Feature Stories

July 23, 2014
From San Juan to RichmondLiving and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.
June 26, 2014
Kirsten McKinney, GC'15A class project leads to independent study and, ultimately, a resource for comic arts researchers everywhere

Class projects usually end when the grades are handed out. For Kirsten McKinney, GC’15, that was just the beginning.

Dispatches from the RoadMovies and books about life on the road fuel students' sense of adventure

Student road trips serve as the capstone for a semester spent studying the evolving role of the road and cars in popular culture.

June 24, 2014
Research in the AmazonA Jepson professor is spending the summer in the Bolivian Amazon to study leadership and assist with flood relief efforts. His trip includes a short stop in the Peruvian Amazon to meet with Richmond students.

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.

June 13, 2014
Will Kelland, '15Richmond student experiences life in the outback with an Aboriginal Australian tribe while studying abroad.
Rare access to Aboriginal Australian tribal lands while studying abroad opens door to deep cultural learning for leadership studies major.
June 9, 2014
Steve AllredAt the completion of his term, the University provost talks liberal arts, changes at UR during his tenure, and rock 'n' roll
When Steve Allred arrived as provost in 2008, he helped chart a new course for the UR academic experience. At the conclusion of his term, he reflects on the changes and talks about his next steps.
June 2, 2014
The Richmond MBA and ChildFund InternationalMBA graduate looks to the nonprofit space for her Capstone Project
Lauren Hum, GB ’14, uses her Capstone Project as an opportunity to work with ChildFund International, a global children's charity, all the while exploring the tenets of a nonprofit perspective.
May 30, 2014
Writing RichmondCity provides a backdrop for students exploring the writing process
English professor David Stevens uses city destinations, including UR’s Center for Culinary Arts, to teach the craft of creative writing.
May 19, 2014
Shiksha Mahtani, '14Graduate stepped into a leadership role to fight famine in Somalia and spread South Asian culture on campus

Start an organization to fight famine in Somalia. Conduct research. Spread South Asian culture on campus. Make the most of her four years at Richmond. Check.

May 16, 2014
804orkRichmond restaurants send recipes home in alumni-produced cookbook
Carrie Fleck Walters, '00, and Susan Howson, G'07, bring Richmond restaurant fare to the home kitchen in their new cookbook, 804ork.