Michael S. McPherson, president of the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation, will speak about “Leadership and the Liberal Arts” at the 2011 Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium, Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Carole Weinstein International Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Patrick Geary, medievalist and the University of Richmond’s 2011-12 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, will lecture on Nov. 3 and 10, 7:30 p.m., in Jepson Hall, Room 118.
Two University of Richmond juniors, Simrun Bal and Andrew Lyell, received U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships and participated in intensive summer study abroad programs to enhance their language skills.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Sheryl WuDunn will discuss “Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts.
Two members of the University of Richmond faculty have won 2011 Theresa Pollak Prizes for Excellence in the Arts.
Myra Daleng, director of dance, won the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Tanja Softic, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History, won in the fine arts category.
Jeffrey Seeman of Richmond, a visiting senior research scholar at the University of Richmond, has been inducted into the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program.
The University of Richmond has named five recipients of 2011 Distinguished Educator Awards.
The awards went to L. Elizabeth Crawford of Richmond, associate professor of psychology; Brian Henry of Chesterfield, professor of English; Yvonne H. Howell of Richmond, professor of Russian and international studies; Shari Motro of Richmond, professor of law; and J. Thomas Wren of Henrico, professor of leadership studies.
Carolyn Forché, award-winning poet and human rights activist for more than 30 years, will read at the University of Richmond Oct. 13, 7 p.m., as part of the annual English Department Writers Series.
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has awarded a $5,000 grant to Laura Browder, professor of American Studies at the University of Richmond, to support work on a documentary, “Mothers at War.”
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service has awarded an $84,962 grant to Todd Lookingbill, assistant professor of geography and biology at the University of Richmond.
Lookingbill will use the award to conduct scientific research related to natural resource monitoring and inventory activities at Petersburg National Battlefield and Booker T. Washington National Monument, two sites administered by the park system.