Feature Stories

December 6, 2013
Matthew Purdy, '14 Student interns at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Matthew Purdy, ’14, follows his passion for the biological sciences as a summer intern at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, while preparing for medical school.
Dreaming of the ProphetStudents discover valuable approaches to learning through First-Year Seminar class
In the First-Year Seminar Dreaming of the Prophet, students see the impact of religion in the world while learning the ins and outs of college-level scholarship.
December 4, 2013
Yazmeen Nunez, '14Senior reflects on finding community and inspiring change at Richmond
In the Q-Community, a living-learning program, Yazmeen Nuñez learns the importance of solidarity in inspiring social change.
November 25, 2013
Ashley Moore, L'14Law student helps form advocacy group devoted to the equality of LGBT people

On Oct. 11, 2013, the Virginia Equality Bar Association was formed, thanks to the work of Ashley Moore, L'14, and more than 20 legal professionals. The advocacy group is devoted to the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Exhibiting Soviet Jewish HistoryClass explores role of museums by curating an exhibit of Soviet Jewish immigrants in Richmond
Students in a seminar on museum studies are telling the stories of nearly 800 Jews from the Former Soviet Union who immigrated to Richmond during the 1980s and ’90s.
November 22, 2013
The Richmond MBA and Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. Part IIThe Richmond MBA finds opportunities for students to make a mark in leading area organizations

In Part I, Adam Hahn, GB’13, had just completed his Capstone Project presentation with HDL, Inc.

November 21, 2013
Supreme QuestionsPolitical science students observe justice in action
46 political science students visit the U.S. Supreme Court and speak with Justice Elena Kagan.
Marc Branch, '13Coursework, community engagement, and study abroad lead to Peace Corps assignment
Graduate strives to address health care and other human-rights issues through Peace Corps and public policy work.
November 20, 2013
Fall 2013 Business Pitch CompetitionFive finalists pitch their ventures for the chance to win funding in final round of fall 2013 Business Pitch Competition

Five finalists were chosen to pitch their ventures this past Monday night, November 18, at the final round of the fall 2013 Business Pitch Competition for the chance to win $3,500 and the opportunity to present their idea to local angel investors. 

November 19, 2013
A Musical HarvestEthnomusicology class gathered bamboo to make instruments
Ethnomusicology professor Andy McGraw and his students harvested bamboo to make musical instruments as part of a wide-ranging class on Indonesian arts and culture.