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Green Grads

Commencement ceremonies will look a bit greener this year, thanks to regalia made from recycled plastic water bottles. Each gown is made from an average of 23 bottles, and can be recycled in receptacles in the Robins Center and around campus.

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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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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
Momentum The University Dancers annual concert, Momentum, featured the work of innovative and talented guest dance artists, as well as choreography, lighting designs, and costumes from Richmond students.
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
Senior Awarded Fulbright Grant
Celine Ang, '16, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach in Morocco.Learn more
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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Onward to the NCAA First-year golfers Annie Collom, Sophie DiPetrillo, and Isabella Rusher celebrate winning the 2016 Patriot League title — UR's first ever championship in women’s golf. The Spiders earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. Read more
Spiders Go Solar

Governor McAuliffe joined President Crutcher to cut the ribbon on the first solar array installed in Virginia under a new pilot program.

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A Long-Heralded Pageant

This weekend, the world celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. A century ago, Richmond and Westhampton students marked the 300th with pageantry that spread citywide. Here's how The Collegian covered the celebration.

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2016 Business Pitch Competition Top prize goes to an app described as “trivia crack meets predictive polling”. Read Story
Student Symposium The 31st annual Student Symposium showcased 247 research projects from 364 students — more than any other year. The event, held on April 15, consisted of oral presentations, poster sessions, performances, and art exhibitions from across the disciplines. Student Symposium
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.
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
2015-16 Jepson School Leader-in-Residence David Gardner

2015–16 Jepson School Leader-in-Residence and co-founder of The Motley Fool David Gardner shares personal experiences and advice on investing and leadership.

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Welcome, Dr. Mia Reinoso Genoni
Dr. Genoni will become the next Dean of Westhampton College, effective July 1.Learn more
Say Baa Green UR held a farm animal petting zoo on the Forum. In addition to the cuddles, students learned about the environmental impact of farming animals for food.
Brenden Carol, '17 Bonner Scholar Brenden Carol, ’17, espouses political activism as key to achieving the common good in a democratic society. Read Story
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Gravitational Waves? Ask an Expert Physics department chair Ted Bunn breaks down the discovery of gravitational waves and its significance. Read more
Welcome, Pascaline Pascaline Munezero holds the banner that traveled from Richmond to Rwanda to welcome her to UR after she was admitted through the Bridge2Rwanda program. Watch her reaction
Emily Onufer, '17

Bonner Scholar uses her Bonner summer of service and a Civic Fellowship to explore climate change in the South Pacific.

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Ken Anderson, '17 Ken Anderson traced his roots back to before the Civil War Read Story
Science Leadership Scholars Program

The new Science Leadership Scholars Program from the Jepson School and the School of Arts and Sciences encourages students to study leadership in the context of scientific pursuits.

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Sloane True, '11 From stacking petticoats and taming hoop skirts for PBS’s Civil War series Mercy Street to managing Daniel Radcliffe’s wardrobe for the film Imperium, Sloane True enjoys being a part of the costuming team for Richmond’s film and television industry. Read Story
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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