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.
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African-American studies at Georgetown University, will present the Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6. The lecture, “Better Living Through the Humanities: Teaching, Research, and Social Change,” will be held in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
A company founded by a University of Lynchburg history graduate is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jason Rankin ’98 founded ZAP Consulting in 2010 to help insurance companies assess claims involving electronic office equipment. The business has grown consistently and now operates in all 50 states. On December 7, the Charlotte […]
As an executive producer for the Nat Geo WILD cable channel, Ted Duvall ‘83 is a storyteller. He’s in charge of “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” a reality show about a Danish veterinarian in Michigan. In addition to managing the budget and the crew, he also helps refine the focus on the most compelling aspects of […]
During the academic year, Nick Savino ’19 is a busy guy. The junior from Bristol, Connecticut, is a physics major with minors in math, history, and business. He’s a Westover Honors student and a member of Lynchburg’s varsity tennis team. This summer, Nick applied his laser-sharp focus on a unique project, spending more than 200 […]
After her son was diagnosed with autism, Molly Korte ’03 found a new passion in advocacy. She created Project: Just Like You to give a voice to people with special needs and highlight the hobbies, interests, and talents they share with their peers. The resulting project has turned heads in the Richmond area and around the world.
Three speakers at University of Lynchburg this semester will unify several topics related to the Civil War to help listeners understand more about the war. The Civil War and Reconstruction lecture series features a scholar known for his decades of research on the war, the author of The Free State of Jones, and a rising […]