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Biology professor's NSF grant expands student research opportunities

Kristine Grayson, assistant professor of biology, is the principal investigator on a nearly $135,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.Learn more

Princeton Review ranks UR Career Services No. 2 nationally

In the 2020 edition of "The Best 385 Colleges," The Princeton Review ranks the top 20 schools in 62 categories, with Richmond making more than a dozen lists.Learn more

UR named a 2019 'Best College Value' by Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Richmond also earned the No. 26 spot on the magazine's list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges.Learn more

National guidebook calls UR "a force for liberal arts"

The Fiske Guide to Colleges' 2020 edition recognized Richmond for several signature programs.Learn more

Inclusive Excellence: Report and Recommendations

President Crutcher has shared "Making Excellence Inclusive: University Report and Recommendations," advancing our pursuit of inclusive excellence. The report summarizes the work and ideas of colleagues across the University and is informed by insights gained from evaluating key data.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Arnold Published

Dr. Taylor Arnold co-authored with Dr. Lauren Tilton (Rhetoric and Communication Studies) and Dr. Annie Berke (Section Editor, LA Review of Books) an article titled “Visual Style in Two Network Era Sitcoms” in the Journal of Cultural Analytics. The article is open access.

Love's Book Published

Dr. Joanna Love's new book Soda Goes Pop: Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music was recently published by the University of Michigan Press.

Tilton Receives Fellowship

Dr. Lauren Tilton received an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication to pursue the collaborative, digital public humanities project Voice of a Nation: Mapping Documentary Expression in New Deal America.

Snaza Published

Dr. Nathan Snaza's Animate Literacies: Literature, Affect, and the Politics of Humanism, has been published by Duke University Press.

Law Professor Appointed to Serve on the Virginia Indignant Defense Commission

Professor Henry Chambers was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve on the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission - a government agency established to "protect the Constitutional right to counsel for people who cannot afford to hire their own lawyer."

Hoyt published

Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published "A Growth Mindset Intervention: Enhancing Students' Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Career Development," in the journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Dixon releases digital album EP

Mike Dixon, SPCS adjunct instructor of liberal arts, recently released worldwide a new digital album EP, Aquarium, blending orchestral soundtrack, new age and electronic elements. Dixon is teaching a full survey of popular American music in fall 2019.

von Rueden published

Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, co-published "The Dynamics of Men's Cooperation and Social Status in a Small-Scale Society" in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B


Hamm awarded NSF grant

Michelle Hamm, professor of chemistry, was awarded a $270,000 National Science Foundation grant for her research on DNA and gene mutation.

Méndez Book Awarded

Dr. Mariela Méndez's book Crónicas travesties recently won the Premio Vicoria Urbano Award given by the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades.

Chefs win bronze during culinary conference

The UR Dining Services culinary team featuring Matt Grosse, Sharitka Giles, Amanda Boyd, and Earl Lee won the bronze medal during the 25th Annual Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference. The team competed against 15 teams from colleges and universities across the U.S., Canada, and China.  

Baran named Officer of the Month

Sgt. Randy Baran was named the Central Virginia Law Enforcement Officer of the Month for July as part of the Blue Friday program.

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