Feature Stories

October 3, 2012
MSI: RichmondMSI program flourishes with $1.2 million grant
Altria recently renewed its support of the Department of Education's MSI: Richmond program with a three-year, $1.2 million grant.
Lauren Lumsden, '05Journalism alum and DailyCandy editor delivers the latest and greatest to your inbox
Lauren Lumsden, ’05, graduated with a degree in journalism and headed to New York for an editorial job, but instead found herself in PR pitching stories on doughnuts.
Elizabeth BaughanClassical studies professor combines theory and practice with students in Turkey
This summer will be Elizabeth Baughan’s fourth time taking students on a seven-week trip to Turkey to work on an excavation project in partnership with Bilkent University.
David SalisburyJourney to the Amazon: David Salisbury treks to Peru with National Geographic
Geography professor David Salisbury has developed a relationship with the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon—a relationship he was able to share with National Geographic magazine last summer.
September 20, 2012
Andy McGrawA trip to Bali helps music professor hear the world in a new way
While translating compositions in Bali this summer, ethnomusicologist Andy McGraw discovered how the everyday sounds of Balinese life could influence his teaching.
September 10, 2012
Carlyn Covington '14Living-learning community offers leadership studies major the chance to satisfy her curiosity about issues relating to education and child development.
Carlyn Covington and her classmates in the Children’s Health SSIR spent the year living, studying, and traveling together as they explored the physical, mental, and educational health of children.
September 4, 2012
Hayley Harrington, '12Art history major gets experience curating photography exhibition at UR Downtown
Recent grad Hayley Harrington, ’12, has always been drawn to early 20th century American art, but the opportunity to curate an exhibition at UR Downtown put the art in her hands.
July 23, 2012
Katherine Schmidt, '12Creative arts serve as catalyst for exploring identity
American studies major Katherine Schmidt, ’12, uses the creative arts to explore themes of identity and empower children and youth in underserved communities.
June 7, 2012
Patrick Murphy, '14Junior finds calling in promoting conservation and biodiversity
A summer internship at a South African lion preserve helped Patrick Murphy, ’14, combine a love of animals with a passion for preservation.
June 1, 2012
Mark Ferguson, '12Senior presents research with theatre professor at annual conference
Through a collaborative research project, Mark Ferguson, ’12, and theater professor Maja White explore sustainable lighting technologies in live performances.