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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.