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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
Spiders Abroad Photo Contest
The Office of International Education received photographs from alumni, students, faculty, and staff with scenes from around the world.
Writing Richmond English professor David Stevens uses city destinations, including UR’s Center for Culinary Arts, to teach the craft of creative writing. Read Story
804ork Carrie Fleck Walters, '00, and Susan Howson, G'07, bring Richmond restaurant fare to the home kitchen in their new cookbook, 804ork. Read Story
Tim Hamilton Tim Hamilton, a professor in the Robins School of Business, talks about his research exploring value in environmental economics. Read Story
Student Symposium
The School of Arts & Sciences hosts an annual Student Symposium every April, showcasing hundreds of student research projects from across the disciplines.
Kelley Yang, '16 When she's not busy breaking school swimming records, Kelley Yang, ’16, is using her sophomore year to explore and hone her academic and professional interests. Read Story
Lessons from my Nomadic Homestay How do I accurately describe how it felt to spend my days telling time by the sun? How it felt to sit in the grass and only hear the sound of hundreds of animals chewing? Or what it was like to watch a goat give birth on a mountain? Read More
Breaking Ground
In this 1962 image, May Keller, founding dean of Westhampton College, joins others in breaking ground for the long-awaited women's pool in Keller Hall. The pool was closed in the early '90s, as the University made way for the Modlin Center for the Arts.
Living on the Frontera SSIR students make local, national, and international connections to immigration through their trip to San Diego and Tijuana. Read Story
Welcome New Spiders!
Katie Presson, '15

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

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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
They're here!
Appalachian hikes, city outings, and lots and lots of boxes. The University welcomes the class of 2018. You can join in and follow the action — like this photo from the Media Matters Roadmap short course — at #richmond2018.#richmond2018 tagboard
Gigi DeJoy, '15 Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities. Read Story
Rene Felt, '15 With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities. Read Story
Shaquille Christmas, '15 When Shaquille Christmas, ’15, moved to Church Hill in the eighth grade, he never thought he’d feel at home. That all changed when he started working at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring. Read Story
Virginia's Poet Laureate

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.

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Annual Fishing Tournament
On June 14, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families gathered around Westhampton Lake for the 28th Annual Spider Classic Fishing Tournament, hosted by Recreation and Wellness.
Mary Brickle, '13
As a student, Mary Brickle, '13, worked with geography professor Todd Lookingbill and the National Park Service to evaluate the Albany Pine Bush as a natural landmark. Brickle assisted with the proposal, on-site research, and site comparisons. The site was name one of the world's best examples of inland pine barren ecosystems.More from NPS
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
Performing the Archive
Protest and unrest were the order of the day in 1968. Just ask students in Laura Browder and Patricia Herrera’s seminar. The class pored through archival material from the civil rights era and wrote, produced, and performed a play based on events in Richmond's neighborhoods.Browse the Archive
Ashleigh Brock, '05, documents her first year back on campus as assistant director in the Office of Alumni and Career Services.
Will Moss, '15 Leadership studies major is working with an organization that assists global leaders in societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation, and change. Read Story
48 hours. No, that's not how long it's been since I finished my last final, nor is it the number of hours I've slept consecutively. It's much simpler: that's the amount of time it's taken to move into my new apartment in the city. Read More
Research in the Amazon

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.

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Will Kelland, '15 Rare access to Aboriginal Australian tribal lands while studying abroad opens door to deep cultural learning for leadership studies major. Read Story
From San Juan to Richmond Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities. Read Story
The Richmond MBA and ChildFund International Lauren Hum, GB’14, uses her Capstone Project as an opportunity to work with ChildFund International, a global children's charity, all the while exploring the tenets of a nonprofit perspective. Read Story
Shiksha Mahtani, '14

Start an organization to fight famine in Somalia. Conduct research. Spread South Asian culture on campus. Make the most of her four years at Richmond. Check.

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Great Schools at Great Prices
Among Nation's Best Liberal Arts Colleges Read More