Feature Stories

September 16, 2013
Peace and ConflictTen faculty members study peace and conflict management in the Balkans and Middle East during the 2013 Faculty Seminar Abroad.
Faculty from four Richmond schools go abroad to investigate cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped Israel, Jordan, Serbia, and Kosovo.
Michael Rodgers, '14, and Mario Navarro International students combine academics, entrepreneurship, and crowd sourcing to help Richmond kids.

Michael Rodgers, ’14, an undergraduate student from the Bahamas, and Mario Navarro, an exchange student from Spain, raise money to purchase computer equipment for the Youth Life Foundation of Richmond.

Taylor Black, '14Giving her time as a volunteer in Chile gives Taylor Black a clearer career choice
Studying abroad helps biology and Latin American and Iberian studies major to understand more about public health issues.
 Matt Palmisano, '14New Jersey native learns what it takes to lead rebuilding efforts after a superstorm

As an intern with the New Jersey governor’s office, Matt Palmisano, ’14, learned what it takes to lead rebuilding efforts in a state after a storm as devastating as Hurricane Sandy.  

September 12, 2013
International DayRichmond Public School students explore global cultures during International Day

Richmond Public School students engage all five senses in an exploration of global cultures during the third annual International Day.

Giving BackJepson alumni lead workshops and raise money to support student research and internships

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Jepson School, alumni led workshops for students and raised money to support internships and student research.

September 11, 2013
Jackson Taylor, '14Internship at hospital in Kenya showcases differences in international medical care
A summer internship with a hospital in Kenya gives Jackson Taylor, ’14, myriad experiences to draw from when applying to medical school.
September 4, 2013
Peter Anton, '14A summer by the James River gives senior inspiration for art and life
Inspired by the James River, Peter Anton, ’14, spent the summer en plein air and in the studio producing large-scale paintings that explore figure, landscape, immersion, and memory.
August 28, 2013
Mary Hampton Elam, '14Senior works to address issues of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation

A Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowship helped Mary Hampton Elam, ’14, confirm her dream of eventually opening a coffee shop as a recovery and restoration center for women coming out of tough situations.

August 26, 2013
Mark Massaro, '14Studying pathogens in fleas and ticks leads senior to Japan and South Africa
A semester in South Africa and summer research in Japan are preparing Mark Massaro, ’14, for a career working with animals.