Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences
Longwood professor Michael Mergen’s photographs featured in Time
Just in time for Election Day, Longwood professor Michael Mergen's series Vote and some of his other civic-themed work is featured in the Time magazine's online photo essay feature "Lightbox."
The popular online magazine Slate also featured Mergen'sVote series in its online photo blog. Read more
Blogs becoming alternative to research paper in some Longwood classes
In some Longwood University classes, blogs—once primarily an outlet for personal musings—are getting some serious academic cred.
In addition to—or in some cases instead of—writing a traditional research paper, students in Communication Studies write blogs analyzing Super Bowl ads. Sociology students have created blogs as resources for military families and people who have experienced domestic violence. Students and faculty in the Longwood at Yellowstone National Park project blog daily about their experiences. Read more
Study Paws gives students relief from exam stresses
Longwood University is giving students a furry break from the stress of exam week. For the second day, professors are planning to bring their dogs to campus to put smiles on the faces of test-weary students on the lawn in front of Lancaster Hall.
“It started off as a very impromptu event,” said organizer Dr. Jake Milne, assistant professor of sociology.
Longwood chemist's research helps Air Force build better bombs
Longwood University chemist spent the last year helping the Air Force build better bombs.
Dr. Keith Rider participated in a research project that is part of the Air Force Research Loboratory's efforts to find lighter, more energy-dense energetic materials including propellants, pyrotechnics, and explosives.
Longwood professor wows audiences with mini comedy plays
In the zany world of Dr. Brett Hursey's plays, the characters really are characters.
One, convinced he has a disease called "rabbititis," wears large rabbit ears, a pink nose and long whiskers. Another dresses as a ninja every time his mother-in-law comes to visit and tries to ambush her. There's also a woman who has run over a Shriner in a parade and stuffed his corpse in her closet, which would be no big deal for Chuck Norris, who always takes care of everything, she tells her husband.
Majors & Programs
- Biological and Environmental Sciences
- Chemistry and Physics
- Communication Studies
- English and Modern Languages
- History, Political Science, and Philosophy
- Liberal Studies
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies
- Theatre, Art & Graphic Design