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Because of My Brother

“Special Olympics is a life-changing, great opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities and for you,” said Rick Jeffrey, Special Olympics president, about the event held in June at the University of Richmond. “If you view these guys differently, their lives get better.”

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Arsalan Adil, '18 Physics major Arsalan Adil, ’18, tested soil from his hometown of Karachi, Pakistan for radioactivity. Read Story
Vigil for Orlando ”I ask that we feel that our being together in this way is a kind of resistance, however small, to the patterns of violence and victimization that haunt us all.” —Glyn Hughes, director of Common Ground, at the University's Vigil for Orlando
The First Spider As we celebrate Reunion Weekend, here’s a look back at where it all began. In 1849, Richmond College conferred its first degrees upon Josiah Ryland and Poindexter Smith Henson. Josiah was later elected as the first president of the Society of Alumni, then a group of 14 Richmond College graduates.
Behind the Scenes Photographer Jordan Matter, R’91, believes in serendipity when capturing tiny, fleeting moments of joy in the everyday things around us. Matter talked more about his process when he photographed the cover of the latest University of Richmond Magazine.
Disaster, Memory, and Popular Culture Sophomore Scholars in Residence course explores how we remember disasters, and how pop culture influences those memories. Read Story
Daniel Harawa, '09

Forbes named Harawa to its 30 Under 30 list for law and policy, recognizing his appellate advocacy for the D.C. public defender's office.

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Luka Klimaviciute, '16 Senior international studies major Luka Klimaviciute, ’16, received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant. Read Story
UR Appoints CIO
Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh has been named as University of Richmond’s next Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective Aug. 1.Learn more
Out of Eden One man’s journey inspires students to cover stories in their community. Read Story
Looking Forward, Looking Back At commencement, the Class of 2016 shared their plans for the future and reflected on their time at the University of Richmond.
View from Abroad With about 75 study abroad programs in more than 30 countries, students can venture to the ends of the earth. The annual International Photo/Video contest lets us tag along — even just for a moment.
Breaking the Binary Colleges and universities across the U.S. are having discussion about how to create an inclusive environment for transgender and gender non-binary students. The University’s coordinate college system — which assigns men and women to separate colleges — adds a unique layer to the conversation. Read more
Tiny Desk, Big Deal

Fresh off winning a fourth Grammy in February, eighth blackbird, UR’s ensemble-in-residence, received a MacArthur grant. In early May, they stopped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert.

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Unfiltered "Ready to move out! Now if only I could get my actual stuff into the boxes ..." —Maren Miller, '18. On the Spider Diaries Instagram account, snapshots capture student life on campus, from secret study spaces and city sites to study abroad destinations and the all-important d-hall desserts. Spider Diaries Instagram
Michael Dombrowski, '18 Computer science major with minors in business administration and mathematics leverages his diverse educational background to create the unofficial University of Richmond scheduler. Read Story
Regina Cavada, '16

San Diego native Regina Cavada, ’16, came to UR to explore the world, and ended up discovering the city of Richmond. 

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Mary Allen, '16 Scholar-athlete Mary Allen, '16, gives back to her Northside Richmond neighborhood through her class and volunteer work. Read Story
One Book, One Richmond
Join the campus-wide program that encourages students, staff, faculty, and the Richmond community to explore and discuss social justice issues.Learn more about this year's selection
Tell Me a Story Museum studies seminar exhibition invites visitors to contribute their own stories behind the artwork. Read Story
The Sisterhood of the Unmanned Aircraft

What are the odds? Two women in a male-dominated policy area who attended the same school and joined the same sorority.

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Arthur Tartee, '17

Arthur Tartee, ’17, was one of two Jepson students to attend the Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference in Austin, Tx.

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Hannah Stein, '18 On and off campus, Hannah Stein, '18, focuses on creating an environment where all feel comfortable and welcome. Read Story
Leadership on Stage and Screen Students enrolled in a leadership studies course learn about leadership strategies and community engagement by coordinating the staged reading of a Shakespeare play. Read Story
Marius Young, '18

On and off the football field, Marius Young has become used to juggling life while exploring careers beyond Richmond.

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Brenden Carol, '17 Bonner Scholar Brenden Carol, ’17, espouses political activism as key to achieving the common good in a democratic society. Read Story
Greetings from Richmond Greetings from Richmond, Virginia tells the story of Richmond through the eyes of visitors like Sidney Poitier, Gertrude Stein, and Bruce Springsteen. The exhibition, curated by Nicole Sackley's American Studies Capstone Seminar, runs through the end of the summer at UR Downtown.
Externships give students D.C. experience For the four students who participated in Richmond Law’s inaugural D.C. Externship program, experience gained was as important as relationships built. Read Story

The Richmond Guarantee

Every undergraduate student is eligible to receive a fellowship of up to $4,000 for a summer internship or faculty-mentored research project.

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