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 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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Richmond's board of trustees has elected five new members and a vice rector.
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.
The National Park Service’s National Capital Region has named University of Richmond professor Todd Lookingbill Natural Resources Researcher of the Year.
Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has ranked the accounting program at University of Richmond's Robins School of Business among the country's 10 best.
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.