News Releases

October 14, 2013
USAID awards $750,000 grant to university for conservation project in Peruvian Amazon

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the University of Richmond $750,000 to assist a Peruvian university in the Amazon to better prepare students and faculty to improve biodiversity conservation and sustainability in the Amazon rainforest.

Trick or Treat Street, Lite 98 Pet Costume Contest to be held Oct. 27 at Westhampton Green
University of Richmond students will don costumes, help decorate pumpkins, paint faces and lead games as they host area families at Trick or Treat Street Oct. 27, from 12:30–4:30 p.m. on Westhampton Green.
October 7, 2013
Presidential experts, Spielberg consultant will discuss how Lincoln changed city of Richmond in 1865 and 2011

“Lincoln in Richmond: 1865 and 2011” will be the topic of a panel discussion Oct. 24, 12 p.m., at University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad St. 

October 3, 2013
Robins School panel of business leaders and faculty will examine workplace equality for women Oct. 24

A panel of business leaders and University of Richmond faculty members will discuss “Women, Leadership and Leaning In,” Oct. 24, 6 p.m., at the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

October 2, 2013
Jepson Leadership Forum will feature cultural critic Giles Gunn in talk about global influence of culture Oct. 23

Cultural critic Giles Gunn will discuss the influence of culture on everything from foreign policy and economics to how we view others at University of Richmond, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., at Jepson Alumni Center.

Storyteller and sociologist Kimberly Dark to discuss income and wealth distribution Oct. 29

Award-winning storyteller and sociologist Kimberly Dark will discuss the history and current condition of income and wealth distribution in America at the University of Richmond Oct. 29, 7 p.m. 

September 30, 2013
Marshall Center Lecture Series opens with economist Nicola Tynan discussing F.A. Hayek's critique of socialism

A former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and a former chancellor and provost at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, are among the speakers for the 2013–14 Marshall Center Lecture Series.

September 26, 2013
President Ayers will open Lincoln exhibit with a lecture on Lincoln's image before and during the Civil War

Edward L. Ayers, award-winning author, professor of history and president of the University of Richmond, will deliver the opening lecture for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition that will be on display at University of Richmond Downtown Oct. 9-Nov. 13.

September 24, 2013
Hourigan Construction president to participate in C-Suite Conversation at Robins School of Business
Mark Hourigan, president of Hourigan Construction, will participate in a C-Suite Conversation Oct. 9, 8 a.m., at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.
September 23, 2013
Gubernatorial candidates to take part in conversations with UR President Ayers at Sharp Viewpoint program

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe will hold separate conversations with University of Richmond President Ed Ayers at The Modlin Center’s Alice Jepson Theatre Oct. 10.