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Call of the Wild

Summer 2016

Longwood at Yellowstone project focuses on issues facing national park’s ecosystem The federal government this spring announced a controversial proposal to drop endangered species protection for grizzly bears around Yellowstone…

Feet in Sneakers standing in a grassy field

Crash Course

Summer 2016

German 402: Advanced Conversation and Phonetics Instructor Dr. Brett Martz, assistant professor of German The play’s the thing The major focus of this course, taught every other spring, is a…

Kayla Stover, M.S. ’17, a student in the communication sciences and disorders program, participated in ‘Inquiry Across Disciplines.’

Show and Tell: Graduate students present their research in annual symposium

Summer 2016

Students at Prince Edward County Middle School who had been struggling readers improved their SOL reading scores in spring 2015 thanks to a reading intervention plan designed and implemented by…

Taking Liberties

Summer 2016

Study finds widespread evidence of questionable research methods in management field A surprising number of researchers in the field of management are framing their results to make their work appear…

Who Knew?

Summer 2016

More than 100 members of the Longwood-Farmville community spent an afternoon this spring exploring what might be considered part of their own backyard—and what they found was surprising. Longwood’s Lancer…

Students donate thousands of books

Summer 2016

When members of a Longwood student volunteer group learned that many children in the region have very few or no books of their own, they sprang into action. The group,…

Read the Fine Prints

Summer 2016

Analyze your fingertips—not your palms—to see if diabetes is in your future, study shows Fingerprints are known to be important clues in solving crimes—but in predicting and preventing disease? That’s…

The Hokule’a’s visit provided international visibility for Longwood’s research and sustainability efforts.

Fantastic Voyage

Summer 2016

Traditional Polynesian sailing vessel drops anchor at Hull Springs, draws a crowd A Polynesian voyaging canoe in the middle of a three-year trek around the world without modern technology stopped…

Russell Reed ’16, an anthropology major from Onemo, clears dry brush at Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon provides a different kind of break

Summer 2016

Eleven Longwood students participated in a service-learning project at Grand Canyon National Park over spring break in March. Students in the Alternative Breaks student organization worked with Grand Canyon staff…

Kinesiology majors Chris Thornton ’16, of Richmond, and Samantha Byers ’16, of Toano, paint the state of Louisiana yellow on the U.S. map Longwood students created at Bacon District Elementary in Charlotte County. Courtesy of Dr. ‘Vonnie’ Colvin

Border Patrol

Summer 2016

Longwood students paint U.S.maps at 10 local elementary schools To students in Longwood’s Department of Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology, Virginia is neither a blue state nor a red…