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  • Daily Connector Temporary Stop at Willow Lawn

    Willow Lawn Drive will be closed for construction for the rest of Fall 2021 semester. The Daily Connector stop will be moved to the new GRTC temporary stop after the Kroger gas station. The shuttle will drop off and pick up passengers in the parking lot. Please review the link above for a diagram of the shuttle pick up location.
  • Critical Language Scholarships - Apply Now!

    It's not too late to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program! The CLS is an intensive, fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American university students. Students spend the summer abroad studying a critical or understudied language (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu). U.S. citizens in any year, including seniors graduating in 2022, are eligible to apply.

    Interested students should contact ASAP for an info session recording and advising assistance. The application deadline is November 16.

    Learn more about the CLS and start your application here:
  • Projects for Peace: $10,000 Summer Grants

    It's not too late to apply for a Davis Projects for Peace grant! Grantees will receive up to $10,000 to implement a peace-building project anywhere in the world during summer 2022. Individuals and groups of students can apply. All UR students are eligible, including international students and graduating seniors.

    Interested students should contact ASAP for an info session recording and advising assistance. The campus deadline for preliminary project ideas is November 15.

    Visit to learn more about Projects for Peace.
  • Concessions Student Manager

    Retail Operations is now hiring for a Student Concessions Manager. This position reports to the Concessions Manager and Concessions Lead during athletic events to ensure smooth operations. Management, food production, food quality assurance, customer support, and safe practices are the primary duties.

    This is a useful addition to any beginner resume as it shows leadership, independence, flexibility, job fluidity, project management, and other soft skills (such as working with a diverse team and resilience) that are pertinent to all entry-level jobs. All job functions relate directly to the fields of Leadership, Business Management, Accounting, and more.

    Contact Jeff Smith at with your resume or experience related. Some food service experience is required for the success of the position. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. Concessions managers must have flexible availability to support the needs of our athletic events.
  • Composting Inside Tyler's

    Come and meet our Rethink Waste Representatives located in The Pier, outside Tyler's, on Monday, 10/25. Composting has finally arrived at Tyler's, and we're ready to teach you how. Our passionate team will guide you through the basics of composting and answer any questions you may have on living a more sustainable life.

    Last year, our Compost Coordinators diverted 50 tons of waste from the landfill, and we're ready to beat that goal this year!

    For more information, please email David Donaldson at
  • A&S NEXT Information Session

    A&S NEXT on January 29-30, 2022, is an immersive career program designed specifically for Arts & Sciences students of all undergraduate majors and class years. The program allows you to gain hands-on experience and solve real-world problems alongside alumni and faculty facilitators who work to address these issues every day in their careers.

    This year's case topics, include:

    -Arts, Creativity, & Culture
    -Climate Change
    -Health & Well-Being
    -Immigration & Resettlement
    -The Future of Democracy

    Available dates are October 25 and November 17. Register in SpiderConnect.
  • "All We Can Save" One Book Circle

    Feeling stressed about the climate crisis? Want to learn more about environmental justice and climate feminism? Join the Office for Sustainability for a small group discussion of this year's One Book, "All We Can Save." We know everyone is busy, so this is structured as a low commitment, yet fun and interesting, activity. Also, you get a free book!

    We meet every Monday at 5:30 PM in THC 310.
  • Covering Numbers of Rings with Unity

    The Mathematics & Computer Science Colloquium welcomes Dr. Eric Swartz, Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of William & Mary, who will present, "Covering Numbers of Rings with Unity." Eric describes his talk as: Given an algebraic structure (group, ring, etc.), a cover is defined to be a collection of proper substructures (e.g., subgroups, subrings, etc.) whose set theoretic union is the whole structure. Assuming such an algebraic structure has a cover, its covering number is defined to be the size of a minimum cover. I will discuss the rich history of this problem as well as recent joint work with Nicholas Werner on the covering number of a ring with unity. No prior knowledge will be assumed beyond the basic definitions of groups and rings.
  • Real Talk: Are Cover Letters Worth It?

    Are you overwhelmed, frustrated with job searching? For most, the thought of submitting job applications is enough to make you want to run and hide. And so much of it feels out of our control, but there are ways to take back control.

    Career Services will be hosting a free virtual event titled "Real Talk: Are Cover Letters Worth It?" on October 26 from 12-1 p.m. We'll be talking with a guest, Sara Sulla, '10, HR Business Partner & Senior Consultant at VCU Health -- and all-around HR/recruiting guru -- who also happens to be a UR alum. In this interactive lunch session, you'll get the chance to ask her anything about recruiting and job searching. Get real advice, right now.

    Register via Zoom:
  • Biology Fall Seminar Series 10/25

    The Biology Department is hosting Dr. Avery Posey (Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania) who is presenting on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells and carbohydrates, on Monday, October 25, at 12 p.m., in the Gottwald Science Center Auditorium, room A001.