Feature Stories

February 7, 2011
Sally Fisher, '11 Senior Beckman Scholar's work in computational chemistry leads to opportunity to work with supercomputer
Thanks to encouragement from the chemistry department faculty, Beckman Scholar Sally Fisher, ’11, has discovered a love for research.
February 4, 2011
Farren Billue, '12'Science nerd' by day, songstress by night
Farren Billue, ’12, says that one of the best things a person can have in life is a beautiful smile.
February 3, 2011
IQ ScienceIntegrated Quantitative Science program builds multi-perspective researchers
The eyes of Cristina Meehan, ’14, light up when she talks about biology — and chemistry, math, computer science and physics. These are the five different disciplines that UR’s Integrated Quantitative Science program covers in a yearlong course for first-year students.
Remembering W. Allan PowellChemistry professor and pre-med adviser loved teaching, researching jellyfish
Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Dr. W. Allan Powell taught at the University of Richmond from 1952 until his retirement in 1991. Friends and colleagues established the W. Allan Powell Lectureship in Chemistry in his honor upon his retirement. Powell passed away Dec. 21 at the age of 89.
February 1, 2011
Kristen Jobes, '11Chemistry major combines interest in healthcare with military service
Before working with a career advisor, Kristen Jobes describes her interests as "all over the place."
Katie Ruff, '11Accounting major navigates job search to land versatile position with Baker Tilly
In her new position, Katie Ruff will gain experience working in both tax and audit, which makes her eager to start in the "real world" of accounting.
Maggie Place, '08Psychology alumna enters clinical practice as addictions counselor
In order to gain work experience before entering a psychology doctoral program, Maggie Place works at Caron Treatment Centers, holding individual and group therapy sessions and facilitating patient lectures and interactive activities.
January 31, 2011
Internationally acclaimed director aims for social change Theatre professor Chuck Mike reprising his world-touring 'Things Fall Apart'
The director will reprise his world-touring production of “Things Fall Apart”—a play he first produced in 1999—with an on-campus production this April at the Modlin Center for the Arts.
January 28, 2011
Getting Down to BusinessIP Clinic offers lifeline to entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits
Richmond's Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic connects law students with start-up businesses, artists, and inventors in partnerships that provide valuable dividends for all.
January 25, 2011
Matt Llano, '11Senior track standout finds success by living his passions at UR
Matt Llano, ’11, finds success by following his passions both on and off the track.