Feature Stories

March 18, 2011
Joyce van der Laan SmithAccounting professor stresses the value of a global perspective in the field of finance
For students in Joyce van der Laan Smith’s international accounting class, a global perspective isn’t just an abstract concept. They’re getting a firsthand look at the influences of culture on finance and communication.
February 17, 2011
Alex Vlasic, '11 A year abroad united all of Vlasic's academic interests
Alex Vlasic, '11, became a feminist in the fifth grade, but it wasn’t until she enrolled at Richmond that she connected women’s and gender issues to inequalities based on race and class.
February 16, 2011
Dillon Vassallo, '12Semester in Thailand gives environmental studies major real-life perspective
Experiences like snaking down the Mekong River through the mountains of Laos made Dillon Vassallo’s semester abroad a veritable tour of environmental issues and eco-friendly solutions.
February 8, 2011
Amy TreonisIn the classroom and across the world, biology professor teaches hands-on learning
As a professor in the Department of Biology, Amy Treonis encourages her students to learn by doing — in the classroom, the lab, and across the world.
January 10, 2011
Carole Weinstein International CenterArts & Sciences programs with global connections move into Carole Weinstein International Center
At Richmond, it’s rare to find a student with two feet squarely planted on one continent, let alone in one department or academic program.
November 22, 2010
The Spider SongFour exchange students leave UR with a new sound for athletics
When four students from Botswana, Spain, France, and Denmark came to the University of Richmond, they found a way to leave a piece of themselves behind.
November 17, 2010
Ellis Fleischer-Djoleto, '11Challenging atmosphere propels senior to international position in economics
Born in London and raised in Ghana, Ellis Fleischer-Djoleto knew the University of Richmond would allow her to pursue multiple interest areas while gaining the skills she needed to launch an international career.
October 19, 2010
The Flattening WorldUR community reacts to Pulitzer Prize winner's address on campus
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, one of the world's leading thinkers on globalization, spoke at the University of Richmond's dedication of the new Carole Weinstein International Center.
October 18, 2010
Global Flavors The new Passport Cafe offers a culinary trip around the world
From its international-market theme to its globetrotting menu, the Passport Café in the new Carole Weinstein International Center is unlike any other dining destination on campus.
October 12, 2010
The World As You See ItGlobe and mapmaking competition challenges students to see the world from new perspectives
As part of dedication events for the Carole Weinstein International Center, UR students created maps and globes representing the world based on nontraditional measures and their own perspectives.