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February 21, 2017
Longevity and Happiness
SSIR course explores longevity through travel and field study
Students in the Longevity and Happiness SSIR seek out why some people live exceptionally long lives.
January 23, 2017
Soleil Shah, '17
Senior seeks to understand and improve healthcare policy
A wide range of coursework and experiential learning helped Soleil Shah understand the challenges in improving healthcare policy.
November 23, 2016
A River Runs Through It
Three Civic Fellows pursue summer internships connected to the James River
Three students receive Civic Fellowships to explore environmental advocacy, education and stewardship of the James River.
November 14, 2016
La Casa Hispánica
Students experience cultural immersion
New Spanish-speaking living-learning community offers students the opportunity to hone their language skills and immerse in Latin culture.
September 1, 2016
Carly Sibilia, '17
Senior learns the inner workings of wildlife conservation through an internship with Conserve Wildlife Foundation
Driving along the Jersey shore, Carly Sibilia, '17, searches for northern diamondback terrapins. With each one she measures and tags, she hopes to get one step closer to protecting the health of the turtle population for years to come.
May 18, 2016
Disaster, Memory, and Popular Culture
Living-learning course takes an interdisciplinary look at disasters and memory
Sophomore Scholars in Residence course explores how we remember disasters, and how pop culture influences those memories.
April 1, 2016
Regina Cavada, '16
Partnering with local organizations shifts senior's perspective from global to local
San Diego native Regina Cavada, ’16, came to UR to explore the world, and ended up discovering the city of Richmond.
December 9, 2015
Aisha Farooq, '17
Junior explores the juvenile court system through summer internship
An SSIR and an internship funded by a Civic Fellowship set student on a path toward helping those who are vulnerable.
November 30, 2015
Cassandra Ceballos, '17
Junior combines passion for social justice with focus on food systems
Being the only full-time intern at a grassroots organization offered Cassandra Ceballos, ’17, a growing number of opportunities.
July 24, 2015
Emily Whitted, '16
A lifelong knitter, Emily Whitted packed away her needles when she came to Richmond - until a professor encouraged her to reconsider
“People follow their passions all the time, but I think mine gets stereotyped for being something that grandmothers do," says Emily Whitted, ′16. "I just needed a push, someone to say, ‘That’s not silly.’”