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Spider Talks: Astrophysics and Big Data

Astrophysicist Jack Singal is a physics professor whose research focuses on our universe. A major theme of his research is light — both the kinds our eyes can and can't see. His work helps us understand all the things that make up the universe.Watch now

Alumni generosity elevates well-being with new center

Lead gift from the Walrath Family Foundation kicks off fundraising for a new state-of-the-art Well-Being Center.Read the release

UR tied for first place in Fulbright ranking

Three UR faculty scholars were awarded Fulbright grants for 2017–18, the top number in the bachelor's institutions category.Learn more

New living-learning initiative helps first-year students thrive

Starting in fall 2018, first-year students will have a custom new living-learning option — The Richmond Endeavor.Learn more

Spider Talks: Writing and Thinking Critically

Joe Essid directs the University's writing center, and writing across the curriculum program. As a scholar, he studies changing patterns of literacy, and how technology alters notions of good writing. He's also the campus beekeeper.

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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Keith "Mac" McIntosh publishes article in EDUCAUSE Review

Keith “Mac” McIntosh, vice president for information services and chief information officer, with collaborators from Stony Brook University and Yale University, published "How to Plug the Leaky Bucket: Retention Strategies for Maintaining a Diverse Workforce” in EDUCAUSE Review.

Yellin Grant History professor Eric Yellin received a grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center to research the political, cultural, and social meanings of Social Security after World War II.
Myers named Region I Superintendent of the Year

Dr. David Myers, Adjunct Association Professor of Education and Superintendent of New Kent County Public Schools, has been named Virginia Region I Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia School Boards Association.

McCulley receives grant to research diverse and inclusive environments related to library instruction

Lucretia McCulley, head of scholarly communications in Boatwright Memorial Library, with 11 librarians from five other universities, received a $33,000 grant from the Associated Colleges of the South to support the formation of the Inclusive Library Instruction Working Group to encourage inclusive teaching strategies and actions for library instruction.

Nolin Article

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin, along with undergraduate co-authors, published "Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzo[b]furan with activated cyclopropanes catalyzed by a calcium(II) complex" in the journal Tetrahedron Letters.

Andrejewski, Souleret receive grant to improve energy conservation efforts on campus

Rob Andrejewski, director of sustainability, and George Souleret, university engineer, received a $75,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to support the development of a comprehensive energy conservation management plan, including an energy audit to document energy usage and identify measures to increase efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ayers receives 2018 Avery O. Craven Award

Edward Ayers, Tucker Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus, was awarded the 2018 Avery O. Craven Award for his book The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.

Human Resources wins Plan Sponsor Council of America Signature Award

UR’s Human Resources department, in partnership with TIAA, received a 2018 Signature Award in the “Plan Changes – Small Company” category from the Plan Sponsor Council of America. The award recognizes excellence in plan communication and investment education in defined contribution retirement plans.

Hilliker Grant

Biology professor Angie Hilliker was awarded a NIH grant for research on production of proteins.

Quintero Elected to ASCB Council

Biology professor Omar Quintero was elected to a three-year term on the American Society for Cell Biology's Council.

Fellowship will fund UR professor's project

Monika Kukar-Kinney, professor of marketing at the Robins School, was awarded a Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mednick Memorial Fellowship, which will help her examine and compare consumer digital piracy behavior in the U.S. and Slovenia.

Cherry Article

Political science professor Kevin Cherry published “A Series of Footnotes to Plato's Philosophers” in The Review of Politics.

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