Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie, professor of history and foodways at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, will present the next John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.
“Why did the American Civil War happen?” is the subject of the first John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities of the 2020-21 academic year at the University of Lynchburg.
Business administration major Dylan Schumacher ’20 likes to reminisce about “the best six weeks” of his life. In March 2012, Schumacher and five of his “bateau brothers” embarked on the Marshall Expedition, a treacherous journey to retrace U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall’s famous 1812 water survey.
A historic marker that tells the story of African revolutionary John Chilembwe will be erected in Lynchburg this fall, thanks in great part to the efforts of a University of Lynchburg professor and one of her students.
Emmanuel Hernandez Mellado ’23 hit the ground running when he arrived at the University of Lynchburg for the Fall 2019 semester. The first in his family to attend college, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident wasted no time getting involved on campus.
Teresa Gunter ’20 will admit that when she first started taking classes at the University of Lynchburg in Spring 2011, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.
Starting this fall, students at the University of Lynchburg will be able to major in intelligence studies. Housed in the International Relations and Security Studies Program, the brand-new major offers courses taught by professors with practical experience in the field.
A few years ago, while teaching a Westover Honors Colloquium about Holocaust cinema, University of Lynchburg history professor Dr. Brian Crim had an idea: Maybe he could write a book about how Holocaust imagery and references are used in science fiction and horror films and TV shows — cultural icons like “Star Trek,” “The Twilight Zone,” and the “Star Wars” series.
Social distancing didn’t keep four University of Lynchburg history majors from participating in the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society regional conference on March 27 — and it also didn’t keep one of them from taking the virtual meeting’s top prize.
A big part of working on a political campaign is the person-to-person contact — knocking on doors, shaking hands, town hall meetings, fundraisers. For Carter Elliott ’19, political director for 5th Congressional District candidate R.D. Huffstetler’s campaign, COVID-19 has changed almost everything about that.