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UR donates thousands of gloves to healthcare workers

Chemistry and biology professors, in collaboration with administrators, donated nearly 7,000 pairs of lab safety gloves to statewide COVID-19 response efforts. Learn more

Professor awarded fellowship for research on historical linguistics

Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, has received an $18,000 fellowship from the Center for Hellenic Studies.Learn more

Professor awarded Fulbright to study gender and sexuality representation in Brazilian magazines

Mariela Mendez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, received a Fulbright Scholar Award to support three months in Rio de Janeiro to advance her research on understanding representations of genders and sexualities in Latin American newspapers and magazines. Learn more

Professor/student duo advances free speech research

With grant funding from the Institute for Humane Studies, Jessica Flanigan, associate professor of leadership studies and politics, philosophy, economics and law, and junior Alec Grevenare will develop a framework to promote free speech on college campuses. Learn more

UR ranks high on Princeton Review's list of "Best Value Colleges"

Richmond ranked No. 62, making the "Top 75" of the publication's 200 best value colleges. UR also ranked No. 6 on the "Best Schools for Internships" list.Learn more
COVID-19 Update

The University will move to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester, shift to remote work for employees to the greatest extent possible, and celebrate the Class of 2020 Commencement at a later date this year. We also have updated information on academic policies and picking up student belongings. Visit the COVID-19 response website

Information and resources for employees (e.g., medical insurance, retirement plans, and remote work) can be found on HR's Practices, Policies, and Resources During COVID-19 webpage.  

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Stout Co-hosts NASA Webinar

Wendy Stout, Spatial Analysis Laboratory Director and GIS Lecturer, co-hosted a webinar for NASA’s Langley Research Center’s Office of STEM Engagement explaining how NASA subject matter experts are using GIS and remote sensing to build the future. Watch here.

Mufti Awarded

Shahan Mufti, associate professor of journalism, has won a $25,000 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Book Award for his forthcoming book AMERICAN CALIPH: The True Story of the Hanafi Siege, America’s First Homegrown Islamic Terror Attack (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

Szymanska Awarded

Agnieszka Szymanska, assistant professor of art history, has been awarded $70k in support for her new book, Sacred Spectating: Monastic Architecture and Spirituality in Late Antique Egypt, from the American Council for Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society.

Chen Published

Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, published a column in The Washington Post titled, "China's Coronavirus Response Could Build Public Support for its Government."

Kapsidelis Inducted to Hall of Fame

Thomas P. Kapsidelis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism, was among eight media professionals inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall. Read more.

Roberts interviewed on WRVA

Dr. Dan Roberts, chair of the liberal arts program and host of A Moment in Time, discusses the coronavirus outbreak in the context of historical plagues in an interview on Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid on Newsradio 1140 WRVA.

Calvillo awarded

Elena Calvillo, Associate Professor of Art History, has received a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art  for her book project, Rome in Translation: Cultural Brokerage in Sixteenth-century Italy.

von Rueden published

Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, co-authored "From genes to minds to cultures: Evolutionary approaches to leadership" published in The Leadership Quarterly. 

Von Platz published

Jeppe von Platz, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has published Theories of Distributive Justice: Who Gets What and Why through Routledge.

von Rueden published

Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, co-authored "Mother's social status is associated with child health in a horticulturalist population," published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  

Leeper awarded NLLD travel stipend

Angela Leeper, director of the curriculum materials center in Boatwright Memorial Library, was awarded the Young Adult Library Services Association's 2020 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend to attend NLLD in Washington, D.C.

Small publishes book

Charlynn Small, licensed clinical psychologist in CAPS, published Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician's Guide (Routledge). 

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