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Environmental Studies Archive

Past news, events and happenings from the Randolph College Environmental Studies department.

4/21/2014 — The Princeton Review names Randolph one of the top green colleges in the United States
Randolph College is included in the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review’s guide to colleges that earn high marks for sustainability.
1/27/2014 — Sustainability speaker series begins
This semester, the College will host six speakers—including two alumnae—to talk about a variety of sustainability issues.
6/18/2013 — Randolph in the News: WDBJ7 Coverage of Student Research
Students join with environmental studies professors to continue study on the health of Lynchburg's streams
3/29/2013 — Randolph to Host Native American Poets April 10
Nationally recognized Allison Hedge Coke and regionally known Kareene Wood to read and discuss their work, which focuses on the Native American perspective of the natural world
10/13/2012 — Seven Students Present Research at the Mid-Atlantic Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship
Research was done in the Randolph College Summer Research Program
8/29/2012 — Randolph Receives $600,000 Grant from the National Science Foundation
The grant, announced on campus Tuesday at Convocation, will provide $599,247 over a five-year period, with the majority of the funding going to student scholarships.
7/20/2012 — Grass and free-range chicken diets: Students lead research with organic garden chickens
Laura Word ’13, a chemistry major, thought of this research project exploring the affect of grassland on chicken health. Michael Taylor ’13, an environmental studies major, and Adam Houlihan, a biology professor, joined the project.
7/9/2012 — Internship in the Alaskan wilderness
Nick Cornell's summer “office” consisted of 400,000 acres of mountains, valleys, streams, and lakes.
6/25/2012 — Teaching Teachers
Award-winning Randolph Math & Science Institute for area teachers makes local headlines
5/23/2012 — Randolph College Recognized for Work With Area Teachers
Randolph was one of only six in the state to receive award from the Virginia Math and Science Coalition
3/13/2012 — Randolph College's Science Festival Scheduled for March 22-25
Multi-day event will offer something for everyone
3/6/2012 — Katelin Shugart-Schmidt '10 Named Virginia Tech’s Graduate Woman of the Year
Shugart-Schmidt was an environmental science major at Randolph
2/28/2012 — Katelin Shugart-Schmidt '10 wins Virginia Tech Graduate Woman of the Year Award
10/4/2011 — Tatiana Gilstrap and James Keane have article published in Environmental Earth Sciences.
Professors discover magnetic rocks in nearby Bedford county.
9/6/2011 — Randolph College Professor Featured in News & Advance
Tatiana Gilstrap was profiled as the paper's Central Virginia Person this week
8/24/2011 — Randolph College Professor in the News
Tatiana Gilstrap, an environmental sciences professor, featured in local media
8/8/2011 — Randolph Professors Featured in Local News
John Abell, Brad Bullock, and Kathy Schaefer profiled in story on eating locally grown foods
7/19/2011 — Randolph Professors Work to Help Local Teachers
SCHEV grant and Summer Research Program help College offer program
7/19/2011 — Randolph College Students Study Edible Landscaping
Summer Research Project looked at use of landscaping plants to provide fruit, nuts, and berries
6/22/2011 — New SCHEV Grant Allows Randolph Professors to Help Local Teachers
$140,000 grant funds program aimed at providing teachers with more effective resources and training in math and science instruction
5/3/2011 — Randolph College in the News: Economics Class Makes Impact on Lynchburg
John Abell's Economics of Food and Sustainability course offers interesting look at Lynchburg's food options
4/26/2011 — Randolph College in the News
Karin Warren, a Randolph environmental studies professor, is featured on WSET
4/6/2011 — Randolph College Junior Earns Honorable Mention from Udall Foundation
Louise Searle '12 was recognized for her academic and leadership skills
4/1/2011 — Whale Tales
Students study nature writing and global change during trip to Mexico.
4/1/2011 — Green Graduation
New eco-friendly commencement gowns made from recycled water bottles.
2/7/2011 — Randolph College Receives VFIC Sustainability Grant
Award will allow College to purchase recycling center
1/28/2011 — Randolph College Professor Featured Expert on WSET
Karin Warren discusses the environmental impact of snow removal chemicals and abrasives
12/1/2010 — Sabbatical at Sea
While teaching with the Semester at Sea program, Professor Rick Barnes crossed the equator, got soaked with fish guts and hung out with Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu.
10/27/2010 — Students and Faculty present at National Conference
Environmental Studies and Organic Garden students share research at the Association for the Advancement of Higher Education Conference in Denver
9/17/2010 — Rick Barnes blogs from Semester at Sea
Professor teaches psychology and environmental studies courses aboard ship.
9/3/2010 — 2010 Alumna Receives Honor at Conference
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt ’10 was named the Best Oral Student Presenter at the Hawaii Conservation Conference
4/29/2010 — Randolph Magazine Feature Story: Connecting the Dots
Experiential Learning Center uses new journey mapping technique to guide students on career path.
4/22/2010 — Randolph College Senior Earns Coveted Spot at Sorensen Institute
Danielle Simms selected to attend the 2010 College Leaders Program conducted by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
4/22/2010 — Randolph College Senior Earns Coveted Spot at Sorensen Institute
Danielle Simms selected to attend the 2010 College Leaders Program conducted by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
4/16/2010 — Megan Roberts ’10 Selected For Preservation Institute Nantucket Summer Program
The eight-week summer program allows students to participate in the documentation of a historic structure on Nantucket Island
4/16/2010 — Randolph College Junior Earns Prestigious Udall Scholarship
Ludovic Lemaitre recognized by Morris K. Udall Foundation
4/1/2010 — Randolph Magazine Feature Story: More Than A Garden
New rain garden project part of groundbreaking partnership with City of Lynchburg.
2/26/2010 — Randolph College Students and Faculty Present Research
Group shares work at National Meeting of American Physical Society in Washington, D.C.
2/14/2010 — Awash in the Politics of Chocolate
News & Advance columnist features upcoming Randolph College speaker
2/8/2010 — Chocolate Can Heal the World
Greg Landua, eco-social entrepreneur and founder of 'beyond fair trade' chocolate business, to speak Feb. 15
2/3/2010 — Randolph Faculty, Students Lead Session at National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment
Discussion promoted strategic partnerships between academia, citizens, and local government to promote sustainable urban planning and development.
1/19/2010 — Author of 'Confessions of a Radical Industrialist' to speak Feb. 1
Ray Anderson is known internationally for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability.
6/25/2009 — Randolph College Aims to Create Spark at Local Science Summer Camp
Team of professors, students, alumnae, and local teachers to hold week-long science camp at Jubilee Family Development Center
4/20/2009 — Randolph College Junior Receives Second National Honor
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt, already a NOAA Hollings Scholar, receives Honorable Mention in highly competitive Udall Foundation Scholarship program.
4/17/2009 — Ludovic Lemaitre Presents Research at Symposium
Project aims to develop an environmentally sustainable master facilities plan for Randolph College.
3/18/2009 — Alumna's Book of Poetry Published to Coincide with Darwin's Birthday
Kelley Swain's senior honors project lays groundwork for "Darwin's Microscope"
3/14/2009 — Science Education Group Publishes Paper
Peggy Schimmoeller, Peter Sheldon and Tatiana Toteva will appear in Academic Exchange Quarterly
3/10/2009 — Randolph College Holds Second Annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars
Journalist and author Eric Roston to provide keynote address
2/23/2009 — Going Green
Randolph College's organic garden highlighted in local newspaper
2/13/2008 — Randolph College Awards Tenure to Faculty Members
Faculty represent wide array of disciplines