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June 20, 2011
Kiara Lee, '12
UR senior changes perceptions of beauty with her book and documentary
Watching a model talk about how she always felt ugly inspired Kiara Lee, ’12, to teach others to redefine their ideas of beauty.
June 16, 2011
UR'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.
June 13, 2011
Mural catalyst for UR Downtown exhibition curated by art history students
Two art history students decided to pursue a career in museum work after researching the life and art of an obscure German artist.
June 6, 2011
WebstUR Meets UR
UR's mascot debuts at Reunion Weekend
Alumni attending Reunion Weekend had the chance to meet WebstUR, the newest member of the UR family.
Keon Monroe, '13
Environmental studies major introduces inner-city children to gardening
Children attending an after-school program in Northside Richmond are getting their hands dirty, thanks to Keon Monroe, ’13, who spearheaded the creation of a garden in the vacant lot next to their learning center.
Ashley Allen, L'12
New Student Bar Association president hopes to pursue career as legislative lobbyist
Ashley Allen, L’12, hopes to use her law degree to pursue a career as a legislative lobbyist. As she begins her term as president of the Student Bar Association, she hopes to gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by elected officials.
June 2, 2011
Senior's activism on queer issues earns him citywide honor
Rising senior Jon Henry was recognized this month as “Out.Spoken. Richmonder of the Year,” by local news website GayRVA.
May 24, 2011
Life on the James
Students explore the city's roots along the James River
In Geography of the James River Watershed, Todd Lookingbill is giving students a firsthand look at how the river impacts Richmond residents.
Professor creates new living-learning community for first-year women
Building on the University's strengths in international studies and living-learning programs, Dr. Lidia Radi created a new program for first-year women that pairs the study of women in historical texts with the development of leadership skills for today's world.
May 16, 2011