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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
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.
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
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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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Tim Hamilton Tim Hamilton, a professor in the Robins School of Business, talks about his research exploring value in environmental economics. 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.
Inside Fall Line Fest
When Fall Line Fest took over music venues across Richmond, UR's radio station WDCE was there. They DJed UR Downtown's First Fridays event and brunch at the Broadberry, and joined the crowd whenever possible. WDCE shares their favorite moments from the two-day festival.
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
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
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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Paige Schaefer, '15 When Paige Schaefer, ’15, traded a business major for a focus on arts management, she set her sights on testing every aspect of the field. Working at UR Downtown’s gallery space offered just the experience she was looking for. Read Story
Sol Park, '15 A summer internship in Ghana introduced an international student to an even wider world. 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
A Bright Spot

“When I come here from India, I’m not just meeting people from the U.S. I’m meeting people from across the world.”

—Jay Tekwani, ’16, as featured on NPR

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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
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
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
Guiding the Academic Mission Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, the University's new provost and the vice president for academic affairs, talks about founding a biotech company, the transition from the corporate world to academia, and why she enjoys working with faculty. Read Story
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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One Richmond
It started last year with the men’s basketball team. The momentum carried it through the campus community. Now it's a rallying call for a campus bound together by its love for the institution. We are One Richmond.
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
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
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
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
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