News Releases

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.

April 27, 2012
Senior receives Fulbright scholarship to teach English, study in Malaysia

Nabila Rahman, a University of Richmond senior, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English and study in Malaysia for the 2012–13 academic year.

April 10, 2012
Two University of Richmond juniors receive Goldwater scholarships for continued research in mathematics and chemistry
Natalie Clark and Alex Hahn, both juniors at the University of Richmond, have received 2012 Goldwater scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering.
Sophomore Carlos Cotman of Richmond receives $10,000 VFIC/Altria leadership scholarship

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has awarded Carlos Cotman, a University of Richmond sophomore, a $10,000 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship.

Art professor Jeremy Drummond awarded Mednick Memorial Fellowship for sensory deprivation project

Jeremy Drummond, professor of studio art at the University of Richmond, has been awarded the Mednick Memorial Fellowship by the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC).

April 4, 2012
Chemistry professor Carol Parish receives Fulbright Scholar award to study oil shale deposits in Israel
Carol Parish, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received a Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research in Israel during the fall 2012 semester.
April 3, 2012
Professors Stephen Long and Joseph Troncale listed in new guidebook of America's 300 best professors

Two University of Richmond faculty members are among 300 listed in “2011–12 Guide to America’s Best Professors,” published today by The Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com. Stephen Long, assistant professor of political science and international studies, and Joseph Troncale, associate professor of Russian literature and visual culture, are among the 300 professors from 122 colleges listed in the book.