Feature Stories

February 17, 2011
Forum at the Forum 2011Speech Center consultants plan fifth annual public debate
A tradition of public debate that began more than 50 years ago at the University of Richmond has been revived as “Forum at the Forum.” The fifth annual forum will be held Wednesday, March 30.  The public is invited and urged to participate.
Alex Vlasic, '11 A year abroad united all of Vlasic's academic interests
Alex Vlasic, '11, became a feminist in the fifth grade, but it wasn’t until she enrolled at Richmond that she connected women’s and gender issues to inequalities based on race and class.
Emancipatory KnowledgeWomen's and gender studies conference provides platform for student research
Student researchers will turn a critical lens on film portrayals, the field of economics, UR’s coordinate college system, and other topics at an upcoming conference hosted by WILL.
Kelly Landers, '11Actor/student takes a leading role on and back stage in founding theater troupe
While many students spent winter break catching up on movies, sleeping or reading bestsellers, relaxing and counting down the days until school resumed, Kelly Landers, ‘11, spent her time off in a place very familiar to her, but not at all relaxed—on stage.
February 16, 2011
Dillon Vassallo, '12Semester in Thailand gives environmental studies major real-life perspective
Experiences like snaking down the Mekong River through the mountains of Laos made Dillon Vassallo’s semester abroad a veritable tour of environmental issues and eco-friendly solutions.
February 15, 2011
Kenneth (Andre) Davis, C'06Getting back to the classroom - on the other side of the desk
Remembering when he once sat on the other side of the desks, Kenneth (Andre) Davis, C‘06, begins teaching his lesson while a room full of motivated eyes and ears follows.
February 14, 2011
Michael Chatman, C'12Helping others through disaster, one class at a time
While most vacationers prepare for sunny days at the beach and snorkeling adventures, Michael Chatman, C'12, has a very different set of preparations in mind.
Nonprofit MarketingFourteen earn Institute on Philanthropy's Nonprofit Marketing certificate
The University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy, a program of the School of Continuing Studies, recently awarded professional certificates to participants in its Nonprofit Marketing Winter Institute.
Fundraising & DevelopmentEleven earn Institute on Philanthropy's Fundraising & Development certificate
The University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy, a program of the School of Continuing Studies, recently awarded professional certificates to participants in its Fundraising and Development Winter Institute.
February 11, 2011
Kerrissa Richards, '11Richmond Scholar spent Christmas in Ghana on medical mission trip
Richmond Scholar Kerrissa Richards, ’11, gave up her winter break for a medical mission trip in Africa—a trip that was not only a rewarding experience but that also affirmed her belief that science is service.