Feature Stories

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.
October 19, 2011
Wade Jewell, B '84  Richmond accounting graduate enjoys making a difference in other people's lives as executive director of the Virginia Board of Accountancy
Robins School alumnus was instrumental in creating homecoming traditions and reinvigorating school spirit on campus
A Call from The White HouseFormer Executive Education student and small-business owner served on President Obama's White House Community Leaders Briefing series
Charlene Reynolds, CEO of Creative Insurance Concepts, shared the challenges of the bonding process for small and veteran-owned businesses during a breakout session facilitated by the Small Business Administration 
Funny Guy, Smart EntrepreneurRobins School alum Josh Abramson started CollegeHumor.com as a freshman student in 1999 and was employed full-time by his start-up after graduation

After producing a show on MTV and selling three successful Internet companies, Abramson is getting back to his roots managing BustedTees.com, a humorous t-shirt site he started one year after graduation

October 17, 2011
Spring Break Study AbroadWorking adults travel to Seville for a hybrid study abroad program

This past March, students traveled with the School of Continuing Studies Human Resources Management (HRM) department to Seville, Spain, for a hands-on spring break study abroad experience titled “Immigration, Labor Markets, and Societies.”

October 12, 2011
Yigit Aytan, '12Computer science senior combines classroom learning with real-world experience at Google
Combining the computer science fundamentals learned in the classroom with the real-world experience of two Google internships, Yigit Aytan, ’12, has prepared himself well for life after graduation.