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August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet Laureate
Passion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94
Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.
July 29, 2014
Shaquille Christmas, '15
In a house on 31st Street, a student finds the meaning of community
When Shaquille Christmas, ’15, moved to Church Hill in the eighth grade, he never thought he’d feel at home. That all changed when he started working at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.
July 23, 2014
From San Juan to Richmond
Living and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.
June 26, 2014
Dispatches from the Road
Movies and books about life on the road fuel students' sense of adventure
Student road trips serve as the capstone for a semester spent studying the evolving role of the road and cars in popular culture.
June 25, 2014
Cognition Fuels Creativity
Students create technology-based solutions for cognitive challenges
SSIR participants study how technology affects cognition and behavior and use their knowledge to assist others.
May 30, 2014
City provides a backdrop for students exploring the writing process
English professor David Stevens uses city destinations, including UR’s Center for Culinary Arts, to teach the craft of creative writing.
May 12, 2014
Kelley Yang, '16
The artist and record-setting swimmer is using her sophomore year to explore and hone her interests.
When she's not busy breaking school swimming records, Kelley Yang, ’16, is using her sophomore year to explore and hone her academic and professional interests.
May 2, 2014
Daniel Fairley, '13
Promoting the value of inclusivity and community-building
Working with Common Ground and interning at the White House help shape alum’s career path.
April 25, 2014
Living on the Frontera
Students visit the Mexican-American border
SSIR students make local, national, and international connections to immigration through their trip to San Diego and Tijuana.
April 23, 2014