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February 2015



  • Snow Days at Roanoke College

    Snow Days at Roanoke College

    Check out these photo and video scenes of Roanoke's snow-covered campus this month.



  • Nancy Agee, Carilion CEO, to speak at Commencement

    Nancy Agee, Carilion CEO, to speak at Commencement

    Roanoke's Commencement exercises are scheduled for Saturday, May 2. Baccalaureate will be Friday, May 1.



  • Virginia Real Estate Index: Consumer sentiment rebounds from modest dip

    Virginia Real Estate Index: Consumer sentiment rebounds from modest dip

    Declining mortgage rates, low home prices and higher incomes are driving real estate market optimism.



  • Admissions Scholars event is ON.

    Admissions Scholars event is ON.

    Scholars registration begins Monday at 7:45 am in Olin Hall. Choir and several athletic events postponed due to snow.



  • Roanoke student researches cell phone addiction, receives national grant

    Roanoke student researches cell phone addiction, receives national grant

    Sara Dorrance received $5,000 from Psi Chi for a research project on people's dependence on cell phones.



  • Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Sentiment at record levels across the Commonwealth

    Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectations Report: Sentiment at record levels across the Commonwealth

    Rising incomes and low prices on certain goods are some reasons that consumers are positive about the economy.



  • Roanoke College professor, students lobby Capitol Hill legislators for health, physical education support

    Roanoke College professor, students lobby Capitol Hill legislators for health, physical education support

    Five students and Dr. Michael Maina visited Washington D.C., as part of SHAPE America's SPEAK Out Day events.



  • Travel the World with Darwin Days 2015

    Travel the World with Darwin Days 2015

    Darwin Days celebrates young Darwin's scientific curiosity with a week of exciting speakers and activities. The events begin Feb. 9 and end Feb. 13.



  • Walt Whitman, Civil War exhibit by Roanoke professor and artist on display at Taubman Museum of Art

    Walt Whitman, Civil War exhibit by Roanoke professor and artist on display at Taubman Museum of Art

    Several Roanoke students interning at the Taubman Museum are helping to promote and speak about the exhibition and its history.



  • Federal program to roll out solar power at Roanoke College

    Federal program to roll out solar power at Roanoke College

    Through the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, Roanoke and 14 other Virginia colleges will receive support to create and implement a solar energy plan.

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January 2015



  • R-House #9 is now a home

    R-House #9 is now a home

    Homeowners Laxman and Pingala Kadariya, along with their two children and Laxman's mother, moved into R-House after a January dedication ceremony. Watch television news coverage of the dedication ceremony.



  • Alumna's essay on science of falling in love published in New York Times, receives national attention

    Alumna's essay on science of falling in love published in New York Times, receives national attention

    On Jan. 9, the New York Times published Mandy Len Catron's essay, "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," as part of its Modern Love column.



  • RC Poll: McDonnell a good governor but should serve prison time; Opinions divided on Michael Brown, Eric Garner cases

    RC Poll: McDonnell a good governor but should serve prison time; Opinions divided on Michael Brown, Eric Garner cases

    Virginians agree with Ferguson, Mo., ruling but disagree with decision in New York City choking case.



  • RC Poll on Issues for Virginia General Assembly

    RC Poll on Issues for Virginia General Assembly

    Virginians support ethics reforms; split on Medicaid expansion; Favor protecting gun ownership but support background checks.



  • Stan Umberger remembrance

    Stan Umberger remembrance

    Roanoke's longtime Director of the Library died in Nov. 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. Umberger was remembered by friends, library co-workers and colleagues in a College memorial service on January 13.



  • College mourns loss of Vernon Mountcastle '38, father of neuroscience

    College mourns loss of Vernon Mountcastle '38, father of neuroscience

    Mountcastle did some of the earliest work on how the brain responds to sensory information.



  • Roanoke College employees recognized for star work

    Roanoke College employees recognized for star work

    Bill Martin, Ronda Philips and Leigh Guidi received the annual Service to All Roanoke Award last month.

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