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Nationally Known Psychologist and Author to Discuss “Hope in a Time of Monsters”

Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

Professor and education expert Sarah Rose Cavanagh, author of the new book Mind Over Monsters: Supporting Youth Mental Health with Compassionate Challenge, will speak in Hollins University’s Babcock Auditorium on Monday, March 4, at 9 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Cavanagh is the senior associate director for teaching and learning at […]

Women’s Role within the Eastern Siouan Tribes of Virginia’s Interior

Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Victoria Persinger Ferguson is an enrolled citizen of the Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia. She serves on the Monacan Historic Resource Committee and is the program director for Historic Solitude/Fraction on the campus of Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of Marshall University and has 30 years of experience researching science methodologies and historical documentation […]

Leading from the Margins: A talk with Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D.

duPont Chapel

Mary Dana Hinton is the 13th president of Hollins University and president emerita of the College of Saint Benedict. A highly respected and sought-after advocate for the liberal arts and inclusion, President Hinton’s leadership reflects a deep commitment to educational equity and the education of women. Hinton’s latest book, Leading from the Margins: College Leadership […]

Empowering Women through Education with Guest Speaker: Verletta White, Ph.D.

Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

A results-driven, student-centered, visionary leader, Verletta White, Ph.D. was appointed superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS) on July 1, 2020. She has been recognized regionally and nationally for her ability to bring together communities for the benefit of students. In 2023, she was named Virginia’s 2024 State Superintendent of the Year, Virginia’s Region VI […]

Classics Symposium: Echoes of Empire: New Approaches to Imperial Strategies in the Ancient Mediterranean

Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Reception in the lobby following each lecture 2-3 pm Sea Empires and Coastal Connectivity in the Third Century BCE Mediterranean Presented by Melanie Godsey, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures 3:15-4:15 pm The Toxic Ties that Bind: Empire as the Art of Bullying and North Africa in the Second […]

Julie Benbassat Gallery Opening

Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Benbassat is an award-winning illustrator and painter based in Philadelphia. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2019, she has gone on to amass a range of clients in editorial, publishing, games, and animation. Her work delights in the eccentricities and wonders of the natural world, indulges in the fantastical, mixes narrative […]

2024 Children’s Literature Writer-in-Residence and Symposium Keynote Speaker, Mitali Perkins

Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Born in Kolkata, India, Perkins lived in Ghana, Cameroon, England, and Mexico before her parents settled in California when she was in middle school. She is the author of many award-winning picture books and novels for young readers, including Rickshaw Girl, which was adapted into a film. She’s also written a nonfiction book for adults […]

Matt Faulkner: Chalk Talk

Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner has over 35 books to his credit. His graphic novel Gaijin: American Prisoner of War, won the American Library Association Asian/Pacific Best Children’s Book Award. His most recent graphic novel, My Nest of Silence has won wide acclaim: “Deftly combining the personal and historical, Faulkner alchemizes […]

James Ransome, Award-winning Illustrator Talk

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Ransome has been honored with the 2023 Children’s Literature Legacy Award by the American Library Association in recognition of his exceptional contributions to children’s literature. With a career spanning over 33 years, Ransome has illustrated more than 70 books. His passion for drawing began in Rich Square, NC, and as a teenager, he moved to […]

Lesa Cline Ransome, Award-winning Author Talk

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Cline Ransome is the acclaimed author of numerous award-winning picture books, including a verse biography of Harriet Tubman, Before She Was Harriet, and her debut middle-grade novel, Finding Langston, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and a Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor. Cline Ransome’s debut Young Adult novel, For Lamb, is […]

Ashley Belote, Author/Illustrator Talk

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Belote is the illustrator of Frankenslime and Valenslime. She is the author-illustrator of her debut early reader The Me Tree and her picture book Listen Up, Louella. She studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. Belote is a West Virginia native and earned her B.A. from Alderson Broaddus University. She earned her M.A. […]

“Illustration Faculty Exhibition” Lecture and Book Signing

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Faculty Exhibition Opening: Illustration Faculty Exhibition Lecture and Book Signing In conjunction with Illustration Faculty Exhibition, on view July 11 – September 22, 2024, at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, please join us for a lecture and reception with book signing by faculty in the Hollins University M.F.A. Program in Children’s Book Writing and Illustration. […]