News Releases

March 11, 2014
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.

February 20, 2014
Scholar of mysticism and spirituality in Western Christian tradition will speak March 3
Bernard McGinn, a leading scholar of mysticism and spirituality in the Western Christian tradition and best-selling author, will discuss “How Many Uses Does Water Have? Medieval Mystics and the Bible” at University of Richmond March 3, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.
February 19, 2014
KPMG chair, CEO John Veihmeyer to speak March 4 about global economy, ethics and leadership
John Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP, will discuss the global economy, ethics and leadership at the University of Richmond March 4.
February 18, 2014
Harvard Law professor and former ambassador to the Holy See to discuss politics as a vocation Feb. 28
Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, will speak about “Politics as a Vocation?” as part of the University of Richmond’s annual Marshall Center Lecture Series Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120.
Panel discussion and symposium will look at Jewish immigration to the United States

A panel discussion and symposium about Jewish immigration to the United States, including many who came to Richmond, will be held at the University of Richmond Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. The program will be held in Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.