Feature Stories

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 student'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
Louise Andersson, '15Senior launches career in leadership and management
Taking a leap of faith on an internship abroad can be both nerve-wracking and rewarding.
Diane Gremillion, '16Voice of America internship helps shape junior's future in human rights law

An internship at Voice of America helped Diane Gremillion, ’16, refine her ultimate goal of working in human rights law.

September 12, 2014
Paige Schaefer, '15 Senior explores careers in the art world through internship at UR Downtown
When Paige Schaefer, ’15, traded a business major for a focus on arts management, she set her sights on testing every aspect of the field. Working at UR Downtown’s gallery space offered just the experience she was looking for.
Growing PainsShalom Farms provided Jen Swegan, '15, insight into the challenges of food justice in Richmond
Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice.
September 2, 2014
Sharon Lim, '16Junior takes a number of paths to explore education reform
Learning in and out of the classroom gives Sharon Lim, ’16, a deeper understanding of the challenges facing education equality.