News Releases

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.

April 29, 2013
University of Richmond students win five Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards in 2012 regional journalism competition

Three University of Richmond students won a total of five awards for their work in design, writing and photography in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition. Students in Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina entered.

Elisabeth Gruner named an associate dean in A&S and director of Academic Advising Resource Center

Elisabeth Gruner, associate professor of English at the University of Richmond, has been named an associate dean in the School of Arts & Sciences and director of the Academic Advising Resource Center.   

April 25, 2013
University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening has been selected a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, the prestigious award given annually to up to 200 men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.