Feature Stories

August 19, 2014
Katie Presson, '15As a court-appointed special advocate, Katie Presson will represent children whose needs she understands very personally

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

Gigi DeJoy, '15Senior's hometown serves as living laboratory for summer research
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
August 15, 2014
Rene Felt, '15Layers of paint reveal layers of identity in junior's art
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities.
August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet LaureatePassion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.

July 29, 2014
Shaquille Christmas, '15 In a house on 31st Street, a student finds the meaning of community
When Shaquille Christmas, ’15, moved to Church Hill in the eighth grade, he never thought he’d feel at home. That all changed when he started working at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.
July 23, 2014
From San Juan to RichmondLiving and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.
June 26, 2014
Dispatches from the RoadMovies and books about life on the road fuel students' sense of adventure

Student road trips serve as the capstone for a semester spent studying the evolving role of the road and cars in popular culture.

June 25, 2014
Cognition Fuels CreativityStudents create technology-based solutions for cognitive challenges
SSIR participants study how technology affects cognition and behavior and use their knowledge to assist others.
May 30, 2014
Writing RichmondCity provides a backdrop for students exploring the writing process
English professor David Stevens uses city destinations, including UR’s Center for Culinary Arts, to teach the craft of creative writing.
May 12, 2014
Kelley Yang, '16The artist and record-setting swimmer is using her sophomore year to explore and hone her interests.
When she's not busy breaking school swimming records, Kelley Yang, ’16, is using her sophomore year to explore and hone her academic and professional interests.