Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences
Longwood researchers explore novel method of harnessing wind power
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
It doesn't take a detective to figure out that Longwood University english professoer Chris McGee loves the Hardy Boys.
New Environmental Sciences major fall 2013
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
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
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