Feature Stories

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.
September 21, 2010
Megan Abbott, '11Internship solidifies senior's plans to join Peace Corps
After interning with the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., Megan Abbott decided to apply to become a Peace Corps volunteer after graduation. She recently learned that she's been nominated to serve in Central or South America, working in education.
September 17, 2010
Roux Dionissieva, '11Business major points to UR's international diversity as its strength
Senior Roux Dionissieva is leaving her mark on the University of Richmond, furthering internationalization on campus with the support of the Office of International Education.
September 8, 2010
Marketing for ChangeStudent uses social marketing to improve garbage collection in Ecuadorian community
Mary Maier, '11, spent the summer researching garbage disposal practices in an Ecuadorian community, drawing on the concept of social marketing to involve community members in developing a new, successful solution for trash collection.
September 7, 2010
Sofia Jelanizada, '10Afghan alumna uses newfound independence to begin career rebuilding her country
Jelanizada had originally planned to return to Afghanistan after graduation, but then she was offered a job as a staff accountant at a U.S. government contractor that performs construction, engineering and consulting work in Afghanistan.
September 1, 2010
Will Cragin, '09Alumnus brings global attention to violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Will Cragin, ’09, has spent the last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo providing assistance to communities affected by constant violence.