Feature Stories

January 22, 2014
Amanda Lineberry, '14 Four cities provide a backdrop for studying urban planning on an international scale, and applying it at home
While studying abroad in New Orleans, São Paulo, Cape Town and Hanoi, Amanda Lineberry, ’14, learned a great deal about developing community at home in Richmond.
January 8, 2014
Samantha Frandsen, '13Recent graduate's interdisciplinary education and fascination with antiquity inspired her to create a 2-D model of ancient Rome.
From subterranean Rome to the top of the Carole Weinstein International Center, Samantha Frandsen, ’13, shaped an interdisciplinary education.
December 18, 2013
Wesley Meredith, '15Junior uses Richmond's diverse offerings to his advantage
Junior explores ideas of religious and cultural diversity through his academics and involvement on campus.
December 6, 2013
Laura Murray, '15Junior spends summer tracking plant species along the riverbanks
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, Laura Murray, ’15, spent her summer months testing and mapping the locations of invasive and native species of phragmites along the Pamunkey and Mattaponi rivers.
Matthew Purdy, '14 Student interns at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Matthew Purdy, ’14, follows his passion for the biological sciences as a summer intern at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, while preparing for medical school.
Dreaming of the ProphetStudents discover valuable approaches to learning through First-Year Seminar class
In the First-Year Seminar Dreaming of the Prophet, students see the impact of religion in the world while learning the ins and outs of college-level scholarship.
November 25, 2013
Exhibiting Soviet Jewish HistoryClass explores role of museums by curating an exhibit of Soviet Jewish immigrants in Richmond
Students in a seminar on museum studies are telling the stories of nearly 800 Jews from the Former Soviet Union who immigrated to Richmond during the 1980s and ’90s.
November 21, 2013
Supreme QuestionsPolitical science students observe justice in action
46 political science students visit the U.S. Supreme Court and speak with Justice Elena Kagan.
Marc Branch, '13Coursework, community engagement, and study abroad lead to Peace Corps assignment
Graduate strives to address health care and other human-rights issues through Peace Corps and public policy work.
November 19, 2013
A Musical HarvestEthnomusicology class gathered bamboo to make instruments
Ethnomusicology professor Andy McGraw and his students harvested bamboo to make musical instruments as part of a wide-ranging class on Indonesian arts and culture.