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Biology professor named NCAA faculty athletics representative

Linda Boland, associate professor of biology, will represent UR and faculty in relations with the NCAA and Atlantic-10 Conference.Read the release

Professor awarded NSF grant for alternative energy research

Carol Parish, professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for her research project seeking to better understand alternative sources of energy such as oil sand and shale oil.Read the release

Princeton Review ranks UR #3 Best-Run College

In the 2019 edition of The Princeton Review's college guide, UR also received high marks for career services, classroom experience, and quality of life.Read the release

Biology professor awarded NSF grant for zebrafish research

Isaac Skromne has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project using zebrafish to explore the development and evolution of cells in the central nervous system.Read the release

UR faculty and staff eligible for on-campus and off-campus discounts

Take advantage of special pricing on a variety of goods and services from restaurants, online retailers, hotels, and more — just for being a UR employee.

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Westhampton Way Paving

Westhampton Way from Gray Court to The Web will be closed from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, until 11:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17, for paving.

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Salisbury Award

Geography professor David Salisbury was given the Private Sector & Government Award at the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers in May 2018.

Pollock Article

Chemistry professor Julie Pollock, along with colleague Carol Parish and several UR undergraduates, has published "Analysis of MEMO1 Binding Specificity for ErbB2 Using Fluorescence Polarization and Molecular Dynamics Simulations," in Biochemistry.

Nielson pens NY Times op-ed

SPCS associate professor and assistant chair of liberal arts Erik Nielson published an op-ed in the New York Times titled If We Silence Hate Speech, Will We Silence Resistance?

Hocutt presents research at SIGDOC

SPCS web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts Daniel Hocutt presented doctoral research titled “Rethinking Users: UX Design for Posthuman Cyborgs” at the 2018 ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) conference in Milwaukee.

Tilton, Arnold Grant

Rhetoric professor Lauren Tilton and mathematics professor Taylor Arnold received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop software that will analyze how moving images such as film, television, and news broadcasts shape cultural norms.

Smith Feature

Sable Elyse Smith, a new faculty member in Visual Media and Arts Practice, had her work featured in an article in Art in America magazine.

Dumbaugh Article

Math professor Della Dumbaugh and her daughter Hannah Fenster published "Calculating Intersections: The Crossroads of Mathematics and Literature in the Lives of Mother and Daughter," in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.

Parish Grant

Chemistry professor Carol Parish received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, "RUI: Characterizing Pyrolysis and Combustion Pathways for Asphaltene Model Compounds."

Gordon named interim deputy in City Hall

Reggie Gordon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Studies, has been named the City of Richmond’s interim Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services by Mayor Levar Stoney.

Szajda Article

Computer science professor Doug Szajda and co-authors Patrick Traynor, '02, and Rachel Culpepper, '19, published "Mitigating Risk while Complying with Data Retention Laws," which was accepted to 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.

Lee quoted in Washington Post

Dr. Lauranett Lee, Jepson School of Leadership Studies visiting lecturer and SPCS adjunct assistant professor, is quoted in a Washington Post article about teachers at the Stratford Hall teachers’ institute learning effective ways to teach about slavery.

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