News Releases

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.

July 31, 2012
Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin receives two-year, $35,000 grant to study bond-forming reactions

Kristine Nolin, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received a $35,000 grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

May 24, 2012
HHMI awards university $1.4 million to design interdisciplinary science, math education program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant to the University of Richmond to build upon its successful Integrated Quantitative Science course and develop a new program to promote diversity in math and science.  It is the third HHMI grant awarded to Richmond in the past eight years.

May 18, 2012
Senior Shannon Mann wins $20,000 Boren Scholarship to continue study of Mandarin in China

Shannon Mann, a University of Richmond senior from Abingdon, Va., has won a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, given to undergraduate students for study abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests and traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.

May 9, 2012
Religious studies professor receives NEH grant to study ancient Chinese ideas about language

Jane Geaney, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Richmond, has received a $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipend Program.

May 3, 2012
Graduates leave with distinguished record of service, scholarship and perseverance

When the University of Richmond graduates 1,073 bachelor’s, master’s and law students May 5-6, among them will be a computer science and business major who turned two internships with Google into a full-time job; twin sisters from Bulgaria, who have triple majors and will study comparative politics in graduate school; and a student with a passionate interest in human rights who will work for the Rwandan Supreme Court before joining the Peace Corps.