News Releases

December 12, 2014
Historian Laura Auricchio to discuss her biography of Marquis de Lafayette at the University of Richmond Jan. 29
Laura Auricchio, a specialist in 18th century French history and art, will speak about her biography, “The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,” at the University of Richmond in the International Center Commons, Jan. 29, 3-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
December 11, 2014
Professor Judy Richardson receives Fulbright Scholar grant to teach literacy, research instructional changes in schools in Macedonia
Judy Richardson, adjunct assistant professor of education in the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar grant.
December 10, 2014
UR Scholarship Repository grants public access to published research
More than 3,500 materials, including published research on a wide variety of subjects, are available to the general public through the University of Richmond’s research repository, UR Scholarship. Launched in the summer of 2013, the repository is a collaborative project between the University Libraries and the William Taylor Muse Law Library.
December 9, 2014
Tis the season to job hunt; career advisors at University of Richmond offer tips for furthering your employment search over holiday break
If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new job, don’t wait to get started. Many people believe that hiring stops during the holidays, but lots of companies continue their recruitment processes throughout December.
December 8, 2014
University of Richmond to guarantee funding for one summer research or internship experience for all undergraduate students
Beginning summer 2015, University of Richmond will introduce The Richmond Guarantee, a university promise to fund one summer research or internship experience for all new and continuing traditional undergraduate students.
December 4, 2014
University of Richmond President to meet with President Obama as part of the White House College Opportunity Summit

University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

December 1, 2014
University of Richmond students create website to encourage civic engagement; RVAGov.com helps community follow local government
For many people, local government is not something they see as glamorous, and at times, they might even find it hard to understand. A group of University of Richmond students is looking to change that by founding the website RVAGov.com, which helps students and the community participate in City of Richmond government.
November 17, 2014
Institute of International Education ranks Richmond No. 2 and No. 5 for study abroad; No. 7 for international enrollment

The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond second and fifth among leading baccalaureate institutions in two Open Doors surveys measuring the number of students studying abroad.

The university also ranked No. 7 among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions for the total number of international students in 2013-14.

November 14, 2014
'Draw Back the Curtain' film successfully premieres; project exhibit and future documentary showings available to the community
Jewish Family Services and University of Richmond Hillel released “Draw Back the Curtain,” a feature-length documentary film detailing the Richmond community’s role in resettling 800 refugees from the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s. The film premiered at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond on Nov. 10 to an audience of more than 500 people.
November 13, 2014
University of Richmond student wins Business Pitch Competition with app for exploratory craft beer drinkers
Nick Creegan won the top prize in the University of Richmond’s Business Pitch Competition with an app that crowdsources recommendations to facilitate the exploration of craft beer. The win comes with $3,500 and an opportunity to pitch the product to local angel investors who might help his team, which includes Dillon Kerr, a senior at Connecticut College, take the app to the marketplace.