On Sunday, Setsuko Nakamura Thurlow will receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. About five months later, she will be University of Lynchburg’s Commencement speaker. Thurlow, a 1955 graduate of University of Lynchburg, will deliver a Commencement address to the Class of 2018 on May 12. Thurlow […]
The Lynchburg News & Advance recently ran a story about a collaboration between Lynchburg College and Amelon Elementary School called “Book Buddies.” The program partners Lynchburg education majors with local elementary school students to develop reading and writing skills.
A couple of years ago, Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery, bought more than 60 Renaissance-era folios — basically 16th- and 17th-century book pages — from a print dealer in England. After buying the folios, a purchase made possible by the Friends of the Daura Gallery, Dr. Rothermel needed someone to translate them from the original Latin, French, and German to English.
Helen Wood, an accomplished singer who taught music at University of Lynchburg for 22 years, will be honored with a Virginia historic highway marker later this year. In June, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the marker, which will be dedicated near Wood’s former Fort Avenue home in a ceremony this November. Wood taught voice […]
University of Lynchburg physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff continues to serve as a frequent guest on Playing with Science, a StarTalk Radio podcast about the science of sports. This week, the show published a recently recorded session in which Dr. Goff explained the physics necessary for a quarterback to throw a successful Hail Mary […]
The University of Lynchburg men’s lacrosse team beat Sewanee 14-12 Wednesday night in the first-round game of the NCAA Division III tournament. Thunderstorms forced more than two hours of weather delays, and the Sewanee Tigers took the lead for a time, but the Hornets battled back and won their home game on Shellenberger Field. Lynchburg […]
The latest compilation of West Virginia literature reveals new, complex views of the often-stereotyped state. “It’s like a literary map of West Virginia, and it changes your understanding of the place,” said Dr. Laura Long, a University of Lynchburg English professor. She edited the fiction for Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction […]
Dominick Gutierrez ’19 found inclusion and a place to embrace his identity by playing tennis at University of Lynchburg. He shared the experience in an article on Outsports.com, a website that features the stories of gay athletes. Before attending University of Lynchburg, he struggled with insecurities about being gay. “I decided to attend University of Lynchburg […]
A University of Lynchburg professor and two students played a behind-the-scenes role in a new website that puts more government financial data in the hands of the people. Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and former Microsoft CEO, launched USAFacts.org on Tuesday. The website turns mountains of government data on spending, taxes, and […]
University of Lynchburg President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren recently was interviewed for an episode of Cable Reports, a public affairs initiative produced by the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association. Filmed at the PBS studio in the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, VCTA connects viewers throughout Virginia with state policymakers. Dr. Garren participated in the show […]