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November 12, 2009
Psychology professor travels to Iraq to help mental health workers treat PTSD
In February 2009, Lindgren, now a psychology professor at Richmond, got a call from Kaysen, asking her to join in a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan — a trip that would bring Lindgren full-circle in her work with PTSD.
Giavanna Palermo, '08
English major uses a communications position at UR to launch a career in higher ed
Ask any seniors at Richmond, and they’ll tell you it’s tough to imagine seeing their alma mater in their rearview mirror as they leave campus after graduation. Which begs the question—why leave?
Austin Bourdon, '10
Music major researches styles of master composers
Music major Austin Bourdon, ’10, has immersed himself in the study of great classical composers of the 18th century to understand how they went about their work and what distinguished them from their peers.
November 11, 2009
Meredith Baker, '06
Alum uses biochemistry and molecular biology major to launch a career at Bare Escentuals
The word chemistry conjures images like white coats and goggles, bubbling beakers, gleaming lab instruments and complicated equations stretching across a white board. What probably doesn’t come to mind is mascara. Or eyeshadow. Or foundation, concealer, and lipstick. But for Meredith Baker, ’06, chemistry and make-up were always linked.
ESL teacher helps international students assimilate to American culture
Each fall, Grove teaches a class called “Academic Writing in ESL,” which helps international students strengthen their language skills and introduces them to U.S. culture through everything from texts to movies to guest speakers.
Department of Energy grant renewed for physics professor
Since coming to Richmond six years ago, physics professor Con Beausang has been awarded over a million dollars in grants to better understand the science behind nuclear weapons.
University of Richmond National Debate Institute creates community of debaters
The University of Richmond’s National Debate Institute (URNDI) is an intensive two-week summer debate camp for high school students and, similar to the University itself, is unique among debate camps because of its small student to staff ratio.
November 10, 2009
Jackie McMahon, '09
Chinese major travels to Guam after graduation for two-year teaching job
During her four years at the University of Richmond, Jackie McMahon,’09, a psychology major and Chinese minor, studied abroad twice in China. Now, she's living abroad once again, this time teaching Chinese to students in Guam.
Diomedes Saldana-Greco, '10
Chemistry student partners with researchers at UGA to learn Psi3 program
"This was a great chance for me to bring something new to the lab as well as to gain more knowledge on multi-reference coupled cluster theory."
November 9, 2009