Feature Stories

October 24, 2014
More Than ShelterIn her book "More Than Shelter," Amy Howard shatters public-housing stereotypes

Amy Howard's book "More Than Shelter" not only shatters public-housing stereotypes, but also stands to inform the city of Richmond's war on poverty.

October 23, 2014
Urban Education FellowsLocal middle schools offer a backdrop for exploring the challenges and successes of education in America
Seven UR students spend the summer studying the complex nature of local middle schools as a glimpse into the challenges facing education in America
October 20, 2014
Measuring NanoparticlesIn physics professor Matt Trawick's lab, students like Greg Hamilton, '17, are honing their research skills
When measuring nanoparticles, the smallest discrepancy can mean a big error. Physics professor Matt Trawick and his student researchers are creating algorithms to correct for these tiny shifts.
Alivia Pinnix, '15Senior participates in the Ralph Bunche Political Science Institute

Senior challenges herself through participation in elite summer research program

October 16, 2014
Bringing the Legal World to the ClassroomLocal practitioners share their expertise and prepare the second-year class to try cases.
Local practitioners share their expertise and prepare the second-year class to try cases.
October 15, 2014
Whitney Schwalm, '15Pre-health student explores addiction and mental health through coursework and volunteering

Pre-health student gains empathy and a greater understanding of addiction and mental-health issues through her work at a substance-abuse treatment center.

October 14, 2014
Deconstructing ServiceBonner Scholar reflects on his four years of community service

Bonner Scholar reflects on the challenges, frustrations, and fulfillment inherent in community service.

October 13, 2014
College Students for a DayHigher Achievement scholars enjoy an overnight adventure on campus

Local middle-school students revel in the college experience through an overnight visit to campus.

October 10, 2014
Professor Ann Hodges Receives 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman AwardProfessor Hodges one of 10 professors selected for Beckman Award

Professor Ann Hodges has been honored as a 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. The Beckman Award is presented every year to 10 professors from across the country who inspire their former students to achieve greatness.

Nick Yeutter, '15Music is the best medicine for this aspiring doctor, composer and electronic music producer
Senior Nick Yeutter successfully explores his interests in medicine and music at University of Richmond. “It was inspiring to realize the connection between my musical and premed endeavors,” Yeutter said.