Feature Stories

June 13, 2011
Future Curators 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 URUR'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, '13Environmental 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'12New 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
OutspokenSenior'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 JamesStudents 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.
Moore InternationalProfessor 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
Going ProUR golf graduates vie for a spot on the LPGA Tour
Christina Gray and Jillian Fraccola spent the last four years as teammates on the UR women’s golf team. Now they’re looking to each other for support as they try to join the LPGA Tour.
Commencement AddressHDTV innovator spoke to UR's class of 2011
Curtis Carlson, a leader in developing high-definition TV standards, emphasized the importance of innovation and support from friends and family in his speech at the University’s main commencement ceremony.
Cliff Gamble, C'12Teacher Licensure Program enables career shift from accounting to teaching
Cliff Gamble, C'12, plans to use his Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation to make the transition from the corporate world to the classroom as a secondary English teacher.