Feature Stories

October 3, 2012
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.
May 30, 2012
Spanish in the CommunityStudents put language skills to the test in community-based learning class
In Carlos Valencia’s community-based learning class, students practice Spanish language skills while getting a deeper look at classroom concepts.
May 7, 2012
Foreign PressJournalists from around the world come to UR to learn about U.S. presidential elections
In preparation for Super Tuesday primary coverage, the Department of State’s Foreign Press Center visits UR for a briefing on voting trends and polling data.
May 4, 2012
Alex Wiles, '12Senior makes connections between leadership studies, business and the arts
Through research, internships and a unique combination of classes, Alex Wiles, '12, has made connections between leadership studies, business and the arts.