Feature Stories

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.
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.