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Step Afrika! Step Afrika! combines footsteps, claps, and spoken words to produce complex rhythms as part of the traditional art of stepping. SpiderBoard and the National Pan-Hellenic Council sponsored a performance at the Modlin Center in January.
Anti-Grand “Traditionally we think of sweeping, majestic grand images of landscape. We are taking that stereotypical perception and putting a twist on it.” —Elizabeth Schlatter, deputy director of University Museums, on their new exhibition "Anti-Grand: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape” Read more
Made in Church Hill A semester-long collaboration between Church Hill Academy, UR, and VCU Arts culminated in an exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center on the personal stories of longtime Church Hill residents. Around 350 people came to the opening on Jan. 22.
Sandra Joireman

Sandra Joireman, Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science, is working on a team focused on reforming property rights issues in Kosovo.

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Engaging the Dream From pulling carrots to encouraging school kids, the UR community observed MLK Day through a variety of service and learning opportunities throughout Richmond. More from #mlkdayur
India Becoming: A Portrait of Children "India is alive with color and beauty and also extreme poverty. It is twisting and contorting with rapid development, but there is a stable soul of the place.” Law professor Noah Sachs' photography exhibition reflects what he calls the “spirited warmth” of Indian children.
Sarah Roden, '14, and Sarah Stewart, '14

Sarah Roden and Sarah Stewart grew up together, came to UR together, and lived and traveled together. Now they’re learning to navigate life and work in Tel Aviv — together.

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Virginia Frediani, '15 "I [saw] leopards, black rhinos, Kalahari lions, cheetahs, giraffes, African wild dogs, and kudu. Being an avid wildlife photographer further fuels my passion for wildlife conservation through being able to capture these animals in their rightful place." —Virginia Frediani, '15, on her UR Summer Fellowship with DeBeers Ecology Division Read more
The Historian's Workshop History students work with objects from University archives to create a digital collection. Read Story
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
Sabrina Cabezas, '18

Sabrina Cabezas, '18, dreams of using her leadership skills to spread equal opportunity education to third-world countries.

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CIA Crisis Simulation Competition Students work closely with CIA analysts in a crisis simulation competition held on campus Read Story
Is that a ... Blue-legged tarantula? Sure is. The men’s basketball team is working with the biology department to care for the new mascot, which offers a unique pairing of school spirit and academics. After an overwhelming fan vote, the new spider will be named Tarrant, after legendary Hall of Fame coach Dick Tarrant. Read more
Ryan Frost, '05 Ryan Frost, ’05, shares 9/11 stories to preserve the memories of those who experienced the day. Read Story
A Smart Approach First-year students in the SMART course spent the semester studying bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics and creating new chemical compounds that are more effective against staph and E. coli. They presented their findings in a poster session.
Zach Chu, '15 If you don’t see Zach Chu, '15, on the floor much during Spider games, that doesn’t mean you don’t see his contributions. Read Story
Global Health in the Dominican Republic
The Global Health living-learning class recently visited the Dominican Republic to learn about health in a developing country. Students met with a microcredit finance NGO and the World Health Organization, and toured a water purification project, a medical center, and a factory that pays employees a living wage.
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Owen Hutchinson, '13 A jazz junky since childhood, Owen Hutchinson, ’13, spends his days forming relationships around music as a development manager for the Vail Jazz Foundation. Read Story
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.
The only university in the country known as the Spiders, the University of Richmond successfully competes in 17 Division I sports.Athletics
Business Pitch Competition

“With the beer aisle growing, and a descriptive vocabulary nothing short of absurd, how can we find exactly what we are looking for?”

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

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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.
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
Living the Mission Human Resources and Recreation and Wellness staff took to the streets to promote their mission of wellness for students, faculty, and staff.
Kimberly Leonard, '09 Kimberly Leonard, ’09, a healthcare reporter for U.S. News & World Report, recalls her days working for The Collegian and her journey into journalism. 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.

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
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
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
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