A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Jepson School

The Jepson Update

October 7, 2010

Sandra J. PeartFrom the Dean

This is another exciting year for the University of Richmond and the Jepson School. Football has returned to campus; we have a new home for international education; construction continues on Queally Hall; and applications to Jepson are up 46 percent this year compared to just a few years ago.    

We also celebrate key continuities. Students have returned this fall eager to learn about leadership. Our faculty members are teaching courses with both familiar names and new titles, including Judicial Leadership and Shakespeare and the Politics of Leadership. And I'm delighted to once again teach Competition, Cooperation, and Choice, cross-listed with economics.

This year is filled with terrific programs. We recently hosted an ethics symposium in collaboration with the Robins School and the School of Law featuring practitioners and scholars from varied disciplines. In November, the Jepson School will host the Mid-Atlantic Ethics Bowl for the second year in a row. And the Jepson Leadership Forum highlights global leadership and international challenges and features Nobel Laureate F. W. de Klerk and CNN's Ali Velshi.

I would be delighted to see you at any or all events; simply email me at speart@richmond.edu. Better yet, stop by and see me and your former teachers. Our doors are always open.

Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond

News and Events
The Jepson Leadership Forum 2010-11Jepson Leadership Forum focuses on international leadership
F.W. de Klerk and Ali Velshi headline the new season for the Jepson Leadership Forum, which explores international topics. Alumni and other friends of Jepson have an open invitation to receptions honoring speakers. Interested? jepson@richmond.edu
Evolving Perspectives on EthicsRespect, collaboration themes of ethics symposium
Gov. Kaine, Obama campaign COO, values-based firms' CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and scholars share insights about doing the right thing at the Donchian symposium on ethics.
Ethics ResearchGrants let students work with leading scholars
Heather Schmitz, ’12, received a Jepson School Summer Research Grant to fund collaborative research with professors Crystal L. Hoyt and Terry L. Price on gender and justification for ethical behavior.
Kaleidoscope 2010-11Leading a diverse society is theme of student speaker series
A student-organized series hosts individuals who have challenged the traditional in search of knowledge, empowerment, and justice.
The Jepson Corps New emissary group of students serves to educate external parties on the benefits of a Jepson education
The Jepson Corps plays active roles with prospective and current leadership studies students.
Conversations on Leadership
Researching RichmondCollaborative summer research gives student a chance to interview city's leaders
A summer research grant gave Lucas Hakkenberg, ’12, an opportunity to interview some of Richmond’s top power brokers. “It was fascinating to get such a diverse view of the city,” he says.
Leadership ChallengesReflections on real-world solutions and ideas to end civic costs of sprawl
Political scientist Thad Williamson's 2010 book, "Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life," explores the benefits and costs of development patterns in the United States.
Interpreting the ConstitutionScholar's new book explores the philosophical, historical roots of originalism in constitutional interpretation
A new book by Gary L. McDowell makes the case against the idea that the Constitution is an evolving or “living” document and defends the idea that judges should base their decisions on the Founders’ original intentions.
Spotlight on Alumni
Starting OutNew alumni pursue diverse opportunities
Jepson’s newest alumni are putting their knowledge to work in a variety of fields. Profiles of members of the class of 2010.
Matt Bruning, '03Alumnus turns undergraduate opportunities into a successful career in government service
Matt Bruning, ’03, is serving as a senior member of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s policy staff.
Carolyn Center, '99 Basketball standout parlays love of athletics and leadership abilities as fundraiser for the Georgia Bulldogs
A career in athletic administration supports student-athletes and gives today's students the same opportunities Carolyn Center enjoyed while playing for UR.