Matthew Gillett ’22, a political science major from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been named the 2021-22 Richard Clarke Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University of Lynchburg’s highest academic honor, was presented Friday, Oct. 29, at the Daura Museum of Art.
The University of Lynchburg’s first intelligence studies major, Vedant Patel ’21 of Yorktown, Virginia, graduated Thursday, May 20. It was no small feat, considering the major has only been offered at Lynchburg since the fall of 2020.
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as part of the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings. Lynchburg ranked No. 1 in Virginia for criminology programs, No. 5 for public health programs, and No. 5 for education management programs.
The University of Lynchburg was sad to learn of the death of Criminology Instructor Keith Smith, who passed away on Feb. 1 after a short illness.
For years, the University of Lynchburg has offered students with shared interests — athletics, academics, clubs, etc. — the opportunity to live together in what it calls Special Interest Housing. Recently, Courtney Kelsey, assistant director of housing and residence life, started thinking about how the experience could be better and more purposeful.
Starting this fall, students at the University of Lynchburg will be able to major in intelligence studies. Housed in the International Relations and Security Studies Program, the brand-new major offers courses taught by professors with practical experience in the field.
Race, gender, and season get a closer look this year in criminology major Caitlin Dorsch’s Westover Honors thesis. The senior and Sommerville Scholar finalist is studying how all three aspects play into criminal convictions in the City of Lynchburg.
Ever wonder what makes a supervillain? Criminology professor Dr. Ken Wagner and communication studies professor Dr. Mike Robinson join this episode of A Smarter U to talk about the mental workings of the Joker, the notorious “Clown Prince of Crime” who gets his own feature film coming on October 4. From his first appearance in the Batman comics to understanding the math to his madness, the professors unpack the Joker with help of Max Weber, Shakespeare, and the kind of pop culture expertise that can only come from decades of reading comics.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Lynchburg this Saturday, Renee Banks and Endasia Mitchell will head off for careers in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Dr. Kim McCabe, a criminology professor at the University of Lynchburg, will present a talk to international law enforcement officials in Vienna, Austria, on January 18. Dr. McCabe is an internationally-known expert on the investigation and prevention of child abuse crimes. Her talk is part of a two-week “winter school” designed to “provide a deeper […]