News Releases

August 31, 2012
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.

Professional organization recognizes university with national fundraising improvement award

The University of Richmond has won a 2012 Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Improvement from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

August 30, 2012
Bobby Ukrop, president and CEO of Ukrop's Homestyle Foods, to be C-Suite Conversation guest Sept. 20 at Robins School of Business

Bobby Ukrop, president and chief executive officer of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, will be the guest of a C-Suite Conversation Sept. 20 at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.

August 23, 2012
Freshmen arrive with record-breaking selectivity, diversity, international backgrounds; two have performed at Carnegie Hall

When University of Richmond’s freshman class arrived for orientation Aug. 22, the 780 students were the most selective, diverse and international group in the university’s history.

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.