The Fifth Annual Roanoke College International Film Series, presented in collaboration with Hollins University, is featuring a lineup of films centered on the theme of Ghosts. The screenings, which will be hosted across multiple campus and community venues, are designed to promote intercultural exchange, learning, and world cinema among both students and the wider region.
Charvi Gangwani ’24 has been invited to attend the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC), which takes place March 4 – 6 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The biology major will meet scientists from around the world, attend cardiovascular research and educational sessions, and explore the Expo Hall to learn about the latest cardiovascular treatments.
Award-winning poet and novelist Pablo Medina promises that “you’ll be heartened by the wisdom, clarity, and honesty” of the new poetry collection by Professor of English Emerita Cathryn Hankla ’80, M.A. ’82. “Immortal Stuff,” published by Mercer University Press, is Hankla’s 11th volume of poetry and second full-length collection of prose poems.
In recent years, as opportunities for student-athletes at Hollins and at other small colleges have evolved, interest in the lacrosse program at Hollins has diminished. The university has struggled to maintain a sufficient roster size that supports competitive play and ensures the health and safety of participants. Thus, after careful consideration, Hollins has made the difficult decision to discontinue its lacrosse program effective at the end of the current academic year.
Featuring the theme “Barriers and Bridges to Access,” Hollins University’s third annual Leading Equity, Diversity and Justice (Leading EDJ) Conference will bring together Hollins students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i for 30 sessions across three time periods.
Andrea Sulzer, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, has been named Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence at Hollins University for 2023.
This spring, Hollins students will contribute to the Virginia Law Audit Project (VLAP), a crowd-sourced, nonpartisan, statewide initiative in which state statutes, administrative code, and the Virginia Constitution are reviewed. VLAP’s mission is to identify all forms of discrimination and propose legislative amendments to further equity in the language and substance of the law.
Poet and essayist Anne Boyer, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “The Undying,” is Hollins University’s Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence for 2023. Boyer received Yale University’s Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize in 2020 and was the 2018-19 Judith Wilson Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University.
Senior United States District Judge Callie Virginia “Ginny” Smith Granade ’72 will be the guest speaker at Hollins University’s 181st Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21. The ceremony will be held on Hollins’ historic Front Quadrangle.
Hollins University students will compete head-to-head against other teams from Virginia’s leading independent colleges and universities at the 23rd annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, which takes place January 29-30 at Virginia Wesleyan University. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.