Feature Stories

February 19, 2014
Azmain Taz, '16UR Summer Fellow turns a research roadblock into an opportunity for deeper exploration
Even though everything didn't go according to plan, UR Summer Fellow Azmain Taz, ’16, turned a research roadblock into an opportunity for deeper exploration into issues affecting children's health in Bangladesh.
January 24, 2014
Dillon Massey, '15Conservation, geography and maps intersect during an international development internship in Peru
As an intern with USAID in Peru, Dillon Massey, ’15, combined his interests in conservation and geography, and learned about how maps establish power and influence change.
January 22, 2014
Amanda Lineberry, '14 Four cities provide a backdrop for studying urban planning on an international scale, and applying it at home
While studying abroad in New Orleans, São Paulo, Cape Town and Hanoi, Amanda Lineberry, ’14, learned a great deal about developing community at home in Richmond.
November 21, 2013
Supreme QuestionsPolitical science students observe justice in action
46 political science students visit the U.S. Supreme Court and speak with Justice Elena Kagan.
Marc Branch, '13Coursework, community engagement, and study abroad lead to Peace Corps assignment
Graduate strives to address health care and other human-rights issues through Peace Corps and public policy work.
November 13, 2013
Mural Painting in RVAStudents engage the larger Richmond community through their artwork
Students learn the process of creating street art, and engage with the city of Richmond in Heide Trepanier’s mural painting class.
October 31, 2013
Biology of the Chesapeake BayStudents get their feet wet in Chesapeake Bay course
Immersion learning takes many different forms, but for students in Emily Boone’s Marine Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, it involves literal immersion in mud and water.
October 11, 2013
Hip Hope in Church HillStudent-run dance program flourishes at Bonner Center partner site
Rachel Brown, ’14, and Isaiah Bailey, ’13, teamed up to teach dance classes with an eye toward mentoring and social change at a Boys and Girls Club in Richmond’s East End.
September 16, 2013
Michael Rodgers, '14, and Mario Navarro International students combine academics, entrepreneurship, and crowd sourcing to help Richmond kids.

Michael Rodgers, ’14, an undergraduate student from the Bahamas, and Mario Navarro, an exchange student from Spain, raise money to purchase computer equipment for the Youth Life Foundation of Richmond.

Taylor Black, '14Giving her time as a volunteer in Chile gives Taylor Black a clearer career choice
Studying abroad helps biology and Latin American and Iberian studies major to understand more about public health issues.