Feature Stories

May 24, 2013
Alexander KordzaiaCreating cultural exchange through the universal language of music
University of Richmond Symphony conductor Alexander Kordzaia traveled to Cartagena, Colombia to work with a youth orchestra of underprivileged musicians, and will return with Richmond music students in fall 2013.
Carmen Hermo '07Alumna exhibits success in the contemporary art world
Alumna Carmen Hermo translated her UR experiences into an art career that includes work at the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
First-Year SeminarsCreativity and choice are hallmarks of First-Year Seminars
Incoming first-year students have a myriad of options available when they consider their First-Year Seminars.
Kim Klinker: Spatial Analysis LabA technology lab whose main focus isn't technology?
In the Spatial Analysis Lab, students build maps and learn underlying principles of spatial analysis through hands-on, project-based experience.
How I Spent My Summer VacationStudents gain experience through conducting research
Student share their experiences doing research during the summer of 2012 with support from Arts and Sciences Research Fellowships.
Wes CainProfessor uses math to understand the heart's electrical activity
Wes Cain uses mathematical formulas to simulate the behavior of cardiac tissue
May 23, 2013
Natalia Brzezinski, '06 Alum advocates for gender equality while working in Sweden
Natalia Brzezinski, ’06, navigates work-life balance as the spouse of a U.S. ambassador and establishes her identity as an advocate for women in a global society.
May 21, 2013
The Archaeology of SoundMusic professor and Latin jazz bandleader discuss influence of Latin rhythms on American music
During UR's Salsa Mania, music professor Mike Davison and S.Y.O.T.O.S. bandleader Chris Washburne discuss how Latin influences have shaped modern American jazz and pop music.
May 9, 2013
InuksuitInspired by the great outdoors, the musical composition Inuksuit was performed in the Jenkins Greek Theatre for Earth Day
Composer John Luther Adams was inspired by his Alaskan surroundings to write an outdoor piece intertwining music and nature.
May 1, 2013
School of Arts and Sciences Honors ConvocationDavid C. Evans Awards winners announced
On April 9, the School of Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the David C. Evans Awards at Honors Convocation.