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Films in Francais This weekend, nearly 30 French films will be presented at the Byrd Theater during the French Film Festival, but you can catch a glimpse of each in this three-minute trailer produced by students in UR's French Culture in the Making course. Watch the Trailer
Paint the Sky Sparks fly and lights flash against the backdrop of the Richmond city skyline. Students in Tom Veazey's Advanced DSLR Photography class, offered through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, practice light and fire painting for a recent assignment.
Richmond's 10th President "I know what I'm passionate about and that's the transformative power of education." —President-Elect Dr. Ronald L. Crutcher at a welcome reception for the University's 10th president Watch the Video
Rebecca Pacheco, '01 In her new book, Do Your Om Thing, Rebecca Pacheco, ’01, helps yogis apply traditional philosophies in a modern world. Read Story
Community Embraces Family University of Richmond and Congregation Beth Ahabah create an environment of support that fosters the idea of family. Read Story
Piper Brighton, '15 Senior Piper Brighton interned with forager Meadows and More to study and apply sustainable agricultural practices. Read Story
Josh Young, '17 A Gates Millennium Scholar ponders how to be a force for change and dialogue while finding his place at Richmond. Read Story
Alyson McGonigle, '15 Alyson McGonigle, '15, senior redshirt track and field team member, does her best to enrich her community through volunteering while balancing her studies and training schedule. Read Story
Amaury Perez, '16 Cuban immigrant Amaury Perez, ’16, works to provide better opportunities for under-served people in his new home country. Read Story
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
BackStory to the Future

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, President Edward Ayers and the rest of the American History Guys taped a live episode of their podcast BackStory and explored the history of the future, from the Jetsons to jetpacks.

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Ken Hart After 34 years, equipment manager Ken Hart will retire in June. Defensive lineman Justin Williamson, '15, talks to Hart about his career serving generations of Spider athletes. Read Story
Daniel Yoo, '18 Daniel Yoo, ’18, started Humans of Richmond as a way to form deeper connections with the students, faculty, and staff on campus. Read Story
Kitchen Confidential

All parties end up in the kitchen, writes the author of The Stop, this year’s One Book. A group of faculty, staff, and students put that theory to the test with an evening of education on cooking with local ingredients and a hands-on class at the Center for Culinary Arts.

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Behind-the-Scenes Students prepare for an evening performance of Remnants, an original hip-hop musical co-written by Patricia Herrera, assistant professor of theatre, and José Joaquín Garcia.
Lionel Tarica, GB'15 Lionel Tarica, GB’15, has spent years breaking expectations. His latest deviation? Spending a year completing his MBA at the University of Richmond. Read Story
Made in Church Hill A semester-long collaboration between Church Hill Academy, UR, and VCU Arts culminated in an exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center on the personal stories of longtime Church Hill residents. Around 350 people came to the opening on Jan. 22.
Sandra Joireman

Sandra Joireman, Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science, is working on a team focused on reforming property rights issues in Kosovo.

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Chris Hamby, '08 Chris Hamby, '08 received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for his yearlong investigation on how doctors and lawyers withheld evidence of black lung and denied miners' benefits. He now works for BuzzFeed News. Read Story
The only university in the country known as the Spiders, the University of Richmond successfully competes in 17 Division I sports.Athletics
Hitting the Slopes It was a cold winter's night when students in the Outdoor Adventure and Recreation program, CA Alternatives, and RC Xtreme hit the slopes for a night of skiing and snowboarding at Wintergreen Resort.
Virginia Frediani, '15 "I [saw] leopards, black rhinos, Kalahari lions, cheetahs, giraffes, African wild dogs, and kudu. Being an avid wildlife photographer further fuels my passion for wildlife conservation through being able to capture these animals in their rightful place." —Virginia Frediani, '15, on her UR Summer Fellowship with DeBeers Ecology Division Read more
Sarah Singletary, '09 Joining the Peace Corps was an easy choice for Sarah Singletary, '09. She's now a country desk officer at headquarters in Washington, D.C. Read Story
Community-Based Learning for a Day

UR’s community-based-learning program takes the classroom into the world beyond campus

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Engagement Brewing

Richmond College men kicked off a series of excursions into Richmond to learn about economic development and Stone Brewing’s anticipated arrival. The program, dubbed RC in RVA, is a collaboration between the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and Richmond College.

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Sarah Roden, '14, and Sarah Stewart, '14

Sarah Roden and Sarah Stewart grew up together, came to UR together, and lived and traveled together. Now they’re learning to navigate life and work in Tel Aviv — together.

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The Historian's Workshop History students work with objects from University archives to create a digital collection. Read Story
Sabrina Cabezas, '18

Sabrina Cabezas, '18, dreams of using her leadership skills to spread equal opportunity education to third-world countries.

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Untangling Transportation

“The problems that I face are rarely engineering problems. They’re really risk factors.”

—Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, B’79, who spoke last month at the Robins School of Business