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  • Longwood students search for remains of early English settlement at Henricus

    Henricus dig

    The scritch-scratch of shovels and picks may have been replaced by intermittent beeps of radar devices, but this archaeological dig is in search of one of the earliest English settlements in the New World.

    Longwood students are front and center in the search. Read more


  • Gordon VanNess continues James Dickey scholarship by editing unfinished poems

    Gordon VanNess

    Few scholars are as familiar with James Dickey’s literary work as Dr. Gordon Van Ness, but even he was intimidated by his latest project. Read more

  • 200 Years Later, Singers Work To Get National Anthem Right

    American flag

    Two centuries have come and gone since "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written, but one thing about the song hasn’t changed: It is hard to sing. Read more

  • Longwood family life concentration receives national designation

    Lee Bidwell

    Longwood University’s family studies concentration in sociology is now the only undergraduate program in Virginia to receive Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Read more

  • Savannah Barnett '15 researches anti-cancer drugs using marine sponges

    Savannah Barnett small

    A method for harvesting cancer-fighting compounds from marine sponges, developed by a Longwood University student, may prove to be a breakthrough in cancer research. Read more