comparative philosophy

Bessenger invited to present at Northwestern University conference

Suzanne Bessenger

Bessenger will present her research and translation of the sacred biography of 14th century Tibetan female Buddhist saint, Sönam Peldren, during the Second Lotsawa Translation Workshop. ... READ MORE >>

VIDEO: David Schwartz and his Ant Car featured on Blue Ridge Public Television

Professor David Schwartz and his Ant Car can be seen around Lynchburg.

Comparative philosophy professor David Schwartz talks about The Ant Car, an art car project that he has built over the last two decades.... READ MORE >>

Ethically Speaking: Randolph team shows off skills at annual Ethics Bowl competition

The 2022 Ethics Bowl, held in January, revolved around pandemic ethics—leading to many thought-provoking discussions as the team prepared, arguing cases written by faculty advisors Kaija Mortensen and Jennifer Gauthier.... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to debate pandemic ethics during VFIC Ethics Bowl

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 22nd annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl will be held Jan. 30 and 31. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph introduces new comparative philosophy major

Most philosophy departments focus primarily on Western philosophy. Randolph’s will broaden that focus to include Eastern traditions like Buddhism as well as African, Latin American, and Islamic traditions.... READ MORE >>

PHOTOS: Lamas create sand mandala at Randolph College

Three lamas from the Drikung Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism constructed a sand mandala on Randolph College’s campus from Sept. 13-18, 2021. ... READ MORE >>

Tibetan lamas to build sand mandala at Randolph College

After an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the south wing of Lipscomb Library, they will work daily from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. on the mandala. ... READ MORE >>

Mortensen publishes article in philosophy journal

She published “Knowing How as a Philosophical Hybrid,” with co-authors Chad Gonnerman and Jacob Robbins in the journal Synthese this summer.... READ MORE >>

Evan Pausic ’21 awarded annual Academy of American Poets prize

Since its inception in 1955, the University and College Poetry Prize program has awarded cash prizes to nearly 10,000 student poets across the United States. This year, Evan Pausic ’21, who studied philosophy at Randolph, is joining their ranks. Pausic’s poem, Towards My Friend, the Moon, was recently recognized with the 2021 Charles and Fanny... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Rabiea Ashraf ’21

Ashraf, a psychology and religious studies major, will be heading to Columbia University next fall to earn a dual master’s degree in Islamic studies and Muslim cultures.... READ MORE >>