Feature Stories

December 3, 2014
Owen Hutchinson, '13A life of musical exploration leads to a career encouraging others to discover a love for jazz
A jazz junky since childhood, Owen Hutchinson, ’13, spends his days forming relationships around music as a development manager for the Vail Jazz Foundation.
November 17, 2014
Laying the GroundworkTom Lawrence, '02, on the value of UR interns for his company
Tom Lawrence, ’02, understands the importance of supporting the crazy, cockamamie ideas of students. That’s why he’s hired Spiders.
November 6, 2014
Measuring NanoparticlesIn physics professor Matt Trawick's lab, students like Greg Hamilton, '17, are honing their research skills
When measuring nanoparticles, the smallest discrepancy can mean a big error. Physics professor Matt Trawick and his student researchers are creating algorithms to correct for these tiny shifts.
October 23, 2014
Urban Education FellowsLocal middle schools offer a backdrop for exploring the challenges and successes of education in America
Seven UR students spend the summer studying the complex nature of local middle schools as a glimpse into the challenges facing education in America
October 20, 2014
Austin Gund, '15 Leadership studies major sees leadership in action during an internship with the Richmond Police Department

As an intern for the Richmond chief of police, Austin Gund, ’15, sees the role of leadership in organizational operations, city management, and community relationship building.

October 15, 2014
Whitney Schwalm, '15Pre-health student explores addiction and mental health through coursework and volunteering

Pre-health student gains empathy and a greater understanding of addiction and mental-health issues through her work at a substance-abuse treatment center.

September 30, 2014
Rene Felt, '15Layers of paint reveal layers of identity in junior's art
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities.
Abbey Beichler, '15Senior interns with juvenile public defender's office
Senior pursues her interest in criminal justice through work with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender’s juvenile division.
September 24, 2014
Al Califano, '15Junior may be a born performer, but he's just as passionate about the work that goes on off stage
Al Califano, ’15, has a passion for theater and music — one that he explores on the stage, at an internship with a talent agency, and with a theater in London.
September 23, 2014
Charlsey Graham, '15 Senior interns with the Global Health Initiative
Senior’s interest in HIV/AIDS leads to global health internship