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Research and Creative Scholarship in the News

  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of June 3, 2024 »


    This month, Highlanders in the News include Associate Professor of Biology Matt Close talking turtles; Bill Kovarik, professor of communication, weighing in on the destructive legacy of a once-celebrated inventor; and accounting professor Robert Warren offering thoughts on a criminal case involving $40,000 allegedly diverted to play Candy Crush.

  2. “Value proposition” – Radford, Junior Achievement give local students a sampling of the college experience »


    High schoolers from around the region have attended growth opportunities at Radford’s Venture Lab, participating in business-related workshops on such subjects as time management, conflict resolution, career success and starting their own enterprises. 

  3. RARE: Amazonia welcomes Highlanders to the jungle »


    Across the next three weeks, a group of Radford undergraduates in the Radford Away Research Expedition program will travel to Peru to visit Puerto Maldonado as well as the Las Piedras Biodiversity Station, a lab located within more than 30,000 acres of rainforest. During their visits, they’ll explore the region and conduct experiments of their own design. 

  4. Highlanders in the News: Week of May 6, 2024 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Meet three new, incoming Highlanders, all of whom have recently made headlines – Kara Alday, Callie Musselwhite and Kaitlyn Woodby; Professor of English Rick Van Noy takes a trek down the Delaware River and finds a new book; and Ben Carlin ’12 gets a state commendation for his work on and around his blockbuster YouTube channel. 

  5. Highlanders in the News: Week of April 22, 2024 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Graduate student Genevieve Weaver is already earning accolades for her teaching; Geoffrey Preudhomme ’19 reports to the president; lighting designer Rebecca Montero ’05 gets a curtain call; and country music sensation Morgan Wade, a 2017 graduate of what is now Radford University Carilion, is headed back to The Harvester.

  6. Highlanders in the News: Week of March 25, 2024 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Radford hosts this year’s Big South Conference’s esports tournament and scores two big titles; Roanoke special education teacher Kenai Hunt ’21, M.S. ’22, lends support to the school system of her youth; and Ripken, the famous black Lab trained by Michael O’Donnell ’10, is back to save the Durham Bulls’ bats.

  7. Virginia History Day district contest draws more than 200 young competitors to campus »


    Students from a dozen local schools, each vying to advance to the state level, brought their research projects to Radford’s judges on March 15. With attendance at a high, the dozens and dozens of wide-ranging topics students selected ran the gamut from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Hurricane Katrina to the Treaty of Versailles and Martha Graham.

  8. Radford University’s Board of Visitors votes to set tuition and fees for 2024-25 academic year »


    In its March quarterly meetings, the Radford University Board of Visitors voted to authorize a 1.5% tuition increase for all undergraduate students, a 3% increase for all graduate students and a mandatory comprehensive fee increase of 3.59% for the 2024-25 academic year. 

  9. Highlanders in the News: Week of March 11, 2024 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Professor of Physics Rhett Herman marks 18 years of student research trips to Utqiagvik, Alaska, some 300 miles above the Arctic Circle; three of the Traylor-Walker siblings – Ashlyn, Pa’Shence and Adelyn – give a roundtable interview about playing Highlander basketball as a set of sisters; and Assistant Professor of Management Zachary Collier has tips on chips.