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December 6, 2013
Laura Murray, '15
Junior spends summer tracking plant species along the riverbanks
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, Laura Murray, ’15, spent her summer months testing and mapping the locations of invasive and native species of phragmites along the Pamunkey and Mattaponi rivers.
Matthew Purdy, '14
Student interns at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Matthew Purdy, ’14, follows his passion for the biological sciences as a summer intern at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, while preparing for medical school.
Dreaming of the Prophet
Students discover valuable approaches to learning through First-Year Seminar class
In the First-Year Seminar Dreaming of the Prophet, students see the impact of religion in the world while learning the ins and outs of college-level scholarship.
November 25, 2013
Exhibiting Soviet Jewish History
Class explores role of museums by curating an exhibit of Soviet Jewish immigrants in Richmond
Students in a seminar on museum studies are telling the stories of nearly 800 Jews from the Former Soviet Union who immigrated to Richmond during the 1980s and ’90s.
November 21, 2013
Political science students observe justice in action
46 political science students visit the U.S. Supreme Court and speak with Justice Elena Kagan.
Marc Branch, '13
Coursework, community engagement, and study abroad lead to Peace Corps assignment
Graduate strives to address health care and other human-rights issues through Peace Corps and public policy work.
November 19, 2013
A Musical Harvest
Ethnomusicology class gathered bamboo to make instruments
Ethnomusicology professor Andy McGraw and his students harvested bamboo to make musical instruments as part of a wide-ranging class on Indonesian arts and culture.
November 13, 2013
Mural Painting in RVA
Students engage the larger Richmond community through their artwork
Students learn the process of creating street art, and engage with the city of Richmond in Heide Trepanier’s mural painting class.
November 8, 2013
Amanda Haislip, '14
Research fellowship allows student to view history through a new lens
Amanda Haislip, ’14, researched American history and its links to science, psychology, and the present.