News Releases

August 23, 2012
The Princeton Review selects University of Richmond for its "Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition" guidebook

The Princeton Review, the college guidebook and test preparation publisher, has selected the University of Richmond for a profile in its 2013 edition of “The Best 377 Colleges.”

U.S. Department of Energy makes $89,000 grant to physics professor for nuclear physics research

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $89,000 to Jerry Gilfoyle of Richmond, professor of physics at the University of Richmond, to continue his research in medium energy nuclear physics.

August 21, 2012
Robins School of Business to host panel discussion on "Summer of Scandals" Aug. 29; registration required

University of Richmond Robins School of Business will host “Summer of Scandal: Lenses on Ethical Failures in Business” Aug. 29, 6 p.m. at Ukrop Auditorium.

August 17, 2012
Junior follows social justice path to DC internship; meets President Obama at White House event

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.

August 16, 2012
NIH makes $344,059 award to biology professor to continue research on bacteria carried on tsetse flies

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.

August 14, 2012
A cappella group The Octaves have track selected for compilation album, 'Voices Only 2012'

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.

August 7, 2012
"Fiske Guide 2013" names University of Richmond among top 320 American, Canadian and British colleges

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.”

Manyang Kher is finalist for $100,000 "Do Something Award" to improve conditions in homeland

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.

August 3, 2012
NSF awards $290,000 grant to chemistry professor Carol Parish for molecular research

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.

August 2, 2012
Office of Alumni and Career Services fills three student career advising positions

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.