Fallon Co-Chairs Oratorical Festival

Dr. Paul Fallon served as Co-Chair of the Virginia District St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, held at the Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The competition, open to finalists in grades 7-12 from Greek Orthodox parishes throughout the state, involved an original speech dealing with religious topics, assessed both for oral communication skills as well as organization and content. … [Read more...]

Richards Leads Discussion of Baldwin

Dr. Gary Richards recently led the breakfast book discussion of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA. … [Read more...]

Richards Lectures in Fredericksburg School

Professor Gary Richards recently was a guest scholar at Walker Grant Middle School, where he lectured on Edgar Allan Poe and “The Fall of the House of Usher” to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Appears in StoryCollider

Professor Sushma Subramanian appeared recently in the live storytelling event StoryCollider at Busboys and Poets in D.C., presenting material adapted from her forthcoming book on the science of touch. … [Read more...]

Rafferty on With Good Reason

Professor Colin Rafferty was featured on “Getting to Know the Presidents”on the With Good Reason public radio show in January. The program explores America’s Commanders in Chief, and Rafferty drew on the expertise he's developed in his current writing project, which includes pieces in different genres on each president. The episode can be accessed here: http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/getting-to-know-the-presidents/ … [Read more...]

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 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 http://wrir.org/ 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...]