News Releases

July 9, 2012
Heilman Dining Center wins national Bronze Award for Titanic commemoration dinner

The University of Richmond’s Heilman Dining Center won the Loyal E. Horton Bronze Award for Residential Dining Special Event from the National Association of College and University Food Services.

May 24, 2012
SPCS to offer institute on global sustainability challenges; certificate or course credit available

The University of Richmond will offer a course and workshop June 18-22 to examine the 25 most critical global sustainability challenges.

HHMI awards university $1.4 million to design interdisciplinary science, math education program

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.

May 18, 2012
Senior Shannon Mann wins $20,000 Boren Scholarship to continue study of Mandarin in China

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.

May 17, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School No. 1 in international business education for second year

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.

Senior to study in Bangladesh with third Critical Language Scholarship

Andrew Lyell, a University of Richmond senior from Chantilly, Va., has received his third Critical Language Scholarship to study the Bengali language in Bangladesh.

May 9, 2012
Religious studies professor receives NEH grant to study ancient Chinese ideas about language

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.

May 3, 2012
Graduates leave with distinguished record of service, scholarship and perseverance

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.

April 27, 2012
Senior receives Fulbright scholarship to teach English, study in Malaysia

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.

Virginia Native Plant Society names partridgeberry 2012 Wildflower of the 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.