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 […]
An upcoming lecture at Lynchburg will focus on race and the criminal justice system. Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor turned scholar, will speak Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law […]
Jasmine Heath ’18 MEd is scanning documents at Anne Spencer House, an historic home in Lynchburg’s Pierce Street Renaissance Historic District. Her “office” is a second-floor sunroom that overlooks the garden. Her “coworker,” currently hiding under a cabinet, is a black-and-white cat called G.H., short for Gregory Hayes. Heath is surrounded a sea of papers and ephemera belonging to the Spencer family, who lived in the red-shingled house for much of the 1900s and created legacies in literature, civil rights, and aviation.
Two religious studies majors from University of Lynchburg were in Atlanta last week for the National Festival of Young Preachers. The festival attracts budding preachers, ages 14 to 35, from a variety of Christian denominations and traditions and involves four days of preaching, networking, master classes, and other events. Morganne Talley ’21 and Evan Griffey […]
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 […]
A couple of years ago, Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery, bought more than 60 Renaissance-era folios — basically 16th- and 17th-century book pages — from a print dealer in England. After buying the folios, a purchase made possible by the Friends of the Daura Gallery, Dr. Rothermel needed someone to translate them from the original Latin, French, and German to English.
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 […]