Feature Stories

May 13, 2011
Introducing WebstURUR's new mascot is tough to beat
The UR community cast their votes, and the tough spider took the lead. Get ready to meet UR’s new mascot, WebstUR, at Reunion.
May 10, 2011
Caroline Weist, '05Alumna combining German, theater and gender and sexuality studies in graduate work
About to embark on a year of research on German theater in Berlin, Caroline Weist, ’05, credits her time at the University of Richmond with providing much of the academic foundation she needed for grad school.
May 9, 2011
The Power of Music Course on folk music and protest thought hits the right note for leadership studies students
One leadership studies class this spring aimed to show students how music can spread ideas, effect change and help a generation find its voice.
May 5, 2011
MaryGrace Apostoli, '11 Senior created her own major to study international health care policy and practice
When MaryGrace Apostoli, ’11, realized her interests were too broad to fit into a single academic department, she didn’t let it stop her from following her passion for studying health care around the world.
Ron Pritchett, '13FAME founder fosters character development, goal setting in middle school boys
Ron Pritchett, ’13, inspired by the impact mentors made on his life, founded FAME to promote male mentoring of at-risk youth in the community and positive interactions between men on campus.
Union SummerWilliam Warwick, L'12, will spend his summer working with AFL-CIO
William Warwick, L’12, will put his knowledge of labor law to the test as he spends his summer working with West Virginia coal miners during an internship with the AFL-CIO.
May 4, 2011
Amy Nicholas, '11Studio art and classics major explains her latest art project
Amy Nicholas, '11, a double major in studio art and classical civilization, completed a project called "The Chaos of Survival," which explores the connections between cancer cells and trees through 3-D photograph collages.
Psychology of LeadershipStudents devote senior year to researching what makes leaders tick
Laura Poatsy, ’11, and Carly Cameron, ’11, employ the lens of social psychology to explore questions about unethical behavior and how personality affects leadership, respectively.
May 3, 2011
Thomas King, '12Junior pursues his passion for music while studying business
Thomas King came to the University of Richmond to pursue his love of music — without letting it consume his life.
May 2, 2011
Roads to RomeStudy abroad leads to post-graduation internships in Rome for UR seniors
For graduating seniors Philip Garrity and Fred Shaia, four-year roommates at Richmond, life in the real world will start with U.S. state department internships in Rome.