Feature Stories

August 15, 2014
Rene Felt, '15Layers of paint reveal layers of identity in junior's art
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities.
August 14, 2014
Nabila Rahman, '12Her time as a Fulbright scholar compelled alum Nabila Rahman to fight education inequity in Bangladesh.
Fulbright scholar Nabila Rahman arrived in Malaysia in January 2013 ready to learn as much as possible about Malaysia's multicultural society and "tiger cub" economy. Her experiences altered her outlook on the levers for social change and shaped her career aspirations.
August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet LaureatePassion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.

July 30, 2014
International Residency in LatviaMBA students travel to Riga, Latvia for the 2014 Summer International Residency
In May, Richmond MBA students traveled to the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) for a week of living and learning in a country quickly growing into the heart of Northeastern Europe.
July 29, 2014
Shaquille Christmas, '15 In a house on 31st Street, a student finds the meaning of community
When Shaquille Christmas, ’15, moved to Church Hill in the eighth grade, he never thought he’d feel at home. That all changed when he started working at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.
Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium The Aspen Institute travels to Richmond
In June the Robins School of Business hosted the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium welcoming faculty and administrators from 39 colleges and universities across the world to a forum dedicated to integrating the liberal arts and business education.
July 24, 2014
Will Moss, '15Internship gives leadership studies major an opportunity to learn more about the practical application of conflict resolution on a global scale
Leadership studies major is working with an organization that assists global leaders in societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation, and change.
July 23, 2014
From San Juan to RichmondLiving and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.
July 9, 2014
Stepping InStudents get more than a history lesson at the Virginia Holocaust Museum
The Virginia Holocaust Museum in downtown Richmond provides a framework for a conversation about helping fellow students in distress.
June 26, 2014
Kirsten McKinney, GC'15A class project leads to independent study and, ultimately, a resource for comic arts researchers everywhere

Class projects usually end when the grades are handed out. For Kirsten McKinney, GC’15, that was just the beginning.