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Season's Greetings from UR

Happy Holidays to Spiders everywhere — from your University of Richmond home. Watch this year's holiday video from President Ronald A. Crutcher and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.Watch video

Law professor named 2018 Woman of Achievement

Julie McConnell, professor of law, has been named the 2018 Woman of Achievement by the Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association.Learn more

Geography and the environment professor awarded grant to map threatened borderlands in the Amazon

David Salisbury, associate professor of geography and the environment, has received a grant from the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History to research environmental challenges in the Amazon.Learn more

Spider Talks: Engaging Students To Get Results

A champion of the Socratic Method, accounting professor Joe Ben Hoyle's main goal is to engage each one of his students from the moment they walk into his class.Watch now

SpiderBytes email digest to be reintroduced

University Communications announces that SpiderBytes will once again be sent via daily email, in addition to its more robust home on the faculty/staff and student webpages.

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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Calveric named Caroline County Schools Superintendent

SPCS adjunct associate professor of education Dr. Sarah B. Calveric has been named Superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS) effective December 10, 2018.

Nielson quoted in NBC News article

SPCS associate professor of liberal arts Erik Nielson is quoted in a NBC News article on the rise of emo rap to national prominence. Nielson identifies in emo rap lyrics the timeless messages of “angst, frustration, powerlessness” found in emo rock and in work by Tupac, Kid Cudi and Geto Boys.

Julie McConnell named Woman of Achievement Julie McConnell, professor of law, was named the 2018 Woman of Achievement by the Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association.
Dana Kuchem presents at U.S. Embassy in Mexico City Dana Kuchem, director of the Office of Scholars & Fellowships, presented "U.S. Campus Based Fulbright and Fellowship Advising" at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City for Mexican university professionals to learn best practices for advising Fulbright applicants. The seminar was a joint venture between COMEXUS, the Institute of International Education, and the Fulbright Association.
Gupton Article

Chemistry professor John Gupton and collaborators published, "Application of Vinylogous Carbamates and Vinylogous Aminonitriles to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Uniquely Functionalized Pyrroles and Quinolones," in Tetrahedron.

Crawford, Corbin Award

Psychology professor Beth Crawford and post-doc Jonathan Corbin were recgonized with a $1,000 prize from Open Science Framework’s Preregistration Challenge for their paper, "Biased by the Group: Memory for an Emotional Expression Biases Towards the Ensemble."

de Sá Article

Biology professor Rafael de Sá, with collaborators including Travis Cuddy, '14, published, "A molecular insight on the relationships of the poorly known genus Niceforonia Goin and Cochran, 1963 (Craugastoridae, Holoadeninae) in the journal Zootaxa.

Mauney Certification

LALIS administrative coordinator Michele Mauney earned her certification as a Certified Administrative Professional.

International Programs Associate Dean named to IES Abroad Curriculum Committee

Tom Cosse will serve a three-year term for the Institute for the International Education of Students Abroad Curriculum Committee, which reviews all of the syllabi that are taught by IES faculty around the world. 

Towns Article

Rhetoric and communication studies professor Armond Towns published, "Black 'Matter' Lives," in Women's Studies in Communication.

Maurantonio Presentation

Rhetoric and communication studies professor Nicole Maurantonio and colleagues presented "Confronting Pasts: Community Engagement and Empowerment," at the annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance.

Mifsud Essay

Rhetoric and communication studies professor Mari Lee Mifsud's essay "The Gift, The Market, and the Question of Living Well Together: Exploring Rhetorics of Allo-Liberalism as Antidote to NeoLiberalism," was publised in Society and Economy.

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