Feature Stories

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.
April 28, 2011
Pin Thanesnant, '11International student at home in North Richmond elementary school
Pin Thanesnant, ’11, the daughter of a Thai diplomat, has lived in many countries but doesn’t claim any of them as home. During her four years at University of Richmond, however, she found a place where she belongs — a North Side Richmond elementary school.
April 20, 2011
Carter Quinley, '11International studies major lands job translating for anti-human trafficking police force
Four years after coming to Richmond for its international opportunities, senior Carter Quinley will begin a job translating for the Thai police’s anti-human trafficking division.
April 15, 2011
Charles Mike III, '11Senior explores social justice issues from both sides of the camera
Charles Mike III, ’11, followed his father from Nigeria to UR, but forged his own path using film as a catalyst for social change.
April 13, 2011
Rachel Pricer, '13Experiences abroad prepare student for fight against global poverty
The fight against global poverty is Rachel Pricer’s top priority. Through living-learning and study abroad programs, she is learning strategies to effectively combat it.
April 8, 2011
Serena Ding, '11 Senior pursuing chromosomal and developmental biology research
Biology and economics major Serena Ding, ’11, has spent her college career studying sponges as a model organism for researching animal evolutionary development.
April 4, 2011
June Zhou, '13Student life opportunities help business administration major prepare for hospitality career
With interests in everything from dance to cross-cultural interactions, business major June Zhou, ’13, has immersed herself in student life at Richmond.
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.