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Randolph to host series of events in honor of Black History Month

Logo/flyer for Black History Month events

Randolph College’s Office of Identity, Culture, and Inclusion will offer several special events and performances during February in observance of Black History Month. All programming is free and open to the public. See the full schedule below: February 6 7:30 p.m. Kuumba Dance Ensemble Performance The Lynchburg-based Kuumba Dance Ensemble will perform West African Dance... READ MORE >>

Scholar on African history, heritage to give two-part Thayer Lecture at Randolph

Randolph College will host a two-part Thayer Lecture featuring Sheila Walker, a cultural anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker who has taught African and African American studies at the University of Texas, Austin, and directed the African Diaspora Program at Spelman College. On Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., Walker will show Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places, a... READ MORE >>

Scorched Earth exhibition to open at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Consistency of the Temporal by Beatrice Modisett, displayed at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Scorched Earth, a new exhibition opening this month at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, presents contemporary artist Beatrice Modisett’s recent investigations of landscapes in various states of formation, collapse, and upheaval. The exhibition opens Friday, Jan. 31 with a free, public reception from 5-7 p.m. and an artist talk by Modisett on... READ MORE >>

Driver Film Series will bring Emmy-winning documentarian to campus

Director Judd Ehrlich (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival)

Each year, Randolph invites high-profile filmmakers to campus for The Sara Driver ’77 Digital Filmmaking Course and Lecture Series funded by Martha (Lou) Miller Driver ’50. The upcoming program this spring will feature Emmy-winning documentarian Judd Ehrlich and a film festival that will include screenings of several of his most popular films. The film festival,... READ MORE >>

Renowned poet, scholar Joanne V. Gabbin to deliver keynote at MLK celebration

Joanne V. Gabbin

Randolph College is pleased to host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and Joanne V. Gabbin, founder and executive director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and English professor at James Madison University, will... 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 >>

Internationally acclaimed climate change scholar lectures on ‘How to Solve Climate by 2030’

Eban Goodstein gives the lecture “How to Solve Climate by 2030” to Randolph environmental studies and science students and other members of the Randolph community.

On Wednesday, Randolph students, faculty, and staff learned from one of the world’s leading voices in the environmental field about the ways they can help reduce climate change. Eban Goodstein, an economist, author, and public educator who directs the Center for Environmental Policy and the M.B.A. in sustainability at Bard College, gave the lecture, “How... READ MORE >>

Scholar on Chinese politics to discuss ‘Human Rights in China’

Human Rights in China flyer

Perry Link, a world-renowned scholar on modern Chinese literature, politics and intellectual life, will give a special lecture entitled “Human Rights in China” at Randolph on Wednesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Link, retired from Princeton University, continues to teach at the University... READ MORE >>

28th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium will bring esteemed visual storytellers to campus

Berlnd Symposium poster, with photo of Larry Day

This weekend, the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the 28th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium. All events on Saturday, Oct. 12, are free and open to the public. Symposium events are held in conjunction with the 108th Annual Exhibition, Children’s Book Illustrations: Visual Storytelling (on view through Dec. 15), which features... READ MORE >>

Internationally-recognized comic book, fantasy illustrator to speak at Randolph

Charles Vess

Charles Vess, a world-renowned artist and Lynchburg native, will give a talk and sign books at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Vess is best known for his detailed, epic, and ethereal fantasy illustrations. An E.C. Glass... READ MORE >>