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March 15, 2017
Maddy Dunbar, '17
WGSS class inspires student to pursue career in early childhood education policy
Senior credits WGSS class with introducing her to the joy of working with young children and a possible career in early childhood education policy.
November 10, 2016
A Conversation with American Studies Program Coordinator Dr. Nicole Sackley
A Q&A on community-based learning
UR Downtown educational programming coordinator Alexandra Byrum talked with Dr. Nicole Sackley, associate professor of history and American studies, about community-based learning at UR and more.
September 19, 2016
Shira Smillie, '18
American studies major seeks to understand public housing issues
Shira Smillie studied the experience of black renters in Harlem in the 1950s.
May 18, 2016
Disaster, Memory, and Popular Culture
Living-learning course takes an interdisciplinary look at disasters and memory
Sophomore Scholars in Residence course explores how we remember disasters, and how pop culture influences those memories.
May 12, 2016
Daniel Harawa, '09
Alum honored by Forbes for public defender work
Forbes named Harawa to its 30 Under 30 list for law and policy, recognizing his appellate advocacy for the D.C. public defender's office.
January 13, 2016
Ken Anderson, '17
Junior researches his family's history in Richmond
Ken Anderson traced his roots back to before the Civil War
December 16, 2015
Victoria Charles, '16
Senior focuses on black student life with a racial history project
Victoria Charles, ’16, works to construct a historical narrative of the black student experience at the University of Richmond.
November 5, 2015
Passport to American History
Domestic and international students explore Monticello with Dr. and Mrs. Ayers
University of Richmond President Emeritus Edward L. Ayers discussed Thomas Jefferson's legacy with domestic and international students during a recent visit to Monticello, the first field trip offered through Passport to American History, a joint initiative of the CCE and the OIE.
October 9, 2015
Fall Break in NYC
Two classes - one studying Jewish history, the other the humanities - spend fall break in New York City
New York City is the backdrop for two classes: one studying Jewish life in Krakow and the U.S., the other exploring the concept and value of the humanities in a modern world.
June 16, 2015