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November 16, 2009
Schola in Europe
University choral ensembles tour and sing in six cities in 11 days
This past spring, three University of Richmond choral ensembles traveled to Eastern Europe, touring and performing in four countries over the 11-day trip.
Kathleen Callahan, '09
Internship helps student see future in children's theatre
"The majority of my day is spent making contracts, booking shows, revising study guides, calling schools, setting up reports, and doing pretty much anything that needs to be done in the tour department," says Kathleen Callahan about her summer internship.
Jazz Combo Australian Tour
Professor takes students halfway around world to perfect an American art form
Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Mike Davison started the jazz program at Richmond. Today, students playing in his combo perform gigs at campus events, around the Richmond area—and on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
November 13, 2009
Guest choreographer Jessica Lang
Acclaimed choreographer creates new piece for University Dancers 25th anniversary
Acclaimed choreographer Jessica Lang is working with the Department of Theatre and Dance this November to create a new piece for the 25th anniversary celebration of the University Dancers. Lang’s time at Richmond was made possible by a grant provided by the Cultural Affairs Committee.
November 12, 2009
Psychology professor travels to Iraq to help mental health workers treat PTSD
In February 2009, Lindgren, now a psychology professor at Richmond, got a call from Kaysen, asking her to join in a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan — a trip that would bring Lindgren full-circle in her work with PTSD.
Giavanna Palermo, '08
English major uses a communications position at UR to launch a career in higher ed
Ask any seniors at Richmond, and they’ll tell you it’s tough to imagine seeing their alma mater in their rearview mirror as they leave campus after graduation. Which begs the question—why leave?
Austin Bourdon, '10
Music major researches styles of master composers
Music major Austin Bourdon, ’10, has immersed himself in the study of great classical composers of the 18th century to understand how they went about their work and what distinguished them from their peers.
November 11, 2009
Meredith Baker, '06
Alum uses biochemistry and molecular biology major to launch a career at Bare Escentuals
The word chemistry conjures images like white coats and goggles, bubbling beakers, gleaming lab instruments and complicated equations stretching across a white board. What probably doesn’t come to mind is mascara. Or eyeshadow. Or foundation, concealer, and lipstick. But for Meredith Baker, ’06, chemistry and make-up were always linked.
ESL teacher helps international students assimilate to American culture
Each fall, Grove teaches a class called “Academic Writing in ESL,” which helps international students strengthen their language skills and introduces them to U.S. culture through everything from texts to movies to guest speakers.