Feature Stories

May 6, 2014
Russell Hunter, GC'14UR's Master of Liberal Arts program prepares Russell Hunter, GC'14, for doctoral study on the effects of drone use on different cultures

Commitment to continual learning drives Russell Hunter, GC’14, to consider the potential effects of drone use on different cultures and to predict unintended cultural shifts as the result of extending drone usage.

May 2, 2014
Daniel Fairley, '13Promoting the value of inclusivity and community-building
Working with with Common Ground and interning at the White House help shape alum’s career path.
May 1, 2014
Megan Barger, C'14Megan Barger, C'14, continues to follow her passion for law - this time at law school

After earning her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from the University of Richmond, Megan Barger, C’14, will follow her passion for law as a student at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va.

Colleen Tobin, '14After helping to establish University of Richmond's Delta Sigma Pi chapter, senior is named DSP Regional Collegian of the Year
Less than a year after she aided in the establishment of University of Richmond’s Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) chapter, Colleen Tobin, '14, wins the DSP Regional Collegian of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic.
Austin Butler, '14Senior sets out to define entrepreneurship and lands at TEDxRVA
In his journey to live with intention Austin Butler, '14, seizes an opportunity work with Andy Stefanovich, curator of TEDxRVA.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ProgramProfessor brings his taxation students' skills into the greater Richmond community
Determined to engage his students as a meaningful part of the Richmond community Dr. Ray Slaughter brings his taxation classes to UR Downtown to volunteer with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offering free tax preparation for lower income individuals.
Ed Riley, '14Senior gets an opportunity to present his thesis topic at the Economics Scholars Program in Dallas
In March Ed Riley, '14, traveled to Dallas, Texas to present his thesis topic to an audience of peers and faculty from throughout the East Coast and Texas as well as members of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas at the 2014 Economics Scholars Program.
April 30, 2014
Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15Two friends with an interest in microfinance set out to research the issues in India

With the support of a UR Summer Fellowship, Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15, learned about the reality of the microfinance industry in India.

April 28, 2014
Bennett Jacobs, '14Senior finds an unexpected chance to combine his studies in international business and Italian
From an administrator to Career Services to the Office of International Education and the Modern Languages and Cultures Department, an opportunity to translate an international business meeting lands with Bennett Jacobs, ’14.
April 25, 2014
Living on the FronteraStudents visit the Mexican-American border
SSIR students make local, national, and international connections to immigration through their trip to San Diego and Tijuana.