University of Richmond junior Samantha Lint became an advocate long before her 2012 summer internship in Washington, D.C. As a student at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., Lint enjoyed dance and performing arts classes, but soon noticed that not all children had the privilege of taking lessons.
The National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Laura Runyen-Janecky, associate professor of biology at the University of Richmond, a three-year, $344,059 grant to continue her work on bacteria carried by tsetse flies and their potential implications for tsetse-borne disease.
The University of Richmond’s all-male a cappella group, The Octaves, is featured on a two-disc album showcasing the best a cappella tracks released by collegiate groups from around the world.
The "Fiske Guide to Colleges," a leading college guidebook, has selected the University of Richmond for its 2013 edition of the 320 “best and most interesting colleges in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.”
University of Richmond junior Manyang Kher remembers being 3 years old when the Sudanese civil war took his father’s life and separated him from his mother and sister. Kher spent the next 13 years in refugee camps, experiencing hunger, fear and abuse.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $290,000 grant to Carol Parish, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, for molecular research related to alternative fuels, anticancer antibiotics and graphene nanodevices.
University of Richmond’s Office of Alumni and Career Services has hired Frank Allen as associate director of career services and also filled two assistant director positions. Anna Todaro and Jesse Wingate will join the office to provide career advising.
The National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute has awarded John Gupton, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, a three-year, $348,572 grant for continuation of cancer-related research on pyrrole-containing substances.
Two local business leaders have been appointed as the 2012-13 Robins School of Business executives-in-residence at the University of Richmond. John Sherman Jr., retired vice chairman, CEO and president of the investment advisory firm Scott & Stringfellow, and Bob Piazza, former vice president of human resources and talent manager of science and technology company Danaher Corp., will help Robins School students with professional and career development.
Kristine Nolin, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received a $35,000 grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.