June 21, 2016
Richmond needs strong City Council too (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Julian Hayter, a historian and assistant professor of leadership studies, comments on Richmond's strong-mayor system and the role of City Council.
Fall 2016 schedule of Professional & Continuing Studies degree-program classes now available online
The schedule of fall 2016 degree-program classes is now available online. Registration for fall 2016 begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.
June 20, 2016
June 8, 2016
Award-winning papers now available in UR Scholarship
Read the papers for the Modlin Book Award and the Jackson Award for Excellence in Library Research in the Social Sciences.
June 6, 2016
Adjunct instructor Dirk Burruss earns inaugural SPCS Innovations in Teaching award
Dirk Burruss, adjunct instructor of information systems, earned the inaugural SPCS Innovations in Teaching Award for 2016, awarded during the spring faculty meeting of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
June 3, 2016
UR education graduates recognized for excellence
Several University of Richmond graduates in education at the undergraduate and graduate levels have been recognized for service and excellence.
June 3: UR business school picks namesake for hall of fame (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
E. Claiborne Robins is the inaugural inductee into the Robins School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame. An award will be accepted by E. Claiborne Robins Jr. on his father’s behalf as part of the University of Richmond’s reunion weekend. Robins, who graduated from UR in 1931, donated more than $100 million to local colleges and universities. UR renamed its business school for Robins, a pharmaceutical company owner and philanthropist, in 1979. He died in 1995. Full article
May 31, 2016
May 31: Are outrageous airline fees going buh-bye? (USA TODAY)
Airline fees aren't disappearing anytime soon, but the most ridiculous of them may be headed for the emergency exits. By "ridiculous" I mean United Airlines' $50 processing fee for tickets refunded to passengers after unplanned events such as jury duty, illness or death. Or Delta Air Lines' $25 fee for booking a ticket by phone."Some of these fees were irrationally punitive," says George Hoffer, a transportation economist at the University of Richmond. "They were neither cost- nor demand-based."They've been quietly eliminated in the last few weeks, and more could follow. But don't get your hopes too high. Airlines and fees will continue to be synonymous for a while, unless the government gets involved. Full article
May 27, 2016
SPCS adjuncts receive PETE course transformation grants
Adjunct faculty of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies were among Richmond educators recently awarded Course Transformation Grants through the University’s Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE).
May 18, 2016
May 18: Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference Uncovers Whether Accelerators Really Accelerate (Citybizlist)
In late April, the Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference (SERC), an annual conference designed to highlight important entrepreneurship-focused research papers. The invitation-only conference, which is attended by prominent researchers and rising stars, helps researchers determine best practices in linking researchers’ findings to practitioners’ goals. SERC discussions are focused on relevant social, economic and organizational issues in the entrepreneurship field. This year, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s academic director, Brent Goldfarb, facilitated an engaging panel on the role of accelerators in venture creation. An associate professor in Smith’s management and organization department, Goldfarb moderated The Growth and Efficacy of Accelerators, which drilled down on whether an accelerator impacts the success of startups. Full article