It was a gorgeous day to be on Leesville Lake — the thermometer read in the low 80s, and the sky was clear. A motorboat zipped out onto the lake not far from the dam. When it paused, Ethan Batchelor ’20 looked below the surface. The University of Lynchburg environmental science major dunked a tube […]
Two University of Lynchburg professors have their creative writing published in a new collection of nature writing. “Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene” features poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by nearly 50 writers. It includes a poem by English professor Dr. Laura Long and an essay by environmental science professor Dr. […]
Thanks to two University of Lynchburg students and some GPS technology, Camp Kum-Ba-Yah in Lynchburg has a better map of its trails — something useful for staffers, campers, and emergency personnel alike.
In an archaeology lab at Historic Sandusky, Eric Taylor ’19 sifts through a brown paper bag filled with relics from the past. He brushes them gently with a toothbrush to remove the caked dirt and reveal the artifact under the grime. “My favorite thing to do is wash the artifacts so they become recognizable,” he […]
When environmental science major Saba Iqbal ’19 is not in classes, she spends most of her time in an archaeology laboratory, cleaning, photographing, and filing artifacts found on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the personal retreat of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson.
The first thing you hear when you walk into the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is chirping. Lots of chirping. And alarms, which go off at 15- to 90-minute intervals and alert staff and volunteers that somebody needs to be fed. “I go home and I hear timers,” said Mary Spangler ’20, one of two University of Lynchburg students volunteering at the wildlife rehabilitation center this summer.
On Saturday, Jyoti Aggarwal will graduate from Lynchburg College with a Master of Education in Science Education. With the degree, she’ll be one step closer to becoming a chemistry professor. Asked about her career goals, she said, “It’s a pretty straightforward answer,” adding that she’s planned since high school to earn a PhD and teach at the university level.
Dr. Laura Henry-Stone, assistant professor of environmental studies and sustainability, and 12 students from her environmental studies capstone course helped plan and facilitate a climate change summit held Friday, April 13, at Randolph College. In addition to students and faculty from Lynchburg and Randolph colleges, those attending the Community Resilience Building Forum included representatives from […]
Every other summer, Lynchburg College students accompany Brooke Haiar on a trip to Wyoming to dig up dinosaur bones no one has seen before. Scientists from the Virginia Museum of Natural History visit Lynchburg occasionally to work on research with the students.
“Students graduating from college this year and in the next few years will have no greater challenge ahead of them than that of climate change and all of the associated environmental, social, and political impacts,” said Dr. Laura Henry-Stone, an environmental studies professor.