News Releases

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.

Marshall Center Lecture March 21 will explore John Stuart Mill's ideas about socialism

Fred Rosen, professor emeritus of the history of political thought and honorary senior research fellow at the Bentham Project, University College London, will discuss “John Stuart Mill’s Journey to Socialism,” March 21, 4:30 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Jepson Hall, Room 120.

March 10, 2014
Author Mary Miley Theobald will discuss historical myths at annual Peple Lecture March 30

Mary Miley Theobald, mystery writer, researcher and author of fiction and nonfiction books, will deliver the 2014 Peple Lecture March 30, 3 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion.

Civil rights and public policy leader is spring leader-in-residence at Jepson School

Gary L. Flowers, a leader in civil rights issues and public policy formation, will serve as leader-in-residence at University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies during spring 2014.

March 6, 2014
Historian John French will give two Douglas Southall Freeman lectures about Latin American politicians
Duke University professor John D. French will give two lectures on Latin American politics as part of University of Richmond’s 2014 Douglas Southall Freeman Lectures. He will discuss “Towards a Biographical Pivot: A New Approach in Theory and Practice” March 20, 7:30 p.m., and “Lula’s Politics of Cunning: From Trade Unionism to the Brazilian Presidency” March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Author to discuss her novel in verse, "October Mourning," about the murder of Matthew Shepard

Award-winning author Lesléa Newman will discuss “He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard,” on March 20, 4:30 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Keller Hall Reception Room.

February 28, 2014
President Ayers to step down in July 2015; will remain on faculty to teach and continue scholarly work

Edward L. Ayers has announced his intention to step down as president of the University of Richmond on June 30, 2015.