A collegiate chapter of the NAACP has been chartered at the University of Lynchburg. It’s the first collegiate chapter in the Lynchburg area and the culmination of a dream that Davion Washington ’21 has had since his arrival on campus four years ago.
Amanda Niebur ’24 didn’t know what she was getting into when she volunteered to participate in an archaeology dig at Historic Sandusky, a house museum owned and operated by the University of Lynchburg.
The University of Lynchburg has announced a new, interdisciplinary program. Starting in Fall 2020, students can major in Africana studies.
Race, gender, and season get a closer look this year in criminology major Caitlin Dorsch’s Westover Honors thesis. The senior and Sommerville Scholar finalist is studying how all three aspects play into criminal convictions in the City of Lynchburg.
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. […]
Dr. Paul McClure’s Applied Sociology course is all about helping sociology students connect classroom ideas to community action. On Thursday, they got to sit down with three local leaders in community building movements and learn more about sociology in action.
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 […]
An astronaut, an attorney, and a descendent of Robert E. Lee will make presentations at University of Lynchburg during the annual Race, Poverty, and Social Justice conference November 3 and 4. The University of Lynchburg Department of Sociology and Human Services and Many Voices, One Community (MVOC) co-host the annual conference, which teaches people techniques […]
The online academic journal Religions recently published a paper co-authored by Dr. Sabita Manian, a professor of international relations at LC. Titled “Sensing Hinduism: Lucian-Indian Funeral Feast as Glocalized Ritual,” the paper relates Dr. Manian’s observations from a funerary feast she attended while in St. Lucia for research. One person she interviewed for the research invited her to […]
Students and community members packed Hopwood Auditorium Wednesday night to learn about Virginia’s progress toward “restorative justice.” Virginia leaders hope to help more former inmates participate in society and build better futures for themselves, said guest speaker Levar Stoney, secretary of the commonwealth. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe assigned Stoney to lead Virginia’s efforts to streamline […]