Feature Stories

January 9, 2011
Open WaterMarine biologist's first-year seminar considers influence of oceans on humans
Guided by Dr. Malcolm Hill, 16 first-year students took a semester-long voyage through cultural, historical, and scientific worlds to explore the interactions between humans and oceans.
January 4, 2011
Wyatt Stewart, '06Career in politics brings opportunities to connect with alma mater
As the legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, Wyatt Stewart stays involved with the University by helping current students secure internship positions in his office.
Cheyenne Varner, '13Sophomore uses writing for more than creative expression
Cheyenne Varner’s participation in UR’s MLK Day celebration brings her writing from a form of creative expression to a catalyst for social change.
January 2, 2011
Russell Gong, '11"Human strength" is motivating factor for Bonner Scholar and lacrosse player
Inspired by the strength of refugees and immigrants, Russell Gong has committed his college career to civic engagement work while staying active on the lacrosse field.
December 23, 2010
Share the WealthThree economics students win Federal Reserve video competition
Three economics majors won a trip to New York City after their cautionary tale of credit-card debt garnered them first place in a Federal Reserve video competition.
December 22, 2010
Reaping Benefits of CollaborationPartners in the Arts award to local school funds tolerance education and empowerment program
Partners in the Arts, a program of the School of Continuing Studies, funded a recent Henrico High School project that generated school-wide interest in issues of tolerance, social justice and empowerment.
Queally HallNew addition makes Robins School a real-world research and study destination
Queally Hall, a 37,000-square-foot addition to the Robins School, opens this spring semester, offering more student space and state-of-the-art facilities.
December 21, 2010
Dominique Simon, '11Student combats the digital divide
Dominique Simon, ’11, combats the digital divide every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at a Northside Richmond middle school.
December 20, 2010
Kati Miller, '14First-year student faces fears during Roadmap pre-orientation program
During the University’s Roadmap pre-orientation program, Kati Miller, ’14, learned to face her fears and challenge herself while at college.
December 14, 2010
Balancing ActDean Sandra J. Peart balances studying, leading and teaching a new seminar on competition, cooperation and choice
Economist and leadership studies scholar's class explores how people come together with a combination of self interest and public interest to make decisions, choose and act.