Feature Stories

April 14, 2011
Osher Hiking GroupHappy trails to you! Taking it outside, receiving more than is sought
America’s new mantra has become “take it outside,” but those of us who have been enjoying Osher hikes for the last five years already know about the many benefits of “taking it outside.”
Council CornerGrowing and developing the Osher Institute
Among the many opportunities offered by the Osher Institute is the chance to participate in its growth and development as a volunteer. We take this opportunity to acquaint you with your Osher Institute Leadership Council on which your fellow Osher members serve.
Osher staff updateTake an open-book quiz and win a prize!
Do you remember how relieved you were in school when the teacher announced that the quiz would be “open-book”? We hope this quiz will be a fun way to discover the Osher member information that is available in each Osher semester schedule, and to make the most of your Osher membership.
April 13, 2011
Employee Service AwardsUR employees win recognition for longstanding dedication and exceptional performance
At the annual Employee Service Awards, the University recognized members of its staff for up to 40 years of service and for going above and beyond in their responsibilities to further the mission of the University.
Rachel Pricer, '13Experiences abroad prepare student for fight against global poverty
The fight against global poverty is Rachel Pricer’s top priority. Through living-learning and study abroad programs, she is learning strategies to effectively combat it.
Erin Brodell, '11Senior prepares for future in dentistry while still enjoying her love of dance
Erin Brodell, ’11, spent much of her college experience preparing for a career in the medical field by shadowing dentists and assisting with research. But she still found time for a creative outlet.
April 12, 2011
Piecing Together the Puzzle Seniors win first place in political redistricting competition
A group of political science seniors recently got to experience the real world implications of their research when they won first place for their House of Delegates map in the 2011 Virginia College and University Redistricting Competition.
Institute for Actual Innocence The Institute for Actual Innocence works patiently to seek justice for the wrongfully convicted
Under the leadership of Mary Kelly Tate, Richmond School of Law's Institute for Actual Innocence seeks post-conviction justice for wrongfully convicted inmates in Virginia.
April 8, 2011
Allison Marsh Bogdanovic, '01Developing real estate to better real lives, alumna does deals to get the homeless off the streets for good
Allison Marsh Bogdanovic never saw herself where she is now, building communities and changing lives one million dollar real estate project at a time. Now she cannot imagine another life.
Serena Ding, '11 Senior pursuing chromosomal and developmental biology research
Biology and economics major Serena Ding, ’11, has spent her college career studying sponges as a model organism for researching animal evolutionary development.