The University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center in Bedford County will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event is free and open to the public, and the rain date is Sunday, Oct. 8.
It’s Tour de France time again, which means University of Lynchburg physics professor Dr. Eric Goff and one of his students are hard at work predicting the winning times for each stage of the 2,116-mile bike race.
Visitors to the University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center will soon have access to digital maps of the property’s hiking trails, thanks to Maggie Kicklighter ’24 and a $1,200 grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
The University of Lynchburg’s 2023 Student Scholar Showcase, an annual day that celebrates student research, will take place throughout the day on Wednesday, April 5, in various locations on campus.
It’s summer, so that means Dr. John Eric Goff, the University of Lynchburg’s go-to guy when it comes to sports physics, is making the rounds in the media. Recently, he’s been talking and writing about the Tour de France and the upcoming FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, to be held in Qatar in November.
Black women are three times more likely to die from maternal complications in the U.S. than non-Black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of those deaths has only gotten worse over the past few years. It’s an issue that nursing major Alexandra Boatwright ’22 sought to tackle for her Westover Honors senior project. With plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse after graduating, she said her passion for maternal medicine and reproductive health rights fused with her investment in problems plaguing Black communities.
You’ve seen it in headlines everywhere: health workers are being stretched thin and suffering from burnout, and complications from the coronavirus pandemic have made it exponentially worse for them. Annabelle Nagy observed that trend and, as president of the nursing Class of 2022, decided last spring she wanted to drill down into what was causing it for her Westover Honors senior project. A key part of that phenomenon that she decided to focus on was compassion fatigue, especially among pediatric care nurses.
Lynchburg College exercise physiology students have started working on their senior research projects, a core component of the senior experience that demonstrates the ability to think scientifically and work independently.
From spiders in Panama to a 3D-printed syringe pump, the Student Scholar Showcase on April 6 will highlight a variety of projects by more than 150 Lynchburg College students. This year’s showcase includes two poster presentation sessions — one in Memorial Ballroom at noon and one in the Flint Family Lobby of Schewel Hall at 4 p.m. Oral presentations will take place in Hopwood Auditorium, Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel room 231 and 232 throughout the day.
Lynchburg College students recently dug up earthworms — and data — for a national study that will help biologists understand the nature of invasive species. They collected more than 100 earthworms and identified the species of each one.