Feature Stories

January 10, 2011
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.
January 4, 2011
Wyatt Stewart, '06Career in politics brings opportunities to connect with alma mater
As the legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, Wyatt Stewart stays involved with the University by helping current students secure internship positions in his office.
Cheyenne Varner, '13Sophomore uses writing for more than creative expression
Cheyenne Varner’s participation in UR’s MLK Day celebration brings her writing from a form of creative expression to a catalyst for social change.
January 2, 2011
Russell Gong, '11"Human strength" is motivating factor for Bonner Scholar and lacrosse player
Inspired by the strength of refugees and immigrants, Russell Gong has committed his college career to civic engagement work while staying active on the lacrosse field.
December 23, 2010
Share the WealthThree economics students win Federal Reserve video competition
Three economics majors won a trip to New York City after their cautionary tale of credit-card debt garnered them first place in a Federal Reserve video competition.