News Releases

June 11, 2013
VFIC awards Mednick Grant to Tony Kong for study of acculturation during study abroad experiences

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has awarded a Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Grant to Dejun “Tony” Kong, assistant professor of leadership studies and management at the University of Richmond.

May 28, 2013
National Park Service's National Capital Region names Todd Lookingbill Researcher of the Year

The National Park Service’s National Capital Region has named University of Richmond professor Todd Lookingbill Natural Resources Researcher of the Year.

May 14, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School's accounting program in national top 10
Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has ranked the accounting program at University of Richmond's Robins School of Business among the country's 10 best.
May 10, 2013
Hendersonville, Tenn., junior launches aid organization to 'Fight the Famine' in Somalia; wristband sales raise more than $3,000 for the cause

In America, $5 buys a large cup of coffee, but in Somalia, it can feed a family for two weeks. That realization encouraged University of Richmond junior Shiksha Mahtani to found an aid organization, Fight the Famine.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School of Business No. 4 in international business education among American business programs

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond No. 4 for international business education on its list of top undergraduate business schools by specialty.

Jepson School of Leadership Studies to host May 16 lecture by award-winning author on John Marshall's influence on American judiciary
John Marshall's tenure as chief justice of the United States will be the topic of a May 16 public lecture by award-winning author and historian Kent Newmyer May 16, 4:30 p.m., at University of Richmond, Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.
May 8, 2013
Class of 2013 leaving distinguished record of international and domestic service, entrepreneurship and research

Among the University of Richmond’s 945 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, 33 MBA and 145 juris doctor graduates May 11–12 will be a business student who is going to medical school, an entrepreneur who designs and sells clothing for women with scoliosis, a law student who helped a woman and her child escape domestic violence, and Fulbright and Pickering grant recipients.

May 7, 2013
Senior wins Fulbright Research Grant to study indigenous healing practices in Mongolia

University of Richmond senior Aleah Goldin of Allentown, Pa., has received a Fulbright Research Grant for 2013–14 to study indigenous healing practices in Mongolia.

May 2, 2013
University of Richmond assistant VP and dean of admission Gil Villanueva selected for CIC-AALI leadership development academy

Gil Villanueva, assistant vice president and dean of admission at University of Richmond, has been selected for a year-long leadership academy for university administrators conducted jointly by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute.

April 30, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative University makes $9,000 grant to UR sophomore to start autism project in West Bank

A project to help mothers of autistic children in the West Bank, developed by University of Richmond sophomore Melissa Diamond of Plymouth, Minn., has received a $9,000 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) and The Resolution Project.