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