Feature Stories

June 24, 2014
Research in the AmazonA Jepson professor is spending the summer in the Bolivian Amazon to study leadership and assist with flood relief efforts. His trip includes a short stop in the Peruvian Amazon to meet with Richmond students.

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.

June 23, 2014
The Brunt Behind the BeautyBehind the scenes with the UR landscaping team
It’s no secret that UR is known for its beauty. From the overflowing beds of red and white tulips to the nearly spotless grounds, “beautiful campus” hardly does it justice.
June 19, 2014
Mike Blodgett, '14Graduate putting leadership and public speaking skills to work in Cambodia

Mike Blodgett, ’14, plans to put his leadership and public speaking skills to work in Cambodia as a volunteer with the Peace Corps.

June 16, 2014
Picture of generosityA portrait of the benefactors of the nation's first undergraduate school of leadership studies now hangs in Jepson Hall to honor their vision
A new portrait hanging in Jepson Hall honors the benefactors of the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies.
June 13, 2014
Will Kelland, '15Richmond student experiences life in the outback with an Aboriginal Australian tribe while studying abroad.
Rare access to Aboriginal Australian tribal lands while studying abroad opens door to deep cultural learning for leadership studies major.
June 9, 2014
Steve AllredAt the completion of his term, the University provost talks liberal arts, changes at UR during his tenure, and rock 'n' roll
When Steve Allred arrived as provost in 2008, he helped chart a new course for the UR academic experience. At the conclusion of his term, he reflects on the changes and talks about his next steps.
June 2, 2014
An Evening of Learning and NetworkingRichmond-area MBA alumni joined each other at the Robins School for an evening of spirited learning and networking
In April The Richmond MBA invited graduates of other leading MBA programs living in the area to come together for the night's guest speaker, Matt Williams, CEO of The Martin Agency, and a networking reception.
The Richmond MBA and ChildFund InternationalMBA graduate looks to the nonprofit space for her Capstone Project
Lauren Hum, GB’14, uses her Capstone Project as an opportunity to work with ChildFund International, a global children's charity, all the while exploring the tenets of a nonprofit perspective.
Catherine James, GB '02MBA alumna stokes passion for innovation, growth and community in her new role
Catherine James, GB '02, draws on her engineering background to devise innovative solutions at the office while working to aid in the development of those around her.
May 30, 2014
Writing RichmondCity provides a backdrop for students exploring the writing process
English professor David Stevens uses city destinations, including UR’s Center for Culinary Arts, to teach the craft of creative writing.