Feature Stories

June 9, 2014
Steve AllredAt the completion of his term, the University provost talks liberal arts, changes at UR during his tenure, and rock 'n' roll
When Steve Allred arrived as provost in 2008, he helped chart a new course for the UR academic experience. At the conclusion of his term, he reflects on the changes and talks about his next steps.
September 4, 2013
Peter Anton, '14A summer by the James River gives senior inspiration for art and life
Inspired by the James River, Peter Anton, ’14, spent the summer en plein air and in the studio producing large-scale paintings that explore figure, landscape, immersion, and memory.
August 26, 2013
Mark Massaro, '14Studying pathogens in fleas and ticks leads senior to Japan and South Africa
A semester in South Africa and summer research in Japan are preparing Mark Massaro, ’14, for a career working with animals.
December 13, 2012
Enhancing Community-Based LearningGrant enhances CCE's community-based learning and faculty development
With the help of a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the CCE is looking to faculty to further the development of community-based learning.
October 3, 2012
Natalie Omattage, '12Interdisciplinary approach leads to rare research opportunity

Natalie Omattage, '12, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, completed research to solve the protein structure of the enzyme responsible for DNA replication at the Argonne National Laboratory.

Elizabeth BaughanClassical studies professor combines theory and practice with students in Turkey
This summer will be Elizabeth Baughan’s fourth time taking students on a seven-week trip to Turkey to work on an excavation project in partnership with Bilkent University.
May 3, 2012
Catherine McGanity, '10An interdisciplinary major and study abroad led alum to present her research in Istanbul
Her senior thesis combined experiences in Africa with research about Eastern Asia, and unexpectedly brought Catherine McGanity, ’10, to Istanbul.
March 13, 2012
Ellen Broen, '12Senior researches the history of a lost opera composer
While studying abroad in Paris, Ellen Broen’s curiosity about a neighborhood street led to research combining music, international studies, and French.
February 24, 2012
Caroline Cobert, '12Senior presents the life of Ti-Ameny-Net, UR's mummy-in-residence
Caroline Cobert, ’12, has spent the last four years investigating the story of UR’s mummy, and her research will soon be on display for the UR community.
February 2, 2012
Kadeem Fyffe, '13Junior gets insiders' look at Milan Fashion Week while studying abroad
A chance opportunity during his semester in Milan put Kadeem Fyffe, ’13, in the front row of a major fashion show, and gave the junior a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse at his dream of being a fashion designer.