News Releases

April 3, 2014
Biology and computer science double major Tyler Heist wins 2014-15 Goldwater Scholarship

Tyler Heist, a University of Richmond junior from Independence, Ky., has won a 2014–15 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the country’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering.

January 9, 2014
Math, art professors collaborate on paper selected for 2013 best math writing anthology
A paper by University of Richmond professors Fiona Ross and William T. Ross has been selected for inclusion in “The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013,” published by Princeton University Press.
May 28, 2013
National Park Service's National Capital Region names Todd Lookingbill Researcher of the Year

The National Park Service’s National Capital Region has named University of Richmond professor Todd Lookingbill Natural Resources Researcher of the Year.

May 8, 2013
Class of 2013 leaving distinguished record of international and domestic service, entrepreneurship and research

Among the University of Richmond’s 945 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, 33 MBA and 145 juris doctor graduates May 11–12 will be a business student who is going to medical school, an entrepreneur who designs and sells clothing for women with scoliosis, a law student who helped a woman and her child escape domestic violence, and Fulbright and Pickering grant recipients.

May 7, 2013
Senior wins Fulbright Research Grant to study indigenous healing practices in Mongolia

University of Richmond senior Aleah Goldin of Allentown, Pa., has received a Fulbright Research Grant for 2013–14 to study indigenous healing practices in Mongolia.

April 29, 2013
University of Richmond students win five Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards in 2012 regional journalism competition

Three University of Richmond students won a total of five awards for their work in design, writing and photography in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition. Students in Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina entered.

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.