This summer, Ashani Parker ’21 is fulfilling a dream of helping preserve endangered languages and cultures. She’s an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in a program called Recovering Voices, which helps indigenous people preserve their native languages and cultures. Parker has wanted to work with this program for a long time. […]
Lynchburg-area history comes to life in a new series of interactive maps produced by University of Lynchburg students and Historic Sandusky staff. The map project was launched Monday, the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Lynchburg in the Civil War. A map of that battle is a cornerstone of the project. On June 17, 1864, […]
Dr. Adam Dean helped The Virginia Mercury, an online newspaper, examine and debunk several myths about slavery and the Civil War this week. Journalist Rex Springsteen wrote the article to address a wide range of incorrect ideas about slavery, including beliefs that are sometimes used to dismiss criticism of slavery. Dr. Dean is one of […]
Marc Propst ’19 wishes that he, as a freshman, could have seen the person he’s become today. Propst said he’s more mature, less stubborn, and better at building bridges than he was four years ago . He’s also found a second family at the University of Lynchburg, and he’s spent the past few years working […]
Freelance television producer Ted Duvall ’83 was at Lynchburg recently talking with history students about how he leveraged his history degree into a career in the TV industry.
University of Lynchburg will host Dr. Laura M. Pauca to speak at this year’s John M. Turner Lecture on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, titled, “Sex, Science, and the State: Encouraging U.S. Women in STEM, 1940-1980,” will be held in Memorial Ballroom in Hall Campus Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Dr. Andrew Chesnut will speak at this year’s Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture at the University of Lynchburg. The lecture, “How did the Mexican Skeleton Saint, Santa Muerte, become the fastest growing new religious movement in the West?” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in Memorial Ballroom at Hall Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.
University of Lynchburg history professor Dr. Brian Crim got a pleasant surprise when Smithsonian Magazine published a list of favorite books for 2018: one of his recent titles was on the list. The November 20 Smithsonian article books selected by Smithsonian Institute scholars. Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State was chosen by […]
Brian Adkins ’20 has always been a history buff. When all of the other kids in elementary school were buying Garfield comics at the Scholastic book sale, Adkins said he wanted one about the sinking of the Titanic. He compared his attraction to history to how some people like math, saying it “just clicked” with him.
Earlier this month, Dr. Clifton Potter ’62 wrote a letter to mark an important anniversary. “On September 3, 1958, I walked onto the Lynchburg College campus, suitcase in hand, to begin the adventure that would change my life,” he wrote in the letter, which he handed to Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, president. “On this special […]