Feature Stories

January 13, 2011
Orlando Woodson, L'11Richmond native keeps eye on the prize of a law degree
Through persistent hard work and focus, Richmond native Orlando Woodson keeps his eye on the prize of a law degree. "The practice of law is the best way to fix what ails our society," he says.
Craig E. Ellis, L'12From battlefield to courtroom
While on active duty with the U.S. Army Reserves, Craig Ellis gains valuable experience to pave his way to a career in national security law.
Irving Blank, L'67Virginia State Bar president focuses attention on judicial vacancies
Richmond attorney Irving Blank raises awareness of the hardships caused by judical vacancies as president of the Virginai State Bar.
January 10, 2011
Carole Weinstein International CenterArts & Sciences programs with global connections move into Carole Weinstein International Center
At Richmond, it’s rare to find a student with two feet squarely planted on one continent, let alone in one department or academic program.
A heavy issueProfessor asks if motivational support increases weight loss
Why do so many people struggle to maintain weight loss? According to psychology professor Jeni Burnette it has more to do with your state of mind than your proclivity for junk food.
Martin Gravely, '90Arts & Sciences grad turns liberal arts degree into culinary career
When Martin Gravely, ’90, graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in political science and rhetoric and communication studies, he wasn’t quite sure what he planned to do with it.
Using science to teach mathFaculty show middle school teachers how to explain math with the help of a little science
Middle school math teachers are faced with the unenviable task of pulling a generation of plugged-in tweens’ minds away from their text messages and into their textbooks.
TV's Effect on HistoryExamining television's effect on cultural memory ultimately exposes Swedish students to cultural memory of U.S.
Technology makes it easy to share the present, but now researchers are questioning whether technology affects the way we view our past.
Caroline Cobert, '12Classics and biology student unlocks secrets of university mummy
While other 7-year-olds were spending their Saturday mornings watching cartoon superheroes or Disney princesses, Caroline Cobert, ’12, was watching documentaries on ancient Egypt on The Learning Channel.
January 9, 2011
Open WaterMarine biologist's first-year seminar considers influence of oceans on humans
Guided by Dr. Malcolm Hill, 16 first-year students took a semester-long voyage through cultural, historical, and scientific worlds to explore the interactions between humans and oceans.