Foss Gone Wilde


Professor Chris Foss delivered a talk on Wilde's fairy tales entitled “The Gospel According to Oscar: Progressive Politics and Social Critique in Wilde's ‘The Young King’” as one of three speakers for an event sponsored by The LGBT Center of New York and The Church of the Village in conjunction with The Oscar Wilde Temple, a new public art installation by renowned artists David McDermott and Peter McGough in New York City.   … [Read more...]

Scanlon Gives Community Lecture on Great War Lit


Dr. Mara Scanlon recently delivered a lecture at the Fredericksburg Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library entitled "The Great War from the Margins: WWI Literature by Women and African Americans."  The lecture was presented in conjunction with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a Library of America program called "World War I and America." … [Read more...]

Dr. Foss Featured in WalletHub Article


Professor Chris Foss was among a panel of experts featured in a new WalletHub article, “2016’s Best and Worst Cities for People with Disabilities.”  He offered answers to questions about the financial challenges facing persons with disabilities, the top five indicators in evaluating the best cities and the policies/programs that increase inclusion and quality of life. … [Read more...]

Dr. Rochelle Speaks to the Masses

Warren Rochelle

Warren Rochelle was on the radio! He was the featured writer on The Rainbow Minutes, a feature of WRIR, 97.3. His topic was Gay Science Fiction and Fantasy. Check out for more information. … [Read more...]

Communication Workshop for High School Students


Professors Anand Rao and Tim O'Donnell recently hosted a workshop for 20 local high school students, which included instruction on effective speaking, delivery skills, handling communication apprehension, and advocacy. The students also participated in a town hall debate.  Student consultants from the Speaking Center provided useful feedback for the speakers. … [Read more...]