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November 11, 2009
University of Richmond National Debate Institute creates community of debaters
The University of Richmond’s National Debate Institute (URNDI) is an intensive two-week summer debate camp for high school students and, similar to the University itself, is unique among debate camps because of its small student to staff ratio.
November 10, 2009
Jackie McMahon, '09
Chinese major travels to Guam after graduation for two-year teaching job
During her four years at the University of Richmond, Jackie McMahon,’09, a psychology major and Chinese minor, studied abroad twice in China. Now, she's living abroad once again, this time teaching Chinese to students in Guam.
Diomedes Saldana-Greco, '10
Chemistry student partners with researchers at UGA to learn Psi3 program
"This was a great chance for me to bring something new to the lab as well as to gain more knowledge on multi-reference coupled cluster theory."
November 9, 2009
Julie Kokemor, '09
Katrina victim finds passion helping victims of human trafficking
New Orleans native Julie Kokemor, '09, lost her family home to Hurricane Katrina one week after starting college at Richmond and is now dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice.
Two students go to upstate New York in search of female prophet
"It was really a cultural experience," said Julie Schorr and Lauren Kleimola, '08, of their experience in a small New York town that is home to a female prophet.
Katey Reighard, '08
Student travels to Israel for help deciding on post-grad plans
Although Katey Reighard, '08, was raised a Christian, she found herself most interested in religion classes on Judaism and traveled to Israel to build on this interest.
November 5, 2009
Tony DeRosa, '09
Student explores citizen deliberation as a vehicle to better public policy
"Regarding the local dimension of my research, I argue that social capital — or the bonds that tie citizens together — is best strengthened by deliberation at the level of a city or town," explains Tony DeRosa, '09.
Xenia Schneider, '09
A love for animals leads student ethicist to thesis topic, conference presentation
At first apprehensive that people would think her senior thesis topic, the ethical treatment of animals, childish, she soon discovered there is nothing childish about researching a topic that critically examines how another living being is treated.
Student's research could lead to leadership training program for underprivileged girls
During Rebecca Frazier's freshman year, she found a mentor in Dr. Crystal Hoyt, a social psychologist and associate professor at Jepson. She was intrigued by the overlap of psychology, leadership studies, and women's studies.
Chris Genualdi, '09
Creativity, global experience lead student to interdisciplinary research on poverty
Leadership studies major Chris Genualdi, driven by interests in fighting global poverty and the innovative side of business, connected the two through his senior thesis at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.