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Move-in Day They came from L.A. and Dallas, Mumbai and Hong Kong, but now they all call Richmond home. Give a big Spider welcome to the class of 2019.
Tanja Softic Art professor opens photography exhibition on the state of culture in Bosnia Read Story
Great Financial Aid The University of Richmond was noted for its financial aid award during The Today Show's coverage of 2016 Princeton Review rankings. Watch the Clip
Max Bernstein, '17 Student's internship with the Department of Health and Human Services has shown him the inner-workings of the federal government. Read Story
Emily Whitted, '16

“People follow their passions all the time, but I think mine gets stereotyped for being something that grandmothers do," says Emily Whitted, ′16. "I just needed a push, someone to say, ‘That’s not silly.’”

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Spatial Analysis Lab

Student interns gain value work experience; provide community service through work in Spatial Analysis Lab

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'A Catalyst Effect'

Two years ago, Sarah Rose, L’15, took on a research project investigating potential backlogs of untested rape evidence kits in Virginia. Today, her work is paying off as Virginia completes an inventory of untested kits and makes plans to prevent backlogs in the future.

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Anticipation “While the wait for us attorneys has been agonizing, I feel so much for our plaintiffs, who suffer inequality every day awaiting what is hopefully a positive decision.” — Phil Cramer, ’97 Read more
All in a Day's Work From sunup to sundown, our campus is humming with activity. See what goes into a typical day at Richmond.
Image courtesy of Richmond 2015
Image courtesy of Richmond 2015
'The Worlds' Ride at UR Sept. 27
UCI Worlds Men's Elite Road Race starts on campusLearn more
Leap of Faith “Not making the team is not a possibility,” says former Spider running back Tim Hightower, ’08, about vying for a spot with the New Orleans Saints. “I’m not allowing myself to think like that. There’s no way I can give it my all when I’m even considering that.” Read more
A False Utopian Premise “I have come to the conclusion that the death penalty is based on a false utopian premise.” — Former Virginia attorney general Mark Earley in Richmond Law Review; quoted by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in his dissent in Glossip v. Gross, a case about lethal injection drugs.
Put me in, coach Like so many sons before him, Jason, 6, was at the ballpark for his father. But Brian Gibbs, B’90, couldn’t be there. Read Story
Muslim Life at UR

Rizwan Mujeebuddin, L’12, reflects on his role as Muslim Life program coordinator and his first year as a member of the Chaplaincy team at the Wilton Center.

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Limitless "I sat down cross-legged in the silence, surrounded by the uninterrupted beauty of a landscape too majestic for words. In that moment, all that I had learned over the last few months officially clicked for me." —  Alyssa Boisvert in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand More from Study Abroad Photo Contest
Gwen Setterberg, '15

Gwen Setterberg’s longtime love of language makes her the perfect fit for a Fulbright grant to teach English in Argentina

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Just Our Type A book arts program is taking shape thanks to the generous gifts of a 1906 letterpress and a book bindery. This fall, the first class will learn the old ways of movable typesetting and letterpress. Read more
Richmond from Above After hours of flying drones, writing music, and editing footage, Killian McGiboney, '17, Chris Miller, '17, Quinn Hynes, '17, Nick Yeutter, '15, and Forum Magazine show what campus looks like from 500 feet up.
What is Civic Engagement?

"Most of the solutions to the ills that face our society are right there in front of us. Community engagement means being open. It means being honest. It means listening." The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 10 years.

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Storytelling, Identity, Social Change In Terry Dolson’s First-Year Seminar, students explore the role of storytelling in social change while mentoring residents at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center. Read Story
Final Frame Weather, quotes, selfies, and a “vintage” photo of Molly Ringwald — Tracee Carter, ’16, asks students, “What's the last photo on your phone?”
Meg Eastman, '01 Meg Eastman, ’01, brings together history and art working for the Virginia Historical Society. Read Story
Andrew McGowan, L'16 Andrew McGowan’s, L’16 journey to Richmond Law has been both adventurous and circuitous, to say the least — starting college at 16, graduating with a double major, earning a graduate assistantship, starting a Ph.D. program, and now law school, which has also taken him abroad. Read Story
Transit historians

Students conducted interviews and collected photographs and artifacts to help build an exhibit about more than 120 years of Richmond’s public transit.

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Bridget Ward, '11

It wasn’t that long ago that Bridget Ward, ’11, was unfamiliar with the computer-based mapping tool GIS. Today, she’s a GIS analyst and environmental planner working on a proposed high-speed rail project between Richmond and Washington.

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Mel Shuaipi, '15

Her business education became real when she was able to apply it to social change in the Dominican Republic and back home, here in Richmond.

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Jhewel Fernandez, '14 Davis Projects for Peace winner Jhewel Fernandez, ’14, uses grant to revamp self-identity and community-building program in small-town Brazil. Read Story
Josh Young, '17 A Gates Millennium Scholar ponders how to be a force for change and dialogue while finding his place at Richmond. Read Story