Feature Stories

September 21, 2010
Kaleidoscope 2010-11Leading a diverse society is theme of student speaker series
A student-organized series hosts individuals who have challenged the traditional in search of knowledge, empowerment, and justice.
Megan Abbott, '11Internship solidifies senior's plans to join Peace Corps
After interning with the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., Megan Abbott decided to apply to become a Peace Corps volunteer after graduation. She recently learned that she's been nominated to serve in Central or South America, working in education.
September 17, 2010
Roux Dionissieva, '11Business major points to UR's international diversity as its strength
Senior Roux Dionissieva is leaving her mark on the University of Richmond, furthering internationalization on campus with the support of the Office of International Education.
September 16, 2010
Investing in IdentityU.S. treasurer offers real-world advice to students during Latino-Hispanic Heritage Celebration
During her visit to campus, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios spoke with the community about identity, the economy, and following one's passions.
September 15, 2010
Healing in RwandaLaw professor envisions externship program to help nation move forward
Law Professor Jonathan Stubbs is working to establish an externship program in Rwanda through which UR students would work with the government and non-governmental organizations. In March, Rwanda's minister of gender and family promotion visited campus to discuss the potential partnership.
September 14, 2010
Internships 2010 Christina Pfaff explores marketing and advertising on McDonald's account
"The culture of Arnold struck me as really creative and collaborative, two essentials in a successful agency," says leadership studies major Christina Pfaff, who interned with the advertising giant. Arnold Worldwide has major accounts like McDonald's, Volvo, and Amtrak.
September 13, 2010
The Jepson Corps New emissary group of students serves to educate external parties on the benefits of a Jepson education
The Jepson Corps plays active roles with prospective and current leadership studies students.
September 9, 2010
Researching RichmondCollaborative summer research gives student a chance to interview city's leaders
A summer research grant gave Lucas Hakkenberg, ’12, an opportunity to interview some of Richmond’s top power brokers. “It was fascinating to get such a diverse view of the city,” he says.
September 8, 2010
Marketing for ChangeStudent uses social marketing to improve garbage collection in Ecuadorian community
Mary Maier, '11, spent the summer researching garbage disposal practices in an Ecuadorian community, drawing on the concept of social marketing to involve community members in developing a new, successful solution for trash collection.
September 7, 2010
Sofia Jelanizada, '10Afghan alumna uses newfound independence to begin career rebuilding her country
Jelanizada had originally planned to return to Afghanistan after graduation, but then she was offered a job as a staff accountant at a U.S. government contractor that performs construction, engineering and consulting work in Afghanistan.