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Students from more than 70 countries come to study at Richmond, while two-thirds of domestic UR students study abroad at more than 75 partner institutions.International Education
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Ashleigh Brock, '05, documents her first year back on campus as assistant director in the Office of Alumni and Career Services.
Will Moss, '15 Leadership studies major is working with an organization that assists global leaders in societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation, and change. Read Story
48 hours. No, that's not how long it's been since I finished my last final, nor is it the number of hours I've slept consecutively. It's much simpler: that's the amount of time it's taken to move into my new apartment in the city. Read More
Research in the Amazon

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.

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Will Kelland, '15 Rare access to Aboriginal Australian tribal lands while studying abroad opens door to deep cultural learning for leadership studies major. Read Story
From San Juan to Richmond Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities. Read Story
The Richmond MBA and ChildFund International Lauren Hum, GB’14, uses her Capstone Project as an opportunity to work with ChildFund International, a global children's charity, all the while exploring the tenets of a nonprofit perspective. Read Story
Spiders Abroad Photo Contest
The Office of International Education received photographs from alumni, students, faculty, and staff with scenes from around the world.
Tim Hamilton Tim Hamilton, a professor in the Robins School of Business, talks about his research exploring value in environmental economics. 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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Paige Schaefer, '15 When Paige Schaefer, ’15, traded a business major for a focus on arts management, she set her sights on testing every aspect of the field. Working at UR Downtown’s gallery space offered just the experience she was looking for. Read Story
Sol Park, '15 A summer internship in Ghana introduced an international student to an even wider world. Read Story
Westhampton Centennial In 1914, Westhampton College opened its doors as Richmond College’s coordinate college for women. Join the celebration of our 100-year history of developing women scholars and leaders — from near or far — at #wc100.#wc100 tagboard
Amber Battle, '15 A summer internship with a Richmond-based production company gave this student-athlete a chance to explore her career interests. Read Story
A Bright Spot

“When I come here from India, I’m not just meeting people from the U.S. I’m meeting people from across the world.”

—Jay Tekwani, ’16, as featured on NPR

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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
Guiding the Academic Mission Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, the University's new provost and the vice president for academic affairs, talks about founding a biotech company, the transition from the corporate world to academia, and why she enjoys working with faculty. Read Story
Katie Presson, '15

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

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The Virginia State Capitol in downtown Richmond is home to Virginia's General Assembly — the oldest continuous legislature in the Western Hemisphere.Explore the City
One Richmond
It started last year with the men’s basketball team. The momentum carried it through the campus community. Now it's a rallying call for a campus bound together by its love for the institution. We are One Richmond.
Developing Skills and Networks Summer internships hone practical skills in real-world settings, but they also allow students to build their professional networks. This series will highlight four students who spent their summers interning in Richmond, Virginia. Read Story
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
Mary Brickle, '13 As a student, Mary Brickle, '13, worked with geography professor Todd Lookingbill and the National Park Service to evaluate the Albany Pine Bush as a natural landmark. Brickle assisted with the proposal, on-site research, and site comparisons. The site was name one of the world's best examples of inland pine barren ecosystems.More from NPS
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
Virginia's Poet Laureate

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.

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Shaquille Christmas, '15 When Shaquille Christmas, ’15, moved to Church Hill in the eighth grade, he never thought he’d feel at home. That all changed when he started working at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring. Read Story
Annual Fishing Tournament
On June 14, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families gathered around Westhampton Lake for the 28th Annual Spider Classic Fishing Tournament, hosted by Recreation and Wellness.
Performing the Archive Protest and unrest were the order of the day in 1968. Just ask students in Laura Browder and Patricia Herrera’s seminar. The class pored through archival material from the civil rights era and wrote, produced, and performed a play based on events in Richmond's neighborhoods.Browse the Archive
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