lectures

Internationally known author, filmmaker to discuss gender violence prevention for 2017 Thayer Lecture

Jackson Katz

Randolph College’s 2017 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will feature an internationally renowned educator, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who will discuss gender equality and gender and violence prevention. Jackson Katz, Ph.D. will give the lecture, “Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue” on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (inside Presser Hall).... READ MORE >>

Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar to lecture on ‘Evolution and Ethical Life’

Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will give the lecture, “Evolution and Ethical Life” at Randolph on Thursday, March 30. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. Kitcher, a past president of the American Philosophical Association (APA), will... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor to lecture at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Jennifer Gauthier, communication professor at Randolph College, will deliver the lecture, “Real Injuns and Real Indians: Trends in Native American Cinema,” May 4 at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France. Gauthier will discuss the stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood cinema over the years, such as the “bloodthirsty warrior” and the “wise elder.” She will... READ MORE >>

Filmmaker Allen Moore to present Driver Lecture

Independent filmmaker Allen Moore will share his personal experiences as a cinematographer and give advice to Randolph students about how to enter the film industry for the Spring 2016 Sara Driver ’77 Lecture. The program is free and open to the public, and will take place April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 415 of... READ MORE >>

Communication studies professor to discuss the American brewing industry, new book at Hollins

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has a strong interest in what she calls “forgotten skills.” One of those skills is brewing beer, and she will share some of her knowledge about the American brewing industry at Hollins University next week. Beckham’s lecture, “At the Bottom of a Pint of Beer: Where I Found Race,... READ MORE >>

Annual Love at the Maier program slated

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the 13th annual Love at the Maier program. Love at the Maier is a two-part celebration of art and artists centered on the mood and aesthetics of Valentine’s Day. This year’s Love at the Maier is held in conjunction with the... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments shares message of forgiveness at Randolph

Eva Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor has seen the darkest side of human nature. At Randolph on Tuesday, however, she shed some light on the power of forgiveness in even the most extreme circumstances. A native of Romania, Kor and her family were sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. The 10-year-old... READ MORE >>

Randolph student to deliver presentation on evolution of blues music

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Nathan Heinicke-Peart ’17 will give the lecture “From Blues to Pop,” at the Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg Sunday at 3 p.m. During his presentation, Heinicke-Peart will illustrate and demonstrate classic blues’ influence on modern-day pop music. In addition, he will trace the history of blues, ragtime, and jazz, specifically various Delta... READ MORE >>

Former National Gallery, London director visits Randolph campus

Sir Nicholas Penny presents the public lecture

Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of The National Gallery, London, visited Randolph College this week as part of the College’s partnership with the National Gallery, London. Penny, who recently retired from his post at the National Gallery, London in August, arrived in Lynchburg on Tuesday afternoon. While on campus, he met with students, faculty, and... READ MORE >>

Director of The National Gallery, London to give art lecture on Randolph campus

Sir Nicholas Penny

Sir Nicholas Penny, director of the National Gallery, London (2008-2015), will present the lecture, “The Natural Arch and the Concealed Mask,” Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The free lecture in Smith Hall Theatre is open to the public. In his lecture, Penny will trace the fascination that artists have had with rock structures and marble... READ MORE >>