The launch of Volume XII of Philologia, the undergraduate research venue of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, took place in May. All articles and creative scholarship are available online.

This year’s staff consisted of: co-editors-in-chief Jessica Calvertprofessional and technical writing and literature and language, and Rachel Kiserfashion merchandising and design; associate editors: Sarah Bauersociology and criminologyHarlee Fuhrman, literature and language and business management consulting and analysis; Emily Gurganus, professional and technical writing and literature and language; Haley HurstEnglish (literature option), creative writing, and professional and technical writing; Grace Robinsonphilosophy, politics, and economics; and marketing editor Rose Johnson, professional and technical writing and literature and language.

Volume XII comprises the following articles and creative scholarship: “Theories of Violence,” by Nicole Keenan, criminology, pp. 1–3; “From Philanthropy to Investment: Considering the New Role of the Private Sector in Global Development” by Caitlin Lambertinternational public policy, pp. 4–10; “On Neoclassicism and the Numbing of the Negro Mind,” Joe Hughes, creative writing, pp. 11–13; “The M16 in Vietnam: A History of the Weapon’s Effectiveness in the Vietnam War and the Necessity of Its Creation,” by James O’Connellhistory, pp. 14–19; and “A Critique of Hobbes’s State of Nature” by Bailey Villarrealphilosophy and psychology, pp. 20–24.

Members of this year’s College and Review Board were: Monica Kimbrell, assistant dean; Daniel ThorpHistory and associate dean; Debra StoudtModern and Classical Languages and Literatures and associate dean; Thomas GardnerEnglishRebecca Grogan, graphic designer; Nancy Metz, English; Michael MoehlerPhilosophyJoseph Pitt, Philosophy; Carolyn ShiversHuman Development and Family Science; and Robert Stephens, History.