Feature Stories

November 3, 2011
Jacky LiStudent from Tsinghua University in China views The Richmond MBA as helpful in preparing him to start his own business
Telecommunications executive enjoys studying business in the United States and interacting with his professional peers
Randy RaggioMarketing professor brings real-world experience and financial analysis into the classroom to enhance student learning
Richmond MBA professor constantly challenges his students to always strive for more and realize the big picture of business
October 31, 2011
Expansion at UR DowntownLower level offers extra space for thriving University center

The University expands its footprint in downtown Richmond through the renovation of the lower level at UR Downtown.

Isela Melendez-Carpio, '12Senior promotes Latino issues while encouraging pursuit of higher education
Isela Melendez-Carpio, ’12, knows firsthand the struggles Latinos face in the U.S., particularly in the classroom. At UR, she’s working to raise awareness and encourage other Latinos to pursue higher education.
October 28, 2011
Voice to the WorldAlumni move from student volunteers to community partners

As student volunteers, Dominique Simon, ’11, and Prayas Neupane, ’11, discovered the impact of the digital divide in Richmond. Now they’re forming their own nonprofit organization to address the issue.

October 27, 2011
From Theory to PracticeProfessor Jack Preis applies his legal scholarship in an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court
On Nov. 1, 2011, Professor Jack Preis argued Minneci v. Pollard before the U.S. Supreme Court, offering him the opportunity to put his legal scholarship to the ultimate test.
Sarah Friday, '13Research on sponges helps guide student's summer, abroad studies
Sarah Friday, '13, has an interest in sponges that has taken her SCUBA diving in the Florida Keys, collecting research specimens at the Smithsonian and learning Kiswahili in Tanzania.
October 25, 2011
Supreme Teacher Justice Stephen Breyer demystifies the Supreme Court
A passionate advocate for the public's understanding of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer shared the details of his day-to-day with the law school's Marshall Scholars when he visited for the dedication of the Honorable Robert R. Mehrige, Jr. Moot Courtroom.
October 24, 2011
A lasting effectHow serving in the Peace Corps continues to affect UR professors decades later
Not only have many graduates of UR gone on to serve in the Peace Corps, but Richmond’s faculty is made up of several returned Peace Corps volunteers. As the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, returned volunteers reflect on their service.
October 21, 2011
Stephanie Granderson, '12 Senior explores educational inequalities through civic engagement partnership
As a child, Stephanie Granderson, ’12, experienced educational inequalities firsthand when she transferred to a new middle school. As a Bonner Scholar, she’s now working to understand the source and be a positive influence on city students.