Feature Stories

September 21, 2011
Elisabeth Ellsworth, '10 Robins School of Business alumna creates her own career at an IT and business consulting firm
Graduate took on an internship on top of a full class load, securing herself a full-time job with Ironworks Consulting after graduation
September 20, 2011
Green OfficesGreen Office Program cultivates a culture of sustainability among UR staff
Several offices across campus are starting to think green thanks to a new program that invites staff to be part of the University’s sustainability efforts.
Sam Kaufman, '99New Alumni Association President Looks to Empower the Spider Network
Ask Sam Kaufman, '99, University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA) president, what makes UR special, and he can sum it up in one word: uniqueness.
September 16, 2011
Expedition YTwo alumni set out to uncover what motivates Generation Y
When Fynn Glover, ’09, and Russell Himelein, ’10, felt they weren't meeting their full potential, they didn’t just accept the status quo. Instead, they traveled the nation to explore what motivates their generation.
Dedicated Leader Retiring director of programs and budgets helped shape the Jepson School
“Coming to the University 20 years ago opened a whole new world to me in so many ways. It’s been great. I can’t imagine having spent my career anywhere else.”
September 13, 2011
Cancer DancerLaw school gets down in support of alumna's ovarian cancer awareness organization
Who says lawyers can’t get down? At the start of the fall semester a group of law faculty, staff, and students grooved to the sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Shining Star” in support of Cancer Dancer, an ovarian cancer awareness organization founded by alumna Esther Windmueller, L’92.
September 12, 2011
Heide TrepanierArt instructor creates order from chaos in both art and life

Heide Trepanier’s paintings reveal a way of understanding the abstract nature of life, art and teaching.

September 8, 2011
Maria Sebastian, '12 Political science and international studies major focuses her research on her home state in India
Having traveled to France, Peru, Japan, Uganda, Rwanda and now India—Oldham Scholar Maria Sebastian, ’12, is pursuing her international ambitions at the University of Richmond.
September 7, 2011
Jewels Jarrell, '15Spider Pride a Family Tradition
By going to class each day, living in the residence halls and cheering on the Spiders at athletic events, Jewels Jarrell is carrying on a family legacy at Richmond that began more than fifty years ago.
Andrew Pericak, '13  Summer research in Oregon helped Andrew Pericak focus his interests in environmental studies
Junior Andrew Pericak’s summer research in an Oregon forest may not have yielded the scientific results he was hoping for, but the project did help focus his academic pursuits.