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Students from more than 70 countries come to study at Richmond, while two-thirds of domestic UR students study abroad at more than 75 partner institutions.International Education
Growing Pains Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice. Read Story
Eating Locally, Thinking Globally The Eating Locally, Thinking Globally SSIR met with Soizic Ziegler, '09, farm manager at Tricycle Gardens. Students learned how the urban farm provides fresh fruits and vegetables to the community. The course, taught by Amy Treonis and Elizabeth Ransom, explores food systems and the influences that determine what, when, and how we eat.More Photos from the Visit
Sol Park, '15 A summer internship in Ghana introduced an international student to an even wider world. Read Story
Urban Education Fellows Seven UR students spend the summer studying the complex nature of local middle schools as a glimpse into the challenges facing education in America Read Story
Amber Battle, '15 A summer internship with a Richmond-based production company gave this student-athlete a chance to explore her career interests. Read Story
Alex Duncan, '16 and Ben Strawsburg, '16 Juniors devise a summer research project to understand inter-male communication and suggest ways to improve it. Read Story
Louise Andersson, '15 Taking a leap of faith on an internship abroad can be both nerve-wracking and rewarding. Read Story
Developing Skills and Networks Summer internships hone practical skills in real-world settings, but they also allow students to build their professional networks. This series will highlight four students who spent their summers interning in Richmond, Virginia. Read Story
Diane Gremillion, '16

An internship at Voice of America helped Diane Gremillion, ’16, refine her ultimate goal of working in human rights law.

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Lake Life
Hana Takashima, ’16, gets up close and personal with the campus wildlife. But the fauna of Westhampton Lake isn't the only thing that captures her eye. Look out for her stunning seasonal images in the next University of Richmond Magazine.
Business Pitch Competition

“With the beer aisle growing more and more, and a descriptive vocabulary nothing short of absurd, how can we find exactly what we are looking for? The answer is as simple as creating a way to empower the everyday, conversational language that we use to describe any product.”

— Nick Creegan, ’15, winner of the Robins School Business Pitch Competition, in Richmond BizSense

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By the Numbers 400+ lunches and dinners. 65+ sales calls. 4 trips to Europe. 20 fashion shows. 50 Sundays in the office. Carol Smith of Harper’s Bazaar, describes a year in the life of a magazine publisher at the Robins Executive Speaker Series.
Hilary Briggs, '16

In a research lab run by Kathy Hoke and Joanna Wares, students like Hilary Briggs are focusing on creating more precise methods to diagnose concussions.

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When My World Changed On the Chaplaincy's Pilgrimage: Israel trip in 2012, Melissa Diamond, '15, visited the Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children. That moment, she says, is when her world changed. Read Story
History Harvest “We thought the exhibition was the culmination, but we realized it’s just the launching point.” —Theatre and dance professor Patricia Herrera about Made in Church Hill, opening at The Valentine on Jan. 22, featuring interviews and photographs produced by UR, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Church Hill Activities and Tutoring students.
Michael Leopold "We believe maternity wards and emergency rooms will be able to use this technology to better treat patients and even save lives." - Michael Leopold, chemistry professor, on developing a sensor that can detect uric and lactic acid during pregnancy. Leopold received a National Science Foundation grant for his research.Read More
This I Believe Love. Empathy. Fireflies. Comics. The ocean. Students, faculty, and staff participate in This I Believe, an international project where people share the values and beliefs that guide their lives.
Ukee Washington, R'80 The life of a news anchor is a busy one. But Philadelphia’s CBS 3 morning news anchor Ulysses Samuel “Ukee” Washington, R’80, has managed to fit in a side career as an actor, appearing in films and TV shows. Read Story
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With an abundance of visual arts, theater, and dance, Richmond is more than the political capital of Virginia — it’s also the arts capital.Explore the City
Measuring Nanoparticles When measuring nanoparticles, the smallest discrepancy can mean a big error. Physics professor Matt Trawick and his student researchers are creating algorithms to correct for these tiny shifts. Read Story
Conflict and Command

Former Guantánamo Bay commander Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, the second speaker in the Jepson Leadership Forum series on conflict, discussed why he thinks the prison should be closed.

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Anna Sangree, '15
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, Anna Sangree, '15, was able to intern at Renew Richmond and Shalom Farms over the summer.
Nick Yeutter, '15 Senior Nick Yeutter successfully explores his interests in medicine and music at University of Richmond. “It was inspiring to realize the connection between my musical and premed endeavors,” Yeutter said. Read Story
Laverne Cox Speaks at UR
Laverne Cox, a celebrated actress and transgender advocate known for her work on Orange is the New Black, spoke about her experiences as a trans* woman of color, as well as her work to move society beyond gender expectations so that all people can live more authentically.
Roadmap 3: Immigration in America

During Roadmap Three, a pre-semester experience for rising third-year students, a cohort explored refugee and immigration issues in Richmond.

Strategic Storytelling Tracy Doherty, GB ’10, joins The Richmond MBA as an adjunct instructor to teach MBA students the role and importance of strategic storytelling in the business world. Read Story
Parking Lot Project
Students are transforming parking spaces into public art as part of the Parking Lot Project. Mimi King, '15, and Anna Sangree, '15, talk about how the project disrupts the functional identity of the space and inspires conversation about land use.
Austin Gund, '15

As an intern for the Richmond chief of police, Austin Gund, ’15, sees the role of leadership in organizational operations, city management, and community relationship building.

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