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November 3, 2011
Catherine Epps, GB'07
Alumna is promoted to supervisor of Fleet Systems and Specifications at Dominion Power
Former Richmond MBA student still draws upon knowledge learned in graduate classes to help give her an edge at work
October 31, 2011
Expansion at UR Downtown
Lower level offers extra space for thriving University center
The University expands its footprint in downtown Richmond through the renovation of the lower level at UR Downtown.
Isela Melendez-Carpio, '12
Senior promotes Latino issues while encouraging pursuit of higher education
Isela Melendez-Carpio, ’12, knows firsthand the struggles Latinos face in the U.S., particularly in the classroom. At UR, she’s working to raise awareness and encourage other Latinos to pursue higher education.
October 28, 2011
Voice to the World
Alumni move from student volunteers to community partners
As student volunteers, Dominique Simon, ’11, and Prayas Neupane, ’11, discovered the impact of the digital divide in Richmond. Now they’re forming their own nonprofit organization to address the issue.
October 27, 2011
From Theory to Practice
Professor Jack Preis applies his legal scholarship in an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court
On Nov. 1, 2011, Professor Jack Preis argued Minneci v. Pollard before the U.S. Supreme Court, offering him the opportunity to put his legal scholarship to the ultimate test.
Sarah Friday, '13
Research on sponges helps guide student's summer, abroad studies
Sarah Friday, '13, has an interest in sponges that has taken her SCUBA diving in the Florida Keys, collecting research specimens at the Smithsonian and learning Kiswahili in Tanzania.
October 25, 2011
Justice Stephen Breyer demystifies the Supreme Court
A passionate advocate for the public's understanding of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer shared the details of his day-to-day with the law school's Marshall Scholars when he visited for the dedication of the Honorable Robert R. Mehrige, Jr. Moot Courtroom.
October 24, 2011
A lasting effect
How serving in the Peace Corps continues to affect UR professors decades later
Not only have many graduates of UR gone on to serve in the Peace Corps, but Richmond’s faculty is made up of several returned Peace Corps volunteers. As the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, returned volunteers reflect on their service.
October 21, 2011
Stephanie Granderson, '12
Senior explores educational inequalities through civic engagement partnership
As a child, Stephanie Granderson, ’12, experienced educational inequalities firsthand when she transferred to a new middle school. As a Bonner Scholar, she’s now working to understand the source and be a positive influence on city students.
October 19, 2011