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I Choose Openness "In the space between Muslim and American, there is an entire world to be explored and the nuances are infinite. Studying abroad in Morocco, I unconsciously took my first steps in visiting this land of uncertainty." —Thamine Nayeem, ′17. Watch the Video
Be the Match On the first day of classes, the football team was stationed outside d-hall, armed with plenty of cotton swabs to register more than 300 potential bone marrow donors. The registry drive is part of a long-time partnership between the CAA and Be the Match. Read more
Exploring Our City The day before the full new class moved in, Roadmap students arrived to campus early to get to know their new city a little better. At the Virginia State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson, the tour guide remarked, "This building is a great opportunity for time travel ... through both imagination and architecture." View Photos
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"In this place we call home, this University of Richmond, we have a commitment to listening to and communicating with each other respectfully with intent to learn, to behave in a ways that uphold the dignity of each member of our community."

—Patrice Rankine, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, kicking off the academic year at Colloquy

Veepstakes Sen. Tim Kaine, who maintains a part-time continuing faculty appointment in the Law School and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, was named Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate.
The A10 Era Fifteen years ago, the University joined the Atlantic 10 Conference — a move that's seen 48 championships and the most decorated swimming and diving team in the conference. Read More
Natasha Shannon, '18 Natasha Shannon, ’18, observed how nomadic Bedouins receive health care. Read Story
Olivia Haynes, '18 Olivia Haynes researched the impact of societal and historical changes on interpretations of Phantom of the Opera. Read Story
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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Welcome Week 2016
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
Life in the Liberal Arts On June 1, Patrice Rankine took the reins of Richmond's School of Arts and Sciences. In a Q&A with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he talked about how the liberal arts help students connect their passions with career possibilities. Read more
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
Out of Eden One man’s journey inspires students to cover stories in their community. Read Story
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.
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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
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
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

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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