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 […]
If you don’t recognize Delia LoSapio ’19, it might be because she’s been a blur on campus over the past three and a half years. Between having her biomedical science major and three minors, playing goalie for the soccer team, serving as captain of the University’s EMS squad, being part of Westover Honors and six […]
Dr. Richard Steigmann-Gall, associate professor of history at Kent State University, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, in the University of Lynchburg’s Hall Campus Center ballroom. The lecture, “Star Spangled Fascism: Antisemitism and Political Extremism, Past and Present,” is free and open to the public.
This past winter, when Beau Wright was looking for someone to manage his campaign for Lynchburg City Council, he spoke about it with someone who worked on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s winning 2017 campaign. Wright said they gave him one name: Carter Elliott. “So, I called Carter and we met for lunch,” he said.
Physics major and Westover Honors student Nick Savino ’19 will spend the summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee, as part of an internship he got through the U.S. Department of Energy. For 10 weeks, he’ll work with scientists and other undergraduate researchers at the lab, which was founded as part of the Manhattan Project in 1943.
Science, technology, and the siege of Atlanta in the Civil War meet in an upcoming lecture at University of Lynchburg. Dr. Seymour E. Goodman, the Regents Professor of international affairs and computing at Georgia Tech, will present “Civil War Atlanta: The Long and Steep Descent” on Thursday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. […]
A group of students is working on an exhibit for The American Civil War Museum in Appomattox, Virginia. The exhibit, “Local Stories, National Struggle,” focuses on individual stories of people — black and white, male and female, soldier and civilian — who were in and around Appomattox on April 9, 1865, the day the Confederates surrendered and the nation officially reunited after the Civil War. It opens in April.