Feature Stories

November 5, 2012
Stephanie CobbReligion professor explores historic context of early Christian texts
Stephanie Cobb’s research poses difficult questions about the intersection of history and faith — a subject she hopes to see more often in public discourse.
LaShonda Hanna '13Public health student researches the realities of addiction
LaShonda Hanna delved into the complicated issues associated with addiction through a summer internship at Rubicon, a Richmond substance abuse treament center.
Josh Hockensmith '95English alum creates one-of-a-kind artist's book with help from UR professor
Josh Hockensmith collaborated with art professor Stephen Addiss to produce a limited edition book featuring Addiss' haiku poems.
Kelly Kurz '14Junior's commitment to help others led him to Africa
Kelly Kurz spent the summer in Tanzania and Uganda teaching English and learning about social justice issues affecting the African people.
Social Justice JournalismStudents share stories of local Richmond residents
Students in Tom Mullen's community-based learning course on social justice journalism honed their interview skills with clients of Family Lifeline.
October 3, 2012
Natalie Omattage, '12Interdisciplinary approach leads to rare research opportunity

Natalie Omattage, '12, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, completed research to solve the protein structure of the enzyme responsible for DNA replication at the Argonne National Laboratory.

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.