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April 7, 2015
The Magic of Chemistry
American Chemical Society Student Associates perform a magic show to teach children about chemistry
Students collaborate with Youth Life Foundation to present a chemistry-themed magic show to local elementary and middle school students.
April 6, 2015
Buckwheat and Caviar
Professor Yvonne Howell's new course focuses on sustainability in the context of Russian science and literature
First year students explore ideas of sustainability in the context of Russian culture in a First-Year Seminar led by professor Yvonne Howell.
April 2, 2015
Students get a taste of what meals are like for low-income Americans
How much food can you buy for about $4 per day? Some students are finding out and getting a crash course in empathy in the process.
March 31, 2015
Mel Shuaipi, '15
Senior blends business and social change abroad and at home
Her business education became real when she was able to apply it to social change in the Dominican Republic and back home, here in Richmond.
Jepson Philanthropy Institute
Students get $500 to make a difference and an opportunity to think about effective altruism
Students in Jessica Flanigan's Critical Thinking classes are focusing on why we give and how to decide who benefits.
March 30, 2015
Jhewel Fernandez, '14
Bonner Scholar encourages identity-building through storytelling in Brazil
Davis Projects for Peace winner Jhewel Fernandez, ’14, uses grant to revamp self-identity and community-building program in small-town Brazil.
March 27, 2015
Richmond Students Selected for Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program
Samantha Sedivy (L'16) and Eric Postow ('16) Taking Part In "First Step" For Virginia's Future Political Leaders
Since its founding in 1993, the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute has brought together diverse individuals from a variety of backgrounds and political ideologies. Its goal? People working together for the common good, to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels in Virginia. The Sorensen Institute’s flagship program is the Political Leaders Program (PLP), and the PLP has become a traditional first step for future political leaders in Virginia. This year, among the attorneys, CEOs, and business people in the PLP, are Eric Postow (L ’16) and Samantha Sedivy (L ’16), the only two students in the program.
March 26, 2015
Meg Eastman, '01
Graduate uses photography to record history and share it broadly
Meg Eastman, ’01, brings together history and art working for the Virginia Historical Society.
March 25, 2015
Public Art and Social Change
Beyond the walls of the classroom to a wall on Cary Street
Fourteen University of Richmond students, with support from faculty and community members, are leading an effort that will ultimately result in a block-long mural of the James River on Cary Street.
March 23, 2015
Andrew McGowan, L'16
A robust, evolving academic journey at home and abroad
Andrew McGowan’s, L’16 journey to Richmond Law has been both adventurous and circuitous, to say the least — starting college at 16, graduating with a double major, earning a graduate assistantship, starting a Ph.D. program, and now law school, which has also taken him abroad.