Feature Stories

September 8, 2011
Maria Sebastian, '12 Political science and international studies major focuses her research on her home state in India
Having traveled to France, Peru, Japan, Uganda, Rwanda and now India—Oldham Scholar Maria Sebastian, ’12, is pursuing her international ambitions at the University of Richmond.
August 17, 2011
Simrun Bal, '13Junior uses language scholarship to explore access to health care among India's poor
Through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program, biology major Simrun Bal, ’13, spent the summer in Chandigarh, India, learning Punjabi and coming face-to-face with issues of health care and poverty.
August 12, 2011
Abi Olvera, '12Fellowship will jump-start student's Foreign Service career
El Paso native Abi Olvera decided to transfer to Richmond to be closer to Washington and to study international affairs. A year later, she is one of the U.S. Department of State’s top prospects for a future career in the Foreign Service.
August 2, 2011
Jessy Elphick, '12Study abroad experience inspires student to focus on global education
Jessy Elphick, ’12, is spending the summer as an intern with Pencils of Promise, an organization that works to build schools in developing countries and train future leaders.
August 1, 2011
Connecting with the WorldPrograms, professors, and alumni expand law school's global reach
Richmond law grads embrace the opportunity to practice law internationally, bolstering their legal expertise with language skills, international travel, and an understanding of other cultures.
June 28, 2011
Rudy Pett, '11 RHCS alumnus pursuing graduate studies in interpersonal communication
When Rudy Pett, ’11, first visited the University of Richmond, he chose to observe a class on interpersonal communication, despite knowing nothing about the topic. Today, he’s pursuing a master’s degree in the field.
June 24, 2011
Pilgrimage: IsraelChaplaincy program inspires exploration of personal faith and interfaith relations
After a journey through Israel with a multi-faith lens, UR students and staff consider how to improve understanding and communication across lines of difference.
June 20, 2011
Wan YanhaiAt-risk scholar spends summer at UR researching effects of government monitoring
Wan Yanhai was forced to leave China when the government investigated his work as a human rights advocate. Now he’s investigating how such pressures can ultimately damage the government responsible for implementing them.
June 16, 2011
TaikoUR's taiko ensemble brings Japanese music and culture to campus
A full-sensory experience may be the power of taiko, but this Japanese style of drumming also is teaching students at UR about Asian history and culture.
May 2, 2011
Roads to RomeStudy abroad leads to post-graduation internships in Rome for UR seniors
For graduating seniors Philip Garrity and Fred Shaia, four-year roommates at Richmond, life in the real world will start with U.S. state department internships in Rome.