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February 4, 2010
Liz Lauzon, '09
Alumna snags scholarship, role coaching Trojan debate team
When Liz Lauzon, ’09, graduated from the University of Richmond she and her debate partner were ranked 40th in the nation among all two-person debate teams, she had just published an article with her professors and was headed to the University of California on a full scholarship to coach the Trojan debate team.
Colleen Labutta, '11
Math and computer science student receives Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship
The University of Richmond awarded third-year student Colleen Labutta, ’11, the University of Richmond’s third and final Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship, which will cover the cost of Labutta’s tuition, room and board for the remainder of her Richmond education.
Tracing the civil rights movement leads students down new roads
Last summer Heather Thornton, ’12, packed her bags and textbooks and climbed aboard a van bound for the deep South. Along with seven classmates and two professors, she was on her way to the historical heart of the civil rights movement.
February 3, 2010
Rethinking Foreign Aid
Film sheds new light on poverty and aid in Africa
Despite five decades of humanitarian aid, widespread poverty persists in Africa. Why?
Art professor draws on life experience to create an ambitious series of work
Artist Tanja Softic's ambitious "Migrant Universe" project draws on her immigrant experience to explore themes of cultural identity and belonging.
February 1, 2010
UniverCity Day introduces first-year students to opportunities beyond campus
From Monument Avenue to the Northside's Highland Park, first-year students toured the real Richmond during UniverCity Day.
January 29, 2010
"Power in numbers" attracts employers to private colleges
CAREER15 connects employers with high-caliber candidates from smaller universities.
Alumna Shares Passion for Film
Production accountant teaches master class on writing for television
Stephanie Whallon, ’98, an acclaimed production accountant in Los Angeles, returned to the University of Richmond in the fall of 2009 to teach a master class to creative writing students on writing for television.
Bringing Literature to Life
English professors use Richmond landmarks to teach war literature
English professors Elizabeth Outka and Kevin Pelletier brought literature written about the Civil War and World War I to life, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Discovering the Human-Environment Dynamic
Geography professor brings students to the Amazon
Geography and environmental studies professor David Salisbury has traveled to the Amazonian Basin numerous times over the past 10 years to study its people, culture, and environment, but the trip he made during the summer of 2009 marked a first for him; he brought students with him.