Ashani Parker ’21, this year’s Sommerville Scholar winner, uses a multidisciplinary approach to education, one that matches the award’s namesake who taught psychology, philosophy, and education.
John Garrison Marks ’10 first started thinking about what life was like for free Black people during the slavery era in a history class at the University of Lynchburg.
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.
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.
Alexa Watkin ’23 carefully opens one of the burial books in the office of Presbyterian Cemetery, a historic graveyard that’s located about three miles from the University of Lynchburg. She thumbs through the pages that list the names of Lynchburg-area residents who have been buried at the cemetery since it opened in 1823.
The newest exhibition at the Daura Gallery highlights geometry in art and emphasizes the ongoing influence of Islamic art, science, and philosophy. “Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration” will open with a reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 21. The curators, Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, will attend the reception. The exhibition includes numerous hand cut […]
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. […]
The work of four artists with Rockbridge County ties are coming together in a new, student-curated exhibition at the University of Lynchburg. “The Rockbridge Group: Masters Along the Maury” opens with a reception at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Daura Gallery in the university’s Dillard Fine Arts Center. It will remain on view until May 17. The exhibition includes the art of Pierre Daura, Jean Hélion, Sally Mann, and Cy Twombly and explores how life, landscapes, and people in Rockbridge County shaped their art.
Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of Lynchburg’s Daura Gallery, recently returned from China, where she spent two weeks at Shanghai Jiao Tong University presenting professional development workshops on behalf of University Museums and Collections (UMAC), a committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
“The Life and Impact of Diane di Prima” will open Thursday, April 5, at 4 p.m. Student-curator Shelby Miller ’18 will read some of di Prima’s poetry, as well as her original poetry, at 4:45 p.m.