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Spear Celebrates 80

Even at his (80th!) birthday celebration, journalism Prof. Mike Spear is lecturing about using those "F words." If you are/were his student, you know what that means. (Hint: they're not four-letter words.)

What's an F word?
Color Wars In a new campus tradition, seniors and sophomores took on the juniors and freshmen in a paint war on the River Road fields. Dodge the colors, win the game.
Aaron Brown, '16 At the top of Aaron Brown’s college bucket list? Perform in a music video. Read Story
Jim Morgan, GC'06, and Dan Stackhouse, '98 Richmond alums tie the knot in all-expenses paid wedding at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Read Story
Young Brinson, '15 Research becomes personal for Native American student who looked at whether federal recognition helps native tribes feel empowered to define their identity. Read Story
Lydia Barnes, '16

In her internship at Telfair Museums, Lydia Barnes, ’16, draws upon her leadership studies coursework to think more deeply about the artwork museums display and how museums market their messages.  

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Santiago Espinosa, '17

Biology student researched tumor suppressors at Boston Children’s Hospital through prestigious HHMI internship

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Leo Martins

While working in aerospace engineering is highly technical, Leo Martins also spends plenty of time collaborating with his colleagues. It’s the people-oriented nature of his work that led him to The Richmond MBA.

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Olivia Dulmage, '16 Olivia Dulmage, ’16, interned at Grieboski Global Strategies in Alexandria, Va. Read Story
Image courtesy of Richmond 2015
Image courtesy of Richmond 2015
The World Rides at UR Sept. 27
UCI Worlds Men's Elite Road Race starts on campusLearn more
Move-in Day They came from L.A. and Dallas, Mumbai and Hong Kong, but now they all call Richmond home. Give a big Spider welcome to the class of 2019.
Tanja Softic Art professor opens photography exhibition on the state of culture in Bosnia Read Story
Great Financial Aid The University of Richmond was noted for its financial aid award during The Today Show's coverage of 2016 Princeton Review rankings. Watch the Clip
Max Bernstein, '17 Student's internship with the Department of Health and Human Services has shown him the inner-workings of the federal government. Read Story
Emily Whitted, '16

“People follow their passions all the time, but I think mine gets stereotyped for being something that grandmothers do," says Emily Whitted, ′16. "I just needed a push, someone to say, ‘That’s not silly.’”

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Spatial Analysis Lab

Student interns gain value work experience; provide community service through work in Spatial Analysis Lab

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'A Catalyst Effect'

Two years ago, Sarah Rose, L’15, took on a research project investigating potential backlogs of untested rape evidence kits in Virginia. Today, her work is paying off as Virginia completes an inventory of untested kits and makes plans to prevent backlogs in the future.

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All in a Day's Work From sunup to sundown, our campus is humming with activity. See what goes into a typical day at Richmond.
Leap of Faith “Not making the team is not a possibility,” says former Spider running back Tim Hightower, ’08, about vying for a spot with the New Orleans Saints. “I’m not allowing myself to think like that. There’s no way I can give it my all when I’m even considering that.” Read more
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Put me in, coach Like so many sons before him, Jason, 6, was at the ballpark for his father. But Brian Gibbs, B’90, couldn’t be there. Read Story
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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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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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.

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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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