News Releases

September 10, 2012
C-SPAN campaign bus to make stop at University of Richmond Forum Sept. 11

The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus will stop at the University of Richmond Forum Sept. 11 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. as part of its Road to the White House tour.

Writer, photojournalist Scott Walker to discuss uncontacted tribes of the Amazon Sept. 12
Scott Wallace, who has written widely about indigenous tribes of the Amazon, will discuss “Speaking for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves: How to Protect the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes” Sept. 12 as part of the University of Richmond’s Global Environment Speaker Series. He will speak at 5 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 118. The event is free and open to the public.
Former Cuban foreign affairs official to speak about his country -- past and present -- Sept. 19

A former Cuban first deputy minister of foreign affairs will visit classes and give a public lecture at the University of Richmond Sept. 19.

September 7, 2012
Law Review to host 11 expert panelists in discussion about election law issues

The University of Richmond Law Review will host a discussion about election law issues for the 2012 Allen Chair Symposium, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The program will be held at Ukrop Auditorium at the Robins School of Business and the law school’s Merhige Moot Courtroom.

September 5, 2012
Sophomore George Appling will present environmental research to Peru's Congress Sept. 14

After completing his freshman year at the University of Richmond, George Appling of Austin, Texas, decided to spend his summer researching the environmental effects of a proposed, controversial highway through a remote area of Peru. He hoped to present his findings at the annual meeting of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers – an unusual and potentially career-launching accomplishment for a college sophomore.

Time magazine columnist Joe Klein to open 2012-13 Jepson Leadership Forum Sept. 19

Time Magazine columnist and bestselling author Joe Klein will open the 2012–13 Jepson Leadership Forum, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center. This year’s theme is “Groundbreakers: People, Ideas and Innovations That Changed the World.”

Media critic Jennifer Pozner will discuss women and reality TV at first 2012-13 WILL-WGSS lecture

Media critic Jennifer Pozner will discuss “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women” Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Tyler Haynes Commons.

August 31, 2012
Muslim, Black law student associations join forces with Virginia Blood Services to hold Sept. 9 blood drive in remembrance of 9/11

University of Richmond’s Muslim and Black law students associations will hold a blood drive Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the School of Law in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Robins School accounting professor Marshall Geiger named academic fellow in the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant
Marshall Geiger, a professor of accounting at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, has been appointed an academic fellow of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant in Washington, D.C., for the period August 2012–August 2013.
$14 million in construction and renovations completed for opening of 2012-13 academic year

When fall semester classes at University of Richmond began this week, students saw the results of just over $14 million in summer renovations and construction, including $2.5 million in library improvements, a new Student Activities Complex and a café at UR Downtown.