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Spider Talks: Seeing the World Through Costume Design

In this episode of Spider Talks, President Crutcher sits down with Johann Stegmeir, associate professor of theatre, who has designed costumes for opera, theatre, dance, feature films, and television all over the world.Watch the video

UR names dean of Robins School of Business

Miguel “Mickey” Quiñones, internationally recognized expert in individual and organizational development and strategic management of human capital, will become the next Robins School of Business dean July 1.Learn more

Giving Day 2019: Thank you!

Thank you for your incredible support for UR Here, Richmond's first-ever giving day. More than 2,270 of you from all over the globe and all 50 states raised nearly $350,000 to benefit 125 different areas of campus.Learn more

Mathematics professor awarded NSF grant for conference series focused on intersection of math and communication

James Davis, professor of mathematics, has been awarded $25,000 from the National Science Foundation to support a conference series that explores mathematics critical to modern communication.Learn more

Biology professor awarded Fulbright for teaching and research on soil ecology in Namibia

Amy Treonis, associate professor of biology, received a Fulbright Scholar award to support ten months of teaching and research at the University of Namibia in Africa.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Barney Awarded Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Timothy Barney was awarded the prestigious Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award by the Eastern Communication Association at their recent convention in Providence.
President Crutcher publishes article in AACU journal

President Ronald. A. Crutcher published "Toward a Thriving and Inclusive Intercultural Community" in Liberal Education, the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. 

Skromne Publishes on Spinal Cord Development Dr. Isaac Skromne: Cdx4 regulates the progression of neural maturation in the spinal cord. Developmental Biology, 2019, vol 499, pages 132-142 Co-authors: Piyush Joshi and Andrew J. Darr.
Winiarski awarded NEH Stipend
Dr. Douglas Winiarski has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend of $6,000 for Shakers & the Shawnee Prophet: A Microhistory of Religious Violence on the Early American Frontier, 1805–1815.
Spera Wins Climate Change Fellowship
Dr. Stephanie Spera has been awarded the Second Century Stewardship Research Fellowship at Acadia National Park for Climate Change, Fall Foliage and Leaf-Peepers: Effects of Precipitation and Temperature on Senescence and Visitation in Acadia National Park
Sackley Receive Rockefeller Funding
Dr. Nicole Sackley has received a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for Mapping the Foundations: US Philanthropy in a Cold War World, 1947-1991, in partnership with Dr. Timothy Barney. This project also recently received $10,000 in start up funds from the Provost's CIE initiative.
Gary Shapiro publishes chapter Gary Shapiro, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of Philosophy emeritus, published "Reading Dostoevsky in Turin: The Antichrist's Accelerationism" in Nietzsche and the Antichrist: Religion, Politics, and Culture in Late Modernity (Bloomsbury).
Barney Receive Rockefeller Funding Dr. Timothy Barney has received a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for Mapping the Foundations: US Philanthropy in a Cold War World, 1947-1991, in partnership with Dr. Nicole Sackley. This project also recently received $10,000 in start up funds from the Provost's CIE initiative.
Nelson, Wolfe selected for national digital library project

Rob Nelson, digital scholarship lab director, and Kimberly Wolfe, digital collections librarian, have been selected to participate in the Authenticity Project, a national collaboration launched by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance and the Digital Library Federation to create a more diverse and inclusive digital library workforce. 

Mendez presents at international workshop in Chile Mariela Mendez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, presented at the international workshop "Cultural Intervention in Latin American Magazines" held at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Chile. While in Chile she also gave an inaugural presentation, “From the press to the television: The feminine correio of Clarice Lispector,” for students in the comparative literature master’s program at UAI.
Spires presents on rural Cambodian border youth

Assistant professor of education Bob Spires presented An Exploratory Case Study on Rural Cambodian Border Youth: Social & Educational Barriers with Implications for Development with a colleague from Colorado Mesa U at Education for Sustainability: CIES 2019, April 14-18.

Raymond presents on programming for au pairs

SPCS senior program manager Mary Catherine Raymond, C’17, presented a session titled “Professional Development & Personal Enrichment Programming for Au Pairs Living in the U.S.” at the 9th Annual Continuing Education Training Institute (CETI) on April 15-16, 2019.

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