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Animal Planet: Izaiah Burgos ’24 realizes dreams with zoo internship

“Exploring the natural world, and the animals in it, was always a dream of mine.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2020-21 Academic & Leadership Awards

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2020-21 award winners ... READ MORE >>

Heller publishes research in scientific journal

Erin Heller Research conducted by Randolph biology professor Erin Heller was recently published in the journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. The article, “Passerine birds as hosts for Ixodes ticks infected with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in southeastern Virginia,” details the work Heller and a group of other researchers completed while surveying nearly 1,800 passerine, or perching,... READ MORE >>

Randolph Together: Professors take online learning to a new level with creative ways to engage students

Music professor Randall Speer recorded himself conducting with an accompanist to send to chorale and orchestra students, so they could record themselves performing along to the same master track. The video was shot from multiple angles to give each group a unique view.

“I see our faculty’s response as not an isolated reaction to our current circumstance, but an extreme example of qualities that have long been strengths of the Randolph College faculty, like accessibility, student-centeredness, and empathy,” said Provost Carl Girelli. “Our faculty have met the shift to remote learning as a challenge and an opportunity to gain and share skills, many of which will enrich the academic experience beyond this moment of crisis.”... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Erin Heller

Heller has joined Randolph as a visiting assistant professor of biology. This fall, she’ll be teaching zoology, with a corresponding lab course, as well as Principles of Conservation Biology.... READ MORE >>

Biology lab kits offer students a unique online learning experience

Biology lab technician Sara Harper and visiting biology professor Erin Heller put together lab kits for students taking Heller's zoology course this fall.

Students enrolled in visiting biology professor Erin Heller’s zoology course will be receiving dissection lab kits in the coming days, in preparation for the start of the fall semester next week.... READ MORE >>

Retiring biology professor Doug Shedd reflects on 42 years at the College

Doug Shedd works with students in this photo from the Randolph archives.

This story is part of a series featuring faculty members who are retiring in 2020.   Biology professor Doug Shedd arrived at the College in the fall of 1978. Though he’s seen a lot of changes over the past 42 years, just as much has remained the same, including the College’s dedication to students. “It’s still... READ MORE >>

Summer Research Project analyzing the effects of elevated heat, carbon dioxide on agricultural crops

The project Misidor is working on with biology professor Kristin Bliss and Renee Sarpong ’21 looks specifically at the combined and independent effects of enhanced levels of carbon dioxide and temperature—factors of climate change—on plant growth, morphological characteristics, and chemical toxins. Their ultimate goal is to assess and determine the impact of these components on overall biodiversity, economic influence, and ecosystem services.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Alumna's work could aid in fight against COVID-19

Katy Worrilow

Katy Worrilow ’80 founded her company, LifeAire Systems, after discovering that airborne pathogens could affect the in vitro fertilization process... READ MORE >>