News Releases

April 25, 2013
The Princeton Review selects Richmond as 'green college' for sustainability initiatives

The Princeton Review has named the University of Richmond a “green” college for 2013. The college guidebook publisher annually recognizes colleges for environmental initiatives in construction, energy conservation and recycling.

Law professor Noah Sachs receives Fulbright-Nehru grant to study market-based environmental law in India

Noah Sachs, professor of law and director of the Robert R. Merhige Jr. Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Richmond School of Law, has received one of five Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership grants to conduct research in India in 2013–14. 

April 23, 2013
Bristow, Va., senior Sandra Zuniga Guzman awarded Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Sandra Zuniga Guzman, a University of Richmond senior from Bristow, Va., has been selected as a fellow of the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program.
Junior from Seattle wins Harry S. Truman Scholarship to study Middle East relations and security concerns, nuclear proliferation

Katelyn Lawrenz, a junior political science major from Seattle, has won a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of 62 awarded in 2013 to college juniors who want to dedicate their lives to public service.

Lactation support company wins Entrepreneurship Club's 2013 Business Pitch Compitition

Cookies, Then Milk!, a lactation support company that produces and sells cookies and cookie mixes for breastfeeding mothers, won the University of Richmond Entrepreneurship Club’s Business Pitch Competition for budding entrepreneurs. Owner Nicole Bredeson, a junior from Largo, Fla., won $3,500 and the opportunity to present her company to angel investors.

April 17, 2013
State Department official, first female African American justice on Va. Supreme Court and UR president will speak at 2013 commencement ceremonies

A State Department senior advisor fighting human trafficking, the first African American female justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and a leading historian of the American South will give the addresses at the three ceremonies comprising the University of Richmond’s 183rd Commencement May 11-12.

April 16, 2013
Senior Andrew Thomas wins Congress-Bundestag fellowship to work, study in Germany for a year

Andrew Thomas, a University of Richmond senior from Lancaster, Pa., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals fellowship for 2013-14.

David Hale named vice president for business and finance and treasurer; will assume duties July 29

David B. Hale, a senior financial executive with more than 25 years of professional experience in higher education and the private sector, will join the University of Richmond as vice president for business and finance and treasurer.

Virginia Native Plant Society names Redbud as 2013 Wildflower of the Year

The Redbud (Cercis canadensis), a shrub or small tree found throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, has been named Wildflower of the Year for 2013 by the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS).

April 12, 2013
Manuella Meyer named Larson Fellow to conduct research at Library of Congress

Manuella Meyer, assistant professor of history at the University of Richmond, has been appointed a Larson Fellow in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.