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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
Celia Landesberg, '14 From starting a recycling program at her middle school to research working in the sustainability office at Richmond, Celia Landesberg, ’14, experienced a variety of opportunities in the field of sustainability. 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
Sharon Lim, '16 Learning in and out of the classroom gives Sharon Lim, ’16, a deeper understanding of the challenges facing education equality. 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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Charlsey Graham, '15 Senior’s interest in HIV/AIDS leads to global health internship Read Story

Trick or Treat Street
Tiny ghosts and ghouls came to campus for the 16th annual Trick or Treat Street, where they enjoyed face painting, pumpkin decorating, straw mazes, and performances from The Sirens and the Improv Club. Radio station Lite 98 also hosted a costume contest for children and pets at this student-organized event.
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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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.
Homecoming Concert Returns More than 1,200 students attended the Homecoming Concert featuring Sammy Adams. The Spider Board and the student governments of Westhampton and Richmond colleges partnered to bring back the tradition. Their work resulted in a sold-out show on Westhampton Green, a lot of enthusiasm, and, probably, some hoarse voices the next day.
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
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
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
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.
Sketching Guantanamo “Psychologically, it was very intimidating to (go) into the courtroom and draw somebody, a person that’s a terrorist on that level, of that magnitude.” —Janet Hamlin, courtroom sketch artist, reflecting on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base 9/11 hearings at the opening of a University exhibition of her workUniversity Museums Exhibition
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.
Growing Pains Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice. Read Story
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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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
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