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Fax: (540) 362-6218


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Sample Daily Schedule
9 - 9:30 am
Brief reports: Examine previous day's research assignment
9:30 - 10:15 am
Turning point: Presentation on historical events
10:15 - 10:30 am
10:30 - 11 am
Discussion of personal turning points
11 - 11:30 am
Guest speaker
11:30 am - 12 pm
Research assignments for next day

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Office of Admission

Turning Points




For more information, contact Madison Van Duyne at (540) 362-6216 or vanduyneml@hollins.edu.

Examining moments in history, participants will discuss major historical events and speculate on the "What ifs..." of the past. Focusing on major turning points in their personal lives and communities, as well as a global perspective, participants will analyze the impact of these events on basic decision making about lifestyle and morality. Through research, one-on-one interviews, and time off campus, participants will take part in stimulating class discussions about these "plastic moments."

July 22-26
Rising 10th-12th graders
DAY (coed)



Edward LynchEdward Lynch, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science

A recognized expert on foreign affairs, international relations, and diplomacy, Edward Lynch is a frequent commentator on political affairs. He received a B.A. from St. Joseph's University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. In addition to his extensive academic experience, he has had hands-on experience with government and foreign affairs from working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. His latest book, The Cold War's Last Battlefield, analyzes Ronald Reagan's policies toward Central America in the 1980s. He has sailed with several cruise lines as an expert speaker.