Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant to the University of Richmond to build upon its successful Integrated Quantitative Science course and develop a new program to promote diversity in math and science. It is the third HHMI grant awarded to Richmond in the past eight years.
Shannon Mann, a University of Richmond senior from Abingdon, Va., has won a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, given to undergraduate students for study abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests and traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.
Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond No. 1 in international business education in its rankings of top undergraduate business schools by specialty for the second consecutive year.
Andrew Lyell, a University of Richmond senior from Chantilly, Va., has received his third Critical Language Scholarship to study the Bengali language in Bangladesh.
Jane Geaney, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Richmond, has received a $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipend Program.
When the University of Richmond graduates 1,073 bachelor’s, master’s and law students May 5-6, among them will be a computer science and business major who turned two internships with Google into a full-time job; twin sisters from Bulgaria, who have triple majors and will study comparative politics in graduate school; and a student with a passionate interest in human rights who will work for the Rwandan Supreme Court before joining the Peace Corps.
Nabila Rahman, a University of Richmond senior, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English and study in Malaysia for the 2012–13 academic year.
The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) has named partridgeberry (Mitchella repens), a woodland wildflower widespread in eastern North America and found in every county of Virginia, as Wildflower of the Year for 2012.
Gail Letts, president and chief executive officer of the central Virginia region of SunTrust Bank, will be the guest in a C-Suite Conversation, May 16 at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named University of Richmond to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth time in recognition of commitment to, and achievement in, community service.