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‘Environmental Values’ publishes Randolph professor’s work

David Schwartz

In Art History, Natural History, and the Aesthetic Interpretation of Nature, Schwartz examines scholar Allen Carlson’s influential view that knowledge from natural science offers the best framework for aesthetically appreciating nature.... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Justina Licata

Justina Licata

Lincata is Randolph’s Ainsworth Visiting Professor of American Culture, a two-year position. ... 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 >>

Randolph ranked 16th in nation for ‘most accessible professors’

Professor Kaija Mortensen teaches class in the gazebo on front campus

Randolph College’s professors have once again been recognized as some of the best in the nation.... READ MORE >>

President’s end-of-year message to alumnae and alumni

Aerial view of Randolph and the surrounding community in Lynchburg, Va.

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the academic year. These past weeks have been filled with challenges and uncertainty as we have all tried to adjust to the world as we know it today.... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor performs at Carnegie Hall

Emily Yap Chua warms up on piano prior to the recital

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua recently showcased her piano skills at one of the most storied performance venues in the world—Carnegie Hall in New York City. Chua performed two sets of English art song with tenor David Tayloe, including the complete cycle of A Young Man’s Exhortation, composed by Gerald Finzi. With Tayloe and... READ MORE >>

Three Randolph faculty to present at Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

Three members of the Randolph College Faculty will participate in the 6th Annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference this weekend at the University of Lynchburg. The theme of the event is “Uprising: Organizing Social Justice in America.” On Saturday morning, John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics, will present “Redlining in Lynchburg,” and... READ MORE >>

Rewilding Institute publishes second essay by Schwartz

David Schwartz

The Rewilding Institute has published another essay on rewilding research in Europe by David Schwartz, a Randolph philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities. In this piece, Schwartz shares his observations and experiences at the Elbe River Biosphere Reserve in Germany. This is the second in a series of articles by Schwartz... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor named Imbibe magazine’s ‘Beer Person of the Year’

Janel Jackson-Beckham

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, has been named Imbibe magazine’s “Beer Person of the Year” for her work as diversity ambassador for the Brewer’s Association. In the special Imbibe 75 issue, Jackson-Beckham is one of four featured people who are working to make the drinks world a better, more supportive, inclusive,... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program hosting winter residency, series of readings at The Virginian Hotel

M.F.A. students and faculty hold one-on-one meetings during the residency

This week, the Randolph College M.F.A. program is hosting its annual winter residency program along with a series of readings by faculty and other esteemed authors. The residency and readings all take place at The Virginian Hotel in downtown Lynchburg. All readings will begin at 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom and are free and... READ MORE >>