Feature Stories

December 14, 2010
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.
Plotting a New CourseCareer advising for alumni
One of the many benefits that University of Richmond alumni have is lifetime career services. No matter how long ago they graduated, alumni are able to schedule individual career advising appointments and take advantage of online resources, networking programs and workshops.
Kristen Habicht Nichols, '05Alumna sees nursing career as an opportunity for servant leadership
As an oncology nurse at Johns Hopkins, Kristen Habicht Nichols, ’05, draws heavily on her leadership studies background and relishes the opportunity to be a servant leader.
December 10, 2010
Emily Blevins, '13Journalism short course equips student with more than an eye for grammar
Emily Blevins never thought she would be e-mailing Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” to call him out on an incorrect word usage, but after taking a pre-orientation short course on writing, she thought, “Why not?”
David Shimp, '01Hospital's chief operating officer draws on leadership studies concepts to manage the big picture and make a positive impact in health care
As a chief operating officer at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, David Shimp, ’01, draws on the concepts he learned as a leadership studies major to “help shape the quality of care and the way that care is delivered for an entire community and region.”
December 9, 2010
Glenn CarterA new coach helps UR men's lacrosse make the move to varsity club status
Glenn Carter arrived at the University of Richmond ready to transition the men's lacrosse team to varsity club status, but he’s also teaching the team the importance of giving back to the community.