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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.
Like a Wrecking Ball The Octaves came in like a wrecking ball and swept up the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Male Collegiate Song. “CARAs are essentially the Grammys of the a cappella world,” says Conor Lemmon, '16, president. The Octaves perform Wrecking Ball
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.

Where are you from? In August, the Class of 2019 will begin their move to campus. They’ll come from New York and New Orleans, Finland and Pakistan, but all will call Richmond home for the next four years. See the Richmond 2019 map
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
Student Salute to Dr. Ayers Whitney Paul, ’15, and a committee of students celebrated the legacy of outgoing UR President Edward Ayers with a tribute video that premiered at an event in April. Students describe his passion as an educator, support for athletics and student organizations, and dedication to diversity.
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?”
The Magic of Chemistry

Students collaborate with Youth Life Foundation to present a chemistry-themed magic show to local elementary and middle school students.

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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
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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Public Art and Social Change

Fourteen University of Richmond students, with support from faculty and community members, are leading an effort that will ultimately result in a block-long mural of the James River on Cary Street.

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Racing to a Reunion Every year, Lindsay Ward-Kavanagh, '09, Brittany West-Marsden, '08, Jennifer Williams, '09, Liz Lauzon, '09, and Jessi Thaller-Moran, '09, run the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K together. “It's a good excuse for a reunion. We come back, run the race, and spend the rest of the day on campus." Read More
Paint the Sky Sparks fly and lights flash against the backdrop of the Richmond city skyline. Students in Tom Veazey's Advanced DSLR Photography class, offered through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, practice light and fire painting for a recent assignment.
Richmond's 10th President "I know what I'm passionate about and that's the transformative power of education." —President-Elect Dr. Ronald L. Crutcher at a welcome reception for the University's 10th president Watch the Video
Rebecca Pacheco, '01 In her new book, Do Your Om Thing, Rebecca Pacheco, ’01, helps yogis apply traditional philosophies in a modern world. Read Story
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
Community Embraces Family University of Richmond and Congregation Beth Ahabah create an environment of support that fosters the idea of family. Read Story
The Virginia State Capitol in downtown Richmond is home to Virginia's General Assembly — the oldest continuous legislature in the Western Hemisphere.Explore the City
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
Alyson McGonigle, '15 Alyson McGonigle, '15, senior redshirt track and field team member, does her best to enrich her community through volunteering while balancing her studies and training schedule. Read Story
Amaury Perez, '16 Cuban immigrant Amaury Perez, ’16, works to provide better opportunities for under-served people in his new home country. Read Story
Ken Hart After 34 years, equipment manager Ken Hart will retire in June. Defensive lineman Justin Williamson, '15, talks to Hart about his career serving generations of Spider athletes. Read Story
Daniel Yoo, '18 Daniel Yoo, ’18, started Humans of Richmond as a way to form deeper connections with the students, faculty, and staff on campus. Read Story
Kitchen Confidential

All parties end up in the kitchen, writes the author of The Stop, this year’s One Book. A group of faculty, staff, and students put that theory to the test with an evening of education on cooking with local ingredients and a hands-on class at the Center for Culinary Arts.

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Chris Hamby, '08 Chris Hamby, '08 received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for his yearlong investigation on how doctors and lawyers withheld evidence of black lung and denied miners' benefits. He now works for BuzzFeed News. Read Story
Sarah Singletary, '09 Joining the Peace Corps was an easy choice for Sarah Singletary, '09. She's now a country desk officer at headquarters in Washington, D.C. Read Story
Community-Based Learning for a Day

UR’s community-based-learning program takes the classroom into the world beyond campus

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