Feature Stories

September 12, 2013
International DayRichmond Public School students explore global cultures during International Day

Richmond Public School students engage all five senses in an exploration of global cultures during the third annual International Day.

August 15, 2013
Katie Lambeth, '13Study abroad and community work inspire student to address educational inequities
Exploring educational inequities through community-based learning and a study-abroad experience led Katie Lambeth, ’13, to a job with Teach for America in Hawaii.
July 29, 2013
George Boston, '13Football player encourages Richmond kids to pursue athletic and academic aspirations
George Boston, ’13, knew he had to leave his public school in New York in order to be successful. Now he shares his story with the Richmond-area kids he mentors.
July 9, 2013
Peter CampoBasso, '14Student takes hands-on approach to explore the intersection of health and education
A hungry child set Peter CampoBasso, ’14, on a quest to understand the effects of a healthy diet and lifestyle on education.
June 24, 2013
Volunteer Income Tax AssistanceStudents gain hands-on experience at UR Downtown
For many, tax season can be overwhelming. At UR Downtown, students and local volunteers ease the burden by offering free tax help to anyone who earned less than $51,000 in the previous tax year.
May 30, 2013
Escaping the Ivory TowerUR professors engage with communities as citizens and academics

Community partnerships between faculty and area organizations benefit both the classroom and the community.

Jonathan Zur, '03Jepson School honors CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities with alumni recognition award

Jonathan Zur, ’03, works to promote tolerance and diversity as president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. He is the recipient of the Jepson School's Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Award. 

May 15, 2013
Kylie McCreesh, '13A theory to practice model at Richmond leads senior to embark on a graduate program that will include serving in the Peace Corps
Kylie McCreesh, ’13, will begin a graduate program this fall in intercultural service, leadership and management and then spend 27 months serving with the Peace Corps.
April 29, 2013
Malori Holloman, '13Volunteering in a Northside Richmond neighborhood deepens student's understanding of poverty

Malori Holloman, ’13, has witnessed poverty’s effects on traumatized children, homeless adults, and troubled teens. Yet she finds reason to hope.

April 26, 2013
Jah Akande, '13Student lobbies General Assembly and advocates on campus for LGBTQ rights
Jah Akande, ’13, fights for equality for LGBTQ citizens in the Virginia General Assembly and for students on the UR campus.