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With an abundance of visual arts, theater, and dance, Richmond is more than the political capital of Virginia — it’s also the arts capital.Explore the City
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
Ukee Washington, R'80 The life of a news anchor is a busy one. But Philadelphia’s CBS 3 morning news anchor Ulysses Samuel “Ukee” Washington, R’80, has managed to fit in a side career as an actor, appearing in films and TV shows. 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
This I Believe
Love. Empathy. Fireflies. Comics. The ocean. Students, faculty, and staff participate in This I Believe, an international project where people share the values and beliefs that guide their lives.
Julian Hayter

Only in his third year, Jepson professor Julian Hayter has already earned a strong reputation as a sought-after, high-energy educator with an open-door policy who challenges students to use their skills to serve the community. He was selected to give this year's Last Lecture.

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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.

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
The Richmond Guarantee
Guaranteed funding for one summer research or internship experience for every undergraduate.The Richmond Guarantee
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
Growing Pains Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice. Read Story
Sharon Lim, '16 Learning in and out of the classroom gives Sharon Lim, ’16, a deeper understanding of the challenges facing education equality. Read Story
Austin Gund, '15

As an intern for the Richmond chief of police, Austin Gund, ’15, sees the role of leadership in organizational operations, city management, and community relationship building.

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Gigi DeJoy, '15 Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities. Read Story
Al Califano, '15 Al Califano, ’15, has a passion for theater and music — one that he explores on the stage, at an internship with a talent agency, and with a theater in London. Read Story
Ama Ansah '16 Junior spent the summer in London furthering her research that encompasses history, theatre, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. Read Story
Rene Felt, '15 With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities. Read Story
George Werner, '14 George Werner, ’14, didn’t just dish up popsicles during his summer internship with King of Pops. He also learned what it takes to sell a product in a local market. 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. And you can help choose her name.Read more
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.See More Photos
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.
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.
Michael Leopold "We believe maternity wards and emergency rooms will be able to use this technology to better treat patients and even save lives." - Michael Leopold, chemistry professor, on developing a sensor that can detect uric and lactic acid during pregnancy. Leopold received a National Science Foundation grant for his research.Read More
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