Feature Stories

February 21, 2011
Salsa Meets JazzLiving-learning program explores Cuba's effect on music
When it comes to music professor Mike Davison’s Salsa Meets Jazz living-learning program, his approach is to teach his students a lot — but without them knowing it.
Q Camp 2011Professional skill-building retreat has grown over the past three years and is responsible for student success in internship and full-time job placement
Sophomore and junior business majors and minors go off-campus overnight to work on soft skills and network with alumni and corporate partners
Eric Morales, '02Business administration alumnus finds niche in commercial banking
Eric Morales, ’02, joined the finance industry right out of UR. In the years since, he has found his way through many roles in finance — and eventually back to central Virginia.
Jennifer Jarboe, '13Boatwright Scholar carries on UR's synchronized swimming tradition
Synchronized swimmer Jennifer Jarboe, ’13, was a finalist at the 2010 U.S. Collegiate Nationals, competing against future Olympians from around the country.
February 18, 2011
Cara SmithPreparing for design challenges in the Landscape Design program
From an undergraduate background in studio art, Hispanic studies and dance, Cara Smith found the perfect fit in the School of Continuing Studies Landscape Design Professional Certificate program.
Victoria Lyon, '13Sophomore uses wellness as a tool in pursuing positive change
Leadership studies major Victoria Lyon, ’13, has translated her passion for fitness into an academic career focused on life improvement through wellness.
KimMarie McGoldrickProfessor's pedagogical research is revolutionizing economics instruction
Business Professor KimMarie McGoldrick’s tested techniques for teaching are changing the way other economics instructors approach the subject.
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.