Feature Stories

December 22, 2010
Reaping Benefits of CollaborationPartners in the Arts award to local school funds tolerance education and empowerment program
Partners in the Arts, a program of the School of Continuing Studies, funded a recent Henrico High School project that generated school-wide interest in issues of tolerance, social justice and empowerment.
Queally HallNew addition makes Robins School a real-world research and study destination
Queally Hall, a 37,000-square-foot addition to the Robins School, opens this spring semester, offering more student space and state-of-the-art facilities.
December 21, 2010
Dominique Simon, '11Student combats the digital divide
Dominique Simon, ’11, combats the digital divide every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at a Northside Richmond middle school.
December 20, 2010
Kati Miller, '14First-year student faces fears during Roadmap pre-orientation program
During the University’s Roadmap pre-orientation program, Kati Miller, ’14, learned to face her fears and challenge herself while at college.
December 14, 2010
Balancing ActDean Sandra J. Peart balances studying, leading and teaching a new seminar on competition, cooperation and choice
Economist and leadership studies scholar's class explores how people come together with a combination of self interest and public interest to make decisions, choose and act.
Hero WorshipExperts discuss 'Heroes: What They Do and Why We Need Them' Jan. 25 at the University of Richmond
What characterizes a hero? Why are heroes special to us, and how do they win our admiration? Two UR psychologists have some answers.
Organizing for AmericaRyan Lamont, '11, interns for President Barack Obama's grassroots organization
English and Latin American and Iberian studies double major, Ryan Lamont, ’11, spent his summer in Washington, working for President Obama’s grassroots organization for the promotion of change in the U.S.
International Leadership AssociationFaculty participate in global leadership conference
Ethics, religion, and the future of higher education were among the topics scholars discussed at the International Leadership Association’s annual conference in October.
December 13, 2010
Sam Abrahams, '14Roadmap advisor connects student with on-campus job and role of a lifetime
After getting an early start at Richmond through a pre-orientation program, first-year student Sam Abrahams set out to find inspiration on campus. He soon found himself on stage, starring in UR’s production of “Rent.”
John Stafford, '11Service, research, study abroad prepare senior for bilingual medical career
Thanks in part to a close encounter with a Peruvian parasite, John Stafford, ’11, decided to pursue a career as a bilingual health-care advocate and practitioner.