University of Richmond will host the fifth annual Connecting Women of Color Conference Feb. 15 for area college students to exchange information through interaction with each other and a variety of speakers.
UR Downtown, the site of several community-based programs of the University of Richmond and the Richmond on Broad café, will become more visible to pedestrians and drivers when a new sign is installed Jan. 23 on the building at 626 E. Broad St. The sign and an endowment for additional programming at UR Downtown are being funded by a gift of $825,000 from Rob Blandford and his wife, Nancy Everett.
The fourth quarter CEO Economic Outlook survey produced by University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business and the Virginia Council of CEOs finds the overall outlook index of top executives has dropped compared to the previous quarter.
David E. Hall, president of Hallmark North America and corporate officer at Hallmark Cards, Inc., will speak as part of the Robins Executive Speaker Series Jan. 31, 6 – 8 p.m., in the University of Richmond’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.
Clifford Orwin, professor of political science, classics and Jewish studies at the University of Toronto and author of “The Humanity of Thucydides,” will speak as part of the University of Richmond’s Marshall Center Lecture Series Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m., in Jepson Hall, Room 118.
Neighbors of University of Richmond now have access to emergency alert messages sent by the university’s emergency notification system.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) a three-year, $750,000 grant to begin developing a digital atlas of American history.
Curt Tofteland, creator and director of the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars program, will speak Jan. 23, 7 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center as part of the 2012–13 Jepson Leadership Forum.
David Weinberger, an authority on the Internet and society, will give the 2013 Peple Lecture Feb. 17, 2 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center. He talk will focus on his latest book, “Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That Facts Aren’t Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room.”
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has awarded University of Richmond a three-year, $77,200 Beckman Scholars grant for faculty-mentored student research. It is the third consecutive Beckman Scholars award to the university since 2006.