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What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City has been announced as UR's common reading selection for the 2019–20 acacemic year.Learn more

Professor awarded National Institutes of Health research grant

Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, has received a $437,061 Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health for her research on using behavior therapy to treat psychiatric illness. Learn more

Innovative business school dean leaves behind strong legacy

Nancy Bagranoff will remain at UR in her new post as professor of accounting.Learn more

Spider Talks: The Implications of Diversity

In this episode of Spider Talks, President Crutcher sits down with Bedelia Richards, associate professor of sociology, whose research addresses the implications of the growing diversity in America's black population.Watch the video

UR receives national honor for commitment to first-gen student success

Richmond has been selected as an inaugural cohort of First Forward institutions by the Center for First-generation Student Success for our demonstrated commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Spalding receives grant to continue anti-corruption work for the Olympics

Congratulations to law professor Andy Spalding, recipient of an Advanced Olympic Research Grant from the Olympic Studies Center of the International Olympic Committee to further his study of anti-corruption efforts surrounding the Olympic Games. He’ll use the grant to continue to explore the unfolding governance legacy as France prepares for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. 

Edinger published in Journal of Psychology

Adjunct professor of education Dr. Matthew Edinger recently published an article with Suzanne Edinger titled Improving Teacher Job Satisfaction: The Roles of Social Capital, Teacher Efficacy, and Support in the Journal of Psychology.

Hocutt successfully defends doctoral dissertation

SPCS web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts Daniel Hocutt successfully defended his doctoral dissertation toward earning a PhD in English at Old Dominion University. The dissertation traces rhetorical agency in algorithm-centered activities and demonstrates that agency is shared across human and nonhuman actors in online research.

Hoyt published

Dr. Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published with five other researchers "A Growth Mind-Set Intervention Improves Interest but Not Academic Performance in the Field of Computer Science," in Social Psychological and Personality Science

Pollock Published Dr. Julie Pollock published an article on her cancer research using phosphorus which has been picked up by more than a dozen additional outlets, including Newsweek and Phys.org.
McGowen Interviewed Dr. Ernest McGowen was interviewed about his latest book which explores how social networks and environment affect political behavior.
Lawson published

Dr. Barry Lawson, professor of computer science, co-published with five other researchers "A Growth Mind-Set Intervention Improves Interest but Not Academic Performance in the Field of Computer Science," in Social Psychological and Personality Science

Holderness speaks at ABA tax meeting

Hayes Holderness, assistant professor of law, spoke on a panel about "The State of State Tax Planning" at the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation 2019 May Tax Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Carl Sorensen appointed to CUPA-HR board

Carl Sorensen, senior associate vice president for human resources, was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Cynthia Price wins state communications awards

Cynthia Price, director of media and public relations, won first place in the Virginia Professional Communicators’ communications contest in the Audiovisuals category for “PowerPoint of 60 Minutes,” a behind-the-scenes look at Associate Professor of Leadership Studies Julian Hayter’s appearance on 60 Minutes. Price also placed first in the Single Photograph — News or Feature category for a photo from the 60 Minutes segment.

Sunni Brown wins state communications awards

Sunni Brown, assistant director of media and public relations, won first place in the Virginia Professional Communicators’ communications contest in the News or Feature Release category for “Bees saved from tornado downed tree.” Brown also placed first in the Media Pitch category for “Andy Spalding on the Olympics.”

Wellness Fair wins 1st for innovative ideas

UR Well Employee's Wellness Fair, organized by Suzanne Bird, benefits and compensation specialist, Laura Dietrick, director of compensation and benefits, and Heather Sadowski, director of health promotion, received first place for Innovative Ideas at Cigna's Mid-Atlantic Engagement Advancement meeting. The fair was recognized for its signage and transparency of benefits information.

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