Staff & Faculty

Register NOW for the Spider Dash 5K

Registration is now open for UR’s first-ever Spider Dash 5K!

March 25, 2023
9 a.m.
Open to all students and staff, faculty, retirees, and their eligible dependents.

Registration $15
Students $10 | Kids 9 and under $8

For more information and to register, visit urwell.richmond.edu/spiderdash.

Not quite ready for the Spider Dash? Consider signing up for the "Couch to 5K" training program offered by University Recreation.

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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Dr. Carol Parish
Parish and Undergraduate Students Published

Carol Parish, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, along with undergraduate student co-authors, published “Atomistic Insights into the binding of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Receptor Binding Domain with the Human ACE2 receptor: The Importance of Residue 493” in the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling.

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Dr. Ravynn K. Stringfield
Stringfield Published

Ravynn Stringfield, visiting assistant professor of rhetoric and communication studies, published "How Writing and Motherhood Coexist for Author Taylor Harris" in shondaland.

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Carl Sorensen
Sorensen receives CUPA-HR honor

Carl Sorensen, senior associate vice president for human resources, received honorary life membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources in recognition of his lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and his long-term leadership in CUPA-HR.

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Katherine (Kate) Maurer Cassada
Cassada, Alums & Student Present at Symposium

Kate Cassada, associate professor & assistant chair of educational leadership, and Harold Fitrer, adjunct associate professor of education & CEO of Communities in Schools of Richmond, facilitated a panel presentation by former & current students Annika Kuruvilla, ’22; Addi Mansini, ’22; Katherine Pollock, ’22 & Nichole Schiff, ’23; at the Brightpoint Community College SYNCH 2023 Symposium.

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Harold Fitrer
Fitrer, Alums & Student Present at Symposium

Harold Fitrer, adjunct associate professor of education & CEO of Communities in Schools of Richmond, and Kate Cassada, associate professor & assistant chair of educational leadership, facilitated a panel presentation by former & current students Annika Kuruvilla, ’22; Addi Mansini, ’22; Katherine Pollock, ’22 & Nichole Schiff, ’23; at the Brightpoint Community College SYNCH 2023 Symposium.

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Dr. Marilie Coetsee
Coetsee Published

Marilie Coetsee, assistant professor of leadership studies, published "In Answer to the Pauline Principle: Consent, Logical Constraints, and Free Will" in Religions. 

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Dr. Michelle Lynn Kahn
Kahn Awarded

Michelle Kahn, assistant professor of history, was awarded the American Historical Association's 2022 Chester Penn Higby Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Modern History in the preceding two years. Read more.

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Dr. Kelly Lambert
Lambert & Undergraduates Published

Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with four undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "The Emotional Impact of Disrupted Environmental Contexts: Enrichment Loss and Coping Profiles Influence Stress Response Recovery in Long-Evans Rats" in Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

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