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UR Transportation offers new options for 2018

Beginning July 2, UR Transportation will introduce three new routes to connect the campus community to the City of Richmond and the GRTC Pulse.Learn more

Registration now open for Busch Gardens Employee Appreciation Day

Enjoy a fun-filled day at the park with colleagues on Friday, August 3.Reserve tickets by July 13

UR professors receive NSF support for rock pools research

Professors Kristine Grayson and Todd Lookingbill have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project on understanding species diversity in rock pool communities in the James River.Read the release

History professor receives congressional research grant

Eric Yellin, associate professor of history and American studies, has received a grant from The Dirksen Congressional Center to fund research for his project "Social Security: A Social History."Learn more

Installation of new campuswide wayfinding system underway

New campus signage, building addresses, and street names will make campus easier to navigate for all who work, study, and visit here.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Softic Exhibition

Four of Tanja Softic's prints were accepted to the International Print Triennial exhibition in Krakow that opens in July.

Hocutt publishes in edited collection

Daniel L. Hocutt, Web Manager & Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts, published a co-written chapter titled “Glocalizing the Composition Classroom using Google Apps for Education” in Thinking Globally, Composing Locally: Rethinking Online Writing in the Age of the Global Internet.

Seeley Fellowship

History professor Samantha Seeley has been awarded a Kluge Fellowship from The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress for her book project, “Race and Removal in the Early American Republic.”

Nelson Exhibition

Photography professor Brittany Nelson's work will be featured in the new exhibition "Science Fictions " at Crush Curatorial Gallery in New York City.

University of Richmond Magazine receives CASE award University of Richmond Magazine received a bronze 2018 Circle of Excellence Award in the “College and University General Interest Magazines category” from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Awards honor outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools, and affiliated nonprofits.
Maurakis maps urban heat

Dr. Eugene Maurakis, Visiting Research Scientist, collaborated with Dr. Jeremy Hoffman of the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Dr. Vivek Shandas from Portland State University, and UR and VCU students to explore the city’s heat island effect.

Cynthia Price presents on crisis management

Cynthia Price, director of media and public relations, presented “When Crisis Strikes: Learn to Effectively Prepare for and Handle Crises” at the April meeting of the Public Relations Society of America, Hampton Roads Chapter.

Nielson quoted in Buzzfeed article

Dr. Erik Nielson, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Liberal Arts in SPCS, is quoted in a BuzzFeed article titled A Bad Rap as an expert on the use of rap lyrics in court cases. The article addresses accusations against a high schooler based on a rap posted to SoundCloud.

Shields quoted in Williams column

Dr. Tom Shields, Associate Professor & Chair of Graduate Education, is quoted in a Richmond Times-Dispatch column by Michael Paul Williams titled High-Stakes Standardized Testing is Cheating the Students about SOL testing “irregularities” at Carver Elementary School.

Erkulwater Award

Political Science professor Jennifer Erkulwater is the recipient of the 2017 Best Paper in Identity Politics Award from the annual Northeastern Political Science Association conference for her paper titled "The Social Security Act and the Origins of Political Identity among People with Disabilities, 1935-1950."

Ross Book

Math professor Bill Ross published Finite Blashke Products and Their Connections.

Taylor-White book reviewed by Richmond Magazine

Alyson L. Taylor-White’s 2017 history of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Shockoe Hill Cemetery: A Richmond Landmark History, was recently reviewed in Richmond Magazine. Taylor-White is an SPCS personal enrichment and Osher Institute instructor. Hers is the only history of Richmond’s first city-owned burial ground.

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