News Releases

April 2, 2014
Visiting international scholar to compose and perform music created daily from wind measurements

Creating a new piece of music every day for a week is challenging; creating that music from unique daily wind measurements, composing the piece and then performing it live an hour later is another level of challenge.

April 1, 2014
The Octaves receive three nominations for a cappella awards; presentation in Boston April 12

The University of Richmond’s all male a cappella group, the Octāves, has been nominated for three 2014 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Winners will be announced at a banquet and red carpet ceremony April 12 in Boston. 

March 31, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa to read from, speak about his work April 10
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa will read from and speak about his work on April 10, at 7 p.m. in the University of Richmond’s Keller Hall Reception Room.
March 28, 2014
Yale professor will discuss distinguishing cultural, religious leaders from icons
Kathryn Lofton, professor of religious studies, American studies, history and divinity at Yale University, will discuss what distinguishes a cultural or religious leader from an icon April 10, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room, at University of Richmond.
March 24, 2014
Folk musician Abigail Washburn to perform April 11 in conjunction with Jepson Leadership Forum

Folk musician and acclaimed banjo player Abigail Washburn and guests Jeremy Kittel and Tristan Clarridge will perform at University of Richmond April 11, 7 p.m., in Perkinson Recital Hall.

Magazine editor, Virginia attorney general, construction executive to address 2014 graduates May 10-11

Gayle Goodson Butler, editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens; Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring; and Mark Hourigan, president of Hourigan Construction, will deliver addresses at three of the four ceremonies comprising the University of Richmond’s 184th Commencement May 10–11.

March 21, 2014
Award-winning film stars, producers return for 22nd annual French Film Festival in Carytown March 27-30

Francophiles and movie fans, rejoice: Richmond’s French Film Festival returns to the historic Byrd Theatre March 27–30 with more than 30 feature and short films.

March 20, 2014
Author Priscilla Gilman will discuss the place of poetry in the world at April 2 English Department lecture

This event has been cancelled. What is the place of poetry in the world – both within and outside of the academy? Priscilla Gilman, author, Wordsworth scholar and former English literature professor, will discuss the topic April 2, 4:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond.

March 13, 2014
Photographer, storyteller to discuss how she uses photography to shed light on social issues

Award-winning photojournalist and multimedia storyteller Janet Jarman will discuss how she uses photography to shed light on contemporary social issues, such as immigration and environmental destruction, March 26, 7 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center. 

March 11, 2014
ROSMY to present Catalyst Award to University of Richmond for work creating inclusive environment

The University of Richmond will receive a 2014 Catalyst Award from ROSMY at the organization’s annual fundraiser May 3.