Feature Stories

January 7, 2013
Shir Bodner, '12Burhans Civic Fellow spearheads documentary project on Soviet Jewish immigration to Richmond
While capturing the stories of Soviet émigrés for a documentary, Shir Bodner, ’12, reconnects with her family’s heritage.
December 21, 2012
April Israel, '14 Junior will use her environmental background when she travels to Perugia, Italy, in the spring to study food marketing and production
April Israel, '14, interned at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program this summer to help set the environmental background for her food and agricultural marketing interests.
December 18, 2012
Shannon Biello '13Senior sets a course for academic experience with the help of adviser

Shannon Biello, ’13, pursues a double major, conducts research in two disciplines, and studies abroad during her time at Richmond, all with guidance from her academic advisor.

December 13, 2012
Shannon Mann, '13Boren Scholar explores China
A desire to learn the language and culture sent Shannon Mann, ’13, on multiple trips abroad to study in China.
December 7, 2012
Heather Dunlap '14Junior gains the confidence to pursue her diverse passions from her teachers
Heather Dunlap, ‘14, found her enthusiasm for physics and theater with the help of some inspirational educators.
December 3, 2012
Sherzel Smith, '13Burhans Civic Fellow studies the effect of culture on health care
Get the buy-in of the village chief before promoting your health care agenda to the villagers, says Sherzel Smith, '13, of her experience working in Ghana this summer.
November 30, 2012
Hannah Jacobsen, '15Experiences abroad open doors for international studies student
For Hannah Jacobsen, ’15, the best way to achieve a global perspective is by becoming fully immersed in local cultures and languages while traveling abroad.
November 29, 2012
Erik Lampmann, '14Junior combines academics and advocacy
Working towards social justice and equality led Erik Lampmann, '14, to found a policy organization on campus which helped him combine academic interests with advocacy for the issues important to him.
November 16, 2012
Kevin Levin, G'05Graduate explores Civil War memories
Kevin Levin, G’05, recently published his book “Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder,” which is loosely based on his master’s thesis.
Manyang Kher, C'14Junior brings national attention to his homeland's plight
Manyang Kher, C’14, was a named a finalist for the 2012 Do Something Awards for his efforts to help Sudanese refugees through his nonprofit organization, Humanity Helping Sudan.