News Releases

October 22, 2013
Ethical use of drones in warfare will be debated by The Atlantic journalist and Brookings Institution fellow

Are drones an appropriate and acceptable weapon of war, or do they subject innocent citizens to terrorism?

October 18, 2013
Ethical decision making is topic of 2013 Crimmel Colloquium with management consultant Mary Gentile

Mary Gentile, director of the business curriculum “Giving Voice to Values” and senior research scholar at Babson College, will give the keynote presentation at The 2013–14 Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., in the University of Richmond’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

Cynthia Cooper, CEO, author and Time 'Person of the Year,' to discuss ethical leadership Nov. 5

Cynthia Cooper, internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author and CEO of TheCooperGroup LLC, will discuss ethical leadership, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

October 17, 2013
Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks University of Richmond No. 26 on best values list of private liberal arts colleges

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks University of Richmond No. 26 on its 2013–14 list of 100 best value private liberal arts colleges. Kiplinger’s annual lists rank 100 private universities and 100 private liberal arts colleges.  

Expert on contemporary slavery to discuss worldwide concern and ways to end slavery at talk Oct. 23

Kevin Bales, co-founder of Free the Slaves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to abolishing slavery worldwide, will visit the University of Richmond to present “Unlocking the Science of Slavery” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room. The event is free and open to the public.

October 16, 2013
Robins School, Virginia Council of CEOs survey finds possible changes to business operations due to ACA

The third quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook survey by the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business and the Virginia Council of CEOs finds executives might change how they operate their businesses to implement the new Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Three professors receive NSF grant to study ways to end gender gap in STEM fields

Three University of Richmond professors have received a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $250,000 to find ways to help women enter the growing, profitable science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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.