Feature Stories

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.
April 30, 2012
Vincent WangNew associate dean of Arts and Sciences emphasizes global vision in college administration
As a new associate dean of Arts and Sciences, Vincent Wang hopes to gain administrative experience while continuing to advance the University’s vision for internationalization.
April 25, 2012
Jennifer Huffman, '10Alumna puts international studies degree to use in Germany
Jennifer Huffman, ’10, is gaining valuable life and international work experience in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals.
April 24, 2012
Christina Vivelo, '12Senior to pursue a career improving public health
A medical humanities class helped Christina Vivelo, ’12, discover how combining a love of science with a career in public health would enable her to have a widespread impact on health systems.
April 17, 2012
Shanelle Bobb, '12Senior explores education challenges in Richmond, leading to a position with Teach for America
The Urban Crisis in America living-learning community inspired Shanelle Bobb, ’12, to apply for Teach for America and pursue a career in education reform.