Feature Stories

March 5, 2012
Sheila CarapicoTahrir Square becomes the ultimate research lab for political science professor
While most people watched this winter’s revolution in Egypt unfold on the news, political science professor Sheila Carapico watched the drama play out from her suburban Cairo neighborhood.
March 1, 2012
David BurkmanDirector of film production joins film studies program

The School of Arts and Sciences has expanded its film studies program, adding filmmaker David Burkman as director of film production.

February 29, 2012
Bedelia RichardsSociologist researches the cultural identities of West Indian immigrants
Bedelia Richards, a sociology professor who specializes in immigration and race and ethnic relations, studied immigration from different perspectives at a National Endowment of the Humanities seminar last summer.
eighth blackbirdUR ensemble-in-residence wins Grammy, returns for spring residency
As UR’s ensemble-in-residence prepares to return to campus, flutist Tim Munro talks about the group’s influences and how it felt to win a Grammy.
February 28, 2012
Tania Bukach, '13Junior sewed together Richmond history for her summer research project
In a workspace that could double as the set of “Project Runway,” junior Tania Bukach spent her summer playing designer for the wife of Chief Justice John Marshall.
February 27, 2012
Parker Hawkins, '12Student finds crossroads between international studies major and music minor
When Parker Hawkins, ’12, first picked up the bass in sixth grade, he had no idea his passion for the instrument would shape his college education and take him to Australia, Costa Rica, and now Spain.
Owen Hutchinson, '13Junior's understanding of the world evolves through trips with UR Jazz

Guitar and baritone saxophone artist Owen Hutchinson, '13, had a unique experience working in the commercial arts industry when he interned at the Vilar Performing Arts Center last summer.

February 24, 2012
Tyler Tillage, '13Junior sees the world of jazz through living-learning community and UR music
From back-room bars in Greece to renowned restaurants in Puerto Rico, Tyler Tillage, ’13, explores the culture of jazz around the world.
Joe Gribb, '13Vocalist and organ enthusiast pursues his passion for classical music at UR

A summer camp for pipe organists introduced Joe Gribb, ’13, to UR. Today, he continues to pursue his passion for classical music.

Caroline Cobert, '12Senior presents the life of Ti-Ameny-Net, UR's mummy-in-residence
Caroline Cobert, ’12, has spent the last four years investigating the story of UR’s mummy, and her research will soon be on display for the UR community.