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Celebrating 125 Years of Spiders

It's a big year for the Spiders, and we have a full schedule of events to commemorate the anniversary of our unique mascot. Join us as we mark this anniversary year by celebrating Spiders everywhere.

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UR preps for Hurricane Florence

University of Richmond staff and students filled sandbags to help prevent and reduce the impact of water damage and flooding in low-lying locations around campus. University Facilities organized the effort.See more photos

U.S. News ranks UR in Top 25

U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2019 guide ranked UR #25 overall and #22 for "Best Value" among national liberal arts colleges.Read the release

UR jumps in Wall Street Journal rankings

Richmond is ranked #53 out of nearly 1,000 colleges across the nation in the latest The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.Read the release

Physics professor awarded Department of Energy research grant

Professor Jerry Gilfoyle has been awarded a $275,000 grant to support his ongoing nuclear physics research as part of the University's electromagnetic nuclear physics program at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator facility.

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University Faculty Senate MeetingThe University Faculty Senate will meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 21, in Tyler Haynes Commons 305. All University community members are welcome to attend. Contact Gina Flanagan with questions.

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Cassada named CLE director

SPCS professor of education Kate Cassada, assistant chair of the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program, has been named director of the Center for Leadership in Education (CLE), following former director Tom Shields’ appointment as SPCS associate dean.

Pollock Articles

In collaboration with researchers from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, chemistry professor Julie Pollock has published two articles on toll-like receptor signaling inhibition in inflammatory pathways; 1. Identification of Toll-like receptor signaling inhibitors based on selective activation of hierarchically acting signaling proteins, in Science Signaling and 2. "Triaryl pyrazole Toll-like receptor signaling inhibitors: Structure-activity relationships governing pan- and selective signaling inhibitors," in ChemMedChem.

Johnson Article

Chemistry professor Miles Johnson published "Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Palladium Proazaphosphatrane Complexes Invoked in C–N Cross-Coupling," in Organometallics.

Ayers elected to Colonial Williamsburg board

Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus, was elected to the board of trustees for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Gilfoyle Grant

Physics professor Jerry Gilfoyle received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support his on-going project, “Medium Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Richmond."

Calvillo Book

Art history professor Elena Calvillo published the book Almost Eternal: Painting on Stone and Material Innovation in Early Modern Europe.

Kissling Studies

LALIS professor Elizabeth Kissling published research studies exploring the potential of cognitive linguistics for teaching Spanish prepositions in What is Applied Cognitive LInguistics? and exploring the methodological challenges of phonetics research in the highly variable population of Spanish heritage learners in the U.S. in the Heritage Language Journal.

Bukach Grant

Psychology professor Cindy Bukach has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to supplement her original grant for "Collaborative Proposal: Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-related fields Using Electrophysiology (PURSUE)."

Gunkel Book

Classics professor Dieter Gunkel co-edited the book Language and Meter, and contributed a chapter to the book on Rigvedic Versification.

Lowder Article

Psychology professor Matthew Lowder published, “Lexical predictability during natural reading: Effects of surprisal and entropy reduction,” in the journal Cognitive Science.

Cassada named SPCS Distinguished Educator

Professor of education Kate Cassada, assistant chair for graduate educational leadership & policy studies, has been awarded the University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies for 2018.

Gilfoyle Named Loving Chair

Physics professor Jerry Gilfoyle was appointed the Robert Edward and Lena Frazer Loving Chair of Physics.

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