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Introducing Spider Talks

Spider Talks is a video series that presents an informative dialogue between President Ronald A. Crutcher and faculty to discuss their passion for creating new knowledge through innovative teaching, impactful research, and collaborative academic experiences.Watch now

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

UR ranks No. 3 in country for internships

Richmond climbed in The Princeton Review's recent rankings — coming in at No. 3 among the Top 25 Schools for Internships and No. 39 among the Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back.

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UR among Kiplinger's top 20 best values

Richmond has again been named to "Kiplinger's Personal Finance's" list of the 300 Best College Values for 2018, earning the No. 18 spot on the magazine's list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges.Read the release

Robins School moves up six spots in 'Poets&Quants for Undergrads' rankings

The leading online publication for undergraduate business education news unveiled its second annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017 rankings, with the Robins School ranked No. 21.Read the release

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Office for Sustainability wins gold for Rethink Waste campaign

UR’s Office for Sustainability won a gold certificate for the Rethink Waste campaign in the Collegiate Advertising Awards category “Total Advertising Campaigns.” Cassandra Collins, sustainability communications coordinator, designed the program.

Peter LeViness joins CCMH advisory board

Peter LeViness, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, joined the advisory board for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health.

Ayers Receives Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Tucker Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus Ed Ayers will receive the 2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.

Kristen Day recognized for commitment to victims of crisis situations

Kristen Day, staff psychologist, became a dual member of the National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Members are awarded this certification based upon demonstrated commitment and experience assisting victims and fellow professionals before, during, and in the aftermath of traumatic events and crisis situations.

Barney Conference Paper Award

Rhetoric professor Tim Barney's paper, “Citizen Cartography, North Korea, and the Visual Economy of Satellite Imagery,” was named Top Paper in Rhetoric & Public Address for the 2018 Eastern Communication Association Conference in Pittsburgh. He will present the paper at their conference in April.

Matt Salsberry receives executive chef certification

Matt Salsberry, UR catering sous chef, received a Certified Executive Chef certification from the American Culinary Federation.

Robinson Named Fellow at Learning Policy Institute

Law professor Kimberly Robinson was named a senior research fellow at the Learning Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. 

Hodges Elected Fellow of College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Law professor Ann Hodges was elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition of outstanding performance in the profession.

Hocutt publishes article in Present Tense journal

Daniel Hocutt, Web Manager and Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts in SPCS, published an article titled Algorithms as Information Brokers: Visualizing Rhetorical Agency in Platform Activities in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.

Singal Article

Dr. Jack Singal and colleagues published “The Radio Synchrotron Background: Conference Summary and Report,” in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Ross Article

Mathematics professor  Bill Ross  and Timothy Ferguson, ’06, published “The range and valence of a real Smirnov function,” in the journal Analysis and Mathematical Physics.


Leary Book

University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts & Sciences Emeritus David Leary published The Routledge Guidebook to James's Principles of Psychology.

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