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On Wednesday, October 8, the Hampden-Sydney Music Series hosts Baroque chamber ensemble Musical Offering as they perform works by C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.
On August 22, Hampden-Sydney welcomed 322 members of the Class of 2018 and 21 transfer students. On August 25, returning students checked in. The third annual C Day was held on August 26 and classed began on the Wednesday, the 27th. The opening enrollment for 2014-15 is 1105, the fourth highest in the College's history.
Hampden-Sydney College and the Wake Forest University School of Business have entered into a partnership whereby Hampden-Sydney students and alumni receive preferred application status to the Master of Arts in Management Program.
Eighty-eight people representing over 20 schools and six colleges attended the What Works? Conference, held on Friday, July 25. The impetus for the conference was the recently published collection of essays, "What Works," by distinguished educators, authors, and thought leaders. At the conference, two of these contributors spoke offering insight and practical advice to all who are raising boys, engaging guys, and educating men.
On Monday, August 11, Hampden-Sydney College broke ground on a free-standing energy research laboratory. Students and faculty in the Departments of Physics & Astronomy, and Mathematics & Computer Science will have an unusual opportunity to research energy monitoring, energy conservation, and sustainable housing in a grant-based project on campus.
Rising sophomores Acery Nicholson and Patrick Luwis recently traveled to New York to join the audience at The Colbert Report. The show is hosted by Hampden-Sydney College alumnus and television icon, Stephen Colbert.
This year’s May Term included the “Special Topics in Regional Studies in the United States” course. Dr. Claire Deal, Elliott Professor of Rhetoric, led students to the coastal regions of South Carolina, Georgia, and extreme northeast Florida, known to many as the “Lowcountry and Sea Islands”.The course examines the authenticity of a particular geographic region in the United States: a place defined by both its people and its natural environs. Its history, physical environment, language, cultural expressions, religious traditions, and economics are studied in order to develop a sense of the area’s unique attributes and contributions.
One driver suffered minor injuries after a tractor trailer overturned on I-95 north near Parham Rd. (mile marker 83) Monday morning.The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Virginia State Police said a truck flipped after colliding with another tractor trailer. Worth Osgood saw the accident happen in front of his very eyes.
Hampden-Sydney College student, William Banning'15 is working as a summer intern at the UVA Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. Will works in a transplant research laboratory with two doctors that focus on kidney and liver transplant research. The majority of his work is based on determining a bio marker that can help recognize early signs of liver disease or Hepatitis C. He works closely with specimens that are taken from patients who have recently received a liver transplant, and he is responsible for isolating the DNA in these samples for analysis.
Joshua Dimmick '15 and Grayland Godfrey '15 represented Hampden-Sydney's 2013-14 bacteriophage research class at the annual meeting of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) symposium. Josh and Grayland received an Honorable Mention award at the end of the symposium, placing their poster presentation in the top 10 of over 70 student posted presented and placing them in the same tier as students from Johns Hopkins, Brown, and Carnegie-Mellon Universities.