News Releases

April 29, 2013
Elisabeth Gruner named an associate dean in A&S and director of Academic Advising Resource Center

Elisabeth Gruner, associate professor of English at the University of Richmond, has been named an associate dean in the School of Arts & Sciences and director of the Academic Advising Resource Center.   

April 25, 2013
University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening has been selected a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, the prestigious award given annually to up to 200 men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.


Art history professor receives fellowship to conduct research at Harvard Center near Florence, Italy

Elena Calvillo, associate professor of art history at University of Richmond, has received the Hanna Kiel Fellowship for research at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.

April 23, 2013
Bristow, Va., senior Sandra Zuniga Guzman awarded Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Sandra Zuniga Guzman, a University of Richmond senior from Bristow, Va., has been selected as a fellow of the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program.
Junior from Seattle wins Harry S. Truman Scholarship to study Middle East relations and security concerns, nuclear proliferation

Katelyn Lawrenz, a junior political science major from Seattle, has won a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of 62 awarded in 2013 to college juniors who want to dedicate their lives to public service.

April 16, 2013
Senior Andrew Thomas wins Congress-Bundestag fellowship to work, study in Germany for a year

Andrew Thomas, a University of Richmond senior from Lancaster, Pa., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals fellowship for 2013-14.

April 12, 2013
Manuella Meyer named Larson Fellow to conduct research at Library of Congress

Manuella Meyer, assistant professor of history at the University of Richmond, has been appointed a Larson Fellow in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

April 4, 2013
Senior Sherzel Smith wins $10,000 Projects for Peace award to assist two villages in Ghana
The Projects for Peace competition has awarded a $10,000 grant to Sherzel Smith, a University of Richmond senior from the Bahamas, to help revitalize community farms and provide health services in two villages in Ghana.
March 5, 2013
Rafael De Sa receives Fulbright Distinguished Chair to teach, conduct research in Brazil

Rafael O. De Sá, professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has received a Distinguished Chair in the Fulbright Science Without Borders program in Brazil.

August 1, 2012
NIH awards chemistry professor John Gupton $348,572 grant to continue cancer research

The National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute has awarded John Gupton, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, a three-year, $348,572 grant for continuation of cancer-related research on pyrrole-containing substances.