Virginia Living magazine has named Randolph as one of the state’s top colleges for science, math, and technology for 2015. The College is one of just 15 four-year schools to earn the recognition. In Randolph’s listing, Virginia Living highlights the Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE) Program,... READ MORE >>

Rainforest research helps Randolph senior prepare for conservation career

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Dan Phung ’15 spent three weeks of his winter break on an isolated island in Panama, where he explored the rain forest in the morning, snorkeled to see coral reefs in the afternoon, and stargazed with his feet in tropical waters at night.... READ MORE >>

Students use RISE grants to study dolphins in Greece

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Randolph students present research in MARCUS conference

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship included research presentations by 17 Randolph students.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student leads artificial intelligence discussion for philosophy group

Phuong Tran ’15 gave a presentations based on her senior philosophy paper, “Artificial Intelligence: Are Smart Machines Alive? Or Are Alive Machines Smart?”... READ MORE >>

Psychology students present research at annual VPA meeting

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Several Randolph College psychology seniors presented their research papers at the annual meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association in Norfolk, Va. The seniors and their presentation titles are listed below. Jacob Hood ’14 and Robert Villanueva ’14 (presented by Jacob Hood): Effects of Race and Socioeconomic Status on the Perceived Credibility of Eyewitnesses Alexis Arnett... READ MORE >>

Symposium of Artists and Scholars celebrates student excellence

The sixth annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars will include more than 60 presentations highlighting Randolph College students’ scholarly work and creative ventures. The symposium will take place Thursday and Friday. Students will present research on a wide range of topics, such as the effects of dance exercise on coordination improvement, the role fungi play... READ MORE >>