News Releases

July 10, 2013
University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers receives National Humanities Medal at White House ceremony July 10
Edward L. Ayers, historian of the American South and president and professor of history at the University of Richmond, received the 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in a July 10 ceremony at the White House East Room.
Gayle Goodson Butler elected URAA president; new officers and board members also elected

Gayle Goodson Butler of Des Moines, Iowa, has been elected president of the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA). A 1973 Richmond graduate, she is editor-in-chief of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and executive vice president and creative content leader of Meredith Corp.’s National Media Group.

July 9, 2013
River City Project takes sustainability into classrooms, labs and city; six faculty to participate in inaugural year

Faculty from departments as diverse as accounting, philosophy and biology will be incorporating content and activities about sustainability into upcoming courses under University of Richmond’s new River City Project.

June 21, 2013
University of Richmond to offer free tuition, room and board to qualified Virginia students from families earning $60,000 a year or less
Beginning in fall 2014, University of Richmond will raise the family income amount at which incoming first-year students from Virginia will qualify for free tuition, room and board, without loans.
June 18, 2013
Teach First, Va. Center for Inclusive Communities CEOs receive Distinguished Service and 10th-Year awards
Brett H. Wigdortz, founder and CEO of Teach First, has received the 2013 Alumni of the University of Richmond Award for Distinguished Service, and Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), received the Tenth-Year Reunion Recognition Award from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
June 15, 2013
University of Richmond board of trustees elects five new members and vice rector

University of Richmond's board of trustees has elected five new members and a vice rector.

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.