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  • Longwood researchers explore novel method of harnessing wind power

    Garrett Josemans with airfoil Junior physics student Garrett Josemans worked with Dr. Chuck Ross, dean of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, to design a prototype of an airfoil that could harness the wind to create an alternate source of energy.

    Physicists at Longwood University are examining a new way of tapping wind power to create electricity by making vehicles more efficient. Read more

  • It's no mystery: Longwood English Professor is still in love with Hardy Boys books

    Chris McGee with books Dr. Chris McGee with Hardy Boys collection

    It doesn't take a detective to figure out that Longwood University english professoer Chris McGee loves the Hardy Boys.
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  • New Environmental Sciences major fall 2013

    Hull Springs Farm 2013 Longwood's Hull Springs Farm.

    A new Longwood program, set to begin fall 2013, will prepare students for careers in the fast-growing field of environmental sciences. Read more

  • Longwood professor Michael Mergen’s photographs featured in Time

    Mergen photo Early Voting No. 10, Las Vegas, NV, 2010 - Michael Mergen

    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

    • Sen. Mark Warner to address Longwood graduates at commencement

      Senator Mark Warner

      U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, who as Virginia governor helped Longwood University rebuild from a fire to its signature building and signed into law Longwood’s designation as a university, will serve as the 2014 commencement speaker, as the university celebrates its 175th anniversary. 

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  • Longwood professor wows audiences with mini comedy plays

    Brett Hursey photo

    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.

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