News Releases

August 27, 2013
Environmental justice speaker to discuss Lake Turkana preservation

Environmental justice advocate Ikal Angelei will discuss her work to help preserve the environmental integrity of Lake Turkana, a World Heritage Site in East Africa, at the University of Richmond Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

August 23, 2013
810 highly qualified, diverse freshmen arrived for orientation Aug. 21; classes begin Aug. 26

The 810 freshmen who arrived for orientation at the University of Richmond Aug. 21 comprised one of the most highly qualified classes in the university’s history, admitted from a pool of more than 9,800 applicants.

Snagajob founder Shawn Boyer to be first 2013-14 C-Suite Conversation guest Sept. 11
Shawn Boyer, founder and chairman of the board of Snagajob, will participate in a C-Suite Conversation Sept. 11, 8 a.m., at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.
August 22, 2013
Lincoln presidency exhibition of documents and letters to be accompanied by lectures, discussion program, reception at UR Downtown Oct. 9-Nov. 13

A traveling exhibition, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," will be on display at University of Richmond Downtown Oct. 9-Nov. 13. Events associated with the exhibition will include public lectures and a panel discussion.

August 8, 2013
The Princeton Review selects Richmond for "Best 378 Colleges" guidebook and several Top 20 lists

The Princeton Review, the college guidebook and test preparation publisher, has selected the University of Richmond for a profile in its 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.”

August 5, 2013
University announces $10 million lead gift to create The Queally Center for Admission and Career Services
A $10 million lead gift by alumni Paul and Anne-Marie Queally, bolstered by multiple leadership gifts from others, has helped University of Richmond raise more than $12 million that the university plans to use toward a new center for admission and career services, a key component of its Fulfilling the Promise fundraising campaign.
July 26, 2013
UR senior John McAuliff selected as White House intern; leadership studies major works in Office of Communications
John McAuliff, a University of Richmond rising senior from Irvington, N.Y., has been selected for a summer internship at the White House, where he is working in the Office of Communications.
July 19, 2013
Private colleges are affordable is message of Virginia Private College Week beginning July 29

Twenty-four Virginia independent colleges will welcome prospective students and their parents to their campuses July 29 – Aug. 3 during the annual Virginia Private College Week sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).

July 10, 2013
University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers receives National Humanities Medal at White House ceremony July 10
Edward L. Ayers, historian of the American South and president and professor of history at the University of Richmond, received the 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in a July 10 ceremony at the White House East Room.
Gayle Goodson Butler elected URAA president; new officers and board members also elected

Gayle Goodson Butler of Des Moines, Iowa, has been elected president of the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA). A 1973 Richmond graduate, she is editor-in-chief of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and executive vice president and creative content leader of Meredith Corp.’s National Media Group.