The University of Richmond’s ensemble-in-residence, eighth blackbird, captured its second Grammy Award Feb. 12. The group won in the category Best Small Ensemble Performance for a recording of Steven Mackey’s “Lonely Motels – Music from Slide.”
Award-winning professors of communication Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson will speak about presidential and campaign rhetoric, Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., in Tyler Haynes Commons at the University of Richmond.
University of Richmond professor Nicole Sackley has been awarded a $37,500 Truman-Kauffman Research Fellowship from the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for her studies on American social scientists who sought to modernize undeveloped parts of the post-1945 world.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has named Douglas A. Hicks, professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, the recipient of a 2012 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.
Jory Brinkerhoff, assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has received a $25,000 research award from the Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust of Richmond, for his research on the emergence of Lyme disease in Virginia.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $50,400 fellowship to A. Linwood “Woody” Holton, professor of history and American studies at the University of Richmond. Holton is among 215 grant recipients, or 8 percent of applicants, for 2011-12.
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.
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.
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.
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.