Biology Professor Arthur Evans
(photo: copyright 2010, Alexander Nguyen)
Randolph-Macon College Biology Professor Arthur
Evans was recently interviewed by Steven Clark, host of Richmond WCVE radio’s
“What’s Bugging You?” Evans talked about his 2014 January Term (J-term)
Biodiversity and Systematics of Southern African Beetles.
The course explores the classification and ecology of one of the largest and most
diverse groups of organisms that live in Southern Africa. After 10 days of on-campus
instruction, students will take part in the first-ever beetle survey of the natural
areas in Swaziland and tour the world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa
to observe mammals and plant life. Fieldwork will be conducted side-by-side with
students and researchers from the University of Swaziland and University of the
Evans’ course is one of many J-term offerings for 2014. Pre-registration begins
April 25, 2013. Visit
J-term 2014 to view the list of study/travel courses currently available.
January Term at R-MC
J-term offers something for everyone. Students can spend January exploring the world
and immerse themselves in another culture, a career, or an on-campus course.
Recent J-term travel-course destinations include France, England, Italy, China,
Germany, Hungary, Austria, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Other students dedicate the month to internships. R-MC’s
Bassett Internship Program connects students with internships in a wide
range of locations and career fields.
On campus, J-term offers for-credit courses across the curriculum, making it possible
for students to immerse themselves for one month in a single subject or research