Feature Stories

July 24, 2014
Will Moss, '15Internship gives leadership studies major an opportunity to learn more about the practical application of conflict resolution on a global scale
Leadership studies major is working with an organization that assists global leaders in societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation, and change.
July 23, 2014
From San Juan to RichmondLiving and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.
July 9, 2014
Stepping InStudents get more than a history lesson at the Virginia Holocaust Museum
The Virginia Holocaust Museum in downtown Richmond provides a framework for a conversation about helping fellow students in distress.
June 26, 2014
Kirsten McKinney, GC'15A class project leads to independent study and, ultimately, a resource for comic arts researchers everywhere

Class projects usually end when the grades are handed out. For Kirsten McKinney, GC’15, that was just the beginning.

Dispatches from the RoadMovies and books about life on the road fuel students' sense of adventure

Student road trips serve as the capstone for a semester spent studying the evolving role of the road and cars in popular culture.

June 25, 2014
Cognition Fuels CreativityStudents create technology-based solutions for cognitive challenges
SSIR participants study how technology affects cognition and behavior and use their knowledge to assist others.
June 24, 2014
Research in the AmazonA Jepson professor is spending the summer in the Bolivian Amazon to study leadership and assist with flood relief efforts. His trip includes a short stop in the Peruvian Amazon to meet with Richmond students.

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.

June 23, 2014
The Brunt Behind the BeautyBehind the scenes with the UR landscaping team
It’s no secret that UR is known for its beauty. From the overflowing beds of red and white tulips to the nearly spotless grounds, “beautiful campus” hardly does it justice.
June 19, 2014
Mike Blodgett, '14Graduate putting leadership and public speaking skills to work in Cambodia

Mike Blodgett, ’14, plans to put his leadership and public speaking skills to work in Cambodia as a volunteer with the Peace Corps.

June 16, 2014
Picture of generosityA portrait of the benefactors of the nation's first undergraduate school of leadership studies now hangs in Jepson Hall to honor their vision
A new portrait hanging in Jepson Hall honors the benefactors of the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies.