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Spider Talks: Art Music & Music as Medicine

In this episode of Spider Talks, President Crutcher sits down with musicologist and liberal arts professor April Greenan, whose research centers on the cultivation of an art music tradition in the U.S. and the intersection of music and medicine.Watch now

Leading the way for more student research opportunities

Cindy Bukach, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a major grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a team of scientists focused on preparing undergraduates for research in STEM fields.Learn more

Political science professor awarded funding to advance book project

Tracy Roof, associate professor of political science, has been awarded funding from Virginia Humanities and the Princeton University Library for her new book project exploring the history of food stamps in America.Learn more

Raising invasive beetles to save the trees they destroy

With the help of a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, biology professor Kristine Grayson is studying the emerald ash borer to ultimately mitigate the impact of the highly damaging species.Learn more

Boatwright Memorial Library adorned with three holiday wreaths

It's the 31st year for the annual tradition of the raising of the wreaths to celebrate the holiday season.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Grayson Awarded

Kristine Grayson, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has been awarded just over $100,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture for her research on invasive species. Read more.

Roof Awarded

Tracy Roof, associate professor of political science, has been awarded $5,250 from Virginia Humanities and $1,220 from the Princeton University Library for her new book project exploring the history of food stamps in America. Read more.

Bukach Awarded

Cindy Bukach, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a $719,895 grant from the NSF as part of a $2m project entitled, Collaborative Research: Level II Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-related fields Using Electrophysiology.

Greenan featured in SpiderTalks with Pres. Crutcher

Dr. April Greenan, adjunct assistant professor of liberal arts, is featured in a recent episode of SpiderTalks with President Crutcher. Greenan’s research as a musicologist focuses on 18th century Western art music, the art music tradition in the U.S., and the intersection of music and medicine.

Spires to participate in anti-slavery research

Dr. Bob Spires, assistant professor of education, will participate this summer with Dr. Monti Datta, associate professor of political science, in grant-funded research in Assam, India, to assess the effectiveness of NGOs in liberating enslaved people.

President Crutcher elected ACE board of directors vice chair

President Ronald A. Crutcher was elected vice chair of the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for the nation's colleges and universities.

Datta Receives Grant

Monti Narayan Datta, associate professor of political science, has received a $33,000 grant from The Achelis & Bodman Foundation to further his research on modern slavery. 

Towns Publishes Two New Articles

Armond Towns, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Communication Studies, published “The (Black) Elephant in the Room: McLuhan and the Racial,” in The Canadian Journal of Communication and "Plastic Empowerment: Financial Literacy and Black Economic Life,” in American Quarterly.

Hoyt published

Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published "Growth Mindsets of Alcoholism Buffer against Deleterious Effects of Drinking Identity on Problem Drinking over Time" in Alchoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 

Flanigan publishes book

Jessica Flanigan, associate professor of leadership studies and PPEL, co-authored the book "Debating Sex Work," published by Oxford University Press in November 2019. 

Education faculty present at leadership conference

Four members of the Graduate Education faculty — Dr. Tom Shields, Dr. Kate Cassada, Dr. Dionne Ward and Dr. Dave Myers — co-presented Undergraduate Leadership Studies Curriculum and K-12 School Leader Development at the global meeting of the International Leadership Association in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Sandra Peart, Dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, chaired the panel.

Joireman and Stubblefield Published

Sandra F. Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty, Weinstein Chair of International Studies, and Professor of Political Science, and Emily Stubblefield '19 recently published “Law, Violence and Property Expropriation in Syria: Impediments to Restitution and Return, Land.”

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