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February 19, 2010
Hands-on in the Hispanic Community
Students achieve language proficiency, volunteer
Last fall, students in the Living-Learning program, Spanish in the Community, traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a public policy conference where they received first-hand insight into a variety of issues related to the Hispanic community.
Silent Auction Benefits Haiti
Students, staff and faculty auction art to raise money for earthquake relief
A silent auction featuring the work of University of Richmond faculty, staff and students held on Feb. 12 raised $4,645 to benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
Carly Vendegna, '10
Geography major addresses social inequality through community gardens
University of Richmond senior Carly Vendegna is applying her knowledge of sustainable agriculture and community gardening to projects on campus and in the city.
February 18, 2010
Teaching in China
Law professor teaches environmental law in Beijing
Last spring, law professor Joel Eisen traveled to China as a Fulbright professor and discovered the facts and fiction behind Western perceptions of the East.
February 16, 2010
Sarah Wallace, '11
Student participates in historic celebration of anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
While studying abroad, Sarah Wallace, '11, joined tens of thousand of people from around the world and world leaders to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Purse Project
Students use a Projects for Peace grant to start a business to help Thai women
Tran Doan,'10, and Carter Quinley, '11, used a Projects for Peace grant to start a business to offer Thai women an occupational alternative to the sex trade.
February 15, 2010
Holton's Bancroft Prize-winning biography takes a fresh look at Abigail Adams
In his Bancroft Prize-winning biography, Dr. Woody Holton invites academic and armchair historians alike to take a fresh look at first lady Abigail Adams.
Catherine Matthews, '11
Student creates human rights major
Catherine Matthews, ’11, arrived at Richmond with a passion for international language and culture.
To the Next Level
Men's club lacrosse team seeks varsity club status
The University of Richmond has launched an effort to move the men's club lacrosse team to a varsity club league to attract talented, academically high-achieving players.
February 12, 2010
Jessica Bechir, '04
Traveling the world and sharing career experiences with current students
Recently accepted to work for the Foreign Service, Jessica Bechir will most likely move every two years between offices in the U.S. and the 265 posts abroad. As part of her job, she will help represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.