Andrew Thomas, a University of Richmond senior from Lancaster, Pa., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals fellowship for 2013-14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristine Nolin, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received a $35,000 grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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.