News Releases

October 1, 2012
International film series continues; Cannes award winner one of five films to be shown
The University of Richmond continues its fall International Film Series in October and November with five films, including “Elena,” a special jury prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival.
September 28, 2012
Joe Hoyle named one of Bloomberg Businessweek's top undergraduate business professors for second time

Bloomberg Businessweek has named Joe Hoyle, associate professor of accounting at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, one of America’s favorite undergraduate business professors for the second time. The magazine selected 10 professors most often mentioned as favorites by students in a recent survey.

September 27, 2012
University names seven professors as Distinguished Educators for 2012

The University of Richmond has named seven professors as 2012 Distinguished Educators. The award recognizes excellence in teaching at the university. Current and former students, other faculty and administrators are consulted in considering award recipients.

Bloomberg Businessweek names Joe Hoyle a top business professor for second time

Bloomberg Businessweek has named Joe Hoyle, professor of accounting at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, one of America’s favorite undergraduate business professors for the second time. The magazine selected 10 professors most often mentioned as favorites by students in a recent survey.

September 24, 2012
1992 presidential debate at University of Richmond to be recalled by panelists, debate moderator Carole Simpson

In 1992, the University of Richmond hosted the first presidential debate that used a town-hall format. A group of debate experts, including 1992 debate moderator Carole Simpson, will discuss that debate’s importance and impact on politics Oct. 18, 5 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room.

Former CEO of Circuit City to speak at Robins School of Business Executive Speaker Series Oct. 17

Alan Wurtzel, former CEO of Circuit City Stores, will speak about his experiences leading a consumer electronics and appliances organization, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

September 21, 2012
Statement from Athletic Director Jim Miller on addition of men's lacrosse and changes in the athletic program
In order to achieve the objectives established in our April 2011 athletic strategic plan, the University of Richmond athletic department is adding men’s lacrosse as an NCAA Division I intercollegiate sport.
September 19, 2012
Research shows strong presentation skills help new entrepreneurs impress potential investors

A new study published online in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice demonstrates the importance of presentation skills to the success of entrepreneurs seeking funding from potential investors.

September 18, 2012
National Cancer Institute awards $222,750 grant to biology professor Omar Quintero

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $222,750 grant to Omar Quintero, assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond. The grant will cover much of two years salary for Quintero and a post-baccalaureate researcher. The university will provide the balance of the salaries as well as lab start-up funds. 

Panel to discuss challenges for women in finance Oct. 3 at Robins School of Business

Succeeding in the financial services industry offers unique challenges for women. A panel of four women will explore those challenges in a discussion of leadership, professional experience in the industry and achieving work/life balance at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business Oct. 3, 6 p.m.