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Reunion Weekend 2015
Muslim Life at UR

Rizwan Mujeebuddin, L’12, reflects on his role as Muslim Life program coordinator and his first year as a member of the Chaplaincy team at the Wilton Center.

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Limitless "I sat down cross-legged in the silence, surrounded by the uninterrupted beauty of a landscape too majestic for words. In that moment, all that I had learned over the last few months officially clicked for me." —  Alyssa Boisvert in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand More from Study Abroad Photo Contest
Gwen Setterberg, '15

Gwen Setterberg’s longtime love of language makes her the perfect fit for a Fulbright grant to teach English in Argentina

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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.
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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
Bridget Ward, '11

It wasn’t that long ago that Bridget Ward, ’11, was unfamiliar with the computer-based mapping tool GIS. Today, she’s a GIS analyst and environmental planner working on a proposed high-speed rail project between Richmond and Washington.

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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.
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
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
Music Entrepreneurship Jennifer Cable’s new class equips students with the tools they need to build a successful career in music. 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
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
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
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
Community-Based Learning for a Day

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

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