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October 29, 2009
Classics professor recruits art majors to study gallery antiquities
Throughout the spring semester Amy Nicholas, ’11, and Dayle Wood, ’11, have been involved in an independent study with classical studies professor Elizabeth Baughan, organizing the artifacts in the Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World.
World-renowned Egyptologist shares research at Richmond
Bob Brier gave the first Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World Lecture, sharing his first-hand research on the ancient Egyptian process of mummification.
Marion Kruse, '08
Student returns from Scotland and brings tea tradition to classical studies department
When Marion Kruse, '08, returned from his abroad experience in Scotland, the one thing he mentioned again and again was the camaraderie students and faculty shared over the departmental high teas, a centuries old tradition in the United Kingdom that has now become a tradition at Richmond.
Kelly Hughes, '09
Art history and classical studies double major curates exhibit on Byzantine coins
Kelly Hughes, ’09, found a job that perfectly blends her art history and classical studies double major—right here on the University of Richmond campus.
October 28, 2009
Aaron Daugherty, '09
Gap year takes alum to Brazil, then Indonesia on Fulbright grant
Just a few shorts months after graduating from Richmond, Aaron Daugherty, '09, began a 10-week research program in Brazil under Dr. Santuza Teixeira.
Kyndra Brown, '10
Sociology major interns with second Virginia Assistance Academy
For a student interested in the field of criminal justice, Kyndra Brown, ’10, landed the perfect summer internship: she spent last summer working in Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), helping to coordinate the state’s second Victim Assistance Academy.
Amber Ducksworth, '10
Rhetoric & communication studies major researches portrayals of the Obama family
Amber Ducksworth, '10, had the opportunity to present her research paper at the Eastern Communications Conference this past spring, under the mentorship of rhetoric professor Paul Achter.
NEH-sponsored course brings series of artists to campus
"I wanted to explore with my students how and why the barriers surrounding a medium, genre, or idea exist," said Ashe. We looked at cultural boundaries, aesthetic boundaries, artistic boundaries, and boundaries of the body through examples in literature, journalism, music, film, and art."
October 23, 2009
Thomas Gibney, '08, and Emily Hunt, '07, find success in the contemporary poetry scene
Thomas Gibney, ’08, and Emily Hunt, ’07, both are now published poets thanks to experiences at Richmond, from influential professors to studying abroad to creative writing electives.
Ecotourism and Other Invasions
Journalism professor examines preservation in the Galapagos
In mid-March last year, Raquel Molina, director of the Galapagos National Park, was fired after only two years on the job. That same week, University of Richmond journalism professor Steve Nash was in the Galapagos Islands with his family on vacation.