Feature Stories

April 9, 2014
Spring Break in RVAFrom Northside to the East End to a farm in Goochland, UR students explore education and food justice in Richmond
Richmond-area businesses, nonprofits, and schools provide a backdrop for students exploring issues of education and food justice.
March 27, 2014
Jasmine Jones, '14Senior builds homeless advocacy network
Organizing advocacy networks at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless shaped how Jasmine Jones, ’14, understands homelessness and renewed her commitment to mentoring in Richmond.
March 21, 2014
Zhivko Illeieff, '11Storytelling plays a recurring role in the story of Richmond alum
While Zhivko Illeieff, ′11, calls on his knowledge as a digital native to bring old stories to life online for Roadside Theater, he feels that his generation has much to learn from the simple practice of sitting around and trading stories — in person.
March 17, 2014
Anna Sangree, '15Geography student ponders spatial-justice issues
Geography student Anna Sangree, ’15, explores how your zip code affects the opportunities you have in life.
March 14, 2014
Advocacy DaysUR Downtown is buzzing with energy while the Virginia General Assembly is in session
UR Downtown was designed with community programming in mind, but the space has caught on among nonprofits as a prime location to prepare for meetings with the Virginia General Assembly.
March 12, 2014
Aidan Sullivan, '15Business administration and finance major returns to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to work for Mission Possible
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside becomes home for UR Summer Fellow Aidan Sullivan, '15.
March 10, 2014
Youth Life REMIXTeacher celebrates the first-year anniversary of the Youth Life REMIX program for teens
Not wanting to lose touch with "her kids," Youth Life teacher Katharine Hunt helped launch a teen program when her students started aging out of the after-school program for younger children.
February 19, 2014
Azmain Taz, '16UR Summer Fellow turns a research roadblock into an opportunity for deeper exploration
Even though everything didn't go according to plan, UR Summer Fellow Azmain Taz, ’16, turned a research roadblock into an opportunity for deeper exploration into issues affecting children's health in Bangladesh.
January 24, 2014
Dillon Massey, '15Conservation, geography and maps intersect during an international development internship in Peru
As an intern with USAID in Peru, Dillon Massey, ’15, combined his interests in conservation and geography, and learned about how maps establish power and influence change.
January 22, 2014
Amanda Lineberry, '14 Four cities provide a backdrop for studying urban planning on an international scale, and applying it at home
While studying abroad in New Orleans, São Paulo, Cape Town and Hanoi, Amanda Lineberry, ’14, learned a great deal about developing community at home in Richmond.