Feature Stories

February 7, 2011
David Freeman, '05Alum inspires new outlook on fitness
David Freeman, ’05, recently returned to campus to lead a weight-training class. He also shared his experience starting a personal training business.
Jepson Colloquium 2011'Leadership and Global Justice' focus of fifth Jepson Colloquium
The fifth Jepson Colloquium, held Jan. 28-29 at the University of Richmond, brought together scholars from around the world to discuss topics related to leadership and global justice.
Immigration Assistance ProjectPro bono clinic lets students use language skills and gain legal experience
Law students use their language skills and gain valuable legal experience with the pro bono Immigrant Assistance Project, a partnership between University of Richmond School of Law, Williams Mullen law firm, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Sally Fisher, '11 Senior Beckman Scholar's work in computational chemistry leads to opportunity to work with supercomputer
Thanks to encouragement from the chemistry department faculty, Beckman Scholar Sally Fisher, ’11, has discovered a love for research.
February 4, 2011
Farren Billue, '12'Science nerd' by day, songstress by night
Farren Billue, ’12, says that one of the best things a person can have in life is a beautiful smile.
February 3, 2011
IQ ScienceIntegrated Quantitative Science program builds multi-perspective researchers
The eyes of Cristina Meehan, ’14, light up when she talks about biology — and chemistry, math, computer science and physics. These are the five different disciplines that UR’s Integrated Quantitative Science program covers in a yearlong course for first-year students.
Remembering W. Allan PowellChemistry professor and pre-med adviser loved teaching, researching jellyfish
Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Dr. W. Allan Powell taught at the University of Richmond from 1952 until his retirement in 1991. Friends and colleagues established the W. Allan Powell Lectureship in Chemistry in his honor upon his retirement. Powell passed away Dec. 21 at the age of 89.
February 1, 2011
Kristen Jobes, '11Chemistry major combines interest in healthcare with military service
Before working with a career advisor, Kristen Jobes describes her interests as "all over the place."
Katie Ruff, '11Accounting major navigates job search to land versatile position with Baker Tilly
In her new position, Katie Ruff will gain experience working in both tax and audit, which makes her eager to start in the "real world" of accounting.
Maggie Place, '08Psychology alumna enters clinical practice as addictions counselor
In order to gain work experience before entering a psychology doctoral program, Maggie Place works at Caron Treatment Centers, holding individual and group therapy sessions and facilitating patient lectures and interactive activities.