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Speer slated for collaborations with Opera on the James, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

Randall Speer

Music professor Randall Speer has been selected to conduct two of Lynchburg’s premier musical groups in special concerts during the upcoming academic year. First, he will conduct Opera on the James Tyler Young Artists along with the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. This work—the shortest one-act... READ MORE >>

A Glowing Recommendation

Close-up of glowing phosphor

Despite the Periodic Table, the laws, and the chemical equations, sometimes it’s the simple things that chemists enjoy most. For chemistry professor Bill Bare, the vivid, sometimes glowing colors produced in inorganic compounds is one of his greatest joys. For Summer Research, he and Matthew Williams ’20 are manipulating the electronic structure in phosphoric material,... READ MORE >>

Looking through the glass

Art history professor Andrea Campbell and Sara Primm '20 look at glass samples from Randolph's archaeology collection

One of the things Sara Primm ’20 is learning from Summer Research is just how much work goes into relocating a historical collection. She and art history professor Andrea Campbell are relocating and digitizing the College’s archaeology collection. Glass fragments from ancient Rome and Carthage are one of the main items being sorted through currently.... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor set to perform at National Opera Center

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua will perform on piano with tenor David Tayloe at the National Opera Center at Opera America in New York City on Sunday, July 15. Chua and Tayloe will present a recital with works by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, and Gerald Finzi’s “A Young Man’s Exhortation.” The concert will take... READ MORE >>

Reunion 2018 sees highest attendance since 2006

Alumnae interact on front campus at Reunion 2018

More than 400 alumnae and alumni and other visitors were on the Randolph campus this weekend to rekindle old friendships, participate in campus traditions, and much more. With 420 registered participants, Reunion 2018 was the most-attended Reunion since 2006. SEE PHOTOS FROM REUNION In addition to the high attendance, Reunion alumnae and alumni gave generously... READ MORE >>

Turning hydrogen peroxide green

Yuriy Snyder '19 (left) and chemistry professor Jesse Kern test a molecule using computational modeling software

In addition to its antiseptic properties, hydrogen peroxide is used in water treatment, textile and paper bleaching, as detergent, and as an oxidizing agent. But despite its many uses, the production process can be expensive and harmful to the environment. This summer, Randolph chemistry professor Jesse Kern and Yuriy Snyder ’19 are working to find... READ MORE >>

Deetz published in special issue of Slavery and Abolition academic journal

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, visiting professor of sociology, contributed an article to a special issue of Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies. Published June 1, the theme of the issue was “A Forum on Slavery and Universities.” Deetz’s article was entitled, “Finding dignity in a landscape of fear: enslaved women and girls at... READ MORE >>

‘Code Girl’ receives 2018 Alumnae Achievement Award

Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 receives the Alumnae Achievement Award

An alumna who was part of a top-secret operation to decode intercepted Japanese naval codes in World War II is the recipient of Randolph College’s 2018 Alumnae Achievement Award. During the 2018 Reunion, the College recognized Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 with the special award. She was part of the Army Signal Intelligence Service’s cryptology program, and... READ MORE >>

Summer Research tests nutritional value of black rice

Valarie Osei-Akyeampong ’19 works to extract pigment from a sample of rice

One day recently, Ann Fabirkiewicz, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, was reading about the rising popularity and health benefits of black rice. She had never seen the product in a grocery store, so when she read that it contained more antioxidants than blueberries, she decided to put it to the test. She recruited... READ MORE >>

Students examine immigration, Irish history during study abroad experience

Randolph students at an emigration monument in Ireland

A group of Randolph history students recently spent time in New York City and Ireland studying immigration and emigration, the struggle of the Irish to gain independence from Britain, the Protestant-Catholic divide, and other aspects of Irish culture. Twelve students, along with history professors John d’Entremont and Gerry Sherayko, embarked on the trip, which began... READ MORE >>

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