The University of Lynchburg is one of a few colleges in the country studying milkweed, the monarch butterfly’s main food source, to see if it can grow in various locations along their migration path.
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 […]
Lauren Fishbein ’18 is in Richmond this summer, working in the Office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. She was one of 23 people selected for the Governor’s Fellows Program from colleges and universities across Virginia and the U.S. Fishbein, who lives in the Richmond area, is the first Lynchburg College graduate to win this fellowship.
Parker Jones ’19 is spending the fall semester on Capitol Hill, where he interacts with government administrators and elected officials. Jones is an intern with the National Association of State Foresters in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit, member-based organization serves U.S. state and territorial forestry agencies and focuses on protecting state and private forests.
“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.
Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — but what about when it is being devoured by aphids? University of Lynchburg student Rebekah Grimes is conducting research to determine whether parasites impact a plant’s ability to attract pollinators through the aromas they release. Over the summer, she spent a […]
University of Lynchburg will rededicate its science building as the Thomas Gibson Hobbs and Julius A. Sigler Science Center at a reception on September 4 at 5 p.m. at the building’s front entrance. The building was previously named for T. Gibson Hobbs, a member of the Class of 1904 who served on College’s Board of […]
Future research on Costa Rican streams will be able to measure changes in pollution levels thanks to work by LC students this summer. A group of students will spend two weeks gathering data from rivers there, then Jade Woll ’16 will spend another four weeks in Costa Rica analyzing the samples to gauge current water conditions.
Tara Steiner ’15 was featured in the News & Advance for her role in the discovery of what could be “active asteroids.” Although astronomical research is usually associated with physics, rather than her environmental studies major, LC gave her the opportunity to apply her lifelong love of the stars to academics. Read the News & […]
Veronica Sheehan, along with a group of concerned citizens, knew that her Costa Rican town’s drinking water supply, their quality of life and their health would be severely impacted by a proposed agricultural project, but they weren’t sure how to stop it.