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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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Spiders Helping Spiders

Life doesn’t wait – and sometimes, Spiders need your help. This week we’re launching Spiders Helping Spiders and you can make a big impact by helping today’s students when life stands in the way of their success.

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Princeton Review once again names UR to "Green College" list

For the ninth consecutive year, UR is recognized for an exceptional commitment to sustainability.Learn more

Political science professor awarded grant for Latin American politics project

Jenny Pribble, associate professor of political science and global studies, is among eight scholars awarded $20,000 from the University of Costa Rica for a project that will advance research on Latin American social policy.Learn more

Spider Talks: Changing Attitudes Through Scholarship

In this episode of Spider Talks, President Crutcher sits down with Jennifer Nourse, associate professor of anthropology, to discuss her research on Indonesia.Watch now

Construction Updates

As work continues on several large-scale construction projects this semester, building and road closures will impact our campus community.Learn more

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Feldman Translation Performed

LALIS professor Sharon Feldman’s English translation of Liberto, an award-winning Catalan play by Gemma Brió, was given a professional staged reading in the performance space of the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. 

Bohon Trains Teachers Leslie Bohon, the Interim Director of ESL, was one of only two U.S. professors to be asked to train Ukrainian English teachers and administrators in language teaching methods and school leadership at a national forum that was sponsored by the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps.
Salisbury Grant

Geography professor David Salisbury has received a grant from the Pan American Institute of Geography and History to support a Transboundary Amazon Mapping Workshop.

Achter Article

Rhetoric and communication studies professor Paul Achter published, "'Military Chic' and the Rhetorical Production of the Uniformed Body," in the Western Journal of Communication.

Radi Article

French and Italian studies professor Lidia Radi published "Scrittori senza frontiere: Il caso di Elvira Dones," in Critical Multilingualism Studies.

Coppage and Leopold Article

Chemistry Professors Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold, with undergraduate co-authors published, "A Multi-Size Study of Gold Nanoparticle Degradation and Reformation in Ceramic Glazes" in the journal Gold Bulletin.

Leopold and Coppage Article

Chemistry professors Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold, with an undergraduate co-author, published a study entitled, "Sintering-Induced Nucleation and Growth of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Plasmonic Resonance Ceramic Color," in the Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials.

deSa Articles Biology professor Rafael O. deSa, with collaborators published Multiple connections between Amazonia and Atlantic Forest shaped phylogenetic and morphological diversity in the genus Chiasmocleis Mehely, 1904 (Anura: Microhylidae: Gastrophryne) in Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution and A review of the Rivulidae (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilodei) and molecular and morphological phylogeny of the annual fish genus Austrolebias in Neotropical Ichthyology
Smith Participates in For Freedoms¿50 State Initiative

Art professor Sable Elyse Smith, in partnership with 1708 Gallery as part of the For Freedoms–50 State Initiative, created a billboard in Richmond's Jackson Ward neighborhood.

Drell Presentation

History professor Joanna Drell was invited to speak at a meeting Palermo, Sicily in early October on the topic of medieval immigration of northern Italians down to Sicily. The meeting was coordinated by the Office of Medieval Studies and the Cultural Circle of the ‘Marquises of Monferrato.’

Leopold and Pollock Article

Chemistry professors Mike Leopold and Julie Pollock in collaboration with Prof. Will Case of Converse College, postdoctoral research Dr. Mulugeta Wayu, and undergraduate students have published "Functionalized carbon nanotube adsorption interfaces for electron transfer studies of galactose oxidase," in Bioelectrochemistry.

Derek Toro receives project management certification

Derek Toro, senior network programmer, received a Certified ScrumMaster certification from Scrum Alliance.

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