Feature Stories

February 21, 2012
JazzedUniversity Dancers present "Jazzed"

Assistant director of dance Anne Van Gelder talks about this year’s University Dancers spring concert and which student-choreographed pieces had faculty judges jazzed.


February 13, 2012
Carroll Courtenay, '12National Geographic internship opens up possibilities for senior's career path
An educational outreach internship with National Geographic gave Carroll Courtenay, '12, insight into the state of geography education in public schools. 
February 6, 2012
Kate Lawrenz, '14Summer research fellowship helped political science major discover her passion
Kate Lawrenz, ’14, started the summer after her freshman year with a goal of writing a 30-page research paper. She ended up with 100 pages of material on the independence movement in Southern Sudan.
Korine Powers, '12English and philosophy major researches the audience's relationship with serial killers in fiction
After taking classes about vampires and Hitchcock films, Korine Powers, ’12, spent her summer researching the audience’s relationship with serial killers.
February 2, 2012
Kadeem Fyffe, '13Junior gets insiders' look at Milan Fashion Week while studying abroad
A chance opportunity during his semester in Milan put Kadeem Fyffe, ’13, in the front row of a major fashion show, and gave the junior a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse at his dream of being a fashion designer.
December 19, 2011
Grace Leonard, '12A balance of classroom learning and community engagement informs senior's study of anthropology

Anthropology major Grace Leonard, '12, combines classroom learning and community service in Richmond and abroad to further her study of people in relationship to each other, geographic space, and culture.

December 1, 2011
Alex Hahn, '13Procter & Gamble summer seminar gives chemistry major a glimpse into potential careers
When Alex Hahn, '13, learned about a summer seminar at Procter & Gamble, he had no idea it would later land him an internship in the research world where he is considering a career.
November 17, 2011
Honor MooreDistinguished Writer in Residence uses life experience and literature to teach writng
Award-winning author Honor Moore is on campus as the Department of English's distinguished writer in residence for the fall 2011 semester.
October 27, 2011
Sarah Friday, '13Research on sponges helps guide student's summer, abroad studies
Sarah Friday, '13, has an interest in sponges that has taken her SCUBA diving in the Florida Keys, collecting research specimens at the Smithsonian and learning Kiswahili in Tanzania.
October 24, 2011
A lasting effectHow serving in the Peace Corps continues to affect UR professors decades later
Not only have many graduates of UR gone on to serve in the Peace Corps, but Richmond’s faculty is made up of several returned Peace Corps volunteers. As the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, returned volunteers reflect on their service.