News Releases

January 13, 2012
Professor Wang is part of international delegation observing Jan.14 national elections in Taiwan

Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, professor of political science and associate dean at the University of Richmond, is a member of an international delegation invited by the government of Taiwan that will observe the country’s Jan. 14 national elections.  

November 14, 2011
Three faculty members named associate deans in School of Arts and Sciences

Three University of Richmond faculty members have been appointed associate deans in the School of Arts and Sciences. They are Malcolm Hill, associate professor of biology; Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, associate professor of political science; and Lisa Gentile, associate professor of chemistry. The appointments are effective in January 2012.

November 2, 2011
Nine students will compete in computer science Battle of the Brains Nov. 5

Nine University of Richmond students will compete Nov. 5 in the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 36th annual International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), challenging the most talented computer science students from universities across the world.

Foundation president to speak at Nov. 15 Crimmel Colloquium

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.

October 24, 2011
Medievalist to deliver two Freeman Lectures

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.

State Department awards Critical Language Scholarships to two students

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.

October 21, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss womens oppression and opportunity

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.

October 13, 2011
Two professors receive Pollak Prizes for arts excellence; Myra Daleng honored for lifetime achievement

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.

October 7, 2011
Jeffrey Seeman inducted into ACS Fellows Program

 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.

October 4, 2011
Five professors receive Distinguished Educator awards
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.