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October 28, 2009
Aaron Daugherty, '09
Gap year takes alum to Brazil, then Indonesia on Fulbright grant
Just a few shorts months after graduating from Richmond, Aaron Daugherty, '09, began a 10-week research program in Brazil under Dr. Santuza Teixeira.
Kyndra Brown, '10
Sociology major interns with second Virginia Assistance Academy
For a student interested in the field of criminal justice, Kyndra Brown, ’10, landed the perfect summer internship: she spent last summer working in Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), helping to coordinate the state’s second Victim Assistance Academy.
Amber Ducksworth, '10
Rhetoric & communication studies major researches portrayals of the Obama family
Amber Ducksworth, '10, had the opportunity to present her research paper at the Eastern Communications Conference this past spring, under the mentorship of rhetoric professor Paul Achter.
NEH-sponsored course brings series of artists to campus
"I wanted to explore with my students how and why the barriers surrounding a medium, genre, or idea exist," said Ashe. We looked at cultural boundaries, aesthetic boundaries, artistic boundaries, and boundaries of the body through examples in literature, journalism, music, film, and art."
October 23, 2009
Thomas Gibney, '08, and Emily Hunt, '07, find success in the contemporary poetry scene
Thomas Gibney, ’08, and Emily Hunt, ’07, both are now published poets thanks to experiences at Richmond, from influential professors to studying abroad to creative writing electives.
Ecotourism and Other Invasions
Journalism professor examines preservation in the Galapagos
In mid-March last year, Raquel Molina, director of the Galapagos National Park, was fired after only two years on the job. That same week, University of Richmond journalism professor Steve Nash was in the Galapagos Islands with his family on vacation.
Professor directs Latin American Studies Association Film Festival
Latin American studies professor Claudia Ferman rarely speaks of film without mention of its relevance to the classroom. After committing to direct a Latin American studies film festival, her first order of business was to find a way to involve her students in the process.
Greening the Landscape
Landscape design program grows with focus on sustainability
The University's professional program in landscape design is improving its curriculum by focusing on green topics — and extending the opportunity to learn more about sustainability to anyone who is interested.
Jennifer Lewis, '09
Leadership Studies graduate helps rebuild nonprofit's role in community
"I knew the job I wanted," Lewis said. “I wanted to work with kids, for a nonprofit, at a place where I could use my leadership and conflict resolution skills. Finally, I saw the posting on SpiderConnect."
October 22, 2009