Feature Stories

December 6, 2013
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.
November 13, 2013
Mural Painting in RVAStudents engage the larger Richmond community through their artwork
Students learn the process of creating street art, and engage with the city of Richmond in Heide Trepanier’s mural painting class.
November 8, 2013
Amanda Haislip, '14Research fellowship allows student to view history through a new lens
Amanda Haislip, ’14, researched American history and its links to science, psychology, and the present.
Nathan Watwood, '15Student pursues his interests in both physics and dance
Nathan Watwood studies and participates in his two disparate passions, physics and dance.
Ellen Wright '14Senior uses a summer fellowship to gain hands-on experience in art therapy
Senior’s summer fellowship in art therapy brings her coursework in studio art and psychology together.